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null vol.3 @artist-run-space merdre

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null is a program run by Artist Collective Fuchu (ACF) introducing various spaces around Fuchu by touring around places and areas where events and exhibitions are held.
The third null event takes place at artist-run-space merdre near Fuchuhonmachi Station. Since opening in 2011, this art space operated by artists, a bolthole-like gallery housed in an old Japanese-style house, has hosted a variety of activities ranging from“noise”/experimental music events, contemporary art and handicrafts to political discussions.
This time around, participants are asked to bring something suggestive of the origin of the art space’s name: that is, something slightly noxious yet fascinating.
Why not build on mutual interaction and exchange by discovering common ground with others and aspects of others you didn’t know, and talking about what you mutually think and are interested in?

null: free places and arty ideas
The null project is concerned with creating a diverse, free and “blank-space” environment for the creation of an autonomous cultural and artistic community where different values intermingle. With“null null konekuto” (‘kneading smoothly’)as its watchword, organizers aim to expand and spread art-centric, diverse and deep-seated networks between people, between people and places, and between people and ideas.

Process on the day

[What to bring]
Bring something you regard as slightly noxious yet fascinating.

STEP 1 Briefing on the null process and self-introductions

STEP 2 Display and introduction of items brought along
At the venue participants freely display and introduce what they have brought along. These become talking points and enhance mutual interaction.

STEP 3 About null online
null Online is an SNS exclusive to ACF. Organizers will demonstrate how to use it and how to create groups with it (open to all).

STEP 4 Future null events
Organizers will conduct a questionnaire on things and places of interest to use as reference for the next null event.



Participation fee

500 yen (no reservation required)


NPO Artist Collective Fuchu (ACF)


artist-run-space merdre (1-9-4 Yazakicho, Fuchu City, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), NPO Artist Collective Fuchu (ACF)