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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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〈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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campfiring

2020 / MEGUNINJA

Organized by Marina Komiya and MEGUNINJA
  
58 texts from Sontag Susan’s “Notes on 《Camp》” will be read together with the audience, and the performance will be accompanied by an element of happening by the artist, poet, and curator. No photography will be done, and the traces will be published in the form of a newspaper. The demand for camping is increasing in the Corona Disaster. Away from the global Internet space, local bodies are placed in the darkness. Each recalled fire is started on the spot or remotely, such as online. Its appearance can only be known by actually seeing it.
 
Performer: Akira Aoki, Ayaka URA, Kanie Naha, KIROKUGAKARI(Manami Seki+Akiko Tamaki), Daisuke Kuroda, Marina Komiya, Aoi Tagami, Takuya Takemoto, MEGUNINJA, Shota Yamauchi, Yuu Yamamoto, Ad Mornings(Taro Karibe, Ayumi Tsuchimoto, Yuka Yamato, Zoé Schellenbaum, Jang-Chi, etc.)
※※Performers Kirokugakari(Manami Seki+Akiko Tamaki), Daisuke Kuroda were not at the venue.
 
Open: September 17.2020 22:30ー5:00
Venue: Certain location in Tokyo (outdoors)
Entrance fee: ¥2000
Admission limit: 50 people
Planner: Marina Komiya, MEGUNINJA
Management: OLTA
 
The man-made island, reclaimed in the middle of the city, had been given such sounding words as “dream” and “peace”. It used to smell of garbage and flies flying around, on the other hand, it was a primary camp for prisoners of war and war criminals. And the remains of war were hidden in the bushes. A few small groups of people were BBQing at the campsite.
Susan Sontag, in her “Notes on Camping,” described “camp” culture in 58 entries. Camp” as an artificial and urban sensation.
In order to tease out the senses–especially the living and powerful senses–with words, we must avoid judgment and behave flexibly. (Susan Sontag, “Notes on ‘Camp,'” translated by Yasuya Takahashi, Hiroshi Izubuchi, Kimi Yura, Hiroshi Ebine, Joichiro Kawamura, and Tetsuo Kishi)
What can we entangle from the 58 items that follow? I move little by little. Someone’s voice is heard. Reactions continue to chain together until morning. I don’t know whether it is stopping or moving. Something seems to be happening, but it is not. Time moves little by little. Something invisible is happening in an invisible place.
Shalek: I’ve finally done it, I’ve finally made it this far. Again, what interests me here is the overall humanity, this one thing. But this, this scene, what is this, culture? It reminds me of a shopping district in downtown Vienna that was burned to the ground, no wonder it was destroyed. This is a pity, and a photo cannot do it justice. …… (Karl Krauss, “The Last Days of Humanity,” translated by Nori Ikeuchi)
How can we notice the anomalies in the uniformity and social order brought about by the state and the city? Karl Krauss published the critical journal “Die Fackel” (The Torch) from 1899 to 1912, which reported on the society of the time through satire. The articles were drawn from letters and street voices, and were later collected into a play, “The Last Days of Mankind”.
How will the fire that the people gathered there try to start be lit in the darkness? The torch of poeticism, ironic criticism, and resistance to assimilation will be lit.
 
During the campfiring, the performers’ performances were recorded using prints.
1 Before the start of the performance
Visitors were given curing blue mats cut to a length about their height. Visitors lay on the mats as if they were surrounding a campfire.
 
2 KIROKUGAKARI
KIROKUGAKARI
There was no recorder at the venue and the performances were made remotely. 3 different performances were made by the audience at 23:00, 2:00, and 4:00. There were several coincidental connections with other artists.
After the three performances, I engraved three times on one plate. I used as motifs the letters projected in a smart phone, the performer Yu Yamamoto, a red vest, a letter about the mechanism of combustion, and a thin stick on fire.
 
3 Ayaka Ura (1)
The clay was handed to the participants as the artist mumbled her memories and feelings about the clay. While kneading the clay with their fingertips, the participants watched the fire in the center of the room and the artist’s movement.
 
