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Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison | Mikawa

September 29 – December 8, 2017

Inspired by the haunting world of the ancient Japanese epic Tales of Ise, and the riverbank where a poet meditates on his lost love, Mikawa combines fiberoptic sculpture, sound, technology, and dance in an immersive, contemporary exploration of longing, beauty, and the ephemeral.

Dancer Christy Fisher performed a dance inspired by the installation at all of the Mikawa events.

Education Projects

Gallery Workshop for Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison's Mikawa

Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison: Mikawa

In December 2017, Jack Straw and Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA) presented an accessible art workshop at Jack Straw in conjunction with the installation Mikawa by composer Garrett Fisher…



Garrett Fisher sitting, working on a tablet computer

Garrett Fisher

Garrett Fisher has created more than a dozen opera-theatre productions in the US and Europe, work that “has combined elements of opera, dance, Indian raga, Japanese Noh theater and…


Tori Ellison

Tori Ellison has exhibited work in eleven states and abroad, at venues including: Portland Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Paris Gibson Square Museum, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, the Utah Museum…


Sound Clips

  • Gallery Workshop for Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison's Mikawa
    Mikawa Gallery Workshop: Blue Ripples on the Water Garrett Fisher
  • Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison New Media Gallery interview Garrett Fisher
  • Garrett Fisher - Mikawa As Lyric Garrett Fisher