Eiko Soga, DPhil
Eiko lives and works in England and Japan. She works with a variety of media including film, poetry, and installation. Her interest lies in storytelling to investigate notions such as physical sense, spoken word, empathy, ecology, duality, and the unknown. Her practice is an attempt to question, interconnect and re-order relationships of elements that exists between subjective experiences and social landscapes. Her work often starts from conversations about everyday processes and site-specific-ethnographic exploration, more recently working with the Ainu and the Japanese in Hokkaido, Japan. She builds her works through a process of making as a mode of research, learning and thinking-through-practicing. Eiko is a graduate of MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, and MSc Japanese Studies at University of Oxford where she studied Sociology, Anthropology, and Modern Japanese Literature. She is currently reading for her doctoral degree in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.