OPEN STUDIO 2013/September

Open Studio

OPEN STUDIO 2013/September


OS7_Kase_008.JPG Saiko T. Kase, OPEN STUDIO 2013/July


TitleOPEN STUDIO 2013/September   
Time13:00 - 18:00
Admissionfree, No Reservation required.
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
VenueTWS Aoyama: Creator-in-Residence
〈Local Creator Residency Program〉
Yoi Kawakubo (Visual Art/Japan)
Saiko T. Kase (Visual Art/Japan)
Saori Nakazawa (Music/Japan)
Ayami Sasaki (Performing Art/Japan)

〈Exchange Residency Program〉
Esaú Acosta Pérez (Architecture/ Spain)

〈Institutional Recommendation Program〉
Sabine Lubbe Bakker (Visual Art/ The Netherlands)
Alexandre Maubert (Visual Art, Music & Sound Art/ France)

〈Reserch Residency Program〉
Ligyung (Visual Art/ South Korea)
Kian Peng Ong (Visual Art, Design/ Singapore, USA)
Giovanni Flore (Curation/ Italy)
Claudia Larcher (Visual Art, Architecture, Curation/ Austria)
Raul Walch (Visual Art, Architecture/ Germany)

〈Residence report: Exchange Residency Program〉
In Berlin: Soichiro Mihara (Visual Art/ Japan)
In London: Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Takashi Kuribayashi (Visual Art/ Japan)
In Melbourne: Ishu Han (Visual Art/ Japan)
In Taipei: Mariko Tomomasa (Visual Art/ Japan)

download event flyer (1.2 MB) TWS Aoyama: Creator-in-Residence organizes public program, "OPEN STUDIO" which is for the public to see the creative process of residing creators to communicate and to exchange ideas about their works. In each studio, creators present the progress of their works or research in various ways. 12 creators from 9 countries will present the progress of their works or research in various ways this time. Admission free, No Reservation required.


13:00-18:00 Open Studio

"Body Electric Project" Presentation with Live Performance
Time and Date:16:00 - 16:45 September 21 (Sat), (Q&A, convivial meeting: 16:45 - 17:30)
Venue:Room 308 at TWS Aoyama: Creator-in-Residence

Giovanni Flore delivers performative presentation regarding his long-term research project called "Body Electric Project" in this Open Studio. The "Body Electric Project" is an inter-disciplinary research project about the human body as a source of energy, considering the roles of Technology, Human Sciences, Art and design. It investigates the ways the human being can be seen not only as a consumer but also as a provider for electric power. This lecture is accompanied by some visual and poetic contents as well as a live performce by Kanya Takeda. The "Body Electric Project" will be furthermore developed into an editorial and visual narrative as well as an interactive installation that allows audience to be engaged in a direct experience of the bodily capability of producing energy, being aware of the consequences of this power and of the applications in every-day.


Giovanni Flore (Design Researcher/ Project Manager at Fabrica, Italy)

Giovanni Flore is Design Researcher and Project Manager at Fabrica. From an educational background in International Politics and Social Sciences, he has developed his professional skills in Marketing and Communication in consulting firms and creative agencies. He has gained a wide experience in all communication and marketing mix, as well as an expertise in a number of industries, such as music and entertainment companies, financial services, government services, fashion. At Fabrica since 2008, he works on co-operation schemes with a number of educational institutions in the fields of arts and design. He lectures at these institutions in Europe and Asia about experience design and the impact of marketing strategies over the retail experience. Moreover, he investigates and writes on various media about how social sciences interact with marketing strategies - and how the marketing mix may integrate new ways of relating to users.
Kanya Takeda (Dancer)

Born in 1982, Akita and based in Tokyo since 2001, he studied theatrical performance at university and started his own performance with more physical expression since he met Butoh. He collaborates with local and international dancers, musicians and actors as well as he works on his solo performance. He has been studying modern dance and classic ballet along with Butoh. Major works include Kanya Takeda 12 Solo Performance "独行道 Dokkoudo" (2009-2010), Solo performance "巨人 Giant" (2011), Kamome-za Fringe "Cleaned" (2011-2013), Dance 01/choreography and composition "cylinder" (2013).

Participating Creator

Giovanni FLORE
HAN Ishu
KASE T. Saiko
KIAN Peng Ong
Alexandre MAUBERT
MIHARA Soichiro
OZAWA Tsuyoshi