Venice - National Participation

Japan 2019

Giardini

11 May 201924 Nov 2019

Title: “Cosmo-Eggs”
Curator: Hiroyuki Hattori
Artists: Motoyuki Shitamichi+Taro Yasuno+Toshiaki Ishikura+Fuminori Nousaku
Commissioner: The Japan Foundation

The intervention of artist Motoyuki Shitamichi arises from the necessity to investigate compelling issues of humans’ relation with the surrounding environment. “Cosmo-Eggs” aims to be a space of reflection upon our ways of inhabiting the Earth and relate with the others living beings. Especially referring to Japan contemporary society marked by natural and manmade disasters, Shitamichi’s work invites to reconsider the coexistence of humans and nonhumans and the limits which a constant growing society could uncover.

The project facilitates a collaboration between an artist, composer, anthropologist, and architect in order to explore the ecology in which humans and non-humans coexist. Videos of tsunami boulders washed ashore from beneath the ocean, sounds reminiscent of bird song performed on automated recorder flutes, and myths created by referencing various folklore are overlaid to create a single spatial experience.

  • Motoyuki Shitamichi, “Tsunami Boulder” (2015~), (c) Motoyuki Shitamichi, Courtesy of Motoyuki Shitamichi Motoyuki Shitamichi, “Tsunami Boulder” (2015~), (c) Motoyuki Shitamichi, Courtesy of Motoyuki Shitamichi

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Destination: Venice
Where: Giardini
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Contacts & Details

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER:
The Japan Foundation

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ADDRESS:
Giardini, Castello Venice, 30122 Italy