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August 26, 2018
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Project Japan 24

Continuing directly on from my last post. The scene: Carl and Sueko Boland’s house in Sugoshicho, Japan. Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August As part of the Resonant Interval show at Gallery G-77 in Kyoto—on Friday 24 August to be … Continue reading

August 25, 2018
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Project Japan 23

Apart from a couple of quickies earlier today I’ve not posted here for a week. I cannot tell you how busy we’ve been. As I sit here typing this on a Saturday afternoon I am absolutely knackered, burned out, washed and … Continue reading

August 15, 2018
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Project Japan 18

A sort of day off. Next week we have another exhibition, this time in Kyoto. There are four of us showing: Heather and myself, obviously, Carl Boland, and an American artist named Matthew Fasone. Sueko Boland is going to document … Continue reading

August 15, 2018
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Project Japan 17

Arriving in Osaka from Sapporo yesterday afternoon was like arriving on another planet: baking hot and humid, absolutely heaving, a far higher number of foreigners (not just Westerners but Chinese and Korean), and far more tourist-oriented: there were over 11 … Continue reading

August 14, 2018
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Project Japan 16

The last couple of days in Sapporo were actually pretty hectic. Then – BANG – we’ve packed up and left and I’m writing this from a hotel room in Osaka. A bit like someone suddenly changing channels on the TV … Continue reading

August 12, 2018
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Project Japan 14

Having the exhibition up and running has given us a bit of breathing space, although I’ve still got loads to do. I am still working on the video for the Kyoto show, but the off-the-cuff installation video for Heather’s Pocket Remains … Continue reading

August 11, 2018
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Project Japan 12

Following on from my last post, here’s the video: And here are the interpretation boards (thanks Chiami!): Finally, on the way in:

August 10, 2018
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Project Japan 11

Thursday 9 August. The show has got to be up and running by opening time tomorrow morning. The most time-consuming piece of work will be Heather’s ink drawings (part of her Pocket Remains series): 79 of them! They’ve all got … Continue reading

August 9, 2018
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Project Japan 10

Heather has been using the gallery as an open-access workspace for a couple of days: her Pocket Remains project has now been extended to incorporate artefacts from visitors’ pockets. Photos courtesy of Ryotaru Kobayashi:

August 9, 2018
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Project Japan 9

Monday I spent the day slogging over a hot laptop, starting to put together the film for the the live performance in Kyoto on the 24th. Tuesday Heather and I spent the early part of the day doing all the … Continue reading