Kasumi’s work is about memory and the echo chambers of memory – a perpetual feedback loop of patterns that creates consciousness.
Kasumi uses the symbols, images, and gestures that encode meaning and form the units from which we tell our stories, and that paradoxically both limit and expand human possibility.
Kasumi uses contemporary and developing technology to alchemize physical materials, digital media, and live performance into works of art. Her work is driven by her interest in conceptualizing the movements, expressions and gestures from which we construct our current reality.
The staggering range of her methods and media is evidenced not just by her awards – including the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship – but also by the works themselves: from prints and collage to films and video art installations at the Rocket Mortgage Field House; at Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall; performances with Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky; public art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, DC Tower, Vienna, and Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; VR 360, post-production, and gifs for The Eric Andre Show; and interactive art-making apps for iPhone and Android. Her most recent work Surfacing was developed at The Cleveland Museum of Art and expanded into a one person exhibition for The Sculpture Center.