Noriko Nakamura’s Constant Ecology project includes the development of a new body of work that engages discourses on maternal experiences viewed through a nonbinary perspective. Noriko will create performative video works in collaboration with their two-year-old daughter replete with props, costumes, and sounds developed using various household items along with recycled, found and natural materials. The video will show ritualistic performances inspired by Japanese mythology, which approaches birth as a metaphor for the creation of natural elements and landscape ecologies within the chaotic state of the world.
Noriko Nakamura completed a Fine Art Foundation Diploma at Saint Martins College of
Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, before receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts
and BA Fine Arts Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012. Her recent
practice has explored chaos in relation to maternal experience, and the helplessness of a
newborn baby. She explores the ways that chaos challenges and invites alternative
understandings of socially constructed categorisations of corporeality and sexuality. She
has presented solo exhibitions at Caves Gallery, Gertrude Glasshouse, Collingwood,
Daine Singer, Melbourne; Sutton Projects, Melbourne; West Space, Melbourne; TCB art
inc.,Melbourne. Her work has been exhibited at Aperto, Montpellier France; XYZ
Collective, Tokyo; RM gallery, Auckland; Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch; Murray
White Room. She was a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary from 2016-2018.