“EN MAN (円満)” means “Harmonious” in English. On August 31, we are inviting a special guest from Japan, a painter Ryoko Goto and have a live art performance show at Resobox. Ryoko will be performing live improvisation, drawing on the gallery walls along with music by Water Brain. You will experience harmonious coexisting of paint and music.
About the Performer
Ryoko Goto was born in 1977, Tokyo, Japan. Goto showed her interest in art at early age and soon found herself in an art prep school aspiring to be a stage designer for theater arts. During the school years she became more engrossed in its amusement of oil painting and since then she has determined to be a painter. Around the same time Goto encountered the works of abstract expressionists such as Aso Saburo, one of the leading figures in Japanese abstract art movement, and the New York School of the 50's which later had a great influence on her painting style. After graduating Musashino Art University Junior College of Art and Design Goto was away from any creative work as she felt like she was lost over the concept of “art school” and “art” itself. Yet the death of her close friend brought her back to the art creation reassuring that art is indispensable to her, and Goto started over her career as an artist at age of 31.
Water Brain is a shifting ensemble of musicians who prefer acoustic/electronic layered experiments.They incorporate their talents combining acoustic performance with audio loops and shifting tides of effects. It is the sound of the auditory hallucination that occurs while in a crowd under the sea.