ローマ字

Romaji (ローマ字) is a term that defines the romanisation of Japanese script to aid translation of that language into roman characters. The term loosely describes the phonetic translation of Japanese language to English (or romanised) languages emanating from the Western world. This title was chosen for the project because the production of these video art works are born from a similar pursuit. This effort is to transcribe ideas of political theory in contemporary Asia to those people viewing the works in Kyoto, Japan.
The Econasia series is a project that has spanned four years and encompasses nine single and multichannel video art works, with accompanied photographs.
Econasia: Romaji incorporates 4 of these video works that investigate both the manmade and natural environments in North Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Local social and political accounts that relate the economic and political influences driving the socalled Asian Century are interwoven with modernist literature, sound, and contrived narratives that depict political science in the moving image.

VIDEO & SOUND: M T WALKER
SOUND COLLABORATORS: SARAH PHELAN, JONATHON NOKES
NARRATIONS BY: JUN MIYAGI, JIHYUN LEE, YANXIN LI
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Econasia: Maritime

Maritime contains video and photographic works that form parts four & five of the Econasia series. The videos Irredentist and Affirm were filmed on the Yangtze River in China and the Inland Sea in Japan, respectively. Incorporating political science text and passages from Albert CamusThe Plague these works hope to offer an evocative consideration of contemporary political tensions in East Asia. The videos feature sound by Sarah Phelan & Byron Dean, with vox by Yanxin Li & Jihyun Lee.

This show is perhaps the most poignant representation of the Econasia series to date and will run at Kings Gallery from May 29 until June 22 on Level 1 / 171 King Street.

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Irredentist Video Still

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Espionage vs. Racket: Clark

Faithful trouper of the Warp Records stable Clark hits Revolt Artspace in Kensington on Tuesday, 24th April. Clark headlines an electronica event that promises to deliver the goods. Bear witness also to Sarah Phelan dropping a producer/ dj showcase, Chiara Kickdrum performing a Live set, and spills & thrills by a chorus of other electro heartstoppers including JPS, Matt Radovich, Fugitive, Xian, Pselodux, and Jacob Silver.

Clark is also on site to launch his new album Iradelphic and offers an impressive AudioVisual show too. The Iradelphic release is one smooth record: delivering a minacious electro sound that Clark describes as “looming, ambiguous, radiant whole, invincible, complete. Doors open at 6pm –so get on down early as its going to be a fullyrounded evening of aural enjoyment. Enjoy this video clip of Black Stone from the forthcoming album: