|International Creator Residency Program
|2018.1 - 2018.3
The main focus of my stay will be to research the ramifications of art and technology, and in particular of art and electronic music from the 1970s to the early 2000s - with a special interest in the international techno and rave movements. A historical benchmarch for my research will be the OSAKA EXPO '70, which paradigmatically marked the transition from industrial to information societies. My aim for the residency is to better understand this transition and research how techno music in Japan related to the wider condition of an information society; how it influenced popular culture, but also the visual arts. I also look forward to exploring the contemporary Japanese art scene through exhibitions and studio visits with artists working and producing in Japan.
- Research related to OSAKA EXPO '70, both national and international pavilions (visit expo museum, try to get access expo archives), with Osaka as showcase for the paradigm of the "information society".
- Research on Japanese exhibitions and artists from the 1970s to 1990s, with a specific focus on the relation between art and technology, and electronic music.
- Meet with cultural producers active in Japan in the 1990s / early 2000s, both in the fields of visual art as well as electronic music.
- Research literature on art and technology, its developments since the 1970s; but also on the international techno movements, and its ramifications in Japan.
- Studio visits with artists living and producing in Japan (with a focus on artists active since the mid-1980s); visit exhibitions and collections to better understand the contemporary Japanese art scene and discourse.