Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Kanta Horio

EM No.3 and Round Trip

Kanta is a young Japanese artist with a home-made, short circuited take on electronics and physical phenomena, which he uses in performance to produce close circuit systems of audio / video feedback.

Kanta sends audio signals through a large cylindrical electromagnet hooked up to an audio amplifier, causing all kinds of fluctuations in the magnetic field being produced by the magnet.  Placed under a board covered in small metal objects, coins and paperclips are thrown about by the magnet: they scratch and beat out a kind of abstract, skeletal techno, a symphony of knackered Geiger counters; their image projected behind the performance as an oddly charming stop-motion-looking animation.

  • Audio

    Credits / license
    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • Video - Edit

    Credits / license
    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • Video - Gayle Meikle

  • Video

    Credits / license
    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0