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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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"Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation"

/ House 2009- /


 
Currently, we are implementing “Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation” , in which we build a hut and live and farm on land in Moriya City.
 
“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)
*Please let us know the date and time of your visit by email
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
 
E-mail:mail@olta.jp
 
“Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation”Press Release
 
 
ARCUS project 2021 IBARAKI
online Open Studios is open
WEBSITE
https://www.arcusprojectopenstudios.com
Period:
March 5, 2022 (Sat) – March 27 (Sun)
 
The results of the two-year artist residencies held from 2020 to 2021 is presented at an online Open Studios event.
The video work “Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation” can be viewed on the website.
A talk about our work is also available.

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Occultic Yo Soy

2021 /

“Occultic Yo Soy” | Decameron
Olta + Yuki Harada
 
Occultic Yo Soy, a duo exhibition by Olta and Yuki Harada will be held at Decameron.
 
Details
Curation: Maaru Hiyama
Period: October 29th (Fri)-December 12th (Sun), 2021
Venue: Decameron (2F, 1-12-4, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Hours: 16:00-02:00 (Saturdays 13:00-02:00, Sundays 13:00-20:00)
Closed: Mondays ※There is a possibility of temporary closure. Please check the official website for the latest information.
Admission: 500 JPY
URL: http://occulticyosoy.com/

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From Dawn to Dawn: A Hyper Pop-Art Stand Play

2020 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

In 2019, Olta delved into research on Sumida Ward, having been invited to “Fantasia! Fantasia!: A community where lifestyles are made real,” a project based in the northeastern part of the area. The Higashi-mukojima neighborhood, which is close to Hikifune, was once called Tamanoi and featured private brothels; even now, sparse traces remain of its “cafe architecture,” a building style associated with red light districts. Sandwiched between the Sumida and Arakawa Rivers, this area is home to a leather factory that was relocated from Asakusa due to odor pollution. It was also learned that the 1911-1930 construction of the Arakawa spillways saw the river enormously expanded by human hands, particularly Korean and Chinese immigrant workers. Many Koreans were then murdered as false rumors spread in the immediate aftermath of the Great Kantō Earthquake of September 1, 1923. The Tokyo Skytree has brought big changes to this urban landscape, which is now packed with condominiums. Its inner workings remain, built on racial and economic divisions and a history of many people’s hardships.
 
For this work, Olta created a script that interwove recreations of interactions experienced in the area with stories and records from literary figures, folklorists, and film directors, including Nagai Kafū, Shaku Chōkū, Takehisa Yumeji, and Ozu Yasujirō. It was then filmed in an abandoned factory. The set references the sketches collected by Kon Wajiro of temporary barrack structures built in the wake of the Great Kantō Earthquake, as well as the stage design by Murayama Tomoyoshi for a production of Georg Kaiser’s “From Morning to Midnight” (dir. Hijikata Yoshi, starring Senda Koreya) — featuring work by Kon Wajiro and his team, “From Morning to Midnight” was staged at Japan’s first dedicated theater for “Western-style” shingeki plays, Tsukiji Shōgekijō, which was built in Taishō 13 (1924), the year after the earthquake. As we walk through the city, the memories of the neighborhood, its origins, testimonies from the Kantō Massacre, and the gestures of its modern residents gradually come to light, forming the basis for a multi-layered narrative of events across the past to the present told through acting, narration, comics, and more.
 
Performers: Tagami Aoi, Hoshi Budō, Saitō Takafumi, Kawamura Kazuhide, Inoue Tōru, Yonezawa Erika, Nakajima Yurie, Endō Jun’ichirō, Hasegawa Yoshirō, Meguninja
Production:
Stage design, CG design: Hasegawa Yoshirō
Stage production, Props, Wardrobe: Olta
Landscape photos: Hoshi Budō, Meguninja
Manga: Satō Tanshō
Sound, Recording: Inoue Tōru
Filming, Film editing: Agata Kenji
Scenario, Film editing: Meguninja
Direction: Jang-Chi
 
Citations
Nagai Kafū, Bokutō kidan (A Strange Tale from East of the River), Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2000, pp. 29-35, 55, 69-72.
Nagai Kafū, “A Strange Tale from East of the River,” Kafū the Scribbler, The Life and Writings of Nagai Kafū, 1879-1959, trans. Edward Seidensticker, Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1965, pp. 286-87, 295, 301-02.
Shaku Chōkū, “Suna keburi-ni” (Sand and Smoke II), Shaku Chōkū zenkashū (The Complete Tanka Poetry of Shaku Chōkū), Tokyo: Kadokawa Sofia Bunko, 2016.
Nagai Kafū, “Nigiri-meshi” (Rice Balls), Aozora bunko, https://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/001341/files/51972_42199.html, Accessed 12 Oct 2020.
Takehisa Yumeji, “Jikeidan asobi” (Vigilante Possy Play), Tōkyō sainan gashin 6, Miyako Shinbun, 19 Sep 1923.
Nagai Kafū, Tekiroku danchōtei nichijō (Summary, Diary of Daily Happenings at Danchō Manor), ed. Isoda Kōichi, Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2015, vol. 1, p. 274.
Ozu Yasujirō, director, Kaze no naka no mesudori (Hen in the Wind), starring Tanaka Kinoyo and Sano Shūji, Shōchiku Studios, 1948.
Ozu Yasujirō, director, Tokyo monogatari (Tokyo Story), starring Ryū Shichū, Higashiyama Chieko and Hara Setsuko, Shōchiku Studios, 1953.
Nagai Kafū, “Terajima no ki” (Memories of Terajima), Nagai Kafū zuihitsu shū (jō) Hiyori geta, hoka jū-roku-hen (Collection of Essays by Nagai Kafū, vol. 1 “Hiyori geta” and 16 Other Essays), edited by Noguchi Fujio, Tokyo: Iwanami Bunko, 2018, p. 252.
 
