Erika is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator currently working in Philadelphia area via London.
Her work looks at the intersection of old and new technologies; her research interests are in the field of Visual Music, live video performance, and Immersive media.
She is part of a vibrant international community of VJs and DJs.
Current audio-visual collaborations include Alka's Colour of Terrible Crystal album released on VeryRecords in 2017, with live dates upcoming.
Through her vocal and visual work on Puzzlebox Records in Detroit, MI, she has worked with Keith Tucker and Tommy Hamilton of Aux 88, and other prominent artists from the Detroit electronic music scene. The Black Tokyo Project opened for Jeff Mills at Fabric Nightclub in London and Octave One on the Tresor stage in Madrid, Spain.
While in London, she worked for a holographic projection company, project managing for corporate and entertainment clients.
Erika's work is supported by the Center for Fine and Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, where she was a NewCourtland Fellow in 2017.
Recently she produced shows for the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, where she teaches photography and video production.
Erika speaks Japanese, English, French, and Electro.
(She would love to learn Chinese and Arabic.)
Erika has an MA Photography from Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University, UK. Her BA is in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], University of London. She has a fine art foundation from Atelier Clouet, Paris, France, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.