Is it possible to listen with your eyes? Makiko Nishikaze’s visual compositions formulate answers to this question, sometimes with a melodic background, sometimes toneless. Two video works show the artist's intimate glimpses of her immediate surroundings, movements of her hands or approaches to the Berlin city motorway, which she records with a hand-held camera. Nishikaze inscribes herself into the film material through subsequent processing and recomposes it - as she does with her pieces of music.
Makiko Nishikaze (* 1968) lives and works as a composer, media artist and musician in Berlin. In recent years she has increasingly designed visual compositions in which she combines her musical knowledge with the medium of video. Nishikaze is a lecturer at the media faculty at the Bauhaus University Weimar.