4 Aoi Tagomi
I heard a squeaking sound. It was shortly after the performance near the fire, and visitors were enjoying conversation near the fire. The squeaking sounded like a monkey, a creature that should not be here. I listen carefully and go toward the voice. Away from the fire, I reach a tree that is not well lit. The voice comes from the top of the tree. I see a hand with rubber gloves on, and for a moment, I can see a hand around the trunk. If I listened carefully, along with the squeaking, I could also hear insect sounds like bleeps and bibbies. I also thought I heard a bird call, “foo,” but I could no longer tell which voice was that of Heki Tagomi. In the darkness, where there was little light, I could hear countless sounds.
 
5 Ad Mornings(1)
Around the campfire, short canvases were placed in a circle. The canvases were numbered and the time was painted on them.Ad Mornings record campfiring. They were recorded on those canvases. Three people were writing on those canvases, squatting side by side. The bonfire in the center was illuminating Ayaka Ura, who was performing, but at the same time the people recording were also illuminated, and large shadows were stretching out.
 
6 Akira Aoki
Aoki put a sticker on a park sign that read “You must talk campy. client” and began talking with Ura Ayaka about CLIENT. When Aoki told Ura to talk to campy, Ura said, “It’s hard to talk to campy, it would be perky.” He said.
 
7 Daisuke Kuroda
The artist was performing throughout the show with his presence removed. The audience was instructed to put the food they were given into a bonfire in the center of the room. Actually, I was made to play the role of clapping my hands to interrupt the conversation during the performance, but no one seemed to notice.
I watched it and carved the central fire, palm and mushroom on the screen.
A few hours later I heard the conversation, “That’s not the real Mr. Kuroda, that’s a totally different person.”
 
8 Takuya Takemoto
Takuya Takemoto’s performances, which move back and forth across the venue at a speed that makes it difficult to tell whether they are moving or standing still, are so integrated with the landscape that we sometimes lost track of them. Just when I thought I had finally found him, I witnessed the moment when the artist’s silhouette was assimilated with the surrounding grove of trees by a distant lightning flash.
 
9 Ayaka Ura (2)
As Ura Ayaka said, “I am holding hands with the fire” in the ongoing narrative while holding a wooden stick over the fire, she walked around the perimeter in circles, guided by the movement of the fire. Smoke was rising from the end of the wooden stick that she was holding.
 
10 Shota Yamauchi
Yamauchi captured Fahrenheit 451 and projected the burning of each captured photo on the screen using a projector. The photographs, which became the burning dregs of the Fahrenheit 451 captures one after another, were scattered around the area.
 
11 Marina Komiya
She came in a cloth-like garment. Eventually, her neck was pulled back into the cloth, and her head was also hidden. Lighting shone from inside the cloth. The light vaguely reflected the lines of the body on the surface of the clothes (cloth). The artist talked about clothes, nakedness, membranes, holes, rivers, and boundaries. I was impressed by the words, “They do not melt together, but increase.
 
12 Yuu Yamamoto
Yuu Yamamoto’s All Night Yu Yu Wide broadcast ended at an empty kitchen. When ending an online conference, it would be nice if zoom had a function to disconnect while fading out slowly. He said something like that at the end.
 
13 Kanie Naha
Ayaka Ura was building a bonfire in the center of the room. The artist lay right next to the fire. He seemed to be taking his time to decide the distance from the fire. He began sign language while listening to the audio recorded and stored on cassette tapes at the venue. By the time the tape finished playing the most recent notes and the artist opened his eyes and got up, the sky had begun to lighten a little.
私はうらあやかの足元と細い棒、実際の火はではなく炎のようにも見えるカニエ・ナハの手を版画に彫った。
 
14 Ad Morning(2)
After all the performances, Ad Morning came to distribute newspapers. They were constantly recording what was happening, so I guess they had just finished printing and came here, including even the events that had just occurred. A curing blue mat was laid out on the ground, and a bundle of paper divided into three pieces was placed on it. Upon closer inspection, it seemed that the printed contents were all different. Ad Morning took one sheet from each of the three bundles, rolled it into a cylinder, and tied it closed with a string. Soon, the visitors did the same, taking three newspapers as well. The cylindrical newspapers were distributed to the visitors.

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2020 / MEGUNINJA

Performance “campfiring” planned by Marina Lisa KOMIYA and MEGUNINJA.

Performer:Akira Aoki, Ayaka URA, Kanie Naha, Kirokugakari(Manami Seki+Akiko Tamaki), Daisuke Kuroda, Marina Lisa KOMIYA, Aoi Tagami, Takuya Takemoto, MEGUNINJA, Shota Yamauchi, Yuu Yamamoto, Ad Mornings(Taro Karibe, Ayumi Tsuchimoto, Yuka Yamato, Zoé Schellenbaum, Jang-Chi, etc.)

