A sound installation exhibited at “Bangkok Biennial 2018 BARRAK:survibes”. From the two suspended speakers, the sound of the Sansab canal(คลองแสนแสบ), which separates the Buddhist area and the Islamic area, are popular as a tourist destination in Bangkok. Attach the bell purchased at the market or temple to the vibrating part of the speaker, and the bell will make a noise each time a large noise is emitted.
Performance in the “souvenir” installation. Sounds of breathing and stamping on the ground and sounds of hitting the body are collected by a microphone.After those sounds was pronounced from the speaker of the installation. The performer’s movement causes the speaker to howling and generates noise.
Exhibition：Bangkok Biennial 2018 “BARRAK:survibes”
Date：2018 September 1 ー 24
Event Date: September 14 ー 16
Photo : HYAKUTOU Takeshi
“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
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)
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
Place: Lilith Performance Studio, Bragegatan 15, Malmo, SWEDEN
Review of FAKE BONES in Sydsvenskan (in Swedish)
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
Photo: Lilith Performance Studio
Les anneaux d’un serpent sont encore plus compliqués que les trous d’une taupinière.
────“L’Autre Journal”n°l, mai 1990, Gilles Deleuze
Represent a state of thought suspension and dysfunction in urban life as a brain-dead city.
Foundation of radio wave
Water is poured into the skull from the radio tower modeled on Sky Tree, and the heart squeals the sound, representing the city’s body. The skull and heart become aluminum sculptures.
Gramophone of lung
Sounds of traffic lights, warning sounds and environmental sounds that regulate the city. The form that links the lung tube to the horn of the gramophone is an image that is closely related to the body and media and has been extended to inorganic.
Zero yen note
The design is based on the absence of urban dysfunction. The signs of fog out, traffic lights that do not copy the humanoid between the brains, emergency buttons that are not pushed, and overturned war abandonment. “Zero yen note” is the hommageof the work ” The great Japanese zero yen note” by Genpei Akasegawa.
Exhibition: Snake Spiral
Duration: February 6 – March 8 2015
Venue: Nadiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo
Guest: Kato Yoshihiro/Zero Dimension
Date: February 28 2015 18:00-20:00
Photo: Ken Kato
“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
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
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
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
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