Tetsuya Umeda (b. Kumamota Japan, 1980) gets ideas for his works from the environment and the circumstances surrounding the exhibition space. He has been involved in a wide range of activities both in Japan and overseas including participation in live performance and exhibitions and collaborations with musicians, performers, and artists. He places himself within the space, listens and explores the relationship between the flow of the music and the body and using energy from atmospheric pressure, water pressure, gravity, electrical currents and heat combined with familiar consumer electronics and everyday items , produces something by a method that incorporates mechanical errors and the unpredictable behaviour of people and natural phenomena. In doing so he draws out the potential existing within the space itself, causing impromptu phenomena that ‘perform’ the light, sound and movement of things. Umeda lives and works in Osaka.