Date:2020.9.17.(Thursday)22:30ー5:00 ※If typhoon come, we cancel to perform. If rainy day we carry out the performance.
Venue:Tokyo(Outdoors) ※We will email you the location details after booking.
Entry fee:2000Yen(Blue sheet, food)、by appointment only(Sold only online)
Admission restriction:50 people
Ticket:https://olta.thebase.in/items/33354933
Planner: Marina Lisa KOMIYA, MEGUNINJA (OLTA)
Management:OLTA
Contact:campfiring58@gmail.com

[Precaution]

About the venue
・After booking, we will email you the location details.

About infectious disease measures
・We have alcohol disinfection.
・As it is an outdoor viewing, it is up to the individual to wear the mask, but if the distance from other people is short, please wear the mask.

About eating and drinking
・We have meals but you are free to bring your own.

About SNS and shooting
・It is prohibited to shoot the performance and show the location on SNS.

※Please refrain from making a reservation if you have a high fever of 38 degrees or higher or if you are not feeling well.

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TRANSMISSION PANG PANG

2020 / TRANSMISSION PANG PANG 2017- /

“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 drawn cards.
 
Past performance
“TRANSMISSION PANG PANG along Arakawa River”(BRÜCKE coffee, Tokyo, 2020)
“TRANSMISSION PANG PANG DAIJOSAI” (Cultivate House, Chiba, 2019)
“TRSNSMISSION PANG PANG in ITAEWON”(5%, Seoul, 2019)
“TRSNSMISSION PANG PANG in OKINAWA”(BARRAK, Okinawa, 2018)
“TRSNSMISSION PANG PANG”(ELEPHANT SPACE, Seoul, 2017)
“TRANSMISSION PANG PANG ν”(Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, 2017)
 
 
TRANSMISSION PANG PANG along Arakawa River
2020. 7. 24(Fri), 25(Sat), 26(Sun)
meeting time:12:30(until the end of the game)
meeting place:BRÜCKE coffee(2-17-11 Odai, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)After, move to Arakawa River
Entry:¥1500 +1 Drink
way to participate:Google form(https://bit.ly/2ZfJeTk)or Email(mail@olta.jp)
Video:(YouTube:oltavideo)
7.24:https://youtu.be/V9SSboTNRxM
7.25:https://youtu.be/DeyhHvc1uEY
7.26:https://youtu.be/tUSQNuHbNwA
 
In “TRANSMISSION PANG PANG along Arakawa”, while COVID-19 makes it difficult to move and gather, we try to play by relaying BRÜCKE coffee and on the street in Arakawa on the Internet. Participants is mapped with tracking to see where they are and live coverage in the cafe is delivered online.In addition, in BRÜCKE, new prints of “TRANSMISSION PANG PANG DAIJOSAI” be exhibited.
Holding method:
Participants are divided into groups of 3 to 4 to play outside. At the cafe, the board game and the play situation at each place are relayed and the game progresses. Also, if you guess the winner, you can get OLTA rice.
 
TRANSMISSION PANG PANG along Arakawa River
2020. 7. 24(Fri), 25(Sat), 26(Sun)
meeting time:12:30(until the end of the game)
meeting place:BRÜCKE coffee(2-17-11 Odai, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)After, move to Arakawa River
Entry:¥1500 +1 Drink
way to participate:Google form(https://bit.ly/2ZfJeTk)or Email(mail@olta.jp)
Video:(YouTube:oltavideo)
7.24:https://youtu.be/V9SSboTNRxM
7.25:https://youtu.be/DeyhHvc1uEY
7.26:https://youtu.be/tUSQNuHbNwA
 
“TRANSMISSION PANG PANG DAIJOSA”
TRANSMISSION PANG PANG DAIJOSAI played at the field of “Cultivate House” through the rice field project of OLTA, in addition to the cards he has produced so far, he reads a sentence quoted from “Honyoshi of Oren Festival” (Shinobu Orikuchi). Guidance from.
Date: 2019.September 14(Sat), 15(Sun), 16(Mon), 14:30-17:30
Each day: Capacity 10 people
Place: Katori city, Chiba
Participation fee: 2000 yen (with pick-up from Tokyo, souvenir)
Pickup and drop-off location: Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit (12:00)
September 16(Mon) Guest: Reiji Ando
 
