A room of wonder | Tokyo
I came here with an idea in mind. An idea that has been charming me for a while. Some time ago, thinking about ways of saving one's memory in this subtle struggle against disappearance, and at the same time involved in a private reflection on an artist's ability to leave traces that can be experienced by other people, I came across the cabinets of curiosities, also called wunderkammer. These wonder rooms were private collections under Renaissance times, individual portrayals of the vastness and sublime of the world. A collection of wonders in one room. A devotional place, with no apparent rational categorization, but where the display was meant to produce wonder, to incite one's own imaginative recollection of the world.
A room of wonder - Tokyo takes inspiration in these wonder rooms and invites a group of Japanese artists to the adventure of creating a collection of wonders and its translation and insertion in real time in an exhibition room for common share, with no limit of the medias used. A collection of their artistic trajectories, of their days, of their belonging to different histories of the art, of the scene, of their imaginaries and of their time. A collection of Japanese men and women, dancers, actors, sculptors, video artists, performers, ordinary people, working collaboratively across fields, helping each other, sharing tools and knowledge for the creation of one room of wonders.
Yoi Kawakubo - photographer
Daiske Kino-shita - musician and flute player
Kento Nito - sculptor and performing artist
Koh Sato - multimedia artist and film maker
Megumi Kamimura - choreographer and dancer
Kiguchi Noriyuki - theatre director
This project is part of the International Creator in Residency Program, promoted by Tokyo Wonder Site - Ayoama.
September - November
Open studio : October 26-28th, 2012
Final collection: November 23rd and 24th