Gil Kuno
Medium: New Media and Mixed Media

Studio Location:
24 Garfield Place
Studio # Sasaki Studio

Website:: www.unsound.com

Artist Bio:
Through experiments in the audio-visual and re-envisioning experiences common within everyday life, Gil's aim is to push people away from paradigmatic thinking. He takes a whimsical approach in subverting common perception of reality. Exaggerated perception and de- railed reality are central themes to his work.

Gil received his MFA at UCLA. He has achieved recognition from Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival, Canon Digital Creators Contest, Timothy Leary (Leary.com), among others.

He has collaborated with artists such as Eye Yamantaka (Boredoms,) Yoshimi (Boredoms, OOIOO,) Battles, Vincent Gallo, Ken Ishii, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins,) Carl Stone, Alec Empire (Atari Teenage Riot,) Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac,) Cristian Vogel, Kasper Toeplitz, Zbigniew Karkowski, Merzbow, GX Jupitter Larsen (The Haters,) Nissennenmondai, Christian Galarreta, Joseph Hammer, Patric Catani (EC8TOR).

Gil has exhibited/performed at: The National Art Center Tokyo, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland), Center for Contemporary Art Torun (Poland,) The Hammer Museum (L.A.), Fuji Rock Festival (Naeba, Japan), Laforet Harajuku (Tokyo), NK Projects (Berlin, Germany),The Melkweg (Amsterdam), Schouwburg (Rotterdam),The Sprawl (London), Liquid Room (Tokyo), Womb (Tokyo), Milk (Tokyo), New Wight Gallery (L.A.), Code (Shinjuku, Tokyo), Core (Roppongi, Tokyo), Warp (Tokyo), Heaven's Door (Tokyo), Rockets (Osaka), Loft (Tokyo), among others.

Artist Statement:
Through careful social conditioning, the mind is guided to think within certain patterns. I try to redirect the flow of the mind outside of the set patterns we are taught by society to construct. In my work, I attempt to displace natural activity from its context, revealing an otherwise hidden level of metaphorical absurdity within the ordinary patterns present before our eyes.

I aim to push people away from paradigmatic thinking through aleatoric systems (chance operations,) exaggerated perception, derailed reality and re-envisioning experiences common within everyday life.
My work can be found at: http://www.unsound.com/




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