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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 25, 2018
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Project Japan 22

August 24, 2018
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Project Japan 21

It’s 6am in Kyoto and I’m out running. Nobody knows I’m here. Not one person on the entire planet is thinking about me. I’ve never been here before and I don’t know where I’m going. In a word: freedom. To say … Continue reading

August 16, 2018
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Project Japan 20

I’m a big fan of Asa Chang & Junray (e.g. Senaka or Hana). However, this track is by Asa Chang & Pilgrim and is called either Shadowless, Shadowless Human, or Human Without Shadow (depending on the various translations from Japanese). … Continue reading

August 15, 2018
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Project Japan 19

We’re staying a stone’s throw from Dotonbori, a very lively Osaka street famous for its food. It’s lined with restaurants and “street food” vendors of all sorts: sushi, local Kobe beef, crab, teryaki, and a new one on me: takoyaki. … 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 13, 2018
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Project Japan 15

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