1h 11min.
 
Exhibition
“Chōshū geijutsu sutando purē: Yoake kara yoake made” (From Dawn to Dawn: A Hyper Pop-Art Stand Play), Fantajia! Fantajia! Ikikata ga katachi ni natta machi (Fantasia! Fantasia! Cities Formed from Ways of Living)
When: 7-29 Nov 2020
Where: Hōjō Kōmuten Tonari (3-22-10 Higashi Mukōjima, Sumida Ward, Tokyo)
Support: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Ureshii yokan, Ltd.

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Hyper Popular Art Stand Play ”From dawn to dawn”

2020 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

Date:
November 7th(Sat.)-29th(Sun.) ※Open only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and 23rd (Monday / holiday)
Time:
10:00〜19:00
Venue:
Next to Hojo Komuten (Address:3-22-10 Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0032)
About appreciation:
Free admission, advance reservation system (90 minutes replacement system, capacity of 15 people each time)

Please apply from this application form to see the exhibition.
Application form
https://airrsv.net/fanfan-practice2020/calendar
 
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Artist talk
Date: Sunday, November 8th, 19:30-21:00
Venue: Next to Hojo Komuten
Speakers: OLTA, Aki Aoki (Director of “Fantasia! Fantasia! -A town where the way of life has become a form”)
Guest: Hiroki Yamamoto (cultural researcher / artist)
Participation fee: Free (advance application required, capacity 15 people)
 
http://fantasiafantasia.jp/
E-mail:info@fantasiafantasia.jp

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《RAM PRACTICE 2020 – Online Screening》

2020 / House 2009- /

We participate in a web screening hosted by RAM Association. You can see our new work “Stories at the Cultivate House” for 3 days only. Please apply from the following website.
 
“RAM PRACTICE 2020 – Online Screening”
 
|Screening Dates|9:00 Friday 27th March – 26:00 Sunday 29th March JST
|Viewing Method|A link will be sent to those who successfully submit this form.
|Fee|Free
|Artists|
Takashi Kuraya / Taiyo Kobayashi / Yuji Sakamoto / Joyce Lam / Ayumi Tsuchimoto / Yuka Yamato / Takao Yoshida /
Sophi Elsamni / Shintaro Kawakami / Miku Sato / Eclipse Project / Naoki Okada /
Natsumi Aoyagi / OLTA / Naha Kanie / Woomin Hyun / Ishu Han
|Sound mastering| Ryota Fujiguchi
|WEB|http://geidai-ram.jp/rampractice2020/
Organised by RAM Association, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts.
Supported by Program for Cultural and Art Promotion Utilizing Universities (2019) , Agency of Cultural Affairs.
For enquiries, please contact geidairam@gmail.com

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Cultivate House

2019 / House 2009- /

Documentation of the activity of “Cultivate House” at the summer in 2019
 
AOMORI EARTH2019: AGROTOPIA –WHEN LIFE BECOMES ART THROUGH LOCAL AGRICULTURE
Period 5 October – 1 December, 2019
Opening Hours 9:30-17:00(Last admission at 16:30)
Closed 28, 15 October 25, 11 November
Venue Aomori Museum of Art
 
Executive Committee for Aomori EARTH2019 will hold “AGROTOPIA –WHEN LIFE BECOMES ART THROUGH LOCAL AGRICULTURE”. This exhibition introduces contemporary art works mainly and try to expand the possibility of art through local agriculture.
 
OLTA Opening Performance
Date: 5th October 13:00- 13:45
 
http://www.aomori-museum.jp/en/event/88/index.html
 
 
“Cultivate House” Document Book 2019

Design direction: Shin Akiyama
Design: Keiko Miyahara, MEGUNINJA
Editing and production: OLTA
Grants: Ogasawara Toshiaki Memorial Foundation
Published by OLTA
Publication: date: November 8, 2021
Special edition of 20
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1_ building
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01 flyer
02 record the volume of poo
03 bamboo slips
04 blueprint
05 steel frame drawing
06 wooden part of the drawing
07 tool, function
08 “AOMORI EARTH2019: AGROTOPIA—WHEN LIFE BECOMES ART THROUGH LOCAL AGRICULTURE” Installation view (Aomori Museum of Art, Exhibition Room C)
09 layout of woodblock lithographs
10 woodblock lithographs
11 parts
12 earthenwares
13 prints, paintings
14 woodcut lithographs of the House wall
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2_ life
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01 eat
02 record of a stay
03 drawing
04 document photos
05 fixed point photography
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”AOMORI EARTH2019: AGROTOPIA –WHEN LIFE BECOMES ART THROUGH LOCAL AGRICULTURE” (Aomori Museum of Art 2019)

“Cultivate House” Document Book 2019

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"AOMORI EARTH2019: AGROTOPIA –WHEN LIFE BECOMES ART THROUGH LOCAL AGRICULTURE"

2019 /

Participate in group shows at AOMORI MUSEUM OF ART.Exhibiting 《Cultivate House》(2019).
You can see 『TRANSMISSION PANG PANG DOCUMENT BOOK』inside the venue.
 
