Yuko Kinouchi (JPN) 11–12/2019

Video performances of Tokio-based artist Yuko Kinouchi focus on the northern country's rural environment and culture.  

Yuko Kinouchi is a visual artist based in Tokyo. She uses painting, video, performing and installation as a fiction or document of experimental action through sociological and local environment research. Her project was focused on output as abstract action, through recording multiple screen videos of dialogue and abstract performance. The project explored relation with actors, and aimed to evoke the new possibilities of this world between the individual and social issues, and narrative and reality.

Kinouchi graduated from the Tama Art University in Tokyo. Her works explore and study ways of building a relationship between action and place, and at the same time, experimenting to see if the action makes sense in our society. Kinouchi extracts structures from what she observes in each area, and rebuilds them as a fiction or adds performances to make small changes to study how the circumstances surrounding our lives influence us.

During her residency period at KulttuuriKauppila, she continued her exploration into narrative and reality through video performances, focusing on the northern country’s rural environment and culture. At the end of her stay, Kinouchi’s work was exhibited at the exhibition Alternating/Direct Currents at KulttuuriKauppila.

Photo: Jaani Föhr

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