Noora LEHTOVUORI

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program
(Creators from abroad)

Noora LEHTOVUORI

Participating Project  
Exchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)
Activity BasedFinland
City Tokyo
Period 2019.9- 2019.11
Purpose of the residency

I consider that physical experience is fundamental for my artistic process. I have been driven by American philosopher John Dewey’s concept of experience. For a long time I have been fascinated by the Japanese culture and the idea of space which differs from the Western way of understanding it. Japanese design is famous for using layers by creating in-between spaces in their fashion and contemporary architecture but also in textural art. In Japanese cultural tradition, a space is conceived as a subjective perception, a physical experience and a changeable process which I’m deeply interested in.

Plan during the residency

・My goal is to collaborate with local dancers/ performance artists and to observe surroundings by photographing/recoding and writing about it, but I see that my work and ideas are multi-layered, and they evolve gradually with surroundings and with the people who I will collaborate with by also finding new methods to cultivate the idea.
・I’m interested in using my own body to observe the new experience and surroundings
・I’m curious to travel around the country by train
・I’m interesting in meeting local artists and curators and expand my network
・the aspect of touch is fundamental in Japanese crafts which I like to study and develop my own skills within this aspect 

Creator Information

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