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Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation

2020-2022 / House 2009- /

We built a temporary house on a piece of land in Moriya City unused for several years, and while living there, are thinking about humankind and its environment through farming.
Farming is the human activity of working the land sustainably. Humans cultivate the land and raise crops. But in reality, this is something difficult to experience unless you are an actual farmer or have a field.
Sandwiched between a bamboo grove and houses, the land we have borrowed from a local resident for the project is designated an “urbanization control area.” In such an area, development and building construction is in principle prohibited in order to prevent uncontrolled urbanization. So that we could construct a “house” for farming at this location, we applied for a building permit for what is termed a temporary “entertainment place.” Cultivate House functions as an actual house with a “barn” for storing tools as well as beds and a composting toilet. Part of the wall opens out toward the field like a stage.
In the field, we have planted true-bred and native species, and engage in no-till farming using companion planting and mulched grass. Due to changes in how different species grow according to the conditions of the soil, crops cultivated through such methods cannot be harvested in the same season. On the other hand, crops grow by harnessing the ecosystems that exist in the soil.
Observing the process of the crops growing, we have created prints on artificial materials found at the site like plastic and aluminum cans. We have also used the bamboo and arrowroot growing wild on the land to make objects. We cook and eat the crops, and use rice bran or husk to turn human waste into compost. Starting from a vacant plot of land, we are proposing ways to readapt human activities to the environment by finding cooperation with nature.
 
https://www.arcusprojectopenstudios.com/artist/olta/
 
“Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation”
Period: February 2, 2022 (Wed) – March 14, 2022 (Mon), 13:00 – 17:00
Location: Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture (will be announced to those who inquire)
Details:
1. Interior of the “Cultivating House
2. harvest of agricultural products (carrots, radishes, etc.)
3. pottery works baked with rice husk smoked charcoal, bamboo works, print works, aluminum can journal, etc.
4. tea made from radish and carrot leaves
Equipment: shoes that can get dirty, warm clothing
 
“Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation”Press Release
 
“ARCUS project 2021 IBARAKI online Open Studios”
Period:March 5, 2022 (Sat) – March 27, 2022 (Sun)
Venue:Online
 
Artist Talk
Speakers: Ieva Raudsepa (Latvia), millonaliu [Klodiana Millona & Yuan Chun Liu] (Albania/Taiwan), OLTA (Japan)
Moderator: Keisuke Ozawa(Director, ARCUS Project)
https://www.arcusprojectopenstudios.com/talk/
 
“Online Artist-in-Residence Program Final Presentations”
Resident artists: Ieva Raudsepa (Latvia), millonaliu [Klodiana Millona & Yuan Chun Liu] (Albania/Taiwan), OLTA (Japan)
Date: December 12, 2020 (Sat) 15:00-17:00
https://www.arcus-project.com/en/event/2020/ev_en201212150000.html
 
“ARCUS Project 2020 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program”
Resident artists: Ieva Raudsepa (Latvia), millonaliu [Klodiana Millona & Yuan Chun Liu] (Albania/Taiwan), OLTA (Japan)
Period: September 24, 2020(Thu) – December 17, 2020(Thu)
 

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1-3, 5, 7, 9-13 Photo: Hajime Kato
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〈Daily drawing, Daily page vol.35〉"Tokyo-shi (history/poem)"

2020 / Daily drawing Daily page /

Date| 2020.10.24.(Sat)13:00~16:00
Venue| Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Square, Online(Periscope on Twitter)
The books| Multiple episodes of the history and poetry related to Tokyo
Entrance Fee| Free
The fixed number| 10 people
Reservation form→https://forms.gle/YwaVhtppPjxBhVPu7
 
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Please come directly to the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Square at 12:45 on the day of the event. The small iron stage is there.
We will prepare the books, painting materials, etc. here, so you do not have to bring anything in particular.
Please take all possible measures to prevent infection with the new coronavirus.Please come in clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

▶︎Participation conditions | Those who agree with the following items
・We will deliver live online and record video.
・The name you enter when you participate may be disclosed.
 

