LANDSCAPE OF MEMORIES
Art Exhibition of Japan with 7 International Artists
This is an art exhibition at Art Bridge Chiang Rai presented by Rikuzentakata Artist in Residence Program of Japan, showing 7 international artist’s work created under the program.
As we know, Japan suffered serious damages by the Great East Japan Earthquake 2011. The residency program is an initiative that aims to bring overseas artists who are drawn to this region, a costal area of northern east Japan, to reside in its community and, while stayed together with the lives of the residents, gather important memories and record and convey their experiences. The program has emphasized research, creation and interaction of overseas artists.
The exhibition shows works mediated through video, music, photos, and dance connecting traditions with the present, the artists researched the thoughts or things of people that have been physically lost, attempting expressions through visual or physical movement to pass next generation behind subtle memories.
Five years have passed since the disaster of Japan, but it would be increasingly needed reconstruction and a new creativity within the spheres of livelihoods, of making a living, and of culture that are the foundation of human dignity and the source of joy in living. With possession of same experiences of disaster, Japan and Thailand suffered by the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, we are pleased to have this opportunity to share artist’s thoughts and facilitate exchange ideas.
July 7 - 31, 2016, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
(551 Moo 1, Bandu, Muang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand)
July 7, Thursday, 2016, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hideki Toyoshima (Artist, designer and adviser of Rikuzentakata AIR Program)
Angkrit Ajchariyasophon (Artist)
Tawatchai Pattanaporn (Artist)
Jun Matsuyama (Program coordinator of Rikuzentakata AIR Program)
July 7, Thursday, 2016, 6:30 pm -
Sioned Huws / Dancer and choreographer from Wales
Jaime Jesus C. Pacena Ⅱ / Video artist from the Philippines
Leo van der kleij / Photographer from Netherlands
Cornelia Konrads / Sculptor from Germany
Tawatchai Pattanaporn / Photographer from Thailand
Angkrit Ajchariyasophon / Artist from Thailand
Katrin Paul / Artist from Germany
Open call for RIKUZENTAKATA MEETING for Future
March 23,Wednesday - 25, Friday, 2016
We has initiated new project towards future in 2013. From the angle of art, architecture and design, we would like to embody the place where everybody can draw own future at Rikuzentakata. The third time event from 2014 RIKUZENTAKATA MEETING for Future sets 2 themes ‘making’ and ‘thinking’, touring around Rikuzentakata and meeting with people, try to find out commitment, which can not be divided between art and living, and trying to have action on your life. This 3 days program is open for everybody interested in art, management work and even just Rikuzentakata. We are looking forward to meeting here, rich nature Rikuzentakata city where beautiful sea and mountain are waiting.
From Teiko Hinuma, Rikuzentakata AIR Program director
March 23,Wednesday - 25, Friday, 2016
Hideki Toyoshima, gm projects
[People in Rikuzentakata]
Shimizu JV, Construction Company
Teiichi Sato, Sato seed shop owner
Mikiko Sugawara, maneger of Home for All in Rikuzentakata
Gyozan school Yamaguchi sect Kakinaizawa Deer dance performing arts preservation society
Sioned Huws, Rikuzentakata AIR 2013-2015 residency artist
[Conditions of the event]
*Participation fee: 35,000 yen (30,000 yen / student)
Including 3 days accommodation, meals. Participant must pay drinking and only second night dinner.
*Number of participants: 10 people
The accommodation doesn’t have any single room. Please note that if you apply alone you will stay with others.
*Transport: Please come to JR Mizusawa-esashi station in Iwate by 11:30 a.m. on 23 March, then, we are going together by bus. The tour ends up at JR Mizusawa-esashi station 4:30 p.m. on 25th.
*Belongings to be carried: writing materials, rain gear, toothbrush, pajama, and clothes that are easy to move for second day trip.
