Back in October I had a great studio visit with an interactive artist, Chika Iijima, who goes by the moniker CHiKA.
Her studio is in the back of the Reverse Space Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In this intimate room we played with her luminous sound-sculptures and talked about red hair, cats and the friendly spooks of Tahoe. She’ll be exhibiting her work at the Pascal Gallery located in the Berrie Center at Ramapo College. In addition, she’ll be giving two projection mapping workshops as part of the Visual Arts Lecture and Workshop Cycle at Ramapo.
CHiKA: SEI05 February 3 – March 4, 2016
The Pascal Gallery, Ramapo College Reception: Feb 3, 5-7 pm. Artist Talk 6 pm
Gallery hours: Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m.
A one-person interactive installation of CHiKA’s electronic works will go on view in the Pascal Gallery at Ramapo College on Wednesday, February 3. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, February 3 from 5-7 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Chika Iijima is an interactive visual artist and an educator. She creates a minimalist geometric narrative in sync with the Japanese sound “sei” which can mean star, silent, or live. Her interactive sculptures and mapping installations explore the relationship between objects, images, light and sound, and use programs and sensors to respond to the viewer.
This project is funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Pascal Gallery is located in the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m. For more information contact Sydney Jenkins at 201-684-7147