Lyota Yagi, Planetary Folklore (Mungo), 2015, Unmapping the End of the World, Installation (detail), mixed media. Dimensions variable. Photo: Fleur Ruddick

Planetary Folklore (Mungo) is a multimedia installation which consists of a DIY planetarium and a specialised parametric speaker. The luminous sphere projects the sky chart of the Mungo National Park from the 15th of April onto the upside of the walls while the lower part shows the path that the Unmapping the End of the World crew walked on the same day of this year.

Lyota Yagi, Stone (Valcamonica), 2015, Unmapping the End of the World, Paper and inkjet printing, 300 x 300 x 300mm. Photo: Fleur Ruddick

Stone (Valcamonica), inspired by the petroglyphs in Val Camonica, employs a method of autostereogram to create an optical illusion. An image of the rock engravings will emerge from the grain-patterned surface of the object through naked-eye stereopsis (cross-eyed viewing).

Lyota Yagi, There used to be the Lake, 2015, Unmapping the End of the World, HD Video, 2.17min. Photo: Danielle Hanifin

The desert in Mungo National Park used to be a lake 15,000 years ago containing a plentiful resource of water. A combination of the footage of a sound artist Daniel Browning conducting field recording, with sounds of being underwater evokes an image of the artist trying to recover memories of the lake from the ancient times.

Lyota Yagi was born in Ehime, Japan, in 1980 and currently lives and works in Kyoto. He graduated from the Department of Space Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design, in 2003.

Recent exhibitions include: Science/Fiction, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa; phono/graph —sound letters graphics, Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo; Everyday Life / Off the Record, Kanagawa Arts Theatre(KAAT), Kanagawa; Time Parallax, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo; MEDIA/ART KITCHEN, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Bangkok; Once was Now, Now is Over, Yet will come Platform China, Hong Kong; ARCTIC, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk / Denmark; Acting Out of Nothingness: from the APT Collection, DAIWA JAPAN HOUSE, London, England; HUMOR and LEAP of THOUGHT, Okazaki City Mindscape Museum, Aichi; trans×form, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC, Aomori; Dojima River Biennale 2013 – Little Water, Dojima River Forum, Osaka; Print Art Triennale in Kyoto, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto.

http://www.lyt.jp/

Represented by: MUJIN-TO Production