Residency Program

Local Creator Residency Program

update: 2023.5.18


Participating ProjectLocal Creator Residency Program
Activity BasedHitachi-Ota(Ibaraki), Japan
City / Place stayedTokyo
Period2023.5 - 2023.7
Purpose of the residency

Matsumoto is concerned there is a disconection between the metropolis and the outside areas, such as inbalances and gaps in economies and oppotunities. Nowadays cities still continue to attract large numbers of people, but she finds it a fragile urban life and social environment. It seems that people in the city feel little the influence of natural conditions. During this program, she research the geology, topography and weather of the city, and consider how they affect the city and its inhabitants in actuality. She also research the narratives unique to the city

Plan during the residency
  • Collect date on urban rivers and weather (rainfall) , topography and research with civil engineering experts to goverment organisations, such as river management facilities, and to research institutions
  • Research on the construction of urban infrastructures and the history of the workforce behind it
  • Discussions and workshops on images and narratives about rain and rivers
  • Trial shooting of events derived from research and discussion, using multiple media
  • Writing text

Creator Information