Exhibitions | 2007
May 6 to October 30, 2007

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Left to right: "Installation View", "Rubbing in Japan, Process" *
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"KOKO to SOKO - Imagine Here and There" is Keiko's title for her installation at the SCEE. She has been doing nature based works for many years, her best known involve floating huge tree roots in clear plastic cubes. For this piece she has made a number of charcoal rubbings from the forest here in the USA, and in her native country of Japan. She brought the drawings made here to Japan and vis versa, hence the title. She wraps trees with the rubbings on created on 100% mulberry paper. For the technological part of her show there will be a live video broadcast with percussionists Toshi Makihara in Philadelphia and Chikara Miura in Japan

On May 6, 2007 the opening reception for Green Machine at The Schuylkill Center took place. At approximately 7:45 in the evening on Sunday here, and 8:45 on Monday morning in Japan, percussionists Toshi Makihara and Chikara Miura were ready to create music from opposite sides of our planet. Using mostly sticks and stones, and other natural found objects as instruments, they improvised an original piece of music for the occasion. The performance builds slowly, with the birds sitting in as chorus, and ends in a dynamic climax of percussive energy.

Keiko Miyamori conceived of this idea as the technological part of her exhibition. The title and intent of her exhibition entitled, Imagine Here and There, was played out to a large crowd, amplified by the beautiful natural setting of The Schuylkill Center. To further illustrate her idea of connections, Keiko made a tree rubbing here in Philadelphia at the same time as an artist in Japan.

www.schuylkillcenter.org [SCEE - Current Exhibits]
www.inliquid.com [inliquid.com featuring "Greenmachine"]