Description Takahiro Yamamoto's work takes form mainly in two practices: performance and sculpture. This dual approach enables him to investigate related ideas by different routes and time frames. His practice is usually concerned with the plurality and intricacies of human communication. He uses his curiosity, wonderment as a starting point to approach this broad subject. He meticulously organizes and stylizes found objects and language inside a structure to explore both simplicity and complexity in the composition. At the center of his process, there is an innate curiosity and fascination with poetry and ephemera of everyday life.
Through private letters in a glass jars, memories of encounters with strangers, an homage to a certain artist and a live conversation without words, Meet Somebody explores the excitement, anxiety, nourishment and fear in human encounter and its dialogue with or without the "somebody."
Bio Originally from Shizuoka, Japan, Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist and a performer formerly of Los Angeles and now based in Portland where he is pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. He studied physical and devised theater extensively in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles with practitioners such as Mary Overlie, Anne Bogart and SITI Company, Goat Island Performance Company and Independent Shakespeare Company. He is a co-founder of a performance company, madhause.