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Episode 22: Mami Kataoka in conversation

Esther Anatolitis in conversation with Mami Kataoka, the Artistic Director of Superposition, the 21st Biennale of Sydney, discussing thermo-dynamic equilibrium.

Episode 22

Jun Yang Xīní / Xuělí Blue Room, 2018 (detail) installation and printed wallpaper

Installation view (2018) at 4A Center for Contemporary Asian Art for the 21st Biennale of Sydney Courtesy the artist; Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna; Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou; and ShugoArts, Tokyo.

Presentation at the 21st Biennale of Sydney was made possible with generous assistance from Amanda Harkness and Karen Barrett; Mami Kataoka; Phileas; and the Austrian Federal Chancellery

Photograph: Document Photography

'how different elements like fire, wood, water, metal, earth, the five fundamental elements of the universe is sitting in reciprocal relationship, so no one is stronger than the other, that one either kill or killed by others, and that's the how the whole universe keep changing and keeping that good balance with everything' Mami Kataoka.

For this episode, Esther Anatolitis is in conversation with Mami Kataoka, the Artistic Director of Superposition, the 21st Biennale of Sydney.

Esther and Mami discuss superposition and thermo-dynamic equilibrium, a concept drawn from quantum physics, and how it is applied to contemporary art systems and artists and the direction of this years Biennale.

21st Biennale of Sydney runs 16 March - 11 June 2018 in various locations around Sydney. 


More information via www.biennaleofsydney.art