Iyamari is London, Tokyo-based contemporary artist.
Her artistic expression spans a variety of media, including multimedia presentations. Notably, she is the founder and director of the Telescore Project, which brings together artists and performers from diverse disciplines, including dance, music, and even software programming.
The main themes of her artworks are time and perception, and the creation of a model of “a moment” and human cognisance. Her artistic interest is channeled through the use of trees as mediums of time-keeping - analysing tree ring records linked to the trees' surrounding environment, process of growth, and the time records kept inside of their body.
"Stay - "
exhibition at Millennium art gallery,
artist interview on Japan Nakama website:
Posted by JAPAN NAKAMA
/participated as a curator and an artist
530 cm × 30 cmφ / Sumi-ink, silver leaf, Japanese paper / 2014
150 × 300 × 230 cm / PVC, Sumi ink, Japanese paper, golden leaf / 2014
(approximately) 25 × 25cm, Sumi-ink, Japanese paper / 2016
230 × 100 × 530cm / Sumi-ink, Japanese paper, polycarbonate, mixed media / 2015
23 × 23cm / Japanese paper, Sumi-ink /2015
33 × 33 cm / Japanese paper, Sumi-ink /2015
74 × 32cm / Japanese paper, Sumi-ink /2015
64 × 13cm / Japanese paper, Sumi-ink /2015
Photo from movie "Japan-Sakura", 2016
Reading musical note from tree bark print.
Telescore Project is a world-wide collaborative art project. It aims to familiarise the viewers with specific trees and their area of origin, by creating music derived from the tree cross sections, and working with performance artist to record short films inspired by the local culture and the tree significant to the given area.
Creating music and art videos inspired by a given species of tree and the tree’s local area’s culture, for displaying them as a collection of ‘relationships of trees and humans in the world’.
Trees and humans have been sharing the environment for a long time. There are symbolic trees in almost every area in every land, additionally there are particular cultural traditions which have flourished around the use of these trees. This shows us how human cultures are affected by land and environment. Our project tries to bring them together and present the ‘relationship of the tree and human'.
Please feel free to get in touch if you wish to feature Iyamari's artwork in your exhibition, project or would like to collaborate with her.
The Telescore Project is looking for individuals who are interested in working collaboratively, especially dancers, actors, instrument players, photographers and film cameramen, to work with on our new film and music projects. Please get in touch if you fit the above-listed criteria.