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Artist Talk: Noriko Okaku

Noriko Okaku, The Hermit, 2016

Join us for a conversation with artist Noriko Okaku, Peter Bonnell (Senior Curator, QUAD), curator David Gilbert, and Gary Thomas (Co-director, Animate Projects).

Noriko’s film The Interpreter was made during a three month residency, and is based on Derbyshire myths and legends.

The project featured 22 Tarot cards, each representing the artist’s own interpretation of the county's history, myths and legends. The structure is based on the original tarot such as The Fool - to travel through 22 scenes and encountering various events.

Artist Talk: Noriko Okaku
Friday 29 May @ 3pm on Zoom

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Noriko Okaku, The Hermit, 2016 

You can watch The Interpreter here: 

The Interpreter from Animate Projects on Vimeo.

More information on Noriko's residency at QUAD here:

The Interpreter was commissioned by QUAD, Animate Projects and D-LAB. It was supported with public funding by Arts Council England, Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire County Council.

Artist bio:

Noriko Okaku was born in Japan and now lives and works in London. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art. Her work in various media often retains an element of collage. She borrows, adopts, copies and recycles existing images to explore the eclecticism, mystery and strangeness underlying everyday objects and actions. Her work has been presented in several solo and group exhibitions internationally and her latest work with VR, From where you are (2019) was exhibited at The Royal Ueno Museum, Japan as part of Vision of Contemporary Art  2019. Her music video Electropia (2011) has won music video award at Ottawa International Animation Festival.