 
“TRANSMISSION PANG PANG IN ITAEWON”
Collaboration with OPEN CIRCUIT
Interview with the people in Itaewon, a city of multinationals, in Seoul, to hear about the culture, history, and ordinary life of the people who moved there. The content of the interview is written on the card with a model of Yunnori, a traditional board game played in Korea, and the game goes on to tell the story of the other people living there.
Date: 2018 December  31th, 2019  January 5th
Venue: 5%, 90, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
 
 
“TRANSMISSION PANG PANG IN OKINAWA”
Collaboration with OPEN CIRCUIT
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

 
 
“TRSNSMISSION PANG PANG”
Collaboration with OPEN CIRCUIT
Date: December 16, 17 2017
Venue: ELEPHANT SPACE , Seoul
 
 
“TRANSMISSION Pang Pang ν”
Collaboration with OPEN CIRCUIT

Jointly conducted a project to research contemporary ways of tradition through festivals and folks arts in Japan, Korea and East Asia since 2017 with OPEN CIRCUIT. They played the performance “TRANSMISSION PANG PANG (ν)” from previous research through imitation of gestures.

TWS Shibuya Closing Event
Date:2017  September 17 2017 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/archive/event/2017/20170917-4698.html

 
 
“Transmission Pang Pang” Document Book
Design direction: edition.nord consultancy
Design: Misako Taoka
Cover design: Shin Akiyama/edition.nord
Design assistance: Keiko Miyahara, Yasuhiro Abe, Chihiro Suwa, Yuka Imoto
Printed and bound: poncotan w&g
Published: OLTA
1260page
Price: 22000yen(tax included)
 
Selling web site(base)
Received MERIT Award in the Publication Design category at NY ADC 99th Annual Awards
NYADC

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“TRSNSMISSION PANG PANG in ITAEWON”(5%, Seoul, 2019)

“TRSNSMISSION PANG PANG in OKINAWA”(BARRAK, Okinawa, 2018)

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Hyper Popular Art “STAND PLAY”

2020 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

OLTA, who have cut their daily life from a humorous and critical glance and play unconscious behavior in the city as a person and thing, perform “Hyper Popular Art STAND PLAY” in Kyoto near the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“Hyper Popular Art Stand Play” , which has been developed since 2017, creates stories through the functions of cities and the gestures and conversations of people in those environments.
The stage designed from the structural model of the New National Stadium JAPAN is reproduced in the theater, and “acting by ourself” and “watching what they perform” stand up in a nested structure among the actor and the audience, the city and the theater.
 
Venue: ROHM Theatre Kyoto, North Hall
Date: 2020. 2/8(Sat) 15:00, 2/9(Sun) 18:30, 2/10(Mon) 19:00, 2/11(Tue) 14:00
 
Concept, Script, Costumes, Stage & Art Direction: OLTA
with: Mayumi ARAI, TAKAHASHI ‘Takakhan’ Seiji, Akiko TAMAKI, Yu YAMAMOTO
 
Director: Jang-Chi
Actors: Mayumi ARAI, Toru INOUE, Kazuhide KAWAMURA, Takafumi SAITO, TAKAHASHI ‘Takakhan’ Seiji, Akiko TAMAKI, Yoshiro HASEGAWA, MEGUNINJA, Yu YAMAMOTO
 
Stage Design: Toru INOUE, Yoshiro HASEGAWA
CG Design: Yoshiro HASEGAWA
Sound Design: Toru INOUE
Video: MEGUNINJA
Illustration: Toru INOUE, Takafumi SAITO
Character Design(Video): Win SAITO
Flyer Design & Illustration: Yu YAMAMOTO
Costumes Assistant: Shie MANAMINO
Producer: Eriko KAMIMURA
 
Lighting: Takayuki Fujimoto
Sound: Masashi KATO
Movie: Ludo TAKEBE
Technical System(Movie): Mitsuru TOKISATO
Technical Assistant: Yuka YAMATO
 
Video Announcement

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Stand play vol.3, 5, 6, 7

2019-2020 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

“Stand play vol.7 Tekiya quoits”
 
Throw a ring made of pylon-related items, such as pylon weights and sign ropes, into the pylon and get a prize every time you succeed. The prize is the original picture of the author of the stand play manga “Oku-chan”: Saito Tansho. The event was held at honkbooks at “NORAKUMA MALL #Uru”.
 
