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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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Cultivate House

2020 / House 2009- /

STAY HOME

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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
|時間|
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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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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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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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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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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Flyer for exhibition “GHOST OF MODERN”

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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
10 Performance “GHOST OF MODERN in OMOTESANDO” Omotesando, Yoyogi park photo: tatsuhisa33 2015
11-15 Exhibition“TOKYO STORY 2014 Part 2” TWS Hongo 2014
16 Performance “PLATEROWKA and GHOST OF MODERN Collaboration with Natalia Szostak” KANA Theater photo: Andreas Greiner 2014

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I. that lost myself in the forest, am another forest.

2012 / KAWAMURA Kazuhide

530×455mm, oil on canvas
When I sit in the chair in the dining room, the dog my family used to have comes crawling on the floor. He stretches his back as if he is a long table, and he invites me to a noble dogfood tasting party.
 
2273×1620mm. oil on canvas
At the feet, there is a puddle of bed wetting. it reflects the light and gleam that the TV gives out.
 
1620×1303mm, oil on canvas
I. that lost myself in the forest, am another forest
 
Date:October 14ーNovember 11, 2012
Venue:akibatamabi21, Tokyo
http://www.akibatamabi21.com/exhibition/121014.htm

2012
oil on canvas
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2012
oil on canvas
2273×1620mm

2012
oil on canvas
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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
1250 x 1250mm

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

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210 x 297mm

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1-8:Photo“GENSHI Man - DOGU Man” 
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