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Matsuri Taro (real name: Kichikawa Kan-ichi) partecipates in the Sapporo Performance Carnival "Dai-Don-Den !".
Here we can see him together with Cecilia R. Corzo finally enjoying her free time after the pre-opening stress..
Today it was the opening of S-AIR resident artist Cecilia R.Corzo final show.Coming from the street you could see that in one of the venue building's window, the light was rhythmically changing from pink-red into blue. After climbing staircases and walking corridors, you could find yourself in the installation.The ingredients of the installation are 100% made in Japan: plastic blue sheet, tatami chairs, pottery, kimono textile, packaging plastic (which is not made in Japan but rapresent a very japanese reality). The usual functions of this items has been transformed and original combinations have been created. The no-legs tatami chairs has now ultralong woodlegs. The bluesheet often used by homeless to build up a temporary but resistent habitation or more in general used as simply practical tool for covering and protecting, is now an almost elegant second skin wrapping the chairs.
More then fifty pottery, for rice, soup, sake and tea, are now lamps,wrapped in colourful kimono textiles and finally packed in plastic. The lamps turns on only when a person steps nearby.
exhibition adress and timing
IWASA Big. 3floor
5, East5, North 3 Chuo-ku, sapporo City
from sunday 2nd until sunday 9th september 2007
S-AIR contact for additional informations:
Cecilia and the S-AIR team are today installing the show in the venue,
a huge room in one of the oldest building of Sapporo, just in front of the red bricks-beer factory.The building is gathering plenty of design and photography studios and has a sparkling atmosphere.
Ready for the opening party tomorrow?
Some kids playing in the neighbourhood wrote Shibata's name on the street.This is a good occasion to make an "homage" to S-AIR director!
...and what about Michael's studio at the moment?
Which kind of story will come out will become clear later, day by day..
For example here you can see her busy with the hard task of making a hole for each of the ceramic pot she has gathered in the studio.She uses a special diamond drill.