Announcing Kyle Bates’s Exhibition “Second Self”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Second Self by Kyle Bates on December 22 (Sat) to 24 (Mon) , as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Kyle Bates is a Pacific Northwest based musician, audio visual artist, and writer. He actively creates and performs in sister projects Drowse and Floating Room that have produced a range of work for The Flenser, The Native Sound, Good Cheer Records, Glowing Window Recordings, Apneic Void and Television. His work has been featured by outlets such as NPR, Vice, and Spin. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music and English at Portland State University in 2015.

Kyle Bates presents a new audiovisual work, Second Self, that examines disconnection from and engagement with the physical world through a bipolar lens. The video stems from the practices of internal mapping and reading the self as text; the audio dips heavily into a musical uncanny valley. The majority of the work was completed during an artist residency at Studio Kura in Itoshima, Japan–a beautiful setting for exploring the relationship between the physical and internal.

Kyle Bates “Second Self”
Exhibition style: Audiovisual installation
Exhibition venue: Studio Kura Gallery
Date: December 22 (Saturday) to 24 (Monday), 11:00 to 17:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

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