AOMORI EARTH2019: AGROTOPIA –WHEN LIFE BECOMES ART THROUGH LOCAL AGRICULTURE
Period 5 October – 1 December, 2019
Opening Hours 9:30-17:00(Last admission at 16:30)
Closed 28, 15 October 25, 11 November
Venue Aomori Museum of Art
Website http://www.aomori-museum.jp/en/event/88/index.html#anchor3
 

Admission
Adults: 1,500(1,300) yen
Senior High School and University Students: 1,000(800) yen
Elementary and Junior High School Students: Free
*Amounts in parentheses are for advance tickets or per individual for groups of 20 or more.
*Those with mental or physical disabilities and one accompanying guest are admitted free of charge.
 

Discussion
Date 1 November, 2019 13:30-16:30
Speakers OLTA,SAWARAGI Noi,YAMAUCHI Akemi,TOSHIMA Shigeyuki.
The meeting place:Entrance gallery.Free entrance.No reservation required.

《Cultivate House》/2019

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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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Footprint of the wild pig I haven't met yet

2019 / KAWAMURA Kazuhide

Installation using prints in the artist in residency “2019 Craft Taitung Creator Exchange Program”. “About the experience he found the foot print of the wild pig when he walked in the mountains in Changon, Taitung, Taiwan, and about the technology close to nature by the Taiwan aborigine”, “Conversation using handwritten notes on the smartphone, to communicate each other’s Chinese characters are Japanese and Taiwanese”,”Conversation in the meeting hut that was straw-made roof in Puyuma Nanwang Elementary School.About these straws. Rice plant or imperata cylindrica”.
In these unrealized experiences, communication, and imagination processes, “creating sculptures of wild pig with he sew tree bark thinly stretched with Ami tribe’s traditional techniques”, “Reproducing handwritten notes on the smartphone”,“ Incorporating the local wood cypress and zelcova he used as printing plate as pedestal and frame”and so on, put on handwork and materiality of print process, adding thickness and physicality to the image.
 
Artist in Residence:
Craft Taitung Creator Exchange Program
 
exhibition:2019 Craft Taitung Creator Exchange Program「即刻手感」駐村成果展
 
Date:2019.6.29ー7.12
Venue:Library of Cultural affairs Department,Taitung Country
 
Collection:Taitung Country Cultural Affair Department

photo:mt. project

Footprint of the wild pig I haven't met yet
print:788×1068mm, wood block lithograph, oil ink on paper
wood block:940×690×70mm,oil ink,solid marker on wood block
soft sculpture:180×380×210mm,tree bark,thread

Footprint of the wild pig I haven't met yet

Footprint of the wild pig I haven't met yet

Conversation retouching a different Chinese character each other
print:105×60mm, paper lithograph,oil ink on paper
wood block:950×1800mm,oil ink,solid marker on wood block

Conversation retouching a different Chinese character each other

Meeting space
950×1800mm, wood block lithograph,oil ink on paper,wood stick,tree bark, thread
photo:mt. project

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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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STAND PLAY vol.2

2018 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

In the video of the monitor, the history of the modern Olympics is referred to from photographs and caricatures published in the newspaper, and actions and language in urban stadiums such as market and racetrack are shown  as humanity’s actions that has continued since ancient times. Three performers imitate gestures in response to the images on the monitor, using sponge objects that represent the city in a humanoid shape and color cones and masks  that symbolize the myths.
 

Hyper Popular Art Stand Play

OLTA develop from 2017 and investigate the phenomena that cause laughter in everyday life.
They will clarify the unconscious gesture of the body that occur in urban life and the random situations brought about by artificially set up temporary street objects.

 

 
Produced by OLTA
 
Date : 2018. October 19th  17:30- (Duration : about 40min.)
Venue : BWA Awangarda, Wroclaw, Poland
https://bwa.wroc.pl/?tf_events=performans-stand-play-vol-2Theater
 
Exhibition: Limited Vision
Duration: October 2018
Venue: National Forum of Music(Wroclaw, POLAND)
https://limitedvision.weebly.com

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Oborogena gaisensu -Herikutsumeita niku-

2018 / SAITO Takafumi

Exibition:Oborogena gaisensu -Herikustumeita niku-
Date:May 22 – June 17, 2018
Venue:honkbooks, Tokyo
https://honkbooks.com/saito-takafumi/
May 27 (sun)18:00-19:30
Talk Event
guest:KANAGAWA Shingo(photographer)
admission:¥500
June 3 (sun)
18:00-20:00
workshop event”How to eat”
guest:Ryouta Yamada(poets)
admission:¥1000
 
June 16 (sat),17(sun)
15:00-15:20 19:00-19:20
artist talk
admission:free
 
 
Exhibition:Oborogena gaisensu
Date:December 2 – 13, 2015
Venue:Art Center Onging, Tokyo
6,Dec (sun)
Pre Ongoing School
Artist talk
admission:¥1500 (with cake and one drink)
13,Dec (sun)
15:00~
Workshop event
admission:¥1000(with one drink)
https://www.ongoing.jp/tag/video/oboroge/
 
 

"Oborogena gaisensu -Herikustumeita niku-"
(honkbooks, Tokyo,2018)

"Oborogena gaisensu"
(Art Center Onging, Tokyo)

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TRANSMISSION PANG PANG IN OKINAWA

2018 / TRANSMISSION PANG PANG 2017- /

Collaboration with OPEN CIRCUIT
“TRANSMISSION PANG PANG” is a project that examines the ways of tradition and transmission in modern times through the play of board games. Since 2017, “OPEN CIRCUIT”, curating unit based in Seoul, Korea, and OLTA have jointly launched a project and have observed festivals and folk songs in various places. Based on “Snakes and Ladders” familiar in ancient India from acts and songs transmitted from oral history, OLTA and OPEN CIRCUIT produce their own board games, and play board games with audiences by improvisation. The cards used in the game include gestures of festivals and folk songs, tools used for the festival, and actions such as drinking, and the player actually plays while altering various gestures and tools drawn on the cards.
 
