NISHI Takatoku

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (Japan-based creators sent abroad)

update: 2023.7.19

NISHI Takatoku

Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Japan-based creators sent abroad)
Activity BasedTokyo
City / Place stayedHelsinki / HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme)
Period2023.8 - 2023.11
Purpose of the residency

In this programme, I will conduct research on light and architecture in Finland and create spatial works that incorporate the local natural environment. Finland is a country to play with the power of the sun. and it has produced architecture that has skilfully dealt with the sun and the famous architects who have designed it. I want to feel and use measuring instruments to investigate how light is introduced into architecture and how it relates to space and the natural environment.Finally, I will create a spatial work based on each of these researches.

Plan during the residency
  • Research on the architecture of light.
  • Research on the natural environment.
  • Survey of materials and selection of locations for installation of artworks. (Find materials unique to Finland)
  • Experiments and Verification with phenomena and materials. (Design of artwork size and spatial composition)
  • Creation of spatial works, archive photography.

Creator Information