This is an art project that creates “relationships” between people by getting close to the everyday life of the community. On the project’s frontlines, organizers have been attempting to create a forum for diverse people to interact and talk through the use of film. In addition, the filming of on-site environments not readily visible from the outside allows organizers to share these environments with as many people as possible.
In Artpoint Meeting #11 “Showing, watching and discussing film,” we introduce examples of project creation through the medium of film, and video footage capturing project activities on the ground. Project leaders and guests talk together, crafting a new language for art projects.
The KINO Meeting project began in April 2022. We will watch a short film created by project members while reflecting on and discussing the project.
Speakers: Kota Abe (Designer/Cultural anthropology/General Incorporated Association Pantanal), Yasuhiro Moriuchi (Filmmaker/Rakuda Studio)
Guests: MA Ran (Associate professor, Graduate School of Humanities Department of Humanities, Nagoya University/East Asian film scholar)
A project in which General Incorporated Association Pantanal holds workshops revolving around filmmaking in various areas where people including those with backgrounds overseas gather. Project organizers are pursuing a community created by collaboration between a production crew from diverse backgrounds and workshop participants, as well as new forms of film expression.
Moving Archive Center in Setagaya｜GAYA is a project that utilizes digitized 8mm film. Using both film and photographs, we report on efforts to utilize this material in the neighborhood of Setagaya and in a home healthcare environment.
Speakers: Atsushi Matsumoto (remo – record, expression and medium organization member / Archive for Human Activities (AHA!) Project manager)
Guests: Naoko Oyama (Nurse/photographer), Mami Jinno (Design researcher)
Photo: Naoko Oyama
Moving Archive Center in Setagaya｜GAYA
This community archive project creates forums for discussion through the medium of film, using digitized 8mm film of Setagaya in the Showa period (1920s–1980s), collected by remo – record, expression and medium organization (NPO) and Lifestyle Design Center, Setagaya Cultural Foundation. Project activities include “Sunday Interviewers” centering on people from the “lost generation”(in principle people born between 1970 and 1982), and are designed to pick up narratives prompted by replaying of the films.
There will be a screening of “Radio Shimo-Kajiro: The Documentary,” a film capturing scenes from activities under the Radio Shimo-Kajiro project carried out in Shimo-Kajiro Housing Complex, a prefectural disaster-recovery public housing complex in Fukushima’s Iwaki City (Directed/filmed/edited by: Haruka Komori/2022/70 minutes). After the screening, there will be a post-screening talk with guests, and we also touch upon the musical piece “Fukushima Songscape,” which was produced at the same time.
Speakers: Wataru Asada (Cultural activist), Haruka Komori (Video artist)
Guests: Hiromichi Hosoma（Ethologist/Waseda University Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences Professor）
Radio Shimo-Kajiro – From the music of that time and town, to here and now
Under this initiative which began in 2016 and is set in Shimo-Kajiro Housing Complex, a prefectural disaster-recovery public housing complex in Fukushima’s Iwaki City, project organizers create radio shows featuring recordings of memories of the towns where people once lived, together with well-known music. In 2019 a “support band” (BSB) was formed in Iwaki City to provide live accompaniment to songs filled with memories for the residents.
In March 2022, “Fukushima Songscape” was released under the name “Wataru Asada and Residents in Shimo-Kajiro Housing Complex.”
*Program is subject to change.
*This event will be run with measures in place to prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Free *Sign language support available.
100 (Advance reservation required.)
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Kota Abe (Designer/Cultural anthropology/General Incorporated Association Pantanal)
Yasuhiro Moriuchi (Filmmaker/Rakuda Studio)
MA Ran (Associate professor, Graduate School of Humanities Department of Humanities, Nagoya University/East Asian film scholar)
Atsushi Matsumoto (remo – record, expression and medium organization member / Archive for Human Activities (AHA!) Project manager)
Naoko Oyama (Nurse/photographer)
Mami Jinno (Design researcher)
Wataru Asada (Cultural activist)
Haruka Komori (Video artist)
Hiromichi Hosoma（Ethologist/Waseda University Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences Professor）
Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-8435(Weekday 10:00-18:00)
Monday, January 9 2023, 13:00 – 18:00 (open at 12:30)
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 1st floor, HALL (Yebisu Garden Place,1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo)