Contact: A Conversation between Renée Green and Mika Tajima
Please join us for a public conversation between the artists Mika Tajima and Renée Green, the Lida A. Orzeck ’68 Distinguished Artist-in-Residence for 2023. Known for their conceptually rigorous and formally precise practices, both Green and Tajima have known each other since the early 2000s, forging an unusual friendship among artists. In this rare public conversation, both artists will discuss points of confluence and resonance among their practices, thinking, and experiences.
Mika Tajima is an artist whose practice materializes techniques developed to shape the physicality, productivity, and desires of the human body. Her sculptures, paintings, videos, and installations focus on the embodied experience of ortho-architectonic control and computational life. From architectural systems to ergonomic design to psychographic data, Tajima’s works operate in the space between the immaterial and the tangible to create heightened encounters that target the senses and emotions of the viewer, underlining the dynamics of control and agency.
Image Above: Animation Activation, 2010. Detail from a sound performance by Mika Tajima/New Humans as part of the public programs for Renée Green’s exhibition Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2010 Courtesy of the artist and Free Agent Media.