Erika Matsunami * 1963 in Hiroshima, Japan, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She is an artist creating transdisciplinary works and projects in a wide spectrum of media. She studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany.
She transforms autobiographical experiences and motives from her social environment into an artistic context and creates projects with different mediums.
Her works comprise a spectrum of both themes and media that spans from sculpture and photography by way of video (audiovisual) and performance art all the way to mixed-media installations. Among these works, one of the most prominent is the serial project “still/silent” that is documented here for the period from 2007 through 2010 and the series B.O.D.Y. which has been emerged and developing since 2000. By structurally inscribing her work with a re-contextualization of space-times and media, she has it refer and point to the potentiality of the identity creating function of remembering. The spatial transfer that is programmatically expressed in the choice of diverging venues of performance, thus intuitively becomes the transformation in the sense of the experiment in medium and memory.
Here are some examples of her art project, video work, installation and oeuvre: still/silent, B.O.D.Y., B.O.D.Y. - hidden codes, B.O.D.Y. - 月を慕ふ tuski o shita(f)u, B.O.D.Y. - そして、それから_ et ainsi de suite / Rhizom, Les coloris, sans plus, existence of risk - 1964, I-ARUIWA, sensation of motion in time, deflection, transformation, re/cycle - "I'm also there"
2011 –GEMA, Germany : Professional Group Composers
2008 –GEDOK (Federation of Women Artists and Patrons of the Arts) / IGBK (Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste/International Association of Art), Germany : discipline Group Visual arts
2005 –VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany : Professional Group I (Visual arts)