Mika Oki


pres Parhelion in collaboration with STUK

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Mika Oki is a French-Japanese visual and sound artist, living and working in Brussels. With a background in sculpture and electro-acoustic music, she explores the notion of intangible spaces and emotional landscapes through video and sound installations, using abstract sound textures, and kinetic mental images.
At the Vorn und Oben art gallery, Mika Oki’s Parhelion installation will be on show during three days of the festival. Parhelion is an immersive black box experience with sound, projections and smoke developed by French electronica musician, DJ and audiovisual artist Mika Oki. It is presented in collaboration with the Leuven-based Stuk house for dance, image and sound.

The Parhelion phenomenon (Sun Dog in English) is an optical effect due to the reflection of light on the ice crystals creating iridescent luminous spots in clouds and an impression of the sun’s demultiplication. Like a “trip” above a sea of clouds, Parhelion is an immersive experience seeking to disturb our senses and recreate imagery drawn from our unconscious. The installation recreate artificial landscapes oscillating between the imaginary and the artificial character of technological tools. Parhelion plays with the loss of gravity in an unlimited space that transports us to the shores of dream and wonder.

Opening Hours:

Friday: 13.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 13.00 – 19.00
Sunday: 13.00 – 19.00

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