Art & Breakfast has been performed extensively throughout the world, it’s aim to make time in the first few hours of a day to discuss Art and creativity.
Working within tropes of intimacy and the precarious, she reimagines fragments of experience: a friend’s story of terminal illness or the secrets hidden in the books collected by her Father.
Can the interior of an English B&B inspire a song or found images in faded tomes be redrawn and collaged to reveal a Universal truth?
Midori Mitamura hosted Art & Breakfast for Leaving Language. A site specific installation was on view at The Metropole Gallery Folkestone England.
There is a mysterious function to Art and Midori Mitamura wants to explore this economy, the artist holds events called Art & Breakfast that can occur anywhere in the world during one of the exhibitions.
Sometimes they are in gallery spaces; philosophically they are in latitudes that drift like radio frequencies across any horizon. So there are ingredients for breakfast, things we eat: Ongiri, toast, Croissants, cereal, Miso, tea, coffee or fruit juice and then there is the installation of Artworks.
Art is a crystal ball or skrying glass that can pull into focus waves of information that would otherwise be invisible to our eyes. This Medium looked mysterious dressed in black wearing large round sunglasses. She was careful with language which she knew always carry dreamlike suggestions into every conversation.
In films and TV series you sometimes get scenes of ladies walking into antique shops and leaving with one or two discrete curios, so it is with Midori Mitamura who has an uncanny knack of picking psychic locks. In Folkestone the artist found a trove of vinyl and proceeded to float them from a chandelier hook in the ceiling.
The closest to the ground was an RCA label with an A side called Mental (Italian Job Edit) by Manic MC that featured Sara Carlson. As the black disks ascended, a cosmology of sounds spun into infinity. This piece towered and swung near the pinewood frames; constructed for visitors to move through and explore it's cornucopia. Books, fruit, plates and a collection of works summoned with the assistance of the Folkestone Art Collection.
These agents bestowed upon her the transitory gift of several Artist's prints for display on the rectangular frame: an architectural environment for temporary acquisitions.
The images were suspended so their fronts and rears were exposed revealing names and dates, like The Knight by Elizabeth Frink. The multiple labels narrated a history of loans and exhibitions the works had previously participated in.
That fragile framework revealed a story of Art in Folkestone. There was a creative scene in the town before 2017 saw the large signs by Bob & Roberta Smith that declared "Folkestone Is An Art School."
“Is what you see what I see?”
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