Naomi Kashiwagi is an award-winning artist, musician and creative producer and a Clore Leader based in Manchester, UK. Naomi has exhibited and performed across the UK and internationally. She produces visual art, sound works, music, installations, performances and events.
Naomi’s practice provokes the fringes of disciplines and genres, the intersections and impacts of visual art, music, performance and everyday life upon one another and the cyclical nature of obsolescence and technological innovation. She explores the potential of things beyond their prescribed uses by poetically transforming their utilitarian and conceptual function. Naomi’s work often draws upon her dual heritage, an intrinsic fusion of two cultures, British and Japanese.
Naomi Kashiwagi interview from ‘Longing for Analogue’ Kobra documentary was shown on SVT (Swedish National TV). Kobra is the premiere arts and culture feature program on SVT across Scandinavia.
Naomi works through reinvention and integrates poetic rituals into everyday life to reveal and reimagine the innate curiosities and enchantments of the everyday. Her work examines the complexities of the everyday, the poetic qualities and potential for inventiveness in everyday life that contribute to an inquisitive quest for reclaiming the everyday.
Naomi is interested in paradoxically catalysing liminal experiences by momentarily suspending everyday social and cultural behaviours to create positive moments that punctuate everyday life and new ways of seeing, perceiving and experiencing everyday life.
The arts have the potential to show that
the everyday can be reinvented and that
the ordinary is usually extraordinary
and that the extraordinary can become
part of or intervene and wonderfully
interrupt everyday life.