Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2015

Oct, Nov, Dec

Yutaka Makino | Sound Artist / Visual Artist

Yutaka Makino / © Privat
Yutaka Makino / © Privat
born in Tochigi, Japan

Yutaka Makino was born in Tochigi, Japan in 1976. Makino studied Earth sciences, computer music and visual arts in Japan, Europe and the USA. He lives and works in Berlin.

On the basis of research into areas such as phenomenology, experimental psychology, psycho/acoustics, social sciences and system theory, he probes the processes of perception in experimental set ups. His performances and installations provide visually and acoustically conditioned environments that make different modes of perception tangible to the perceivers and provoke reflection on the acts of perception.

Makino’s works have recently been shown in institutions and festivals such as Akademie der Künste, MärzMusik, Kontraste Krems, daadgalerie, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Transmediale, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Sonic Acts, Japan Society, Issue Project Room, etc. He has received prizes, grants and residencies from the DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin Program, Prix Ton Bruynèl, The MacDowell Colony, Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs, Pola Art Foundation among others.