Festival/Tokyo 2020″Pop-up Riso Zine Studio”
https://www.festival-tokyo.jp/20/program/hand-saw-press.html

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Daily drawing, Daily page

2020 / Daily drawing Daily page /

This is a participatory event organized by two collectives, Artist Collective “OLTA” and Practitioner Collective “Kohonya”. Over one book, participants read out with each other in order and at the same time draw with clue of the words. Create a new margine by reading letters, listening to sounds, expressing them in lines and forms, get sucked into the world of books, trying to get away from them, and opening up relationships with a book. What they draw on are materials for example used books, a piece of wood, stones, so it start with the selection of drawing tools.The drawing I drew crossed over to another hand before I knew it, and add the touch, a new form come back.It goes around drawing like it goes around a book with reading out. Anyone can participate.Anyone can participate.
 
 
Daily drawing, Daily page vol.35
Date:24th October(Sat)2020 13:00-16:00
Book:Demura Shinichiro “Kogeitan”
Venue:Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Square, Online(Periscope on Twitter)
https://https://honkbooks.com/dddp-35
 
Tokyo-shi(history/peom) archive ZIN
Printing Biding: Hand Saw Press(RISOGRAPH)
Published:OLTA kohonya honkbooks
18p A3
Price: 2500JPY(sold out)
 
 
Daily drawing, Daily page vol.34
Date:21st September(Mon)2020 21:00-2300
Book:Toson Shimazaki“The Broken Commandment”
Venue:Online(zoom,MagicalDraw)
https://https://honkbooks.com/dddp-34
 
 
Daily drawing, Daily page vol.33
Date:23rd May(Sat)2020 16:00-18:30
Book:Chuya Nakahara“Yagi no uta”
Venue:Online(Zoom, MagicalDraw)
https://https://honkbooks.com/dddp-33
 
 
Daily drawing, Daily page vol.32
Date:26th April(Sun)2020 16:00-17:30
Book:Souseki Natsume“Ten Dreaming Nights”
Venue:Online(Zoom, MagicalDraw)
https://honkbooks.com/dddp32-2
 
 
Daily drawing, Daily page vol.31
Date:24th February(Mon)2020 14:00-16:00
Book:Writing by MARY SHELLY translated by Morishita Yumiko“Frankenstein”
Venue: kohonya honkbooks
https://honkbooks.com/dddp31
 
 
Daily drawing, Daily page vol.30
Date:15th December(Sun)2019 18:00-20:00
Book:Yun Dong-ju“Sky Wind Stars and Poetry”
Venue: kohonya honkbooks
https://honkbooks.com/post/dddp30
 
 
Daily drawing, Daily page vol.29
“GEIDAI BIBLIOSCAPE 2019”
Date:6th September(Fri)2019-8th(Mon)
DAY1 6th September(Fri)13:00-19:00
DAY2 7th September(Sat)10:00-17:00
DAY3 8th September(Sun)10:00-17:00
Book:Tatsumi Hijikata“yame ru mai hime”
Venue:Tokyo University of the arts, University Library bldg.B
Direct:Tokyo University of the arts University Library/GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FILM AND NEW MEDIA, TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS/RAM Association, kohonya honkbooks
http://geidai-ram.jp/geidaibiblioscape2019/
 
 
Daily drawing, Daily page vol.28
Date:21st March(Thu)2019 13:30-17:00
Book:Ango Sakaguchi“Isi no omoi” “In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom” “The Idiot”
Venue: Matsudai Nohbutai
https://honkbooks.com/dddp28
 

Daily drawing, Daily page vol.35, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Square

<Daily drawing, Daily page vol.35>Tokyo-shi(history/peom) archive ZIN

Daily drawing, Daily page vol.34, Online(MagicalDraw)

Daily drawing, Daily page vol.32, Online(MagialDraw)

