We Squeak 

We are pleased to announce We Squeak, Eiki Mori’s new installation, which focuses on solitary protests during sleep in a private area. 

It consists of videos, sounds and objects played on a loop reciprocally and displayed as elements to create hybridity and randomness.

The existence of each human being is a convoluted entanglement of age, illness, disability, race, class, gender, sexuality, etc. 

The body that fails to adapt finds itself out-of-place, marginalized from consumer and capitalist cities with intensified supervision and control.

This decentralized installation work lacks a feature piece. It intends to create an alternative, bedroom-like space— safety-zone— that subtly overturns the domineering order. 

From the “bedroom”, Mori attempts to challenge the order not with words used in slogans, manifests, or propaganda, but with drowsy, lispy, lonely and muddled, little whistles. 

Resonance is created during vulnerable and instinctive sleep, threading its way through a tight, extensive toil and norms formed by nations, heterosexuality, patriarchy, capitalism, reproductive labor and so forth.

Even today, we are still asleep between solitude and solidarity, in the dim space before sunrise or in daytime, until we truly wake up. 

Eiki Mori

Born in 1976, Kanazawa, Japan. Graduated from The Photography Department, Parsons School of Design | The New School, NYC. He won the 39th Kimura Ihei Award in 2014, for intimacy. Lives and works in Tokyo.

Mori has an expanded and varied practice that includes photography, performance as well as sound installation, videos, drawings, poems and short stories. 

He continues his endeavor towards creating a big wave by reverberating and amassing “small waves” - marginalized small voices and existence that can rattle stereotypes and norms. 

Significant exhibitions include: Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol.10 There Is No Boundaries Here./? (Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, 2022); FEMINISMS (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 2021); Shibboleth I peep the ocean through a hole of the torn cardigan (KEN NAKAHASHI, Tokyo, 2020); Things So Faint But Real -Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.15- (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, 2018); Family Regained (KEN NAKAHASHI, Tokyo, 2017).

Eiki Mori We Squeak

  • Period: July 28 (Friday)–September 2 (Saturday), 2023
  • Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00-18:00
  • Closed: Sundays & Mondays
  • Reception in the presence of artist: July 28, Friday, 18:00-20:00 

PRESS RELEASE–July 16, 2023

HANDOUT–July 24, 2023

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展示風景(撮影: 齋藤裕也)Installation View (Photo by Yuya Saito)