Workshop : Produce the equipment used for the performances.

Date : April 21 2018 14:00-
 
Performance
Date : April 27 2018 18:30-21:00 /April 28 2018 18:30-21:00/April 29 2018 17:00-19:00
Venue : BARRAK, Beach in Okinawa

Venue configuration : BARRAK

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Perspective of desert island

2016 / City 2014-2016 /

Styrofoam, back light film, LED lighting, acrylic board, cage, bondage, etc.
“Port island” is an uninhabited island made by dredge soil located in the middle of the Port of Nagoya. Inspired from a discovery of a skeltonized bird, keywords of the work are “uninhabited island” and “bones”.The venue was formerly on arthopedic clinic, which strangely links to OLTA’s background that have been exhibiting works related to bodies.
In this work, a room in which a person resides was interpreted as an inhabited island, and details of the room were collected as photographs. Various objects of the room were abstracted and converted via various transformation methods, such as the 3D printer or paper-craft software, which then became returned inside the room. The room also has radiographs scattered around, taken by finding rugged surfaces of the orthopedic clinic and turning the area into a light box. Viewers will be swaying back and forth between somebody’s room and elsewhere, creating a platform of recreation and reunion.
 
Exhibition : Assembridge NAGOYA 2016 Exhibition
PANORAMA GARDEN Discovering Signs in an Alternative Ecosystem
Duration : 2016 Sep. 22th – Oct. 23th
Venue : Around the Nagoya Subway TSUKIJIGUCHI Station to NAGOYAKO(Port of Nagoya)Station area
Document pdf
http://assembridge.nagoya/2018/wp-content/themes/assembridge/pdf/AN2016_Document.pdf

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Walking Cascade

2016 / Walking Cascade 2016 /


iron, video film, container, bell, paper, wood, motor, etc
 
“Walking Cascade” is an attempt to intervene in the exchange of act and appreciation through physical and digital media records. In the newly devised stage, videotape films continue to run around, like a waterfall. The two elements of the waterfall, the reflection of water as it falls and the precipitation after it has fallen, account for the diffusion and accumulation of information in the network.
 
OLTA gives a performance inspired by Rokusai Nenbutsu Odori, a traditional Japanese Buddhist folk dance that is performed mainly by farmers in Western Japan. In spite of its variety of forms and traditions, it is often the case that a group of a few people visit each house in a village and dance all night accompanied by drums, bells, and flutes.
 
In their performance, the members dance to the sound of their own voices and original instruments improvised from the objects such as video cameras, smartphones, bells, reels, plastics and etc. One person chants 5 words “stream of water-traveling-in motion-group-flow down” each of which has its own image of movement and gesture. Performances are reproduced from the coordination and difference of collective arrangements with speech, instruments and gestures.
 
Performance is played using three structures and two screens. The performers are divided into three dancers and three recorders, and the recorded tape is played back, rewinded, fast-forwarded, and edited by changing the tape on the spot.The continual transformation and updating of the meaning are actualized on site through the performance and its subsequent replay; through the video on which the performance is recorded and its replay; and through the bodies of the viewers encountering the installation.
 
Exhibition : BUSAN BIENNALE 2016 Hybridizing Earth Discussing Multitude
Project 2- F1963
Exhibition Period : 2016. 9. 3. – 2016. 11. 30.
Exhibition Venue : Busan Museum of Art, F1963(KISWIRE Suyeong Factory), KOREA
 
http://www.busanbiennale.org/BBOCen/index.php?pCode=MN2000154&pg=3&mode=view&idx=2090
 
 

“Walking Cascade-Reconstruction” 
“Walking Cascade-Replay” 
“Walking Cascade-Retrospective”
 
 
Exhibition : Expanded Memory
Exhibition Period: 2017. 11. 4. – 2017. 11. 18.
Exhibition Venue: Sansumunhwa, Seoul, KOREA
http://sansumunhwa.com/expanded_m/
 

 
 

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1-7 “Walking Cascade“ BUSAN BIENNALE 2016 Hybridizing Earth Discussing Multitude
Project 2- F1963 2016
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9 “Walking Cascade-Reconstruction”
10-13 “Walking Cascade-Replay”
14-16 “Walking Cascade-Retrospective”

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Reproduced Laughing

2016 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

Exhibition:Beyond the tangible
Duration:2016 June 3rd – July 3rd
Venue:Zuiun-an
Curation:YOSHIOKA Emiko
Cooperation: NISHIEDA FOUNDATION, Kyoto Seika University
https://www.n-foundation.or.jp/2016-1
 
“Reproduced laughing”
Laughter has human nature and social role, and many philosophers have defined humans as “animals who know to laugh” since ancient times. Henri Bergson writes that laughter can be assumed to be two conflicting, stiff feelings in one human being. Focusing on the group nature and social role that laughter has, we reproduced the laughter phenomena and gestures we witnessed in various places in everyday life with voice and gestures.
 
