3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Harwood, Wright, Yokokoji

Harwood, Wright, Yokokoji (UK)
(Harwood, Richard Wright, Matsuko Yokokoji)
Tantalum Memorial — Reconstruction, 2008

The artists Harwood, Richard Wright and Matsuko Yokokoji have worked together since 2004, firstly as ‘Mongrel’ – an internationally recognised artists collective. Working in a fusion of art, electronic media and street culture, they try to reach beyond the hierarchies of power and knowledge to involve those normally excluded from expression and collaboration. Previous projects include the first online commission from the Tate Gallery, London, a BAFTA award nomination and work in the permanent collections of the Pompidou Centre Paris and the Centre for Media Arts in Karlsruhe (ZKM).

“Our approach to media is to set up a series of ways that allow it to become strange to people, to allow it to become a space of fun and experimentation, of expanded thoughts and actions… It is about opening up the implicit meaning of media itself – to mediate not by controlling and ordering what can be said, shown or heard but by providing the means to unblock channels of access, release currents of energy and reveal the margins of what people can feel, sense, reason and imagine.”