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Safari Firing

2022 / Firing /

Participating artists
INOUE Toru
Olta
KANIE Naha
HYUN Woomin
contact Gonzo
TAKAMIZAWA Shunsuke
HYAKUTOU Takeshi
MINEKAWA Takako
 
Firing” is a performance event to practice and verify “how it is possible to make fire in a public place. This project, conceived and initiated by MEGUNINJA, began with an artist meeting at the Tama River, was held a second time at a campfiring in Tokyo, and moved to a remote island in Tokyo. The keyword is assumed to be “fire,” but it does not necessarily mean actually making a fire. The performance will be intermedia.
 
Information
Date: 9.13, 2022
Venue: Kozushima Terramachi (998, Kozushima-mura, Tokyo)
 
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Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation

2020-2022 / House 2009- /

Olta built a temporary house on a piece of land unused for several years, and while living there, and sought out a model of farming different from the highly industrialized one of investment and recoupment. This project was reconfigured from a previous endeavor according to the specific features of the land in Moriya City. Cultivate House functions as an actual house with a “barn” for storing tools as well as beds and a composting toilet. Part of the wall opens out toward the field like a stage. In the fields, an experimental method of no-till farming using companion plants and grass mulch and grew crops using native species instead of F1 hybrid seeds that only yield a one-off crop. Observing the process of the crops growing, we have created prints on artificial materials found at the site like plastic and aluminum cans. We have also used the bamboo and arrowroot growing wild on the land to make objects. We cook and eat the crops, and use rice bran or husk to turn human waste into compost.
Over the course of this project that proceeded as if stitching up the gaps within industrialized agriculture, there emerged prints, frottages, drawings, and harvested crops, all unfolding at the field and hut.
 
https://www.arcus-project.com/assets/pdf/ARCUS_Project_Activity_Report_2020-2021.pdf
 
“Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation”
Period: February 2, 2022 (Wed) – March 14, 2022 (Mon), 13:00 – 17:00
Location: Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture (will be announced to those who inquire)
Details:
1. Interior of the “Cultivating House
2. harvest of agricultural products (carrots, radishes, etc.)
3. pottery works baked with rice husk smoked charcoal, bamboo works, print works, aluminum can journal, etc.
4. tea made from radish and carrot leaves
Equipment: shoes that can get dirty, warm clothing
 
ARCUS Project 2020-2021 IBARAKI Artist-in-Residence Program”
Resident artists: Ieva Raudsepa (Latvia), millonaliu [Klodiana Millona & Yuan Chun Liu] (Albania/Taiwan), OLTA (Japan)
 
“Cultivate House: Uncertain Generation”Press Release

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Hyper Popular Art Stand Play ”From dawn to dawn”

2020 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

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

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

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《RAM PRACTICE 2020 – Online Screening》

2020 / House 2009- /

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

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Cultivate House

2019 / House 2009- /

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

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

“Cultivate House” Document Book 2019

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

2019 /

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

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

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

《Cultivate House》/2019

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piping pipe

2019 / MEGUNINJA

Collaboration work by three female artists, CHIHO IWAKAWA, Takako Minekawa,  and MEGUNINJA
Curation : MEGUNINJA
 
Sound Installation and Live Event : piping pipe
Date:April 18, 2019 17:00-23:00
(Live: 18:00-19:00,20:30-21:30)
Venue:Asakusabashi Tensai Sansujuku
https://meguninja0.wixsite.com/pipingpipe
 

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Hands that Swallow Even the Waves

2019 / SAITO Takafumi

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

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

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STAND PLAY vol.2

2018 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

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

Hyper Popular Art Stand Play

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

 

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

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Oborogena gaisensu -Herikutsumeita niku-

2018 / SAITO Takafumi

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

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

"Oborogena gaisensu"
(Art Center Onging, Tokyo)

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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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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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10-13 “Walking Cascade-Replay”
14-16 “Walking Cascade-Retrospective”

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Reproduced Laughing

2016 / Hyper Popular Art Stand Play 2017- /

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

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||:Shoot the Ghost Trio:||

2015 / City 2014-2016 /

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

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

Photo: Ujin Matsuo

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Firing

2017 / Firing / MEGUNINJA

Tokyo is changing rapidly. Regulations may increase and it may become stricter to express freely. At the river side is no longer able to fire. Mankind began with the creation of a fire. She would like to think about how it is possible to fire in a place where it can not fire.