“My QR code”
The QR code drawn on the body connects to the SNS Line account “laughing”. There, you can see the video taken on a daily basis with a theme of laughter.
 
workshop”Laughing replica”
In the video work of the exhibition, OLTA looks for the nature and phenomena of “laughing” in the society, the self and others, and the emotions and functions caused by “laughing”. In the workshop, while touching the world of the works of OLTA and thinking about “laughing”, each expresses the image of “laughing” with a drawing or a mask.
 
Date:June 18th 14:00-18:00
Venue:Zuiun-an

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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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||:Shoot the Ghost Trio:||

2015 / City 2014-2016 /

Photographed the film work “The Ghost Trio” by Samuel Beckett at Nishijima Residence. At the billiard Yamazaki of Nishiogikubo in Tokyo, put the number of the person and the layout figure in the script of “The Ghost Trio” to the number of the ball and play 8-ball. The ghost trio set in the room is extended to the city with the trajectory of the ball.
 
Date : 21-25. Oct.2015. 14:00-21:00
Duration of research: 1-31.August,
Venue : Pool hall YAMAZAKI(3-19-6, Nishiogikita, Suginamiku, Tokyo), Nisiogi Residence(4F, 3-18-10, Nisiogikita, Suginamiku, Tokyo)
http://teratotera.jp/events/西荻レヂデンス-∥-幽霊トリオをうつ∥/

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

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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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Snake Spiral

2015 / City 2014-2016 /


Les anneaux d’un serpent sont encore plus compliqués que les trous d’une taupinière.
────“L’Autre Journal”n°l, mai 1990, Gilles Deleuze
 
Represent a state of thought suspension and dysfunction in urban life as a brain-dead city.
 
Foundation of radio wave
Water is poured into the skull from the radio tower modeled on Sky Tree, and the heart squeals the sound, representing the city’s body. The skull and heart become aluminum sculptures.
 
Gramophone of lung
Sounds of traffic lights, warning sounds and environmental sounds that regulate the city. The form that links the lung tube to the horn of the gramophone is an image that is closely related to the body and media and has been extended to inorganic.
 
Zero yen note
The design is based on the absence of urban dysfunction. The signs of fog out, traffic lights that do not copy the humanoid between the brains, emergency buttons that are not pushed, and overturned war abandonment. “Zero yen note” is the hommageof the work ” The great Japanese zero yen note” by Genpei Akasegawa.
 
Exhibition: Snake Spiral
Duration: February 6 – March 8 2015
Venue: Nadiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo
http://www.nadiff.com/gallery/olta.html
 
Talk Event: 
Guest: Kato Yoshihiro/Zero Dimension
Date: February 28 2015 18:00-20:00

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When a dog heads west, the tail points east.

2014 / SAITO Takafumi

Collaboration work by Byungseo Yoo and SAITO Takafumi
 
In this exhibition, they create works that mention political themes while securing the madness common to them. They catch the raw eggs, but one after another, they fall from the other hand and crack, and the ground becomes dull and dirty, and two moped cars with two riders pass by. A work that can be said to be a metaphor of the relationship between them, such as an image of hitting metal bats, is presented.
 
Exhibition:When a dog heads west, the tail points east.
Date:July 30 – August 10, 2014
Venue:Art Center Onging, Tokyo
https://www.ongoing.jp/artist/takafumi-saito/
 
 
《Yakete kekko》
Video : 2min.26sec.
 
Screening:Experimental Film and Video Festival In Seoul
LAB Program 1  Space Cell  Program 1  (Artist Collaboration)
Date:August 4 – September 4, 2014
Venue:KOREAN FILM ARCHIVE  Theatre No.2、Seoul
http://cargocollective.com/exis2014/____Spacecell-1
 
Screening:COVERD TOKYO:Hikarie
Date:November5-10, 2014  11:00-20:00
Venue:Hikarie, Tokyo
 
개가 서쪽을 바라보면 꼬리는 동쪽 when a dog heads west, the tail points east _유병서 & 다카후미 사이토 Yoo, Byung-Seo & Takafumi Saito
Korea & Japan / 2014 / Color / Sound / 30 mins / Single Channel digital(4 episodes)
Description
드로잉과 조각, 영상과 퍼포먼스의 복합장르로 구성된 필름 퍼포먼스. 일본의 젊은 작가 다카후미 사이토와 유병서(한국)가 한-일간 정치적 관계에서 파생된 역사적 사건, 재앙을 모티브로 공동작업을 선보인다.
퍼포먼스는 2014년 8월, 도쿄 소재의 갤러리 art center ongoing 에서 진행된 전시 <개가 동쪽을 바라보면 꼬리는 서쪽>을 서울에서 재현하는 것으로, 이 두 개의 프로젝트는 서로 댓구를 이루며, 계속 진행될 예정인 두 작가의 공동작업의 연장선상에 놓인다. 한-일 양국에서, 특히 젊은 세대를 중심으로 급속하게 확산중인 우경화 현상을 비평적 지점으로 삼는 이 작업은 역사적 사건의 예술적 재현, 첨예하게 대립중인 한-일간의 현실정치 상황에서의 예술의 가능성에 대해 다루고 있다.
This film performance uses various forms of media such as drawing, sculpture, moving image, performance. Takafumi Saito and Yoo Byung-Seo present this collaboration project that was motivated by historical events originating from the political relationship between Japan and Korea. This is part of an ongoing performance project shown for the first time at an art center in Tokyo. The duo deal with the possibility of artistic intervention and how artists change deeply divided political representations.

