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YoHa is an artist collective composed of Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji.  They are internationally renowned for their media art work together, as individuals, and with media group Mongrel.  Yokokoji and Harwood were key members of the artist collaborative MediaShed.

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Matsuko Yokokoji, Graham Harwood, and Richard Wright are an English-Japanese artist collective that worked together for the first time in 2004 under the name Mongrel. They also worked together as part of the artist collective Mediashed. Working with a fusion of art, electronic media and street culture, they aimed to reach beyond the hierarchies of power and knowledge to involve those normally excluded from expression and collaboration. Their works have been nominated for a BAFTA award and are affiliated to the permanent collections of the Pompidou Centre Paris and the Centre for Media Arts (ZKM) in Karlsruhe.

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Matsuko Yokokoji co-founded the Mongrel group in 1995 with Graham Harwood. She graduated from Kuwazawa Design College in Tokyo in 1983. Two years prior to this she freelanced as a graphic designer and became the art director for Imperial Enterprise Inc. a company specialising in direct marketing, in 1984.

Yokokoji first came to the UK in 1987 to study printmaking and computer graphics at Guildhall University where she first met Harwood (another founder member of Mongrel). From 1991-1995 she worked as a researcher/coordinator for Japanese TV companies. In 1994 Yokokoji worked for Harwood's ‘Rehearsal of Memory' which first showed at Video Positive 94' and later it became a CD-ROM of which the installation travelled to 12 cities and 9 countries. ‘Rehearsal of Memory' is part of The Centre Pompidou's permanent collection.

 

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Gearbox is the outcome of twelve-months development work between the MediaShed and Eyebeam, to create a resource for low-budget filmmaking. Comprised of “how to” step by step examples, Gearbox shows people innovative ways of recording footage using unusual combinations of found resources (such as CCTV Video Sniffin' or Spy Kiting) and low-budget methods of reproducing professional film making techniques (for example, achieving a crane shot using a fishing pole). This one-stop shop for all your moving image needs places a potent means of expression in the hands of people irrespective of money, status or environment. Building on the core aims of “free-media”, it offers new ways of thinking about and using technology and media available within the environment, of recycling and re-using outdated and junked equipment, and of adapting cheap materials from local DIY and electronic stores.

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April 2007
 
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