Aboutface Live presents – The king of a hundred streams (2018)
Performed Live at 'and not or', Bristol 25.03.2018
Field recordings and images from the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall.
Akari Yasuda dropping inks in water triggering sound and reciting passages from the Tao Te Ching. Testing:
‘Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water. Yet for attacking the solid and strong, nothing is better;
It has no equal.
The weak can overcome the strong;
The supple can overcome the stiff. Under heaven everyone knows this, Yet no one puts it into practice.’
- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. (6bc, chapter 66)
A two-part performance, augmented oil painting and mixed media collage that explores the relationship between technology and nature, using the conceptual transposition of Boolean logic gates used in circuitry, onto the rugged natural landscape of the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, with an aim to propose two scenarios of the future: how increased automation and technological advances may lead to conservational utopia, or the decline of the ecological environment and subsequent synthesis of nature.