Photo credit: kazana / Ogaki Biennale 2008, Photo by Ota Ikkoshi (IAMAS)
Altering fans, televisions, and other everyday appliances, converting their functions into something utterly diff erent, UMEDA creates objects freed from their original meanings. His works, created to suit the spaces in which they will be installed, use utterly familiar, commonplace phenomena, channeled through his clever handiness and unique spatial sensibility, to create mysterious, seemingly impossible sensations. They thereby free you from rigid perceptions constrained by preconceived ideas.
Tetsuya Umeda works in performances and installations, focusing on sound and space. He has participated in music festivals such as “Install” (2006, Scotland) and “Musiques Volantes” (2008, France) and in a variety of exhibitions and events, including “Sound Art Lab” (2005, Osaka), “The Listening Project” (2006, London), “Waitool Sounds” (2007, San Francisco), “Sound Effects Seoul” (2007, Seoul), and “Blurrr” (2007, Tel Aviv).