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《RAM PRACTICE 2020 – Online Screening》

2020 / House 2009- /

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

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《honkbooks Selection Vol.01》

2019 / MEGUNINJA

MEGUNINJA articipating in group shows《honkbooks Selection Vol.01》.
Date|3 November-22 December,2019
Venue|techa in honkbooks
2F Maison Asahi 2−24−2 Ikebukuro,Toshima-ku,Tokyo
Web|https://honkfunding.com/selection/

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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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Footprint of the wild pig I haven't met yet

2019 / KAWAMURA Kazuhide

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

photo:mt. project

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

Footprint of the wild pig I haven't met yet

Footprint of the wild pig I haven't met yet

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

Conversation retouching a different Chinese character each other

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

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Hands that Swallow Even the Waves

2019 / SAITO Takafumi

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

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

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Stand Play : Lottery Stand

2017 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

Stand Play : Lottery Stand

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.
 

Exhibition:Twenty Year’s of the TARO Award/Twenty Enfants Terrible
Date:2017 March 12ー June 18
Venue:Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo
 
3331 Art Fair
Date:2017 March 17ー20
Venue:3331Arts Chiyoda

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When a dog heads west, the tail points east.

2014 / SAITO Takafumi

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

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DOKI Man, Old Shell Man

2013 / Future Primitive 2012-2014 /

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

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

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ORGANELLA

2013 / Organella 2013 /

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Pointing spot

2012 / MEGUNINJA

Mixed media, variable size
Styrofoam, Lacquer liquid, Soil clay, Concrete block, Wire mesh, Sand clay, etc
The house sheds tears, and the tears make it to the sea. The sea eventually begins to swallow the city and swirls. Clay is packed tightly in the wire mesh. It's true that it's someone, but I don't know who it was. There is no footprint, someone leave.