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souvenir

2018 / INOUE Toru

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.
Vimeo:https://vimeo.com/332837500

 
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.
Vimeo:https://vimeo.com/332837030
 
Exhibition:Bangkok Biennial 2018 “BARRAK:survibes”
Date:2018 September 1 ー 24
Event Date: September 14 ー 16
Venue:White Line(Bangkok,Thailand)

Photo : HYAKUTOU Takeshi

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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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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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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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Snake Spiral

2015 / City 2014-2016 /


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
http://www.nadiff.com/gallery/olta.html
 
Talk Event: 
Guest: Kato Yoshihiro/Zero Dimension
Date: February 28 2015 18:00-20:00

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Photo: Ken Kato

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GHOST OF MODERN

2013- / GHOST OF MODERN 2013- /



 
“GHOST OF MODERN” takes place in various abandoned sites born of the ideologies of modern society. Ghosts go from city to city, causing the historical problems and distortions in the background of western modernization to emerge as current issues.
We ask people’s whereabouts from the events that could occur in various places.
“GHOST OF MODERN” produced in the winter of 2013 is a ghost that wears a rag of felt visit German ruins, geodetic observation towers, concentration and extermination camps, Chernobyl nuclear power plants,an unnamed tree in a public complex in Szczecin(collaboration with PLATEROWKA by Natalia Szostak) and Kiev ‘s Independence Square and move from town to town.
The Helmert-tower in Potsdam was built in 1892 and astronomy and geodetic observations were conducted by Friedrich Robert .
The man who was the first to succumb to gunshots at the Berlin Wall, tried to swim across the river on August 24th 1961. In Berlin, close to Ostbahnhof, there are ruins where illegal immigrants and squatters live.The basement of the ruins of the original ice factory overflowing with graffiti was a place to throw out garbage and feces.
Sachsenhausen concentration camp in northern part of Berlin that was built in 1836. From 1940 to 1945, Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp where several million people ware killed was built during World War?in Poland . The corpse were burned and the ashes were abandoned in the lake. The barracks where the inmates lived don’t exist anymore, there is only rubble and a chimney.
The Einstein tower, a maiden of the Erich Mendelsohn built from 1920 to 24, is a facility constructed to measure and verify the “theory of relativity” advocated by physicist Albert Einstein.
Chernobyl nuclear power plant built from 1971 to 1978.
The No. 4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in 1986, and radioactivity continues to leak. Many villages that existed there became abandoned. Now only the power plant workers and a small population of illegal residents “Samosely” live there.
Buildings in Pripyat village are getting old and collapse due to the melting of the seasons. Construction of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Units 5 and 6 was canceled and destroyed due to the accident in No. 4.
Now, when we’ve lost sight of where we should live, where do we need to make our way to?
The locations start with Berlin and move towards Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and Kiev.
Germany, Poland, Ukraine, World War Two, the Soviet Union, Einstein Tower, the atomic bomb, radioactivity…
Eastward, eastward.
OLTA
The tree is about 70 years old, it was planted when Szczecin was part of Germany, most likely by German people living here. It must have been before the war in the 1930s. The architecture is mostly unchanged since it was built in 1989. Same courtyard layout, etc. It is just less green. There is pavement instead of raw earth. There were more trees and a flower garden. There used to be a bench undearneath the tree – you can still see the base of it. Now it is like a parking lot, people have numbered spots for their cars and they take up almost all of the courtyard. The tree is no longer as beautiful as it used to be. People keep cutting off the branches in a way that changes its shape and makes it more frail. The tree doesn’t smeel as good as it used to in the summertime.
PLATEROWKA / Natalia Szostak
http://www.nataliaszostak.com/olta.html
 
 
Performance “Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)”

 
Project Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Tadeusz Kantor
Homage to Kantor -Theater of Death
2015.10.10 (Sat) – 11.15 (Sun)
Artists : Pawel ALTHAMER, ISHIBASHI Yoshimasa, OLTA, Artur ZMIJEWSKI, NIWA Yoshinori, Miroslaw BALKA, MATSUI Chie, Joanna RAJKOWSKA
Venue(s):@KCUA1, 2
Curated/planned by Kyoto City University of Arts ART GALLERY @KCUA and Akiko Kasuya
Organized by Kyoto City University of Arts
KYOTO CITY UNIVERSITY OF ARTS ART GALLERY @KCUA
https://gallery.kcua.ac.jp/en/archives/2015/2495/
Performance : Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)
Date:2015, October 11th(Sun.)
Venue : @KCUA2
 
Exhibition : To walk with human being
Date : 2015, May 2rd – 16th
Venue:sorama gallery、Tokyo
Performance : GHOST OF MODERN in OMOTESANDO
Date:2015. May 16th
Venue:Omotesando, Yoyogi park, Tokyo
 
Exhibition: FAKE HIKERS
Date: Oct 27th – Nov 3rd, 2014
Place: MMCA Residency Changdong, Seoul, KOREA
https://stampsy.com/stamp/16719
 
TOKYO STORY 2014 Part 2
Date : 2014.06.14(Sat) – 2014.07.21(Mon)
Venue:TWS Hongo / TWS Shibuya
 
Exhibition: Distant Observations Fukushima in Berlin
Date: March 8th – April 27th, 2014
Place: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, GERMANY
Artist in Residence:
Tokyo Wonder Site Exchange Residency Program(Delegation) / Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, Berlin 2013-2014
Place: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
 
Performance: PLATEROWKA and GHOST OF MODERN
Collaboration with Natalia Szostak
Date: January 5th, 2014
Place: KANA Theater, Szczecin, Poland
http://www.nataliaszostak.com/olta.html

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Flyer for exhibition “GHOST OF MODERN”

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1-3 Video “GHOST OF MODERN” 2014
4-6 Performance“Awake(GHOST OF MODERN)” @KCUA1,2 Photo: TAKUYA OSHIMA 2015
7-9 Exhibition“To walk with human being” sorama gallery 2015
10 Performance “GHOST OF MODERN in OMOTESANDO” Omotesando, Yoyogi park photo: tatsuhisa33 2015
11-15 Exhibition“TOKYO STORY 2014 Part 2” TWS Hongo 2014
16 Performance “PLATEROWKA and GHOST OF MODERN Collaboration with Natalia Szostak” KANA Theater photo: Andreas Greiner 2014