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GHOST OF MODERN

2013- / GHOST OF MODERN 2013- /



 
“GHOST OF MODERN” takes place in various abandoned sites born of the ideologies of modern society. Ghosts go from city to city, causing the historical problems and distortions in the background of western modernization to emerge as current issues.
We ask people’s whereabouts from the events that could occur in various places.
“GHOST OF MODERN” produced in the winter of 2013 is a ghost that wears a rag of felt visit German ruins, geodetic observation towers, concentration and extermination camps, Chernobyl nuclear power plants,an unnamed tree in a public complex in Szczecin(collaboration with PLATEROWKA by Natalia Szostak) and Kiev ‘s Independence Square and move from town to town.
The Helmert-tower in Potsdam was built in 1892 and astronomy and geodetic observations were conducted by Friedrich Robert .
The man who was the first to succumb to gunshots at the Berlin Wall, tried to swim across the river on August 24th 1961. In Berlin, close to Ostbahnhof, there are ruins where illegal immigrants and squatters live.The basement of the ruins of the original ice factory overflowing with graffiti was a place to throw out garbage and feces.
Sachsenhausen concentration camp in northern part of Berlin that was built in 1836. From 1940 to 1945, Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp where several million people ware killed was built during World War?in Poland . The corpse were burned and the ashes were abandoned in the lake. The barracks where the inmates lived don’t exist anymore, there is only rubble and a chimney.
The Einstein tower, a maiden of the Erich Mendelsohn built from 1920 to 24, is a facility constructed to measure and verify the “theory of relativity” advocated by physicist Albert Einstein.
Chernobyl nuclear power plant built from 1971 to 1978.
The No. 4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in 1986, and radioactivity continues to leak. Many villages that existed there became abandoned. Now only the power plant workers and a small population of illegal residents “Samosely” live there.
Buildings in Pripyat village are getting old and collapse due to the melting of the seasons. Construction of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Units 5 and 6 was canceled and destroyed due to the accident in No. 4.
Now, when we’ve lost sight of where we should live, where do we need to make our way to?
The locations start with Berlin and move towards Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and Kiev.
Germany, Poland, Ukraine, World War Two, the Soviet Union, Einstein Tower, the atomic bomb, radioactivity…
Eastward, eastward.
OLTA
The tree is about 70 years old, it was planted when Szczecin was part of Germany, most likely by German people living here. It must have been before the war in the 1930s. The architecture is mostly unchanged since it was built in 1989. Same courtyard layout, etc. It is just less green. There is pavement instead of raw earth. There were more trees and a flower garden. There used to be a bench undearneath the tree – you can still see the base of it. Now it is like a parking lot, people have numbered spots for their cars and they take up almost all of the courtyard. The tree is no longer as beautiful as it used to be. People keep cutting off the branches in a way that changes its shape and makes it more frail. The tree doesn’t smeel as good as it used to in the summertime.
PLATEROWKA / Natalia Szostak
http://www.nataliaszostak.com/olta.html
 
 
Performance “Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)”

 
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
https://gallery.kcua.ac.jp/en/archives/2015/2495/
Performance : Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)
Date:2015, October 11th(Sun.)
Venue : @KCUA2
 
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
 
Exhibition: FAKE HIKERS
Date: Oct 27th – Nov 3rd, 2014
Place: MMCA Residency Changdong, Seoul, KOREA
https://stampsy.com/stamp/16719
 
TOKYO STORY 2014 Part 2
Date : 2014.06.14(Sat) – 2014.07.21(Mon)
Venue:TWS Hongo / TWS Shibuya
 
Exhibition: Distant Observations Fukushima in Berlin
Date: March 8th – April 27th, 2014
Place: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, GERMANY
Artist in Residence:
Tokyo Wonder Site Exchange Residency Program(Delegation) / Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Berlin 2013-2014
Place: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
 
Performance: PLATEROWKA and GHOST OF MODERN
Collaboration with Natalia Szostak
Date: January 5th, 2014
Place: KANA Theater, Szczecin, Poland
http://www.nataliaszostak.com/olta.html

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1-3 Video “GHOST OF MODERN” 2014
4-6 Performance“Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)” @KCUA1,2 Photo: TAKUYA OSHIMA 2015
7-9 Exhibition“To walk with human being” sorama gallery 2015
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11-15 Exhibition“TOKYO STORY 2014 Part 2” TWS Hongo 2014
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DOKI Man, Old Shell Man

2013 / Future Primitive 2012-2014 /

“Doki Man”
The video was filmed in the sea in front of the Mihama and Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui, JAPAN. Wear pottery made of clay and dive into the sea. Gradually the clay dissolve in water and the pots collapse.
 
Video “DOKI Man – Oi”
2013
6 min. 30 sec.
 
Video “DOKI Man – Mihama”
2013
3 min. 51 sec.
 
