Cay Horiuchi is a queer non-binary Japanese American DJ, visual artist and activist based in Portland, Oregon.
2013, Digital photography
A series of photographs of new age crystal objects given to my partner over the course of years for Christmas from their mother. I wanted to address motherly warmth, tranquil, and spirituality in mass-produced plastic objects.
Sculptural installation, 2013
Material: Toiletpaper, syrup, typewriter, glitter, and toilet
This installation was set at an ambient music house show one Sunny Sunday morning. As bands like Pillows performed, audience engaged in typing their thoughts and poems on to the roll of toilet paper installed in the middle of the room while seated on a toilet. A TP floating in glitter-filled corn syrup inside an acrylic box sat by the window, as I challenged the strange combination of durability and ephemerality found in the material.
Color filter, found objects, glass, mirror, mylar
Materials: Paper, mylar, toy record players, light, sound, mattress, chairs and pillows
Using devices inspired by Bryon Gysin’s Dreamachine, this project poses questions regarding our understanding of our visual perception in comprehending the world around us. When seen in close proximity with eyes closed, the devices create a flickering effect caused by lights flashing at a certain frequency, inducing internal visions.
Material: Fabric, color filters, fog machine, sun light and wind
Hoshimoyou means star-patterned in Japanese. With a theatrical drape emitting colorful beams of sunlight in various star shapes into the space, I created a moment reflecting on many dreamy scenes I encountered in my childhood through manga, Japanese graphic novels.