Erika Matsunami – Visual artist, Sound composer, Artistic researcher
*1963 in Hiroshima, Japan, lives and works in Berlin, Germany as an independent transmedia artist engaged in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary artistic research. Her profession is as a visual artist, sound composer, choreographer, and artistic researcher. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine arts in liberal arts at the KAW – Aesthetic education/art and cultural studies / Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts in Germany in 1997. In her professional education from 2009–2010 and 2011–2012 (2012/13), she researched as a guest auditor under the honorary professor Dr Martin Supper in the Faculty of Music, at the Berlin University of the Arts.
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. Her auditory work in the installation is a kind of secondary space and time that is not synchronized, and that is probably a topologically manifold in relation to the visual space.