Daily drawing, Daily page vol.31, kohonya honkbooks

Daily drawing, Daily page vol.30, kohonya honkbooks

Daily drawing, Daily page vol.29, Tokyo University of the arts, University Library bldg.B

Daily drawing, Daily page vol.28, Matsudai Nohbutai

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Daily drawing, Daily page vol.29

2019 / Daily drawing Daily page /

朗読本:土方巽「病める舞姫」
素材:土粘土、木炭、石、木、水、他

「GEIDAI BIBLIOSCAPE 2019」
|会期| 2019年9月6日[金]- 8日[日]*東京藝術大学藝祭期間中
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DAY1(9/6金) 13:00 – 19:00
DAY2(9/7土) 10:00 – 17:00
DAY3(9/8日) 10:00 – 17:00
|会場| 東京藝術大学附属図書館B棟(東京都台東区上野公園12-8)
|URL| http://geidai-ram.jp/geidaibiblioscape2019/
|企画| 東京藝術大学附属図書館, 東京藝術大学大学院映像研究科, RAM Association, コ本や honkbooks
|助成| 2019年度文化庁「大学における文化芸術推進事業」

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Cultivate House(Chiba)

2019 / House 2009- TRANSMISSION PANG PANG 2017- Walking Cascade 2016 /


 
Cultivate HouseーOPEN HOUSE
Date: 30th August- 16th September 2019 12:00-18:00
Venue: Katori city, Chiba, JAPAN
Grant: iStyle Art and Sports Foundation
Cooperation: Aomori Museum of Art, RAM Association

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Exchange program in Taitung, Taiwan / KAWAMURA Kazuhide

2019 / KAWAMURA Kazuhide

KAWAMURA Kazuhide participate in the CRAFT TAITUNG CREATOR EXCHANGE PROGRAM, an exchange program for Kapo (Kanazawa Art Port) and a residence in Taitung, Taiwan, about one month from June 4, 2019.
http://crafttaitung.net

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Daily drawing, Daily page

2019 / Daily drawing Daily page /

「この絵画、このページ」

アーティスト・コレクティヴの「オル太」、プラクティショナー・コレクティヴの「コ本や」との2つのコレクティヴによる共同企画の参加型イベントです。一冊の本をめぐって、順に参加者は朗読しあい、同時にその言葉を手がかりにドローイングを描きます。文字を読み、音を聞き、線や形に表して、本の世界に入り込んだり、少し離れてみたり、一冊の本との関係性を開いていくことで、新しい余白を立ち上げていきます。何に描くかは、古本や木片、石といったマテリアルにも描くこともあり、画材選びから始めていきます。自分が描いたドローイングがいつの間にか他の手に渡り筆が重ねられ、新しいかたちになって戻って来る。朗読で本が巡るように絵も巡る。誰でも参加可能。
今回は、「アート/ブックのとても大きな部屋:読む・作る・考える」に合わせて、新潟県で生まれた坂口安吾の自伝的小説『石の思い』から始まり、代表作の『桜の森の満開の下』に至るまで、農舞台で安吾と出会いましょう。
 
|日程|  3/21(木) 13:30-17:00
|朗読本| 坂口安吾著作(『石の思い』『桜の森の満開の下』『白痴』)
|場所|  まつだい「農舞台」
      〒942-1526 新潟県十日町市松代3743-1
|参加費| ドネーション制
|対象|  子どもから大人まで
|企画|  オル太, コ本や honkbooks
 
