Aki Onda Space Studies

Acoustic resonances and ritual echoes combine in a rare UK performance by the New York artist

By Daniel Wilson

Aki Onda performs Space Studies at the South London Gallery, 2017. Image: www.BRIANWHAR.com Aki Onda performs Space Studies at the South London Gallery, 2017. Image: www.BRIANWHAR.com Aki Onda performs Space Studies at the South London Gallery, 2017. Image: www.BRIANWHAR.com Aki Onda performs Space Studies at the South London Gallery, 2017. Image: www.BRIANWHAR.com

South London Gallery, London, 24 JuneA common sight at the start of car boot sales and flea-markets is the seller’s preliminary act of defining their pitch by placing objects at its extremities. Sometimes these boundary-marking objects are merely boxes, though more often they’re substantial yet unimportant articles: a cast-iron rooster, an inactive carriage clock, a solo candlestick. But this frontier-defining chintz is soon rendered invisible with the addition of glitzier, more saleable stuff within the newly-demarcated zone.Were these objects affecting…

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