A unique opportunity to hear Tomoko Sauvage give an artist’s talk, about her incredible sonic and visual installation and her work at POP, 64-66 High Street, Chatham, 15:00-16:00 in the space of her exhibition. This will take place just before the Private View of her exhibition at POP at 16:00 to which everyone is welcome.
TÖNE festival is the first time in the UK that Tomoko’s long-durational performances within her ephemeral installation using water, porcelain bowls and crystal ice. She has been inspired by magical moments of midsummer as well as the local submarine half-immersed in the river. Tomoko has been developing her original instrument ‘waterbowls’, porcelain bowls of water amplified with hydrophones (underwater microphones). Tomoko is also particularly touched by the local presence of the enigmatic submarine, “Black Widow” because of the fact that the hydrophones she uses for her music were originally developed to detect submarines during the wars. In her recent performances, the resonance of the space plays an important role, affecting the vibrations of the water and the air creating feedback finely controlled with water waves and drops. For TÖNE festival, performances will be held at dawn and at dusk to make the most of midsummer magic. Tomoko’s installation will be viewable throughout the festival and she will give special performances on Friday 20th June, 21:00-23:00, Saturday 21st June, 4:30am and Sunday 22nd June, 11.30-12.30 all at POP, 64-66 High Street, Chatham.