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うるう年の雪景色!
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by arcus4moriya | 2012-02-29 13:04 | アーカスの日常 | Comments(0)
スタジオでの制作風景
開放中のスタジオにはアーティストのイノウエさん。
広い空間を活かして新たな素材を探究しながら作品制作をされています。
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スタジオ開放プログラム実施中です!
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by arcus4moriya | 2012-02-07 20:48 | 地域とアート | Comments(0)
マクカバチカ
今日は暖かくて、絶好の天気でした。
和やかな雰囲気の中、
小学校低学年からお年寄りまで幅広い年代の方が参加してくれました。
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試行錯誤しながらも、
ひとりひとり個性のあるお面を作っていました。
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お面が完成した後は、豆まき!!!
元気なかけ声と共にみんなで落花生をまきました。
少し痛かった....かも?
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地域の方との交流もでき、
とても充実した活動でした。
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今回ワークショップの講師として参加させていただいて、
お面の制作の指導だけではなくて、
参加者の方達とコミュニケーションをとるという
今までにない貴重な体験をさせていただきました。
とても楽しかったです!!ありがとうございました。

半田彩笑(アーカスサポーター)
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by arcus4moriya | 2012-02-04 17:13 | ロッカールーム | Comments(0)
準備中
只今、
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「イチカバチカサコク」ワークショップ、イベントの準備中です!!
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by arcus4moriya | 2012-02-04 13:14 | ロッカールーム | Comments(0)
イチカバチカサコク【結】開催中!
石井瑞穂と飯田真一郎の二人のアーティストによるイチカバチカサコク展@ロッカールーム。
昨年の【序】に引き続き【結】が開催中です!2/4(土)の最終日には関連イベントもあり!
イチカバチカサコク【結】
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昨日は、取手アートプロジェクトの金子さんがアーカスに来てくれました。到着したばかりというニュージーランドのキュレーター、ローラさんもご一緒に作品をじっくりご覧頂きました。
ローラさんはこれから1月の期間、キュレーターインレジデンスとして取手に滞在されるとのこと。
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2階の会場では、俯瞰のスタンプを使用した参加型作品の展示も行っています。

アーカススタジオを舞台に行われた実験の成果を是非ご覧下さい!
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by arcus4moriya | 2012-02-02 16:42 | ロッカールーム | Comments(0)
Reports arrived from the 2011 resident artists!
Reports from Fazal, Wai Keung and Wojciech reflect their experience at ARCUS and of stay in Moriya.
Thank you everyone!

まだまだ記憶に新しい2011年度レジデントアーティストの3人。アーカス周辺では彼らの帰国後もこまめに公私に渡り連絡をとりあっています。みんなそれぞれ元気にやっています。そんな彼らからアーカス滞在に関してのレポートが届きました。お世話になった地域の方々へのメッセージなども含まれているので是非ご覧下さい!
日本語版も追ってアップ致します。

Fazal Rizvi

I was super excited about coming to Arcus. Moriya is the perfect place for an artist to escape to. You have the small city at your disposal, yet you also have the wonders of Tokyo almost just round the corner.

It was lovely to be bicycling around Moriya and discovering it and meeting the locals. And since tokyo was easily accessible it allowed me to take part in certain projects that became quite central to my project and yet i could just escape back to Moriya and think and write and reflect on it all.

The location of the Arcus studios in Manabi na sato was very interesting and vital. That is where we formed connections with the moriyans and interacted with them in different capacities. And it was lovely how open and accepting everyone was. We bonded with many people and even though language was a barrier, we connected through music and food and yoga. The 3 open studios in a way were also means to facilitate us artists with the locals, and by the 3rd open studio we were seeing familiar faces and feeling much at home.

The arcus staff has been most helpful. They work a lot, sometimes to an annoying degree, but it was all for us. They spoil you. You just have to shoot your ideas, and tell what you want and it won't be long before they are at it and pulling all strings to organise things for you. Even though in some cases it was not always favourable for us, but they stood by the artists and that was strength enough! 

