Qu’est-ce que c’est
In the 1970s Boomboxes and Ghetto Blasters where symbols of urban youth society amongst African American and Hispanic communities. Sound artist Yuri Suzuki has deconstructed the iconic form of the boom box into a wireframe structure, showing off the inner workings of the speakers using only the most essential components.
Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist and electronic musician who explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces. Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1980. In 1999, he worked for Japanese art unit Maywa Denki, where he developed a strong interest in music and technology. In 2005 he studied at the Royal College of Art where Suzuki is teaching at Design Interaction and Information Experience Design department. Suzuki’s work raises questions of the relation between sound and people and how music and sound affect people’s mind. Suzuki’s sound art pieces and installations have been shown in museums around world, such as as Tate Gallery London and Nam June Pike Art Centre. Following 2014, the MoMA New York acquired his OTOTO and Colour Chasers to their permanent collection.
Images courtesy of Yuri Suzuki
Portait by Rima Musa