Samuel GAY

Residency Program

Research Residency Program

Samuel GAY

Participating Project  
Research Residency Program
Activity BasedFrance
Period 2019.6 - 2019.7
Purpose of the residency

Tokyo is an extremely rich and dense research ground for him to explore, because of its urbanisation, that originated on capital debris (war, earthquakes), and its process of reconstruction influenced by Japanese culture and its impermanence philosophy. Such an urban fabric has complex and unique characteristics. His work echoes, and would be in direct connection, with architect’s writings and researches about cities, like Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Rem Koolhaas, and Shinohara Kazuo for example. 

Plan during the residency

・Explore Tokyo, take photographs/videos of various areas, in differents neighborhoods, to collect an important quantity of elements to work on, and then analyze them.
・Research in various libraries of art, design, architecture, urbanism, landscape... to gather numerous documentation about the city's urban organisation.
・Meet people that as been living in tokyo (for a long and for a short time) and ask them if they feel citizen and why/how.
・Draw, create images, visuals, objects and installation accordingly to my researches.
・Visit galleries and museum to meet and explore the art and design scene of Tokyo. 

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