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Soichiro Mihara

blank project #3

Born in Tokyo, 1980. Based in Kyoto, Japan. Aiming to make art that openly engages with the world, Soichiro Mihara creates systems employing a wide range of media technologies, and continually questions the “here and now.” Since 2011 he has been working on a “blanks project” which explores beyond the boundaries of the systems that drive modern society.

He is also participating, as an artist, in the Techtile (technology-based tactile design) project dedicated to research into haptics (a field that applies tactile sensation to the human-computer interface).

During the residency in DEPO2015 in Pilsen, Soichiro worked on the project called blank project #3 which reflects an industrial character and the ecological character of the site as well. 

Soichiro explains more about his project: "Since 2011, when we had massive natural and man-made disaster, I started project called blank, and I'm now focusing on earth.From broad perspective of energy, utility of decomposer, microbes in soil have rich possibilities. It is smaller than human desire, but we can get enough imagination for challenge."

Mihara’s recent solo exhibitions include “The World Filled With Blanks” (Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2013 and Kuan-Du Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013), and group exhibitions include “Sound Art – Sound as a Medium of Art” (ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2012-2013), “Open Space 2012” (NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, 2012), “Simple Interaction―Sound Art from Japan” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2011), and “ISEARUHR2010” (Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany, 2010).

The residency of Soichiro Mihara was supported by the EU-JAPAN FEST JAPAN COMMITTEE.