‘The Unfulfilled Future’ is an exhibition that seeks to illuminate the physicality of loss. The exhibition examines the potential of reciprocity between the senses through the interplay between moving images and singing performance.
Hamamoto’s series of investigations on the subject of life and death originate from her personal experience of losing her sister, who was a musician. By tracing her sister’s inaudible melody using her own voice, ‘The Unfulfilled Future’ attempts to capture the intangible. Hamamoto’s performances propose to bring forth the texture of absence within the viewer’s experience.
Aya Hamamoto is a Japanese artist pursuing concepts of loss, memory and temporality through her explorations of multi-sensory dimensions in installation and performance practice. She has a background in Japanese traditional painting, and is currently undertaking a Master of Fine Arts (Visual Art) by Research at the Victorian College of the Arts.