https://honkbooks.com/post/183582381801/dddp28

 
ルール:参加者が参加者によって指示された読み方で読み、描き方で描く。
 
1 桜の森の満開の下
本を読む人:井上徹 提案者:斉藤隆文 読み方:2人で一緒に読む(井上、斉藤) 描き方:一回筆を置いたら支持体から離さない、一筆描き
2 桜の森の満開の下
本を読む人:飯岡幸子 提案者:ゆびな 読み方:1人で真ん中で読む 描き方:色んな色を使う
3 桜の森の満開の下
本を読む人:だつお 提案者:村田萌菜 読み方:場所は自由、一行づつ飛ばして読む 描き方:利き手と反対で描き
4 桜の森の満開の下
本を読む人:Jang-Chi 提案者:和田信太郎 読み方:遠いところから大きな声でゆっくり 描き方:このテーブルから離れる
5 桜の森の満開の下
本を読む人:長谷川義朗 提案者:秋山伸 読み方:雪を額に付けて、口を閉じないで読む 描き方:雪を握りながら読む
6 桜の森の満開の下
本を読む人:川村和秀 提案者:松浦昇 読み方:棒読みでめちゃくちゃ早口 描き方:眺める
7 石の思い
本を読む人:メグ忍者 提案者:中島あかね 読み方:読んだところを行ったり来たりしながら読む 描き方:外で紙をお腹の上に乗せて描き
8 石の思い
本を読む人:中島あかね 提案者:メグ忍者 読み方:読んだところを行ったり来たりしながら読む 描き方:画材を使わないで描く、皆んなで歩きながら
9 石の思い
本を読む人:松浦昇 提案者:川村和秀 読み方:出来るだけ感情的に読む 描き方:声を出しながら描く
10 石の思い
本を読む人:村田萌菜 提案者:長谷川義朗 読み方:すごくゆっくり読む 描き方:全員で1つの紙に描く
11 石の思い
本を読む人:秋山伸(描く人) 提案者:Jang-Chi 読み方:皆んなで読む 描き方:秋山さんが描く
12 石の思い
本を読む人:和田信太郎 提案者:だつお 読み方:名詞を強調しながら早口で読む 描き方:1段落につき1人1ストロークごと描く

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Hands that Swallow Even the Waves

2019 / SAITO Takafumi

Held a solo exhibition "Hands of Waves" on the theme of "the sea" that he has been thinking since the Great East Japan Earthquake. In the solo exhibition, micro plastic samples were collected at Omori Beach (Tokyo) and Kujukurihama (Chiba), and used as the material of the work to produce three-dimensional works reminiscent of "the sea" such as surfboards and Kamaboko(processed fish paste).
 In micro plastic, mass-produced plastic flows out into the sea as waste, is trapped in waves, becomes powdery, and is accumulated inside life in the food chain. Citing from Federico Fellini's movie "Kasanova", this cycle was newly conceived from the scene where the main character Casanova and the participants go around the womb using a projector in the cage of a creature.
The installation is a narrative works that breathes into the immobile creatures of the sea and revives again while collecting large and small units and recovering the spread of incised material.

 
Exhibition:Hands that Swallow Even the Waves
Date:January 30 – February 10, 2019
Venue:Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
http://www.ongoing.jp/ja/artcenter/gallery/index.php?itemid=685

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Machines dwell in humans

2018 / KAWAMURA Kazuhide

The artist's book, “Machines dwell in humans” examines stones and pigeons, nieces, bows and songs. A book depicting ancient customs and beliefs and contemporary matters, and depicting illustrations.

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Insects and kharakter that squirm in the Manyo forest.

2018 / KAWAMURA Kazuhide

paper, cloth, pen, colored pencil, thread, ink

At Manyo botanical garden in Kokubunji, Tokyo, the situation was made to imagine that the character became a spirit and lived in the forest ecosystem.

 
Exhibition:BARRAK INDEPENDANTS
Date:June 15ー24, 2018
Venue:BARRAK, OKINAWA
https://www.barrakindependands.com/home

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Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)

