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Category: Visual Artist
Location: London
Contact: Email


Mariko originally from Japan, is completing a BA (Hons) in Art practice at Goldsmiths, University London, after studying at Kingston University and completing a BA (Hons) pedagogy Art at Shizuoka University Japan.

She has worked as a gallery assistant and an art assistant for Justine Blau and a projectionist at Cineplex in Japan.


I have been working with the idea of ‘escaping from reality/ dreaming’. I consider light as a portal to a dream as it looks very stable, calm and detached from any human emotions that occupies a lot of my ‘reality’. I feel at ease when I see light because of this coolness; I feel like I am in reverie, an another world. Though my reality always comes back to me after a while since I am aware of that I am seeing something not in real, and I feel the pain of the reality all the more. There is always a distance between me and lights. Light is a symbol that I never reach no matter how I long for it.

Also there is always rhythm and sound with light. Especially electro sound such as trance, minimal, techno or ambient. When I see the light, it reminds me of these sounds. When I listen those rhythm/sound, it reminds me of light turning on and off, or just remains on. This sound impression also helps me to escaping. I try to create a rhythm/sound impression by displaying dots of lights


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Above images copyright of Mariko Takhashi 2010