Recently started the split life between New York, U.S.A. and Vienna, Austria, sound art-i-vist, socio-environ composer, and a core member of SHARE, Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat) is known for her works formed through experiments in restructuring and analyzing one's relationship with sounds in sociological, cultural, and/or psychological environments.
Her installations include: Aboard: Fillip2 at Fortescue Avenue Gallery, London, UK (2005); J'ai un secret merveilleux: Midas for City Sonic Festival 2006, Mons, Belgium; SOUNDLEAK: TheROOM (Simulation of neighbours) at Medien Kultur Haus, Wels, Austria, funded by Linz 2009 Kulturhauptstadt Europas. To explore in the field of sound art and acoustic architecture, Uenishi created a long-term performance/installation project, Car décalé (légèrement)/CDL. In 2009, Uenishi also has an on-going open project BroadwayDreams (collaborative 'blink media documentation' on local businesses and sidewalks, utilizing web 2.0). Uenishi completed an interaction project with Christian Marclays’ Sixty-Four Bells and a Bow at Whitney Museum of Art and a participatory composition Paiva Games: Sound Dams for Paivascapes festival along side the River Paiva in Northern Portugal in 2010, commissioned by Meet the Composer/Global Connection. Being recognized as an uncategorizable media artist in recent years, she was invited to create a series of daily projects (ranging in the fields of video, geographic sound-tags, upcycled clothing design, food arts) for “Defined by ____” project curated by Lab Binaer, a part of the cultural festival “City of Peace” in Augsburg, Germany, in association of FIFA Women’s Soccer Championship 2011. Uenishi is currently a doctoral candidate in PhD in Practice program at Akademie Bildenden Künste Wien (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna), Austria.
Uenishi performed and/or presented works in locations including: Whitney Museum of American Art, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Museum, DIA:Beacon, Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, Sculpture Center, Eyebeam, and ICA Philadelphia (USA); MUTEK festival, Electric-Eclectics festival, Eastern Bloc (CAN); ClubTransmediale, ZKM, Kunstverein Augsburg, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Nordwestdeutsches Museum für IndustrieKultur (DE); Ultrahang festival (HU); Netmage festival and Interferenze Festival (IT); City Sonic festival (BE); veza.klingt.org festival for Elias Canetti's 'Ear Witness: 50 Characters' in Kleylehof, Konfrontationen festival in Nickelsdorf, Vienna Konzerthaus and Alte-Schmiede (AT); Skolska28 Gallery, Institut Intermedii, and National Gallery (CZ); Village of Nodar, Museu Serralves and Casa da Musica (PT); Atlantic Wave Festival, ICA London, IMT Gallery London, Futuresonic Festival, Tate Britain and Fortescue Avenue Gallery (UK), Sydney Opera House (AU).
Uenishi has collaborated with artists including: Miguel Frasconi, Ricardo Arias, Klaus Filip, Christian Marclay, Toshio Kajiwara, Ikue Mori, Kaffe Matthews, Marina Rosenfeld, Richard Garet, Takehisa Kosugi, DJ Olive, Aki Onda, Sawako, Katherine Liberovskaya, Kurt Ralske, HC Gilje, Lukasz Lysakowski, Nobukazu Takemura, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Merce Cunningham Dance Company.