Lat/Long project

Lat/Long project 2014
Lat/Long project 2014 Photo by Kyoco Taniyama

A.I.R HOTELPUPIK, Scheifling, Austria / BOKUTO MACHI MISE 2011 100 Days Project, Tokyo, Japan / AOBA+ART, Yokohama, Japan / Small Art Jambory, Nagoya, Japan / AOBA+ART, Yokohama, Japan

2011-2014

 

A project that celebrates our day to day lives.

Immediately after The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, I joined in with volunteer activities to clean up the towns in which everything from addresses to daily lives had been flushed away by the tsunami. In the face of such brutality that I had never experienced previously, I asked myself : “Where do I stand now?” Through contacting people who had lost everything from homes to families, I came to realise over again that one’s identity is supported by past relationships with others, memories and registers, which at the same time brought me a sense of uncertainty of my own identity.

Since the experience, I started to search for a way to regain a sense of being here and now, including the preciousness of day to day life and also the feeling of the ground under my feet. In Lat/Long Project which took place in various locations, I decorated the daily scenes with some festive objects and the coordinates of latitude and longitude, and attempted to present the entire scenery as an artwork.

When you indicate locations on earth with numerical coordinates and not with given names, a certain sense of equality is achieved across all places. As a result, the project offers an opportunity for us to realise that any piece of land on this planet can be important to living beings and thus can be viewed equally.

At some locations, the project has been on show continuously, since the location owners identify themselves with the works.

 

HOTEL PUPIK 2011

Symposium(Exhibition):12 〜14 August,2011

BOKUTO MACHI MISE 2011 100 Days Project

Period: 10 December, 2011 〜18 March, 2012

Venue: Through the 100days research of the region, I installed installation for 11 locations and Contemporary Art Factory in Sumida-Ward Tokyo, Japan

AOBA+ART 2011 Little Permanent

Period: 1 October ~23 October, 2011

Venue: Residential Area Utuskushigaoka Aoba-Ward Yokohama Kanagawa, Japan

Little Art Jamboree 2012 

Period: 21 July ~12 August, 2012

Venue: Chojyamachi-fibers district (2 Nishiki Naka-ku Nagoya Aichi, Japan)

AOBA+ART 2104 Living Archive

Period: 20 September ~ 5 October, 2014

Venue: Residential Area Utuskushigaoka Aoba-Ward Yokohama Kanagawa, Japan