“NORAKUMA MALL #Uru”
Venue:theca (in honkbooks)
Date:February 29 (Saturday),2020 12:00-20:00
 
https://honkbooks.com/norakumauruu/
 
 
“Stand Play vol.6 New Year’s first sale by sandwich man”
 
SAITO Takafumi and TAKAHASHI ‘Takakhan’ Seiji dress as a sandwich man in Kyoto and Osaka, and try to sell tickets for the performance of “Hyper Popular Art STAND PLAY” on the street. During OLTA’s stay in Kyoto, they went from the residence to the Kyoto Art Center at the rehearsal as a sandwich-man for 3 weeks.
 
Date & Venue: 4th January2020 Kyoto
       5th January2020 Osaka
 
spacial thanks: TAKAHASHI ‘Takakhan’ Seiji, Eriko KAMIMURA
 
 
“Stand play vol.5 Delivered by Uber Eats”
 
A delivery man carrying a Uber Eats backpack delivers a meal at OLTA FARM KITCHEN / sheep studio (Sumida-ku) to the client. The situation will be shown on the screen of the venue in a live broadcast. The client draws a text or drawing instead of the price and gives it to the delivery person.
Date: December 14, 2019 (Sat) 17:30-19:30
Cooperation: AOKI Akira
 
Fantasia! Fantasia!: A community where lifestyles are made real
Date: November 20,(Wed) – December 20,(Fri) 2019
With this project we will develop a “learning forum” through tie-ups with cultural hubs around the Bokuto area (the northern part of Sumida City in eastern Tokyo), and through art-based thinking. We will use the implementation and verification of the project’s learning programs to think about the creativity needed for well-being, and to consider the value of local cultural resources from a moderate perspective.
https://www.artscouncil-tokyo.jp/en/what-we-do/creation/hubs/fantasia-fantasia/30841/
 
Open studio dates:
November 23, 2019 (Sat) 10:00-17:00
December 6, 2019 (Fri) 13:00-20:00
December 14, 2019 (Sat) 10:00-17:00
Venue: sheepstudio (3-20-9 Kyojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Price: Free
Organizers: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo, Ureshii Yokan
Cooperation: sheepstudio AIR
https://www.artscouncil-tokyo.jp/ja/events/39904/
 
Learning Lab # 05
“Search things “in Sumida”
Date: December 21, 2019(Sat) 15:00-17:00
Price: Free
 
 
“Stand Play vol.3”
 
Walk around the area with the audience and Takahashi ‘Taka Khan’ Seiji’s guide around Osaka, and collect “Hyper popular art Stand Play” by shooting with a smartphone and description of the situation at the city.
 
Date : 2019. January 12  19:00-22:00 / January 14 12:00-15:00
Venue : Sekai / Osaka City Konohana-ku Shikanjima 2-2-9
 

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.

 

“Stand play vol.7 Tekiya quoits” theca(honkbooks)2020

“Stand Play vol.6 New Year's first sale by sandwich man” Kyoto, Osaka 2020年

“Stand play vol.5 Delivered by Uber Eats” sheep studio 2019

“Stand Play vol.3” Sekai, Osaka City Konohana-ku 2019

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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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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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1,4,6-8 Photo: Masakazu Onishi / 9,10 Photo: Takahiro Okuwaki / 2,3,5,9-12 Photo: OLTA
”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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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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"Cultivate House - OPEN HOUSE","TRANSMISSION PANG PANG DAIJOSAI"

2019 / TRANSMISSION PANG PANG 2017- /

In order to ask active life from agriculture, art and action a self-made house called Cultivate House is set up in a rural area in the northeastern part of Chiba Prefecture in Japan. The period is from August 30th to September 16th. From September 14th to 16th during the open house period, the “TRANSMISSION PANG PANG DAIJOSAI” will be held to celebrate the harvest and to play a board game with visitors.
 
Cultivate house – OPEN HOUSE
Fri.30.Aug-Mon.16.Sep.2019.
(Fri.6.Sep. is close.)
12:00-18:00
Reservation – only, Admission free
Location: Katorishi, Chiba
Supported by: Istyle Art and Sports Foundation
Cooperation: Aomori Museum of Art, Graduate School of Film and New Media Tokyo University of the Arts RAM Association
 
TRANSMISSION PANG PANG DAIJOSAI
Sat.14-Mon.16.Sep.
14:30-17:30
Reservation – only, Fixed number-10 people, each day
Admission: 2000yen(add in courtesy bus from Tokyo and souvenir)
 
Cultivate house bus
Meeting place:Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit(12:00)
Entry of participation
Please contact us at this E-mail adress(mail@olta.jp).
Title: “Visit to Cultivate House” or “Take part in DAIJOSAI”
Message : Your Name, Visiting Day, number of people, Way(Car or Train), Telephone number
 
“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.

