Leaves, Hope for Resonance/葉(共鳴への希望)


葉(共鳴への希望) is a sonic and sculptural exhibition produced by Benjamin Woods, January 2020. 

The piece is made up from sounds and formations produced with hinoki carvings, persimmon seed carvings, leaf flutes (笹笛 bamboo leaf flute and 草笛 leaf-flute) and beeswax flutes, procured from and returned to the local area around Youkobo. Included in the sounds is a recording of drumming made down the road at Igusahachimangu Honden and Romon Shinto shrines, and the 5pm melody of the council speakers outside Momoi Daiyon Elementary School.

These sounds and images are an outcome of a 2 month residency at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo from Dec 2019 to Feb 2020. The exhibition was presented at Youkobo Art Space from January 22-26, 2020.

This work was made possible by Monash University, Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture, and the faculty's postgraduate research programme. I would like to extend a special thanks to the folks at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo.

Youkobo Art Space: Event Website