John Street Social Club Presents JunKroom at Stroud Valleys Artspace
17th January 2014 From 7.00pm Free Entry
SVA 4 John Street Stroud Glos. GL5 2HA
Sounds and actions from the Japanese Underground
Artist & Musician Sean Roe (aka Sseeaann Rrooee) will play a selection of rare Japanese lps from the 60s to 80s and present a slide show of documentary photographs taken at “JunKroom” the multidisciplinary live event he organized in Kyoto from 2006-2011. Special guest performance by Mitsu Salmon a dancer and performance artist currently based in Chicago who has also lived and performed in Kyoto both as a soloist and in Butoh dancer Ima Tenko’s company. At tonight’s event Mitsu will perform “Fish Dreams” a solo piece integrating text, movement and painting.
Mitsu Salmon ( MFA The School for the Art Institute in Chicago) creates original performance and visual works, which fuse multiple disciplines and cultures. She was born in Los Angeles, California and studied experimental theatre and painting at NYU. She has lived and created work in India, England, Germany, Amsterdam, Japan and Bali. She has presented at places such as Performance Space 122, Dance Theatre Workshop, Highways Performance Space, Links Hall, the Berlin Performance Art Festival and the London Performance Art Festival.
Sean Roe (a.k.a Sseeaann Rrooee) is a Multimedia artist and Musician who studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and at Middlesex University in London. He has exhibited and performed in the UK, Europe and Japan. While living in Japan between 2006-2011, he produced the JunKroom multi-disciplinary live event in Kyoto.When performing solo he plays LP records on stylus free turntables using only paper to carry the sound from the grooves of the record to the speakers. The sounds coaxed from the vinyl surfaces are amplified using microphones and contact microphones attached to to the paper itself. The performances are (generally) quite slow contemplative and intimate, an exploration of pure sound - with minimal use of processing and effects. Sean is also a member of Kyoto Based Michael Jackson sampling Ambient Drone Duo amalls の skcaj. Sean is now based in Stroud and will be continuing with the JunKroom project bringing greater exposure for Japanese performers to audiences in Gloucestershire.