I also had the privilege of Moriyan hospitality. I got to stay with the Masuki family which was a great experience and very thankful to them for it. It was very nice to be living in a japanese home and sleeping in the tatami room. I also formed many friendships in Moriya and was generally amazed how helpful and nice everyone was. And can't wait to come back for the residency this year again! :P

Wai Keung Hui

I came to ARCUS with my wish to work with locals. As a result, I not only worked on my art projects with locals, but also ate with locals, drank with locals, talked with locals, and even became friends with locals. I will forever cherish all the wonderful experiences in my memory. 

The atmosphere in ARCUS gave me space and resources to do crazy experiments. Beside working with locals, I tried my hands at launching a long-term conceptual project, and doing performance with other artists. I admit that I did not manage well during the time. I obviously found difficulty in handle projects with such scale. However, I am sure that I will do better next time, and I expect that I will do more ambitious projects after this residency.

Residency programs grant me the opportunities to live in other countries. I think that this is the most valuable part of artist-in-residency. I was so naive to believe that I knew Japan, because I have already read some of her literature and cultural analysis. Of course, it proved that I was wrong. Having been living in Japan for three months, I know Japan more. At the same time, I learnt that there are still lots of things I don't know. I regret to spend too much time to settle and study. If this was not the case, I could do more to respond the city.

Wojciech Gilewicz

Arcus experiment
Arcus project was time of experimenting. Already the very first meeting in Manabi-no-sato encouraged me to abandon the plans and ideas that I had formulated at home. I decided to take up something novel, seek inspiration and experiment. It was my second stay in Japan and for this reason I found most suitable to observe this foreign culture from a different perspective. I also wanted to distance myself from the actions I had performed earlier that became some kind of an artistic burden to me.
Each and every journey gives us a chance to work intensively on a project that is combined with personal experiences and finding your place in culturally distant circumstances. It results in meting new people and establishing relationships that remain in your memory for a long time. Asako, Cecilia, Fazal, Gosuke, Harumi, Keisuke, Kohei, Mami, Miyuki, Mizho, Satomi, Teruhiro, Takako, Wai Keung – these are the names of people that sound smooth and  intriguing in Polish. They stand for those I had the chance to observe and learn from. And in turn by means of such confrontation with others I got to know myself better.
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The resident artists on the way to the Ibaraki gavernment office in Mito. (Photograph by Chihiro Nishio: Japanese guest artist of 2011)
茨城県庁へ行く道中の3人。[撮影:日本人ゲストアーティスト 西尾千尋さん]
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by arcus4moriya | 2012-02-02 11:49 | AIR | Comments(0)
今日のアーカス
現在、アーカススタジオでは記録集の分冊「ここから、どこでも。」の文字校正中で、スタッフ総出で赤ペンを握りしめています。

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もりや学びの里の広場に視線を移すと、はやぶさの訓練風景が!
将来こともだちに野鳥のすばらしさを教えるための訓練なんですって。

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一方、ロッカールームでは地元アーティストによる展覧会「イチカバチカサコク[結]」が開催中です。最終日の2月4日(土)には、関連企画を合わせて実施いたします。

皆様のご来場、お待ちしております。

◎「イチカバチカサコク[結]」
会期:1月24日(火)~2月4日(土)13:00~19:00
会場:ロッカールーム、スタジオ3
企画・出展:石井瑞穂、飯田真一朗
関連企画:
[1]マクカバチカ(ワークショップ)~豆まきのためのお面作り~|2月4日(土)14:00-15:00|講師:半田彩笑
[2]マクカバチカ(交流会)~豆まきパーティー~|2月4日(土)15:00-17:00|DJ:飯田真一朗

写真・文 杉山(コーディネーター)
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by arcus4moriya | 2012-02-01 12:11 | 地域とアート | Comments(0)


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