COllision point on dimensions
: 35°42'59.0” - N 139°46'07.4”E - 36.0892”AA Ft.
9 January - 7 February, 2021
Joint Exhibition with "Floating Between the Tropical and Glacial Zones" at TOKAS
“Collision point on dimensions” is a joint exhibition with "Floating Between the Tropical and Glacial Zones" held by TOKAS, an art support center. This co-facilitated project is a duo exhibition, collaborating between Yoichi Kamimura, an artist who has been investigating and produced works on drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk in collaboration with Hokkaido University, and Seiha Kurosawa, a curator and artist who has investigated the natural environment and culture of the Amazon region in Brazil.
The title of the exhibition "Collision point on dimensions: 35°42'59.0" - N 139°46'07.4 "E - 36.0892 "AA Ft” points the longitude latitude and absolute altitude at the venue The 5th Floor. This exhibition presents coordinates on the earth's surface that go beyond the so-called "poles".
The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has confronted us with the reality that we are forced to refrain from the very "movement/transportation" that was once essential to our lives. We are trying to solve our frustration about the inability to move with various alternatives. For example, how much detail can we imagine about a coordinate that points out a certain point in the physical or the virtual world? We are limited to recognize the coordinate as only a numerical value. This exhibition is an attempt to arouse the imagination of human beings, which is raised from the rationalized language of coordinates.
Maria Taniguchi was born in Dumaguete City, the Philippines in 1981. She won the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award in 2015 and participated in LUX Associate Artists Programme in 2009. Recent exhibitions include “History of a Vanishing Present: A Prologue”, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles (2016); “Afterwork”, Para Site, Hong Kong (2016); “Global: New Sensorium”, ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2016); “The Vexed Contemporary”, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila (2015); and the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAGOMA, Brisbane (2015). Her works are held in a number of collections including the M+, Hong Kong; the Burger Collection, Hong Kong; Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco/Paris; QAGOMA, Brisbane; and the K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai.
Sayaka Shimada has been creating works mostly in the genre of ﬁlms and installations. She was introduced to the world of ﬁreworks during undergraduate years, and became fascinated with their energy. She started working as ﬁreworks show designer after graduation and participated in domestic and international ﬁreworks competitions including the International Fireworks Competition Hannover.
She became interested in artworks involving natural elements such as ﬁre, lightning and radiation.
Kenryou Gu was born in Kyoto in 1994 and raised in Shanghai. He graduated from the College of Contemporary Art and Photography at Kyoto University of Art and Design. While in university, he studied abroad at École nationale supérieure de la photographie, Arles, France. Gu is recipient of the “KG + Award 2018” grand prize as well as the “sanwacompany Art Award / Art in The House 2019” grand prize. Currently based in Kyoto.
Shitamichi Motoyuki (born in 1978) works and lives in Tokyo, Japan. BA in Fine Art (Oil Painting), Musashino Art University, Japan. After his graduation, he researched and travelled all over Japan, and he photographed the series of landscapes with abandoned buildings of the war. The original functions of those remains were lost after 60 years passed after war, however people have customized the buildings and facilities into houses, flower gardens, zoo and so on. The works are published as a collection of photography Bunkers, little more, 2005.
Herwig Scherabon is an award-winning artist, who is currently based in Vienna. He is invested in digital interpretations of nature and sublime phenomena. The outcome is often, but not exclusively, audiovisual installations with computer generated imagery.
Recently Herwig has had exhibitions in Berlin, Paris, New York City and Seoul.
Yoichi Kamimura (born in 1982) explores ways of perceiving landscapes both visually and auditorily, and investigates ambiguous relationships between humanity and nature. Working primarily with field recordings, he produces installations, sound performances, music and works in other media which are presented both in Japan and overseas.
Seiha Kurosawa is a curator and artist based in Tokyo.
He investigates contemporary art methodology that is based on curatorial practices emerging from the new conception of ecology today.
He aims to create a new sensual and poetic ambiance that allows the audience to grasp the emerging complex ecology through curatorial approaches, artistic practices, and texts.