trans_2009-2010: Residence Support Program Exhibition/Performance Space Reception 6 March 2010 (SAT) - 16 March 2010 (TUE)


Akiyoshidai International Art Village has supported cultural and philosophical exchange among international artists through the artists in residence program, which has been run every year since its inauguration in 1998. Three selected artists/group have participated in the trans_2009-2010 artist in residence program.
Reception is to perceive, to receive the signal, the process of accepting and also to welcome. Each artist will elaborate the "reception", which they experienced in newly acquired space.

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro / artists
Born in Australia, 1971 (Claire) / 1974 (Sean) / Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Claire and Sean, living and working in Berlin and Sydney, are the installation artists, who have worked on the issues of namadism, space invasion, transformation and impermanence through various projects. The pair is working on the installation using 13,000 pieces of Lego bricks to construct the images of the Challenger disaster.

Valeria Roxana Primost / dancer
Born in Argentina, 1978 / Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Born in Buenos Aires, Valeria has moved to Amsterdam and then to Berlin. Her previous projects include dancing in public space as well as the collaboration with musicians. She has researched various locations in Yamaguchi and worked with local dancers. Valeria will perform on the opening day of the exhibition.

Takehito Shiina / artist
Born in Iwate, 1973 / Lives and works in Sendai, Japan
Shiina is exploring a better relation between the energy of earth and human being through various molding projects. In recent years, he has worked on the science fictional theme, which is to examine what if a human can photosynthesise and if it makes the world better. In Akiyoshidai, he has moulded the local people's parts of the body and incorporate them into a 6m figure of a burdock root, which is a local speciality vegetable.


Profile

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro
Born in Australia, 1971/1974,
Live and work in Berlin, Germany
2004 Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Fine Art, University of NSW
Website: http://www.claireandsean.com/

Valeria Roxana Primost
Born in Argentina, 1978
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
2005 Bachelor of Arts, Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de Kunsten,
Theater school at the Modern Theatre Dance and SNDO
Website: http://www.valeriaprimost.com

Takehito Shiina
Born in Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan. 1973
Lives and works in Sendai, Japan
1999 M.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1997 B.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Website: http://shiinatakehito.com/

Organized by Akiyoshidai International Art Village
Supported by Yamaguchi prefecture, The Yamaguchi board of education, Mine city, Mine city board of education, Embajada de la Republica Argentina Japon, Japanisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft e.V., Tokyo, Goethe-Institut Osaka

trans_2009-2010: Residence Support Program Exhibition/Performance Space Reception

Date:6 March 2010 (SAT) - 16 March 2010 (TUE)

Open everyday 10:30-17:00
*starts at 13:00 on 6 March

Opening performance by Valeria Roxana Primost on Saturday, 6 March
Starts at 14:00 at the yard at AIAV

Artists talk with the guests on Saturday, 6 March
Starts at 15:00 at the cafe at AIAV
Guests: Satoshi Fujikawa (Associate Professor, Yamaguchi University), Mizuki Takahashi (Curator, Mito Art Tower)

Reception on Saturday, 6 March
Starts at 17:30 at the cafe at AIAV
Adult: 1,000-yen, Students 500-yen (snacks and soft drinks)

Gallery tour on Sunday, 14 March
13:30-14:30 (Come to the cafe at 13:30)

Special guest talk on Sunday, 14 March
15:00-17:00 at the Salon of the residence building at AIAV
Guest: Yasushi Kajikawa (Design Scientist)
Moderator: Takehito Shiina

Place:

Akiyoshidai International Art Village

Entrance:

Exhibition and Performance: Free
Reception: Adult 1,000-yen, Student 500-yen