Date: 2017 May 14 16:00-19:00
Venue: Tama River green area (nearest station: Keikyu Rokugodote)
Contents: survey, observation, reconnaissance, creation, cooperation, meeting, reading, eating, shooting, recording, writing, writing, depiction, action, exercise ...
Participants: Kanie Naha, KIMURA Nao, DOKUYAMA Bontaro, YAMAMOTO Yuu, WATANABE Atsushi, una, OLTA
Curation: MEGUNINJA

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Landscape with an Eye see a Landscape

2015 / City 2014-2016 /

“Landscape with an Eye see a Landscape”  is the motif of the the  “Landscape with an Eye” by Aimitsu who is Japanese  painter. Since 1935, he began to draw a series of lions, carrying his child back to Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. A work drawn in a form that seems to be a lion is “Landscape with Eye” and was exhibited in 1938 at the “8th Independent Art Exhibition” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. We see the landscape in paintings, but in this painting the landscape (work) is watching us (the audience). Through the tale of a work called “Landscape with Eye”, we launch the scene we are watching now.
 
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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Landscape ripping

2012, 2014 / MEGUNINJA

Landscape ripping-Spectacle catapillar tower-(2014)
Collaboration work by Datsuo and MEGUNINJA
Video:10min.
Photo:Inkjet print
Rebuild the relationship between cities and towers. The magnificent worm tower that crawled from the ground of the city spreads the roots in the ground without hesitation and destroys the landscape. Nourishing tower radio waves, worm towers will continue to proliferate, new worlds will prevail.
 
 
Exhibition:shibukaru2014
Date:October 17ー26, 2014
Venue:Shibuya PARCO
 
Exhibition:MEC Award 2015(Media Explorer Challenge Award 2015)
Date:March 7ー29, 2015
Venue:SKIP CITY Visual Museum, Saitama, JAPAN
 
 

Landscape ripping-Bug delier barrier-(2012)
Collaboration work by Datsuo and MEGUNINJA
Video:5min.57sec.
Dome:130×200cm
Performance:1h30min.
 
In the city of Shibuya, a small transparent mass intersects with the lattice dome.
Pictures are drawn one after another in the view seen through the lens in the city of Shibuya.
The lines connect the world by drawing on the landscape.
Blow a whistle in a crowd. The conversation is being conducted by a whistle.
A small transparent mass made by two people meets a lattice dome, and several layers overlap.
 
Exhibition:shibukaru2012
Date:October 19ー29, 2012
Venue:Shibuya PARCO
 
Performance:PARCO destroyed, barrier free skype
Date:October 21 15:00-16:30
 
Datsuo / Aoyagi Natsumi
https://datsuo.com

Landscape ripping-Spectacle catapillar tower-

Landscape ripping-Bug delier barrier-

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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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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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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.
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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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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 work consists of video installations and drawings.
 
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
 
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

Performance “PLATEROWKA and GHOST OF MODERN
photo: Andreas Greiner

Flyer for exhibition “GHOST OF MODERN”

Drawing “Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)”

Performance“Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)”
Photo: TAKUYA OSHIMA

“GHOST OF MODERN in OMOTESANDO”  
photo: tatsuhisa33 2015

Exhibition“TOKYO STORY 2014 Part 2” TWS Hongo

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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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Sashimi Restaurant Goemon

2012 / HASEGAWA Yoshiro

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

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Fold spelling,thick knit

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

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

Exhibition:Fold spelling,thick knit

Date:July 22 ーAugust 5, 2012

Venue : gellalterna

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

direction:Issei Kurihara, Taketo Kobayashi, Ryota Tanaka

Photo: KATO Ken

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

One picture a day
2010
Painting

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

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GENSHI Man-DOGU Man

2012-2014 / Future Primitive 2012-2014 /

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

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

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

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

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

Painting“Map of GENSHI Man, Shell Old Man, DOGU Man and DOKI Man” 
2014
acrylic on canvas
1250 x 1250mm

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

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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OILY - OLTA ~log project~

2009 / House 2009- /

“OILY – OLTA ~log project~” is the early work of OLTA published on the youtube. They document to purchase a log at the Hardware store, carry it about 25 km from the suburbs (Hashimoto, Sagamihara City) to rural area(Aone, Sagamihara City) and build the mountain.
Date:August 18-19 2009
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