Tsukurikake Labo 09 "Correspondence "Chiba City Museum of Art
When I feel a pleasant breeze on my skin, I sometimes think that this refreshing breeze may be a single sigh that someone released a long time ago.
That sigh, which must have come out of the mouth of someone whose name I do not even know, may have been amplified as it passed through the trees and flowers, and then clothed itself with the fragrance of the earth and the sea, and eventually soared through the sky with migratory birds, and just happened to touch my skin at a distance in both time and physical space.
When I think like this, I feel as if the tiny here and now in which I am living is connected to every era and scene in the world, transcending time and space.
Of course, it is not all sighs. It may include the fart of an ancient trilobite, or natural gas leaking from a fissure in a deep-sea plate.
The world is always reverberating with countless colors, sounds, scents, tastes, and textures, without beginning or end.
The endless correspondence of all things.
It is like a correspondence that has neither sender nor receiver.
By the way, I wonder how the person who created that pleasant breeze was feeling when he sighed.
As part of this project, we invited guests to the laboratory of the Chiba City Museum of Art on several dates during the exhibition period to give talks (performances) based on the concept of "All Things Speak.
In "All Things Speak," guests were asked to take on the roles of non-human beings such as mountains, monkeys, slime, coral, feces, and bodies, and gave 20-minute lectures about the world, humans, and themselves from their perspectives.
After the lecture, the guests and Ohkojima engaged in a dialogue, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.
Moderator, Yosuke Tsuji
At the "CORRESPONDAS" exhibition, a workshop called "Dear human" was also held.
This was a "play" in which each visitor took on the role of something other than a human being and wrote a letter addressed to a human being. During the exhibition, Ooshima's drawings were used to respond to some of the letters written in this way.
photo by Kenji Chiga
Leaflet and Detail
5 Sound Stations
A sound installation was developed in collaboration with sound artist Curtis tamm.
The five speakers installed in the exhibition room play five different sound sources composed of various sounds recorded by Curtis Tam in various locations around the world.
Curtis Tamm | http://curtistamm.net/
Born in 1987 in California, USA. His creative activities are centered on sound, video and film. Cross-disciplinary, Tam is also devoted to trivial natural phenomena, geophysics, and geography, and his works expand our senses, including our sense of hearing, by closely relating to unpredictable environments.
electric bodies (energy currents, organization, conduction, lightning, particle collisions, yearning, romance, hungry ghosts)
fluid bodies (cellular membrane, fissure swarms and other volcanic features, fold, organ formation, digestion, crust, minerals, resistance, echolocation, lines of flight)
mammalian bodies (culture, Bison:Wyoming, Howler Monkeys:Chiapas, Elk:Valles Caldera, domestication, agriculture, Goats; Santorini)
oceanic bodies (thresholds, involution, continuity, orientation, rest, dream)
(featuring Dolce Choir; Maneesh Raj Madahar, Andrew Hunter, Omar Zubair, Machina, John Brumley, Maki Ohkojima)
Created by Curtis Tamm
© 2023 Maki Ohkojima