An analog audiovisual performance where an old Japanese iron cooking pot becomes an instrument connected to a light and speaker. Touching the pot with a metal stick closes the circuit, producing light and sound, representing the energy brought through and forth from the pot.

The title riori is a play on the Japanese words ryōri ("cooking") and irori ("hearth") as a process, place, and symbol for the transmutation of light and energy.


  • Created and performed in residency at Akiya Collective in Komoro, Japan. Special thanks to Michelle Huang.

© Derrek Chow 2024