2015 / GHOST OF MODERN 2013- /

The entirety of the second floor @KCUA gallery was given over to the performance group OLTA’s GHOST OF MODERN, which depicts the Auschwitz death camp and deer wandering through it, its cramped three- month residency in Berlin(through the Tokyo Wonder Site Exchange Residency Program) and has been working on continuously since. Set amid ruins or other locations associated with modern history, it features surreal, ghostly costumed figures migrating from one place to the next. From Berlin, to Krakow, to Auschwitz, to Chernobyl, to Kiev, they visit sites related to World War 2, nuclear fallout, and regime collapse. These visits (or visitations) shed light on problems and tensions lurking behind Western society’s achievement of modernization, and illuminate what may have been and may yet be in the various locations shown. A fawn is featured in the film, and a fawn appeared along with the members of OLTA in the opening performance, referencing the fact that fawns have actually been seen frolicking around at Auschwitz. In Japan deer are viewed as messengers of the gods, and fawn are widely seen as adorable and innocent, but deer are also associated with kitschy vulgarity, and the dark side of deer is accentuated when they appear at a site of slaughter and genocide. Exposed to this dark side, we are also driven to rethink modern history as a whole.      
(Part of the catalog of “Homage to Kantor -Theater of Death” Theater of Death : Remembering Tadeusz Kantor by KASUYA Akiko)
 

 
Project Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Tadeusz Kantor
Homage to Kantor -Theater of Death
2015.10.10 (Sat) – 11.15 (Sun)
Artists : Pawel ALTHAMER, ISHIBASHI Yoshimasa, OLTA, Artur ZMIJEWSKI, NIWA Yoshinori, Miroslaw BALKA, MATSUI Chie, Joanna RAJKOWSKA
Venue(s):@KCUA1, 2
Curated/planned by Kyoto City University of Arts ART GALLERY @KCUA and Akiko Kasuya
Organized by Kyoto City University of Arts
KYOTO CITY UNIVERSITY OF ARTS ART GALLERY @KCUA
http://gallery.kcua.ac.jp/exhibitions/20151010_id=7319#en
Performance : Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)
Date:2015, October 11th(Sun.)
Venue : @KCUA2
 

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GHOST OF MODERN IN OMOTESANDO

2015 / GHOST OF MODERN 2013- /

“GHOST OF MODERN IN OMOTESANDO” visit traces of modernity with participants from Omotesando to Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. Here, Meiji Jingu was built in 1920, and zelkova wood was planted along the Omotesando street the following year. In 1945, Yoyogi no hara(Yoyogi Park), which was a training ground for the Imperial Japanese Army, was seized by the Allied Forces after the defeat and became the US Army Housing Washington Heights, and was later returned to Japan as a olympic village for the Tokyo Olympics 1964 and a competition site.
 

Exhibition : To walk with human being
Date : 2015, May 2rd – 16th
Venue:sorama gallery、Tokyo
Performance : GHOST OF MODERN in OMOTESANDO
Date:2015. May 16th
Venue:Omotesando, Yoyogi park, Tokyo
 

Photo : tatsuhisa33

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Divide into 12 equal circulations

2014 / KOREA-JAPAN /

Drawing, Performance
In Korea, there is a ritual “Gut” involving offerings and sacrifices to gods, spirits and ancestors. The ceremonial shaman, Mudan, spins in ritual. It held in 12 parts festivals. 
The last of the 12-Shi (Chinese zodiac) was chicken, dog and pig. 
The image “Divide into 12 equal circulations” add the last animal of the Chinese zodiac to the circle.
 
Artist in Residence
SeMA Nanji Residency, Seoul, KOREA
Duration : April – August 2014
sema nanji artist residency
Exhibition : Crossing Distances
Date : June 19(Thu) – June 22(Sun). 2014
Venue : SeMA Nanji Residency hall(ソウル、韓国)
Artist:Alfred Lenz, OLTA, Cristiano Tassinari
 
16th Seoul Marginal Theater Festival
Title: Camp:Space become Lion
Collaboration with Miwansung Project
Duration:July 15th – July 17th, 2014 19:30 – 21:30
https://vimeo.com/manage/203779988/general
 