Exhibition: Hibino on side off side-Katsuhiko Hibino
Date: 2013 July 20 – October 6
Venue: TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM of ART,Kawasaki, Kanagawa
http://www.taromuseum.jp/index.htm
 
“Shell Old Man”
It was installed in a fountain in front of a department store near a station in Kashiwa City, Chiba, where many shell mounds have been excavated. The barnacle eyes, deformed shells and natural sedimentation represent the world of diffused radiation after 3.11.
 
Exhibition: KASHIWA WAKUWAKU DEPARTMENT STORE
Date: October 16 – 29, 2012
Venue: Artline Kashiwa, Chiba

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2 Video “DOKI Man - Mihama”2013
3-5 “Old Shell Man“ Artline Kashiwa, Chiba Photo: Tomoaki Makino, Naoki Honjo

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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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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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Sashimi Restaurant Goemon

2012 / HASEGAWA Yoshiro

This work is themed around a seafood restaurant the artists uncle is running in Obama City, Fukui Prefecture. It all started with arequest to create a sign to be put up at the storefront, eventually resulting in a large picture crammed with various images related the region, ranging from the japanese mermaid legend “Yaobikuni” to US President Obama(for the similarity of names),and the”Sabatora Nanachan” character advertising a local fish specialty. Avideo shows the uncle as he talks enthusiastically about the restaurant’s past and future. The prosperous sea that he is so proud of is at once a place where the generation of nuclear power has been supporting the regional economy. Personal history revolving around the sea and the family,and the raw politics of nuclear energy flow together to define a peculiar vision that could only be realized through a blood relationship,and based on which this work was constructed.
Text by Mika Kuraya
 
Exhibition:TOKYO  WONDER SITE EMERGING 2012
Date:August 4ー26, 2012
Venue:TOKYO WONDER SITE Hongo

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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

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GENSHI Man-DOGU Man

2012-2014 / Future Primitive 2012-2014 /

“GENSHI Man” evokes a new world from atoms in the future. It depicts the relationship between nature and the body appearing in primitives and dances, and gestures such as burial. 
 
 
installation “Digestion of the earth”
Collaboration with: Alicia King(Australia), Andreas Greiner(Germany). CasimiroValentim Pereira Zecaruno(East Timor)
Inspired from the basic part of a house scattered in Fukushima due to a tsunami, the landscape is represented as a toothed frame. Water circulates, and polyacrylates and crystals of the absorbent used in disposable diapers etc. propagate during the display period. The windows of the venue are removed and the agar medium is cultured using window glass.

 
Exhibition : TOKYO STORY 2013 PART1 “Now, Here”
Date:2013 March 9 – April 29
Venue:Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/archive/exhibition/2013/20130309-4700.html
 
 
Performance “DOGU Man”
 

 
Date:October 26, 2012
Venue:the plaza of the United Nations University, Tokyo
Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama
 
 
Performance, Exhibition “GENSHININGEN. Cave”
 

 
Date: June 3 – July 3, 2012
Venue: chateau2F, Tokyo
https://artfullaction.net/gallery-event/ゲンシニンゲン-cave/
 
 
Performance “GENSHININGEN”
 

 
Performance “GENSHININGEN”
Live Event: Benki X GENSHININGEN
Date : March 31, 2012
Venue: WOMB Shibuya, Tokyo
 
 
Video “GENSHI Man – DOGU Man”
2012 – 2013
25 min.
 
Exhibition: “Distant Observations Fukushima in Berlin”
Date: March 8 – April 27 2014
Venue: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien,Berlin, GERMANY
http://www.pj-fukushima.jp/info/docs/%C2%83x%C2%83%C2%8B%C2%83%C2%8A%C2%83%C2%93Flyer_Fuku%20shima_final.pdf
 
Exhibition: “Hibino on side off side Katsuhiko Hibino”
Date: July 20 – October 6 2013
Venue: TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM of ART,Kawasaki, Kanagawa
http://www.taromuseum.jp/index.htm
 
Exhibition: “Why live not for Art II-9 collectors reveal their treasures”
Date: July 13 – September 23 2013
Venue: TOKYO OPERA CITY ARTGALLERY, Tokyo
http://www.operacity.jp/ag/exh154/
 
Exhibition: TOKYO STORY 2013 PART1 “Now, Here”
Date:2013 March 9 – April 29
Venue:Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/archive/exhibition/2013/20130309-4700.html
 
 
 
Performance “FUTURE PRIMITIVE”
Date: March 7, 2014 20:00-20:30
Live Event: COVERED TOKYO: PARK NIGHT, 2014
http://www.coveredtokyo.com
 
 

Painting“Map of GENSHI Man, Shell Old Man, DOGU Man and DOKI Man” 
2014
acrylic on canvas
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Drawing“Digestion of the earth”
2013
watercolor on paper
210 x 297mm

Drawing“Digestion of the earth”
2013
watercolor on paper
210 x 297mm

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2012
watercolor on paper
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2012 - 2013
9-12:Installation “Digestion of the earth”
2013/Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo 11-12photo:ANZAΪ
13:Performance“DOGU Man”
2012/the plaza of the United Nations University photo:Tomoaki Makino
14-16:Performance, Exhibition “GENSHININGEN. Cave”
2012/chateau2F photo:ANZAΪ
17:Performance “GENSHININGEN”
2012/WOMB, Shibuya

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Superb view of Japan

2012 / SAITO Takafumi

wood, water, hose, single pipe, etc
(H)4500×(W)4300×(D)20200mm
Date:March 20 – 23, 2012
Venue:Tama Art University
 
