Artist Lecture – Aki Sasamoto – Lane Mitchell

Lane Mitchell

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Review of Artist Lecture

Aki Sasamoto makes me question exactly what the meaning of the word art is. Upon entering the lecture hall, I was prepared for yet another artist lecture; see some slides and hear the artist talk about their work, but as she walked up to the podium at the front of the lecture hall, Aki Sasamoto began to introduce herself. Instead of the normal, “Hi, my name is blah blah blah….”, she began to type on her computer, the screen largely projected in front of us. This was the beginning of the unconventional behavior. Continue reading

Aki Sasamoto Visiting Artist

Megan Watry

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Aki Sasamoto Visiting Artist

            Aki Sasamoto calls herself “The Green Giant” and is a comedian, performer, and installation artist. She often finds that these three self defining characteristics co-exist when she is making art. Aki’s performance art deals a lot with relationships between people. Aki is fascinated with how people relate to each other and how they interact together. She is constantly putting herself in the shoes of another person or animal to look at relationships between people and their environments. Continue reading

Visiting Artist Paper 1: Aki Sasamoto

Niki Hale

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Visiting Artist Lecture: Aki Sasamoto

            Aki Sasamoto is a young installation and performance artist. She was born in Japan, went to boarding school in England, and currently lives and works in New York City. Her visiting artist lecture at the University of Colorado began very unexpectedly; she typed, rather than spoke, her introduction. I immediately wondered if the entire lecture would follow suit, but she turned out to have a very lively attitude and a well-projected voice. Aki showed a list, A through Z, of potential subjects to cover for her lecture, and I was very pleased that we were given the opportunity to hear her speak about the topics that most interested us. The presentation was more of a dynamic interaction between her and the audience rather than a pre-determined lecture.

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