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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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TRANSMISSION PANG PANG IN ITAEWON

2018 / TRANSMISSION PANG PANG 2017- /

Collaboration with OPEN CIRCUIT
Interview with the people in Itaewon, a city of multinationals, in Seoul, to hear about the culture, history, and ordinary life of the people who moved there. The content of the interview is written on the card with a model of Yunnori, a traditional board game played in Korea, and the game goes on to tell the story of the other people living there.
 
Date: 2018 December  31th, 2019  January 5th
Venue: 5%, 90, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
 
“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 drawn cards.
 
 

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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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Stand Play vol.1

2018 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

“Stand play” is an attempt to describe things and situations that produce laugh from ordinarily life, and to replay the relationships created by the city’s functions and the body expanded by the media.A performer who put on a tabi(traditional Japanese socks), focusing on the simple use of things such as pylons and plastic bottles in the city, actions on groups such as betting, functions of signals and disaster prevention radios, and people’s gestures and conversations in those environments. They play a social role brought about by laughter in Noh theater.
 

Produced by OLTA
Video Camera : IIOKA Yukiko, MURATA Moena
Video Edit : IIOKA Yukiko, MEGUNINJA(OLTA)
Date : 2018. July. 23th( Mon.)
Venue : KAWASAKI Noh Theater (JAPAN)
Organized by:OLTA, Drawing lab Wroclaw, Limited Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photo: INOUE Sayuki

Photo: INOUE Sayuki

Photo: INOUE Sayuki

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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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TRANSMISSION PANG PANG (ELEPHANT Space)

2017 / 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.
 
Date: December 16, 17 2017
Venue: ELEPHANT SPACE , Seoul
 
 

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Visible breath

2017 / INOUE Toru

Sound installation with multiple speakers and live performance using a microphone. A table tennis table and a motor etc. are installed in the hall, the sound of those sounds and the action performed there is recorded, it is made to sound again by several speakers live, and it mixes with the sound of the microphone performance.
Vimeo : https://vimeo.com/332844583
 
Event : Draw!The Party!From White!
Date : 2017 December 23
Venue : The Cave. (Yokohama,Kanagawa)

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TRANSMISSION Pang Pang ν

2017 / TRANSMISSION PANG PANG 2017- /

Jointly conducted a project to research contemporary ways of tradition through festivals and folks arts in Japan, Korea and East Asia since 2017 with OPEN CIRCUIT. They played the performance “TRANSMISSION PANG PANG (ν)” from previous research through imitation of gestures.

TWS Shibuya Closing Event
Date:2017  September 17 2017 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/archive/event/2017/20170917-4698.html

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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
8 Exhibition“Expanded Memory“ Sansumunhwa 2017
9 “Walking Cascade-Reconstruction”
10-13 “Walking Cascade-Replay”
14-16 “Walking Cascade-Retrospective”

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OLTA Carta

2016 / City 2014-2016 Future Primitive 2012-2014 GHOST OF MODERN 2013- House 2009- KOREA-JAPAN Organella 2013 Soil 2010-2012 /

Carta/Karuta is a traditional Japanese playing cards.
They made OLTA Carta using the documentation of activities from 2009 to 2016.
Anyone can play this card game and the documents will be rearranged.

Exhibition : Cartanative Space

Date : 2016.06.24[Fri] – 2016.07.30[Sat]

Venue : nap gallery, Tokyo

http://napgallery.jp/en/exhibitions/cartanative-space/

 

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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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FAKE BONES

2015 / City 2014-2016 /

 
Collaboration with Leif Holmstrand
The huge cradle, which is a pair of two people, has a shape in which the two upper bodies are united. In the cradle, bones made of sponges and ropes, imitations of the bones of a baby carriage, baby carriages, and a combination of them are added, and they are hardened with gypsum and clay. As the performance progresses, the structure of the cradle repeatedly transforms collapse and reconstruction.Based on fake bones that are made as dog food and toys, they are made from various materials such as plaster and sponge, and reproduced. FAKE BONES is transported, consumed, exchanged and produced as a substitute for labor and money.Share, bond and crawl on the same diapers as each other. It carries food, debris, firewood etc. falling on the floor and creates a new circulation in the hall.
 