Exhibition:OLTA Drawing Research Exhibition
Duration : 14. 7.21. ~ 14. 8. 5.
Venue:OPEN CIRCUIT, Seoul, KOREA
http://www.opencircuit.co.kr/?page_id=40
DESCRIPTION : OPEN CIRCUIT AND OLTA HELD THE EXHIBITION OF OLTA’S UNRELEASED DRAWINGS ABOUT RESEARCH FOR THEIR WORKS. OLTA USUALLY MAKE MANY DRAWINGS AND USE THEM TO COMMUNICATE WITH MEMBERS, BUT WHICH ARE NOT  THEIR FINAL WORKS. EVEN THOUGH THE DRAWING ARE NOT FINAL WORKS, WE, OPEN CIRCUIT AND OLTA, THOUGHT THAT THE DRAWINGS SHOW THE PROCESS OF WORKS WHICH GIVE UNDERSTANDING AND IMPRESSION OF THEIR WORKS TO PEOPLE . SO, WE SELECTED THE DRAWINGS TOGETHER AND HELD EXHIBITION. ADDITIONALLY, WE HAD ARTIST TALK WITH ART LOVING PEOPLE THAT GIVES CHANCE TO UNDERSTAND OLTA’S WORK.
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Screening: Maebashi Media Festival 2015
Date: June 27/28 2015
https://maebashimediafestival2015.jimdo.com
 
Screening: COVERED TOKYO : Hikarie, 2014
2014.10.29.Wed – 11.10.Mon
Shibuya Hikarie 8F 8/
http://coveredtokyo.com/ja/
 

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Tiger Alive?

2014-2015 / KOREA-JAPAN /

“Tiger Alive?” Is taken from Nam June Paik’s works”. “Tiger lives” is an image work that uses a common image of the culture and history of South and North Korea, and the words “Kill” and “Kiss” are put into equation in the drawing of “Paper TV Show 1974”. In Korea during the Japanese colonial period from 1910 to 1945, there were built many buildings such as Joseon Jingu which was in Namsan(Nam Mountain), the main bank of Joseon Bank (now the main bank of Korea Bank), Gyeonggi Station (now the former station of Seoul Station). In Seoul, they visit the building carrying the figure of a tiger that has been divided into four. They dismantle the tiger as a symbol of Kill and Kiss.
 
Artist in Residence
SeMA Nanji Residency, Seoul, KOREA
Duration : April – August 2014
sema nanji artist residency
Exhibition : Crossing Distances
Date : June 19(Thu) – June 22(Sun). 2014
Venue : SeMA Nanji Residency hall(ソウル、韓国)
Artist:Alfred Lenz, OLTA, Cristiano Tassinari
 
16th Seoul Marginal Theater Festival
Title: Camp:Space become Lion
Collaboration with Miwansung Project
Duration:July 15th – July 17th, 2014 19:30 – 21:30
https://vimeo.com/manage/203779988/general
 
Exhibition:OLTA Drawing Research Exhibition
Duration : 14. 7.21. ~ 14. 8. 5.
Venue:OPEN CIRCUIT, Seoul, KOREA
http://www.opencircuit.co.kr/?page_id=40
DESCRIPTION : OPEN CIRCUIT AND OLTA HELD THE EXHIBITION OF OLTA’S UNRELEASED DRAWINGS ABOUT RESEARCH FOR THEIR WORKS. OLTA USUALLY MAKE MANY DRAWINGS AND USE THEM TO COMMUNICATE WITH MEMBERS, BUT WHICH ARE NOT  THEIR FINAL WORKS. EVEN THOUGH THE DRAWING ARE NOT FINAL WORKS, WE, OPEN CIRCUIT AND OLTA, THOUGHT THAT THE DRAWINGS SHOW THE PROCESS OF WORKS WHICH GIVE UNDERSTANDING AND IMPRESSION OF THEIR WORKS TO PEOPLE . SO, WE SELECTED THE DRAWINGS TOGETHER AND HELD EXHIBITION. ADDITIONALLY, WE HAD ARTIST TALK WITH ART LOVING PEOPLE THAT GIVES CHANCE TO UNDERSTAND OLTA’S WORK.
 