Exhibition:The Changes of Everyday
Date:March 26ー31, 2012
Venue:BankART Studio NYC, Yokohama
https://sites.google.com/site/nichijounohenyou/home

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Bagworm studio

2011 / House 2009- /

At the work “Bagworm studio”, one or two people take turns replacing, and draw pictures on plastic board, dice and matches every day.
Familiar objects in the Japanese farm such as a scarecrow, bagworm, eggplant, and a wild bore are reproduced by putting a vinyl tape on a metal plate.
Exhibition: “Golden Nostalgia”
Duration: November 23 – December 25,2011
Venue: nap gallery, Tokyo
http://napgallery.jp/en/artists/olta/

Photo: Naoki Honjo

Photo: Naoki Honjo

Photo: Naoki Honjo

Photo: Naoki Honjo

Photo: Naoki Honjo

Photo: Naoki Honjo

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Soil Sprits

2011 / Soil 2010-2012 /

Produced huge lanterns at the entrance of a glass theater facing the main street. Inside and outside of it, the performer walk around and move quietly and slowly. Haniwa  are clay figures in the shape of men, women or animals especially horses. They were made for ritual use and buried with the dead as funerary objects during the Tumulus period.
Performers play what can be imagined from Haniwa and some objects in a coffin as the Soil Spirits (Haniwa, Dogu (Clay doll), Shaman, Bell man, Tied man, Flash, Space, Aubergine Spirit).
 

 
Exhibition and Performance: Soil Sprits
Duration: August 7th – 21st, 2011
Venue: NHK Yokohama / KAAT Atrium, Kanagawa JAPAN
Taro Okamoto:The Man -The 100Th Anniversary of His Birth Exhibition Related Program
Yokohama Triennale 2011 Cooperation Program
 
Performance: Tumulus Sprits
 

 
Live event: DAIKANYAMA ART STREET : NOT AUTHORITY,BUT ART
Duration: August 20th – 26th, 2012
Venue: Daikanyama, Tokyo JAPAN
Performance date: August 25th and 26th 12:30/15:00/17:30

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1-5:NHK Yokohama / KAAT Atrium Photo: ANZAΪ
6-10:NHK Yokohama / KAAT Atrium  Photo: Ooki Jingu
11-12:Sarugakutsuka tumulus

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Heart of Potato

2011 / House 2009- /

In Tokyo, where the aftershocks of the Great East Japan Earthquake continue, we image a potato as a heart of the earth from the vibration. The vine of potato extand, and it spread like a blood vessel in the ground. In the performance “Nito pour, OLTA set”, Kento Nito applies plaster and hardens OLTA with driftwood.
Performance: Nito pour, OLTA set
Collaboration: NITO Kento

 
Exhibition: NEXT-TWS 10!年
Duration: July 7 – October 2 2011
Venue: Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya
Organize:Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site

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Soil Shrine

2011 / Soil 2010-2012 /

The installation are using primitive materials such as soil, straws, woods, and bamboos along with contemporary materials such as laser discs. Eight members play each role of offerings (Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Eggplant, Meteorite, Hole, Hitter, Beautiful sacrifice
) at the work. They set up a scaffold, wear costumes that become animals and spirits, and perform festivals.
In a space that feels from primordial to modern, and near the future, it is not a modern formal festival, but ordinary life itself becomes a festival, combined with the image and media of the consumer society.
On March 11, 2011, Great East Japan earthquake occurred during the performance. Performers of Dog, Eggplant, Hole, danced while the earth shook.
 

 
Duration: February 5th- April 3rd, 2011
Venue: TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM of ART, Kanagawa
The 14th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art
Taro Okamoto Prize Award “Soil Shrine”
http://www.taromuseum.jp/index.htm

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Moeru Yamada to Nekomanma

2010 / House 2009- /

Exibition“Moeru Yamada to Nekomanma”
June 19th – July 25st, 2010
Opening Hours 12:00 – 19:00 (Friday Saturday at 20:00)
Venue Akibatamabi21, 3331 Arts Chiyoda 201,202

Opening event “Honki・CLUB☆Inasaku”
June 19th 18:00 – 20:00

Symposium “Gokigen☆YOU”
July 3rd 17:00 – 19:00
Panelist=Satoimo senpai(Kousai Hori・Professor at Tama Art University)×Nekomanma Yamada(Noi Sawaragi)×OLTA
 
http://www.akibatamabi21.com/exhibition/100725.htm

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1-12 Photo: Ooki Jingu

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OLTA’s Rice Field

2010 / House 2009- /

Dressed up by young people in the countryside, unarranged environments that spread to the suburbs are reproduced , influenced by pop-culture and sub-culture of Japan.
Music Videos  “INASAKU ondo”
 

 
The 4th Emerging Artist Support Program 2009
Duration: March 6 – April 25 2010
Venue: Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo
https://tokyoartsandspace.jp/archive/exhibition/2010/20100306-5066.html
March 6: 17:00-19:00
Opening Event: “Club☆Harvest”,
April 25: 17:00-19:00
Closing Event: “Dedication☆Night” 
OLTA presents their seventh exhibition, “Rice Field”, a presentation of dynamic and energetic pieces, inspired by the growing of rice. The event will include an opening party “Club☆Harvest”, an even to pray for a good harvest, and also will include a closing party “Dedication☆Night”. 
 

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1-9: Photo: Ken Kato ©Tokyo Wonder Site