OLTA & Leif Holmstrand
Performance : FAKE BONES
Date: Sep 17th – 26th, 2015
Duration: 2h
Place: Lilith Performance Studio, Bragegatan 15, Malmo, SWEDEN
Review of FAKE BONES in Sydsvenskan (in Swedish)
www.sydsvenskan.se/kultur–nojen/scenkonst/scenrecensioner/utflippat-verk-om-sokandet-efter-ben/
In FAKE BONES, magic rituals around eating, physicality, birth and death are faked.
Here ritual cooking, cooking shows, oracle activities and dissolution of both time and personality are faked in an ongoing process. Plastic bones, rawhide bones for dogs and boned strollers are present.
For several weeks, they will on site create an universe with common interests related to biology, shamanism, radioactive mutations, fantasies of the body, eating, dissolve the ego boundaries, bio-politics and an open eye for beauty and reproduction of weirdness, where Holmstrand’s imagery melts together with OLTA’s.
The visitors are invited to their common organism in which Leif carefully disassembles several prams and cook them, fry, boil, bake them with more possible food. The pram food is served to the audience and to OLTA, that builds and improvises along with Holmstrand in a long fragmented collage like cycle where sound, voice and poetry becomes a central element.
In his art, Leif Holmstrand (born in 1972, lives and works in Malm?) combines traditional textile art with a fascination for horror movies and burlesque popular culture. In crochet and knitting, Holmstrand creates objects, covers and clothing impossible to wear. He coats and wraps objects and bodies in rope, yarn and cord. His works are characterized by an abnormal and paranoid corporality with a dark relation to sexuality and the surrounding world. The themes in his works are similar irrespective of mode of expression: a dreamlike dissolution of gender, where he tries to find and stretch the cultural and biological boundaries of the body. 
In OLTA’s work the man’s relationship to nature, the primary conditions of existence and the Japanese culture and pop culture are recurring starting points. 
OLTA consists of seven artists born in the 80s, which all lives and works in Tokyo.
The Art Collective was formed in 2009 and since then the group have made a series of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in Japan.
 
Lilith Performance Studio
lilithperformancestudio.com
Leif Holmstrand
www.leifholmstrand.se
 

Photo: Lilith Performance Studio

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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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Lion Dance

2014 / KOREA-JAPAN /

Camp : Space became Lion
: Lion Dance X Gipeun Zam(Big Sleep)
OLTA X Miwangsung project
 
“Camp:Space became Lion” is the collaboration work with Korean theater group “Miwangsung Project” and showed at the 16th Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival. There was a “Practical small theater” in the Panorama Shopping Center of Garibong-dong in Seoul. The theater was performed to educate the factory workers, authorities demolished the roof in the middle of the theater. “Lion Dance” was a parade with the audience at the Garbing market at the first of the performance. After parade, there was the theater performance “Gipeun Zam(Big Sleep)” at the abandon building which was next to the place of Panorama shopping center. 
 

 

 
16th Seoul Marginal Theater Festival
Performance Date: 15th – 17th July, 2014 19:30-21:30
Venue: Garibong-dong Seoul KOREA
Video:  65min.31sec.
Duration:July 15th – July 17th, 2014 19:30 – 21:30
 
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
 
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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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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Tiger Alive?

2014-2015 / KOREA-JAPAN /

After producing “Tiger Alive?” In Korea, they tries to kiss the Japanese Parliament, but they are stopped by security guards. Instead of not being able to kiss, they say “Tiger Alive!”
 
