MORI Keita Talk Event


On November 10, a talk entitled “Clouds without Skies” was held by MORI Keita,
It is the first time of the artist talk series of autumn artist in residence exhibition.

MORI says that it is important to experience the work directly. Participants went to the gallery with him to see his work and touched it, though people can’t touch usually. Then he talked about the wall drawing was created with threads, woolen threads and glue gun. In addition to experiencing the space enveloped in the work drawn on the large wall of the gallery, participants were able to experience material lines through touch.


When we actually see the work nearby, we notice there are parts of thread’s fray and stubborn. They became the core in talk. The drawing seems to be a systematic when we see it distantly, but closely, the traces of adhesive of glue gun and the thread entangled during production are left as it is.
Though generally it is regarded as a mistake in production, it is related to events that happen in our society. In the world where the order is established, even in sophisticated system, “error” is always included. He explains that his art shows them in drawing.
The work is continued as a series, titled from “Bug Report” that comes up when a computer system error occurs.


In the talk, a video work which was already conceived before drawings by thread and finally created last year was showed. Continuing to change shape in a moment, the image of “Ayatori” (string figures) shot contains uncertainty and translucency expressed in the current drawing work.

He is also interested in performing art, he also talked about future developments that there are plans to draw out two-dimensional drawings to express them in performance and three-dimensional.


Curator’s research @ Towada


Josue MATTOS who stays in ACAC as Curator in Residence program and the artists visited Towada city yesterday.

visited Ando Tadao’s library, Kuma Kengo’s community center, public space “14-54″, then see the Mohru Yuko’s solo exhibition in Towada art center.

( the photo was taken besides Ron Mueck “Standing Woman”)



AIR exhibition Opening Artists Talk


From  27th, the artist in Residence ‘s exhibition’ (MO)TION ‘started, and the artists talk was held on the first day.

Works of completely different expressive methods were displayed. Thorough the theme of “movement”, they are inspired by such as the natural environment and the space of the architecture during their stay. Everyone who participated was interested in their talk and listened carefully.

YAMASHITA Ayako’s dance was a precious performance for that time only.   Her dance workshop will be continued, so please join us. Also participants can challenge her work to experience the process of dance production.


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MORI Keita

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As a related event
we have talk series and workshop you can learn more about each artist’s work. ↓ ↓

Please check them!




Interview and shooting by Jolene MOK


Jolene MOK creates video works by editing the familiar events of the society seen through the camera with its own viewpoint and method.

She has stayed twice in Japan and took films of shopping street where she stayed and the families living there.
She edits the image based on stories heard while interviewing and events incidentally appearing on the camera during shooting at several places. With a unique view point, it makes us aware of trivial events occurring at each time and place.

In Aomori, she visits three artisans of traditional craftsmen, one artist for shooting movie. In early October, she took at Kawasaki Dyeing factory and Kurimura Urushi Studio in Hirosaki City.
She was interested in the spaces and tools that feel the accumulation of time, and directed the camera carefully to the work of the artisans held there.
How each of the four places and people working there will appear in one image, editing will be started.

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YAMASHITA Ayako’s Dance Workshops in September


I report of YAMASHITA Ayako’s Dance Workshops in September by photos.

At first, we were streching and warming up.
Tried to find some lines in gallery,
Found and Sketched lines in outside.
Traced shapes of the lines.
Tried using other parts of body, it could be several moving.
Focus on your inside of bodys during moving.
Learn by heart the motion….
Backed to th same place, dance the movement. The dances are suitable there!!

We are keeping holding this warkshops in October. Please join us!
the deatail is here →
Tel. 017-764-5200/e-mail acac-1(a) call 9:00-17:30)


Yamashita Ayako workshop 3rd day


YAMASHITA Ayako held 3rd workshop yesterday.

The participants haven’t experienced the dance ever, but their movement is unique because they are free from the definition of dance.


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