Michaela Gleave

Residency Program

Research Residency Program


Michaela Gleave

Participating ProjectResearch Residency Program
Activity BasedAustralia
Period2014.1 - 2014.2
Purpose of the residency

As a contemporary practitioner I am interested in the fluidity and interconnectedness of culture within the global context, yet remain acutely aware of the very personal and site-specific nature of human responses to landscape and environment. I hope to further explore these concerns in my artistic research at Tokyo Wondersite, focusing particularly on the dynamic cultural and physical context of inner Tokyo. I look forward to my engagement with the extended community surrounding Tokyo Wondersite and working with fellow artists in this environmen

Plan during the residency

Whilst artist-in-residence at Tokyo Wondersite I plan to research and develop a multi-disciplinary project that examines the linkages and discrepancies between the natural and man-made world within the context of contemporary urban structures. By working both within the studio/gallery context as well as externally via mobile devices I plan to engage directly with the fabric of the city, involve participants in an activated and altered experience of their surroundings. This project will investigate contemporary Japanese visual and spatial design in relationship to traditional animistic and Shinto beliefs, focusing in particular on the Japanese philosopher Watsuji's Tetsurô's expanded theories on 'climate and culture'.

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