Kibou (hope) amongst Chaos by Ai Yamamoto

Artist Statement

“This shadow image is shot in our kitchen. Shadows appear on this wall in April, May and June and these images are a reminder of autumn days. The autumn golden light brings some hope (kibou) and melancholy, always.

Especially, the year of 2020 has caused a lot of chaos amongst all. And still these are a lot of challenges are ahead of us.

This shadow image represents light (hope) and darkness (chaos) like Yin and Yang. Both light and shadow make each others existence. It is life.”

Kibou (hope) amongst Chaos by Ai Yamamoto
Ai Yamamoto Photo by Toshiki Tanaka. Prop and costume by Kiki Ando
About Ai Yamamoto

Ai Yamamoto was born in Japan and has lived in Melbourne, Australia since the early 2000s. She sources her sounds from field recordings, game sounds, and daily life in the world, manipulating these textures into a body of work influenced by sound scapes, ambient, and industrial music.

Her main area of interest is the dramatic structure and flow of music, which she addresses through the use of gentle melodies paired with abstract texture, bringing an atmospheric soundscape in her compositions.

She has worked with a range of sound and video artists such as Lawrence English, Ben Frost, Sofi Basseghi, Kaigen, Steve Law, Bita Fayyazi, antuong nguyen, and others.

Instagram: @ai_yamamoto_mel

Image credit: Ai Yamamoto. Photo by Toshiki Tanaka. Prop and costume by Kiki Ando.

Kibou (hope) amongst Chaos by Ai Yamamoto is created for Shelter 2020.
Video and Music by Ai Yamamoto.

Featured image credit: Ai Yamamoto. Photo by Toshiki Tanaka. Prop and costume by Kiki Ando.

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