Tea Talks お茶と祖国 photographs

写真:谷山恭子 (カラーネガフィルム)    
Photography: Kyoco Taniyama (Color negative filme)

2016 BRADWOLFF PROJECTS, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Research-based Art Project & Solo show at BRADWOLFF PROJECTS

Tea Talks was implemented during 2-months artist in residency at BijlmAIR, Amsterdam. 

BijlmAIR is an artist-in-residence organized by CBK Zuidoost, in collaboration with BRADWOLFF PROJECTS and SMBA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Photography: Kyoco Taniyama  (colour negative film)


A research based art project which took place in the Bijlmer neighbourhood of South East Amsterdam which is home to immigrants from over 150 nations. I was intrigued by an article suggesting that it is seldom the case that neighbours in the Bijlmer invite each other in for a cup of tea despite greeting each other and being friendly to each other in public.
Despite what the article says, I decided to get to know my neighbours precisely through communicating with them over a cup of tea, specifically Japanese green tea which I had brought as a symbol of my cultural identity. In exchange I was interested to ask them about the tea from their own homelands. I joined a community event in the area to serve my tea, and there I met five tea-loving neighbours whom I visited at a later date.
In the exhibition I invited these five back in the gallery to hold a tea party, where they discussed about the recipes and they shared their stories with the audience, while everybody could sample each tea. Also exhibited were photographs taken in their living rooms, cups and saucers made with the coordinates of their homelands baked into them, tealeaves, hand written stories and a documentary film. Additionally a project publication with five tea recipes has been issued.

Matelial: Photos, Cup & Saucer with Lat/Long coordinates, MDF, Paint, Tea, Document film (Filmed by Nico Alexander Schwenke)

Residence Period: 1 June ~ 1 August, 2016
Residency: CBK Zuidoost Bijlmer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Exhibition Period: 17 July ~ 31 July, 2016
Opening event Tea Talks: 17 July, 2016

Tea Talks お茶と祖国


2016 ブラッドウルフ・プロジェクツ、 アムステルダム、オランダ


Tea Talksは、BijlmAIR (バイルマーAIR)での二ヶ月の滞在期間で制作されました。

BijlmAIR (バイルマーAIR)とは、ブラッドウルフ・プロジェクツSMBA(ステデリック・ミュージアム・アムステルダム)と共同して、CBK Zuidoost によって組織されているアーティストインレジデンスです。


写真:谷山恭子 (カラーネガフィルム)



素材:写真、MDF、緯度経度が焼き付けられたカップアンドソーサー、塗料、お茶、ドキュメント映像 (Filmed by Nico Alexander Taniyama)

レジデンス期間:2016年7月1日〜 8月1日
滞在:CBK Zuidoost Bijlmer, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
展覧会開催期間:2016年7月17日〜 7月31日
オープニング Tea Talks:2016年7月17日