Screening: Maebashi Media Festival 2015
Date: June 27/28 2015
https://maebashimediafestival2015.jimdo.com
 
Screening: COVERED TOKYO : Hikarie, 2014
2014.10.29.Wed – 11.10.Mon
Shibuya Hikarie 8F 8/
http://coveredtokyo.com/ja/

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ORGANELLA

2013 / Organella 2013 /

“ORGANELLA” had presented at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,Kanazawa in 2013. During the exhibition, OLTA had performed at the museum.ORGANELLA was based on the idea of evolution and the memory of life in the ancient time. With the idea, they had created a large scaled object and performed around, on and in it.
They aimed how people could share any close connections by searching solutions of how they could disconnect the many boundaries such as between landscape and body, subjectivity and objectivity, performer and audience ,and even the ancient time and the future through the performances.
 
ORGANELLA
The organs and earth strata are two sides of the same coin.
Like a great wave, they billow and twist.
Within that wave, biological memory arrives at me.
ORGANELLA
A word meaning little organ in a cell.
A “vessel” by which cells live in symbiosis.
The awesome, deep in biological memory, cause me to tremble.
ORGANELLA
In this vessel, gathering cells wriggle and squirm.
Eventually, they overflow from the body wall
And, wandering about, transform into premonition of a new body.
 
The performance played in the rain. The scene of the day was like a three-dimensional objects, which was expressed to wave the evolution of life, like swimming in the ocean. The drawing is “Swimming in the Boreal Sea” (2013). A person who is embedded in the daphnia goes back to the memory of the fetus and dreams of the origin of life.
 
http://www.olta.jp/organella/english.html
 
Group Exhibition : “Visceral Sensation-Voices So Far,So Near”
Period : Saturday April 27,2013-Sunday September 1,2013
Venue : 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,Kanazawa
Artist : Louise BOURGEOIS / CHO Shinta / Nathalie DJURBERG & Hans BERG /KATO Izumi / KUSAMA Yayoi / Ana MENDIETA / NAKAGAWA Yukio / Saskia OLDE WOLBERS / OLTA / Pipilotti RIST / SHIGA Lieko / Bill VIOLA / WATANABE Kikuma
https://www.kanazawa21.jp/data_list.php?g=78&d=114

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5-6: Photo: Naoki Honjo
7-8: Photo: Tomoaki Makino, Naoki Honjo

ORGANELLA drawing: Swim back to the womb of ocean
2013
H20.2×W28.7cm

ORGANELLA drawing: Cell’s performance
2013
H17.8×W25.7cm

ORGANELLA drawing: Sucked into the vortex whirling counterclockwise around the ammonite
2013
H25.7×W18cm

ORGANELLA drawing: Pretend to be a riceplant and an electric light pole
2013
H17.9×W25.6cm

ORGANELLA drawing: Something a scarab rolls
2013
H25.6×W18cm

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performance

sculpture

video

Fold spelling,thick knit

2012 / HASEGAWA Yoshiro INOUE Toru Jang-Chi KAWAMURA Kazuhide MEGUNINJA SAITO Takafumi

Collaboration work and exhibition with three members of alternative space “Gell alterna”.
11 members of OLTA and Gell alterna became fictional authors, and they wrote a story. An exhibition based on the produced story was held.
https://gellalterna.wixsite.com/gellalterna/blank-4

Exhibition:Fold spelling,thick knit

Date:July 22 ーAugust 5, 2012

Venue : gellalterna

OLTA:Jang-Chi、HASEGAWA Yoshiro, KAWAMURA Kazuhide, UMEDA Gosuke, SAITO Takafumi, INOUE Toru, TAKAGI Makito, MEGUNINJA

direction:Issei Kurihara, Taketo Kobayashi, Ryota Tanaka

Photo: KATO Ken

Talking head
2012
Performance, Sculpture
2000×500×500mm
wood, speaker, enamel paint

One picture a day
2010
Painting

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken