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Aki Sasamoto

Born 1980 in Yokohama, Japan
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Aki Sasamoto’s installations and performances explore the nuances and peculiarities of everyday life. She uses sculpture, movement, video, and sound to transform mundane actions into theatrical events. Strange Attractors consists of a careful arrangement of sculpturally altered, found objects that take on new roles and provide guidance for Sasamoto’s improvisational performances that take place within the installation. The performances demonstrate Sasamoto’s attempt to understand the mathematic structure of the Lorenz Attractor, a fractal structure that works in a dynamic system. For her performances, Sasamoto also includes additional objects related to her recent obsessions with, among other things, doughnuts, fortune-tellers, and hemorrhoids.

Read about the artist

Women’s Work
--T Magazine/The New York Times (February 2010)

Video: Aki Sasamoto discusses her contribution to the Biennial
--T Magazine/The New York Times (February 2010)

500 Words: Aki Sasamoto
Artforum (July 2009; note: registration required)

Art in Review; Momus with Aki Sasamoto
New York Times (May 2009)

When Everyday Things Become Something Strange
New York Times (April 2009)