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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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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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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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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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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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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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ARTIST WORKSHOP @KCUA

2016 / House 2009- /

ARTIST WORKSHOP @KCUA  Pawel Althamer + Artur Zmijewski
Exhibition : House of Day, House of Night
Duration : 2016.1.9 (Sat) – 2.7 (Sun)
Venue : KYOTO CITY UNIVERSITY OF ARTS ART GALLERY @KCUA
Artist: Pawel ALTHAMER, Artur ZMIJEWSKI, OLTA, NISHIYAMA Yukiko, NIWA Yoshinori, MASUMOTO Yasuto, MATSUDA Masanori, Sho Minase
http://gallery.kcua.ac.jp/exhibitions/20160109_id=7860#en
http://gallery.kcua.ac.jp/projects/20150706_id=6203#en
 
“Crucifixion of bread”
Mix flour and stick to bamboo. We make fire at the riverside of Kamogawa, Kyoto and bake flour, and make “Crucifixion of bread”. We will carry it from Arashiyama to the waterfall of Kuuya and make it hit the waterfall.
 
“Untitled”
Based on the concept of meaninglessness, we combine several pieces of origami to create a Buddha statue. At a shrine or temple, priests burn old charms and other things with praying once a year. We bring it to temple (Setsubun festival) in Kyoto and burn it.

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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