Naomi Kashiwagi is an award-winning artist, musician and creative producer living in Manchester. Naomi has exhibited and performed across the UK and internationally. She produces visual art, sound works, music, installations and performances, that draw upon her dual heritage, an intrinsic fusion of two cultures, British and Japanese.
Naomi’s practice playfully provokes the fringes of disciplines and genres, the intersections and impacts of visual art, music, performance and everyday life upon one another and the cyclical nature of obsolescence and technological innovation. She explores the potential of things beyond their prescribed uses by poetically transforming their utilitarian and conceptual function. Naomi works through reinvention and integrates poetic rituals into everyday life to reveal and reimagine the innate curiosities and enchantments of the everyday. Her work examines the complexities of the everyday, the poetic qualities and potential for inventiveness in everyday life that contribute to an inquisitive quest for reclaiming the everyday.
(An interview with Naomi Kashiwagi taken from a Kobra programme, Longing for Analogue. Kobra is the premiere arts and culture feature program on SVT (Swedish National TV) and is shown across Scandinavia. It was shown on SVT on 5th May 2013. Longing for Analogue also featured interviews with Chris Ware, Chris Burden, Malik Bendjelloul).
Portrait by Anatomy Projects (Photographers Gavin Parry and David Penny) from Haiku.