We’ve been taught too well that the audience and the artist are oppositional. One produces, while the other consumes. But what if the creation and consumption – the revealing and the obliterating – were the same thing? Midori shares her unique art practice and a meditation upon inspiring creation while inviting the audience to create upon her very body. Midori is a multidisciplinary artist engaged in social practice. She’s fascinated with giving shape and texture to emotion, desire, beauty, repulsion, collective memory, and subconscious revisions of experience. A Tokyo native and long-time San Franciscan, she’s an elegant provocateur creating installations and performances provoking reaction and invite participation. She has shown at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Das Arts Amsterdam, SoMArts, Gorilla Gallery Oaxaca, VN Jaeger & Schwarzwald in Vienna, and Vanilla Gallery’s Circus in Tokyo, among others. She collaborates with many artists, including the legendary fashion photographer Titiano Magni, Nick Knight for British Vogue, Jason Wyman, Anna Noel Rockwell, Singaporean choreographer Ong Ken Sen, and styled for Keith Lock’s indie Chinese-Canadian ghost movie “The Ache.” Her work has been featured in Lisa Z. Morgan’s tome Design Behind Desire. On June 15th, join her at YBCA for Queer Qraft Camp.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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