TSUDA Michiko

  • Born 1980 in Kanagawa, Japan
  • Based in Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photo: Kazuyuki Matsumoto

Tsuda Michiko received her Ph.D. in Film and New Media Studies from Tokyo University of the Arts. Her body of work includes installations composed of arranged mirrors, picture frames, and video apparatuses, as well as pieces created in collaboration with various performers. It allows the viewer to freely wander spaces organized around their own presence and that of the camera; with each shift in perspective, the boundaries grow indistinct between what is real and what is false, the acts of seeing and being seen, the roles of the viewer and the performer. Based on the inherent qualities of visual media and the viewer’s subjection to the gaze of the camera, Tsuda’s work is both simple and carefully calculated. It questions the act of seeing itself, as well as the cognitive processes or bodily sensations we unconsciously take to be self-evident.

Selected Works

2019
Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2017
Observing Forest (solo), Zarya Center for Contemporary Art, Vladivostok, Russia
2017
20th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan, Art Division, New Face Award
2016
Open Space 2016: Media Conscious, NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC], Tokyo, Japan
2015
The Day After Yesterday (solo), TARO NASU, Tokyo, Japan
  • You would come back there to see me again the following day., 2016
  • Open Space 2016: Media Conscious, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan
  • Photo: Tadasu Yamamoto