Exhibition: TWS-NEXT @tobikan – Missing Panther
Date: 2015.02.19(Thu) – 2015.03.07(Sat
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Gallery B, B3F space
Organize: Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/archive/exhibition/2015/20150219-4724.html
“Landscape with an Eye”
http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/records.php?sakuhin=4649
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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
Date: 2014.10.29.Wed – 11.10.Mon
Shibuya Hikarie 8F 8/
http://coveredtokyo.com/ja/
 

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KOGI Man

2013 / KOREA-JAPAN /

5min.31sec.
There is a market where our daily lives connect to others. We made the costume “KOGI Man”. Kogi(Korean word) means meat. We bought vegetables and fishes at the Jungang market and attach to the costume by the skin of the pig. 
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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.
ーーーーー
Screening: Maebashi Media Festival 2015
Date: June 27/28 2015
https://maebashimediafestival2015.jimdo.com
 
Exhibition: TWS-NEXT @tobikan – Missing Panther
Date: 2015.02.19(Thu) – 2015.03.07(Sat
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Gallery B, B3F space
Organize: Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/archive/exhibition/2015/20150219-4724.html
“Landscape with an Eye”
http://search.artmuseums.go.jp/records.php?sakuhin=4649
 
Screening: COVERED TOKYO : Hikarie, 2014
Date: 2014.10.29.Wed – 11.10.Mon
Shibuya Hikarie 8F 8/
http://coveredtokyo.com/ja/
 

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Korea-Japan 2013-2015

2014 / KOREA-JAPAN /

“I Like Korea and Korea Likes me”
Put up the placard “I Like Korea and Korea likes me” at the parade of anti-hate speeches held at the same time in Tokyo and Seoul (Korea). The text  is inspired from Joseph Beuys’s work title “I Like America and America Likes me”.
After that, similar message on both sides of the placard in both languages are draw, and walk through Tsuruhashi, Osaka(Japan) and Gwangju (Korea).
 
“We won’t do it without the rose”
We draw the wall painting with the artist Han Seokhyun and Byungseo Yoo at the street in Itaewon, Seoul. Free Live paintings on the first day was rejected by the residents nearby. Because a messy impression of wall paintings detracts from the landscape.On the second day, we draw a rose. It is a homage of the work of Joseph Beuys”We won’t do it without the rose”.
 
“KOGI Man”
There is a market where our daily lives connect to others. We made the costume “KOGI Man”. Kogi(Korean word) means meat. We bought vegetables and fishes at the Jungang market and attach to the costume by the skin of the pig.
 
“Tiger Alive?”
“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.After producing “Tiger Alive?” in Korea, they tries to kiss the Japanese Parliament, but they are stopped by security guards. Instead of not being able to kiss, they say “Tiger Alive!”
 
“Divide into 12 equal circulations”
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.
 
“Camp: Space became Lion”
: Lion Dance X Gipeun Zam(Big Sleep)
OLTA X Miwangsung project
 
“Camp: Space became Lion” is the collaboration work with Korean theater group “Miwangsung Project” and showed at the 16th Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival. There was a “Practical small theater” in the Panorama Shopping Center of Garibong-dong in Seoul. The theater was performed to educate the factory workers, authorities demolished the roof in the middle of the theater. “Lion Dance” was a parade with the audience at the Garbing market at the first of the performance. After parade, there was the theater performance “Gipeun Zam(Big Sleep)” at the abandon building which was next to the place of Panorama shopping center.
 

 

 
16th Seoul Marginal Theater Festival
Performance Date: 15th – 17th July, 2014 19:30-21:30
Venue: Garibong-dong Seoul KOREA
Video:  65min.31sec.
Duration:July 15th – July 17th, 2014 19:30 – 21:30
 
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(Seoul, KOREA)
Artist:Alfred Lenz, OLTA, Cristiano Tassinari
 
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.
 
Video Screening
COVERED TOKYO : Hikarie, 2014
2014.10.29.Wed – 11.10.Mon
Shibuya Hikarie 8F 8/
http://coveredtokyo.com/ja/

"I Like Korea and Korea Likes me”

『We won't do it without the rose』

"KOGI Man"

"Divide into 12 equal circulations"

"Tiger Alive?"

"Camp: Space became Lion"

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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
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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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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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

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

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Drawing “DOGU Man”
2012
watercolor on paper
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

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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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Face Gallery

2011 /

Bringing the faces of six people to create a mobile gallery. It will be held in various places from 2011.
 
Art Fair Tokyo 2014, 2014
 
“WakuWaku SHIBUYA” Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, 2011
 
Bigakko、island laputa, 2011

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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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Finger Sculpture

2011 / Soil 2010-2012 /


Public Sculpture
September 23th – 25th, 2011 10:15~12:00/13:00~17:45
 
Exhibition
September 23rd – October 3rd, 2011

Venue: TARO OKAMOTO memorial museum, Tokyo JAPAN
http://www.taro-okamoto.or.jp

Photo: Takeo Hibino

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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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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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