LYOTA YAGI

八木良太
circuit

LYOTA YAGI  CIRCUIT

source: ufunknet

Japanese artist Lyota Yagi hijacks vinyl records, CDs and audio tapes in his creations, having fun with geometric shapes. Lyota Yagi uses outdated audio formats with which most of us grew up… His work entitled “Circuit” transforms vinyl records into infinite musical loop that can be read with a small motorized vehicle designed to play music on its way… Brilliant.
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source: ufunknet

L’artiste japonais Lyota Yagi détourne des disques vinyl, des CDs et des cassettes audio dans ses créations en s’amusant des formes géométriques. Lyota Yagi utilise ainsi les formats audio dépassés avec lesquels la plupart d’entre nous ont grandi… Son œuvre intitulée « Circuit » transforme des disques vinyl en circuit musical infini qu’il est possible de lire avec une petite voiture motorisée spécialement conçue pour lire la musique sur son passage… Brillant.
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source: tufanelofter

艺术家 lyota yagi 运用各种音乐载体,如CD、黑胶唱片、卡式录音带等材料,解构重组成各种图形。以此对过往时代记忆的另一种怀念。
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source: designboom

Japanese artist Lyota Yagi hijacks vinyl records, CDs and audio tapes in his creations, having fun with geometric shapes. Lyota Yagi uses outdated audio formats with which most of us grew up… His work entitled “Circuit” transforms vinyl records into infinite musical loop that can be read with a small motorized vehicle designed to play music on its way… Brilliant.designboom

japanese artist lyota yagi will often introduce elements referencing music into his artwork – with a recently developed series focusing on fading audio formats most of us can remember from our youth. yagi fabricates a tangible geometry from the devices through splicing,
dissecting and arranging CDs and vinyl records to create elaborate compositions, curling and twisting across the canvas. in another exploration, he re-envisions the humble cassette tape, manipulating the supply reel into various shapes such as triangles and squares.
the collection proffers another purpose for the outdated objects – conjuring rather nostalgic memories of a dying era.
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source: nasherdukeedu

Lyota Yagi was born in Ehime, Japan, in 1980 and currently lives and works in Kyoto. He graduated from the Department of Space Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design, in 2003.

Yagi’s solo exhibitions include Circuit, Mujin-to Production, Tokyo (2008); Open Space 2008: emergencies! 008: Lyota yagi [Kai-Ten: the world’s spinning], NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo (2008); Line, Circle or Layer, Mujin-to Production, Tokyo (2007); criterium70: Lyota Yagi, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan (2007); For the Ontology of Letters, Voice Gallery pfs, Kyoto (2006); side b: waltz, Mujin-to Production, Tokyo (2006); and side a: timer, Mujin-to Production, Tokyo (2006).

Group exhibitions include sound draw scenery/scenery draw sound, Yokohama Civic Gallery Azamino, Kanagawa, Japan (2010); Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2009); Re:Membering-Next of Japan, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul (2009); Ogaki Biennale Ogaki City, Gifu, Japan (2008); Exhibition as media, Kobe Art Village Center, Hyogo, Japan (2007); ready made remix, Voice Gallery pfs, Kyoto (2007); Arte Povera Now and Then-Perspectives for a New Guerrilla Art, Esso Gallery, New York (2007); Kobe Art Annual, Kobe Art Village Center, Hyogo, Japan (2005); and stereorium, ARTZONE, Kyoto (2005).
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source: aptglobalorg

Lyota Yagi was born in Ehime in 1980, lives and works in Kyoto.

Sound based work is foremost amongst his wide repertoire of expression techniques, which expand to found object, video, installation and interactive art. In his works, Yagi takes up familiar items and reconsiders their functions; by recompiling them he allows new meanings to surface.

Selected solo exhibitions include “A view from higher dimension” at Mujin-to Production in Tokyo (2011); “OPEN SPACE 2008 : emergencies! 008 :Lyota Yagi [Kai-Ten : the world’s spinning]” NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC] in Tokyo (2008); “criterium70 : Lyota Yagi” at Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Gallery in Ibaraki(2007); “side a : timer / side b: waltz” at Mujin-to Production in Tokyo (2006).

Selected group exhibitions include “ Yokohama Triennale 2011 – Our magic hour ” at Yokohama Museum of Art in Kanagawa (2011); “MOT Annual 2011 – Nearest Faraway” at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Tokyo (2011); “phono/graph” at ddd gallery in Osaka (2011); “THE RECORD” at Nasher Museum in North Carolina (2010); “Akio Suzuki / Lyota Yagi” at Yokohama Civic Gallery Azamino in Kanagawa (2010); “SILENT” at Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima (2009); “Winter Garden” at Hara museum in Tokyo / Japan (2009).

2012 saw Yagi become Artist in Residence at Location One, New York with a support
of Asian Cultural Council (ACC) fellowship.

Yagi graduated from Department of Space Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design, in 2003, and is now a Lecturer in Spacial Design at the same institution.

Lyota Yagi is represented by Mujin-to Production, Tokyo.