Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (Japan-based creators sent abroad)

update: 2023.4.4


Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Japan-based creators sent abroad)
Activity BasedJapan
City / Place stayedQuebec / Centre Clark
Period2023.4 - 2023.6
Purpose of the residency

I want to think about the pathology and coexistence of insomnia and mental illness in Canada, a topic of recent interest after the pandemic.The cultural differences between Canada and Japan are also seen in the approach to medical treatment, and I would like to visit Canada to research these differences. I want to encounter the values of the people I met at the residency through dialogue with them. If there is an opportunity to view the works of painters such as Matthew Wong, who was based in Canada, and whose works cannot be viewed in Japan, I want to research their history. In parallel with the above activities, I want to create and deepen works on the current theme, using Canadian scenery.

Plan during the residency
  • The first place in Canada where a medical association and a museum have partnered to prescribe "museum visits" as part of the treatment for physical and mental illnesses. I would like to research how art has an impact on illness and what kind of results have been achieved.
  • Research on the Montreal scenery. Leave photos and sketches of nature and the areas around during the stay.
  • I have been working with used furniture and found objects. I am planning to collect materials to be used in my works in Quebec.
  • I have a motif of a room in the paintings I have done in the past. I would like to create works that are intertwined with the indoor scenery of my residency. By working away from my base of production, I would like to consider the reality of life and my work from a bird's eye view. Through the residency, I would like to consider, from multiple perspectives, our coexistence with a life that has changed drastically and the resulting ailments.
  • Research on artists around Canada. Such as Matthew Wong, who painted landscapes around Canada while suffering from mental illness. David Altmejd, Rebecca Belmore, etc.

Creator Information