"Sappro" around the world (2012)

The earthquake in March 2011 stressed the vulnerability even of thins that had been considered safe up to that point, including also the collapse of the respective places’ specific functions. What is important now is to not just fix up what has become defective, and refortify the original functions, but we should also reflect on their relevance and appropriateness in the first place.

The primary function of an exhibition, for example, is to “show works of art, ” most of which are usually completed first before being set up in a certain space. However, prioritizing different functions may render it unnecessary to grasp a work of art in its entirety, which would mean that the work itself doesn’t even have to be exhibited. There are always invisible latent potentials hidden underneath the obvious functions.

Multiple synchronized events, in which the piece “Sapporo” is repeatedly performed in and outside the venue over the entire exhibition period, are staged with the aim to enhance the features of the exhibition. The generation of a multi-layered structure in which one act is a performance and at once part of the daily routine is supposed to work as a model for thinking about a place’s various potentials.

"Sapporo" aounrd the world (2012)
Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theather

Curation and presented my work "Sapporo" around Tokyo at Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo.
This exhibition had been continued for 44 days.

Artists (Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater):
Mika Inoue, Midori Kubota, Satoko Kono, Anzu Suhara, Yuki Sato, Arata Takagi, Takuma Nishihama, Yui Nakamura, Tomomi Adachi, and Tomoko Hojo