27 Dec 2015 - 24 Jan 2016 at Derby QUAD
Noriko Okaku was selected for a Parts & Labour commission in partnership with Animate Projects, QUAD and D-Lab. During her three-month residency Okaku has produced a series of exciting new works inspired by the Parts & Labour theme for exhibition in QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces and online, alongside the Animate OPEN: Parts & Labour exhibition in QUAD Gallery.
Heavily inspired by Derbyshire’s history, myths and legend, Okaku has created a series of collage works that form a new Tarot, loaded with symbolism, intrigue and mystical imagery. Also presented is a new animation, bringing this new mythical narrative to life.
Available to watch the video on Animate projects website.
Extract images from The Interpreter, 06'29", HD, 2015
Photos from Derby QUAD
The Beginning, Paper, ink, 148x210mm in frame, 2015
Live performance with Nissa Nishikawa at FEAST, Shoreditch Church<br/ > 28th Feb 2016
Born in Japan
Work/Live in London Noriko Okaku produces work in animated video, drawing, sculpture and audio/visual live performance.
Her work in various media often retains a collage art element.
She borrows, adopts, copies and recycles existing images to explore the diverse avenues of perception.
Her work explores the eclecticism and mystery/strangeness underlying everyday objects and actions.
full cv here
2015 The Interpreter, QUAD, Derby, UK
2013 Kinko-Ten, flowing Karasuma, Kyoto, Japan
2013 The Great Intruder of Memory II, Vague, Tokyo, Japan
2013 II - Parallel, HAKOBAKA Drawing Room, Kyoto, Japan
2011 Serpentine, Red Gallery, London. UK
2011 The Allegory of Mrs. Triangle, HAKOBAKA Gallery, Kyoto. Japan
2016 Detached with Sergei Sviatchenko, Eikon Gallery at MQ, Vienna. Austria
2016 ASSEMBLAGE AT FIRMDALE, London, UK
2014 Folkestone Art Fringe, Unlocking the diary, Folkestone, UK
2014 gaming gaming, Copenhagen, Denmark 2013: Pyeong Chang Biennale, Korea
2011 W Hotel exhibition curated by Art Center Nabi, Korea
2011 Art Experiment 2011, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Russia
2011 Hakono Hajimari, HAKOBAKA Gallery, Kyoto. Japan
2011 Transform, Asifakeil/quartier21 at Museum Quartier, Vienna. Austria
2003 Strategies Against Marketecture, Temporary Contemporary Gallery, London. UK
2003 - 2005 Royal College of Art, MA (rca) in Animation
2000 - 2003 Chelsea College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art Media
2013 Best film, Lucca Film Festival, Italy. Juried by Peter Greenaway
2011 Best Music Video Award, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
2010 Best Audiovisual Performance, International Videofestival Bochum, Germany
2003 Beck’s Futures Student Prize, ICA, UK
The Guardian, The Guide, 12-18 Dec 2015
Derby Telegraph, 27 Nov 2015
100 Japanese Motion Graphic Creators, 2012
Quotation No.4, 2009
Dazed and Confused Japan, 2002