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WHERE I WORK

UJINO MUNETERU

by ANDREW MAERKLE

Ujino Muneteru in his studio.

Japanese mixed-media artist Ujino Muneteru, included in this year's Biennale of Sydney. is best known for his "Love Arm" series of sonic sculptural constructions, made of found materials ranging from baseball bats and chopped-up motorcycle parts to an entire bicycle outfitted with electronic guitar pick-ups. Love Arm 2 (1995), a long chrome extension with customized motorbike handlebars and flashing LED lights, straps to a performer's waist. Played by vigorous revving of the handlebars, it is at once homage to and parody of…

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