Mieko Shiomi


Born in 1938 in Okayama (Japan), livres and works in Osaka (Japan)


Spatial Poem N°2, 1965

Composer Meiko Shiomi was a founder member of the Japanese experimental music group Ongaku, committed to exploring concrete music, among other forms. Shiomi also took part in numerous Fluxus events in New York, alongside John Cage, La Monte Young and George Brecht. In 1965, inspired by their work, she conceived a series of nine events under the title Spatial Poem No. 2, for which artists around the world were sent instructions to be followed and subsequently related in epistolary form. From the replies received, Shiomi created a planisphere on which each participant was indicated by a small flag. In this way, Spatial Poem N°2 prompted a sensitive, metaphorical reflection on motion.




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