Texts & Presentations


Kosai Hori, “Reading-Affair: Notes on the origin”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Wavy boundaries: Kosai Hori, Memory-Practice (Reading-Affair)

Minoru Hatanaka, “An Essay on Japanese Art Sound Archive: Review of “Tsukurukoto (Making)” with technologies seen in Kosai Hori’s Performance”

“Kosai Hori’s works around Memory-Practice (Reading-Affair) (-1977)”

Ken-ichiro Ina, “Reproduction after 45 years: something that is produced again”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “A desire for the fluid: Ken-ichiro Ina, record

Fumio Takamizawa, “”Memory”, “Number of Sheep Who Jumped over the Fence”, “Ecriture of accident”, and “The river of Heraclitus””

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Jumping to memorize: Fumio Takamizawa, Number of Sheep Who Jumped over the Fence

Hitoshi Nomura, “Around Chokaku-eizo”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Sounds that become completely different: Hitoshi Nomura’s “Chokaku-eizo” in the 1970s”

Tetsuya Watanabe, “Manifest No.1”

“Tetsuya Watanabe (1947-2007) Data”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Where did the waves come from?: Tetsuya Watanabe, Climax No.1

“The transcript of Morihiro Wada’s Discourse on the Method in Cognition No.1, Self Musical

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Nameless voices: Morihiro Wada, Discourse on the Method in Cognition No.1, Self Musical

Norio Imai, “For example, on eyes and ears”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Other faces, other pulses: Norio Imai, TWO HEARTBEATS OF MINE

Yoichi Niisato, “THE CAESAREAN OPERATION, March 12th-18th, 1973″

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Sounds that stand by action: Yoichi Niisato, THE CAESAREAN OPERATION

Naoyoshi Hikosaka, “”Great Concert – White Anthology”, 1972, Lunami Gallery”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Music and architecture as methods: Masako + Naoyoshi’s “Tape Duet””

Minako Tsunoda, “Production-Gas: Empty art in empty period”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Singing Emptiness: Production-Gas, Gas’ Disk

Masako Shibata, “Letter to Ken Watanabe”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Listen to “affects”: Masako Shibata, AFFECT-GREEN Performance

Erize Hori, “Tautology”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Repetition and absence: Kayoko Ueda and Erize Watanabe, Tautology

Liner notes

Tomotaro Kaneko, “The wind of endings and beginnings: Great White Light Concert”

Tomotaro Kaneko, “The Heterogeneous world: Kosai Hori, Reading-Affair


Tomotaro Kaneko, “Sound technology in Japanese art after the movement of “Environmental Art”: Bikyoto Generation in the early 1970s” in Hyosho: Journal of the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation, vol.12, 2018, pp.169-183.

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Kosai Hori’s performances in the 1970s: Art after the student movement in the late 1960s in Japan” in Kallista, vol.26, 2019, pp.4-46.

Exhibition Catalogue

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Odd epistemology: Mitsunori Kurashige’s seven performances in 1974” in Kurashige Mitsunori and Amano Junji: Where Minimalism Leads, Exhibition catalogue, Yokosuka Museum of Art, 2020, pp.18-24.

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Making a location and confronting sounds: Kazumichi Fujiwara’s Echo Location by 1974″ in Kazumichi Fujiwara l 1970-1974 [Echo Location], Exhibition catalogue, Ofune-sha, 2021, pp.106-115.

Tomotaro Kaneko, “The persistence of daily life’s constrains: Tatsuo Kawaguchi, 172800 Seconds” in Tatsuo Kawaguchi From 172800 Seconds in 1971 to 345600 Seconds in 2021, Exhibition catalogue, SNOW Contemporary, 2021, pp.34-41.

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Kazumichi Fujiwara,” in Polyphone: Mehrstimmigkeit in Buld und Ton, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, 2021, pp.186-193.


Tomotaro Kaneko, “‘Production-Gas’ and self-produced media” in REAR, vol.47, 2021, pp.19-22.

Tomotaro Kaneko, “Sounds in 1970s Japanese art” in Aida, vol.261, 2022, pp.2-10.


Kaneko Tomotaro, “Dismantling Environment: Hori Kosai’s “Report” series” in “Interrogating Ecology: 1970s Media and Art in Japan,” Online event, May 14th (EST) / 15th (JST), 2021. https://www.collabjapan.org/events/2021/4/22/ccj-ecology-project

Kaneko Tomotaro, “Home Exhibition as an Institutional critique: Ueda Kayoko and Watanabe Erize’s Tautology Series” in “Interrogating Ecology: 1970s Media and Art in Japan Winter Panel,” Online event, Dec 10th (EST) / 11th (JST), 2021. https://www.collabjapan.org/events/2021/12/10/interrogating-ecology-winter-panel