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Youkobo Artspace Residency, Tokyo

1st January - 31st January 2014

 

 

During the month of January 2014, I attended a residency at Youkobo Artspace in Tokyo. Whilst there, I created and exhibited a body of 4 works which focused on mapping the site from a macro to a micro scale. tokyo subway stringwork refers to a site specific installation which mapped each railway station and line in the citys rail network, spanning across the wall, out into the space. boundary, a wallwork made from clay, depicted the boundary of adjoining neighbourhoods: Suginami, Shibuya, Setagaya, Nerima, and Nakano. A delicate line drawing: nishi ogikubo marked out the neighbourhood where the studio was based, and the site specific drawing youkobo floorwork traced all the marks on the studio floor. 

 

 

 

tokyo subway stringwork

tokyo 2014

cotton thread, pins, glass beads

dimensions variable

 

 

youkobo floorwork 

tokyo, 2014

transparent paper, ink

dimensions variable

 

 

This work is a site specific drawing consisting of a grid of nine sheets of tracing paper tracing all the surface marks and indentations on the floor of my studio at Youkobo Artspace in Tokyo. The studio was previously part of a sanatorium which treated patients suffering from tuberculosis and the work was a tribute to these patients and the memories that the space continued to contain.

 

 

 

 

 

boundary

tokyo, 2014

clay

dimensions variable

 

 

A wallwork made from clay, depicted the boundary of adjoining neighbourhoods of Ogikubo, the neighbourhood where the residency was sited: Suginami, Shibuya, Setagaya, Nerima, and Nakano.

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

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