*Accommodation: Hakoneyama Terrace (1-232 Otomo town, Rikuzentakata city / Tel 0192-22-7088)
*Application: Please apply by E-mail with your name, mobile number, sex, if you have accompany all those information of your accompany as well.
email@example.com (Contact person: Matsuyama)
Rikuzentakata AIR Program 2013-2015 Exhibition
"A scene of memories, headed for a reminiscent future, exploring with artists, Rikuzentakata and Tohoku"
This is the third year of Rikuzentakata Artist in Residence Program since initiated in early winter 2013. The program is an initiative that aims to bring overseas artists who are drawn to Tohoku to reside in its community and, while nestled among the lives of the residents, gather important memories and record and convey their experiences. The program has emphasized research, creation and interaction of overseas artists and furthermore, had such events ‘Rikuzentakata Meeting’ that shared the situations of after the disaster, and considered management by connecting people who are working based on art in Tohoku. Almost five years have passed, but it would be increasingly needed reconstruction and a new creativity within the spheres of livelihoods, of making a living, and of culture that are the foundation of human dignity and the source of joy in living. The Exhibition which retrospective looks into past three years introduces totally 7 artists’ work visited Rikuzentakata ever, and one Japanese artist unit had based in Rikuzentakata. Mediated through video, music, photos, and dance connecting traditions with the present, the artists researched the thoughts or things of people that have been physically lost, attempting expressions through visual or physical movement to leave behind subtle memories. All those attempting are modest, however the accumulation of three years are gradually forming something visible. We hope it will be the opportunity to be able to look at each future.
February 3 – 14, 2016, closed on Monday, 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sugimura Jun Museum, Siogama city, Miyagi, Japan
Leo van der kleij / Netherlands
Jaime Jesus C. Pacena Ⅱ / Philippine
Tawatchai Pattanaporn / Thailand
Cornelia Konrads / Germany
Angkrit Ajchariyasophon / Thailand
Katrin Paul / Germany
Sioned Huws / Wales
Haruka Komori + Natsumi Seo / Japan
- Talk session "To live-between record and memory"
Kenji Kai, Curator of Sendai Mediatheque
Teiko Hinuma, Director of Rikuzentakata Artist in Residence Program
February 11, 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.
- Dance Workshop by Sioned Huws
February 7, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Open application for RIKUZENTAKATA MEETING
- What is behind the creation? -
March 20, Friday - March 22, Sunday, 2015
Rikuzentakata Artist in Residence program 2014 has a event "RIKUZENTAKATA MEETING -What is behind the creation?-" for people who are working in art program or for students who want to work in art program it the future. In this time with setting up a theme of "to create", participants can experience several workshops hosted by local people in Rikuzentakata. The program asks totally 11 of different individual or group to be a teacher as in field of their practice, participants can work with them together for a while. Trough the program you can figure out what is the principal of creation that when you work in art program you must to be aware of, something floating under our ordinary daily life. Furthermore, participants can learn technically how you can manage artist in residency program lectured by our residency director Teiko Hinuma.
Open application for dance workshop by Sioned Huws in Iwaki
November 8, 9, 15, 16 in 2014
All day open from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm
Dance workshop of Rikuzentakata AIR residency artist Sioned Huws
Venue: Practice room in Iwaki Alios, Admission free
Sioned Huws is a choreographer and dancer from Wales. She has visited Aomori Japan several time, learned Japanese Traditional dance and continues to create new dance by experience of the culture and its dance. Huws visits again Iwaki and has workshop as following 2013. In the workshop everyone can join and experience how choreograph works in daily life with the keyword of "Dance, pray, memory, person, place". Even only one day join is ok, no matter if you don't have dance practice, welcome to any ages children to adult, please feel free to participate!
Open application for RIKUZENTAKATA MEETING
- How to connect art network -
November 7, Friday - November 9, Sunday, 2014
It is a program for students who want to work in artist in residency program, art center in the future and for people presently working in art program in local community. Participants can stay for 2 nights at Hakoneyama terrace, which is surrounded by beautiful nature in Rikuzentakata city. The program invites art directors who have been tackling with their practical way, actions of support based on art activities in Tohoku area of Japan. Also invites special guests from Kobe, where there was disaster in 1995, think together through lecture, workshop and discussion of what art will be able to do for those social and environmental incident.