On Saturday, September 21 at 22:30, as part of the Out of Print #2 exhibition and Unseen Open Gallery Night, Yusuke Yamatani presents ‘Doors’. For this artwork, Yusuke hits a drumkit; the vibrations are picked up by sensors that activate camera shutters and flashing strode lights. The pictures are then continuously printed from in monochrome via a computer. As he repetitively and violently strikes, the artist enters a trance-like state, capturing self-portraits that merge consciousness and unconsciousness, melding the perspective of the audience with that of the camera. The irregular speed of the shutter and flash of light leaves the residual image that reverberates in the darkness. Shifting between live performance and photography, ‘Doors’ evokes the complexity and distortion of human perception. 

‘Doors’ will kick off the afterparty of Unseen Open Gallery Night, a special evening during Unseen Amsterdam when a handful of local galleries and institutions are opening their doors for exclusive late-night visits. Sets by the legendary Belgium DJ Steven de Peven and Red Light Radio mainstay, Roel de Boer will follow. 

Programme:

22h00: Open Doors

22h30: Performance by Yusuke Yamatani 

23h00: DJ set by Roel de Boer & Steven de Peven

 

Performance starts: September 21, 22:30

COLLECT by YUSUKE YAMATANI 

On Saturday, September 21 at 22:30, as part of the Out of Print #2 exhibition and Unseen Open Gallery Night, Yusuke Yamatani presents ‘Doors’. For this artwork, Yusuke hits a drumkit; the vibrations are picked up by sensors that activate camera shutters and flashing strode lights. The pictures are then continuously printed from in monochrome via a computer. As he repetitively and violently strikes, the artist enters a trance-like state, capturing self-portraits that merge consciousness and unconsciousness, melding the perspective of the audience with that of the camera. The irregular speed of the shutter and flash of light leaves the residual image that reverberates in the darkness. Shifting between live performance and photography, ‘Doors’ evokes the complexity and distortion of human perception. 

‘Doors’ will kick off the afterparty of Unseen Open Gallery Night, a special evening during Unseen Amsterdam when a handful of local galleries and institutions are opening their doors for exclusive late-night visits. Sets by the legendary Belgium DJ Steven de Peven and Red Light Radio mainstay, Roel de Boer will follow. 

Full Programme of the night:

22h00: Open Doors

22h30: Performance by Yusuke Yamatani 

23h00: DJ set by Roel de Boer & Steven de Peven