Naho Matsuda

About Artist

Naho Matsuda is a German-Japanese artist based in London. Her work brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of labour, internet culture, emerging technology and the commons. Her work includes; print, publications, writing, installation and performance. Naho holds a part-time post as a research assistant and tutor in the design department at Goldsmiths University.


Zig-zag

The second aspect to my Error and Power proposal was for the artist to construct an image based on instructions from a computer. If the artist were to follow the instructions laid out by the JPG algorithm what would be created?  We’ve seen how an…

Clean bathrooms

The software I chose to use to generate the images of bathrooms is deliberately out of date and inefficient. I chose this to help conjure up imperfect images (and my PC may not handle anything demanding more power).  I didn’t expect it to come up…

RGB RYB

Not only does the problem of interpreting data given to the artist present a hurdle to overcome, but so does the question of colour itself. Onscreen colours are made up of red, green and blue light mixed together. Painting with these colours will produce a…

more drawings

I’ve collected all drawings that show the set up of the experiment that I could find online - I found them in articles, papers, slideshows and then slowly removed elements from those drawings. First digitally then on paper with correction fluid. Again I’m ping-ponging between...

Milgram Archive

A couple of days ago I received an answer from Yale library that looks after Stanley Milgrams Archive. Due to Covid-19 the library building is currently closed, but the library staff generously shared some digitized files and images that I had send a query for….

Drawing

Alongside editing the video, I’ve started to draw one image per word pair. A simple drawing by hand that I then scan and transfer onto a larger digital canvas where I collect all word pair images. I’ve started with the beginning of the list but...

Ceiling sinks

After a prolonged session sorting images of different rooms, I now had a few thousand bathroom images separated from the sheds, kitchens and bedrooms. I added these to the original test batch from the previous post and set the PC off to work again. As…