This project intends to create a new international artistic/cultural exchange in the Asia-Pacific context, through realizing a Tokyo-based artist’s participation in the artist-in-residence program of the Fremantle Arts Centre, which is located in the city of Fremantle in the state of Western Australia (Australia).
During the three months residency, the artist will produce and present the results of his work, and also explores a new approach to artistic activity and cultural exchange through creative collaboration between interdisciplinary research and art practice by having dialogues with both local art community and international artists/curators who gather there from Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America.
Artist. Born in Tokyo in 1983.
Kanai carries out his art practice by rethinking, from the perspective of interdisciplinary research, the very act of “making art.” He spend a year from 2015 as a visiting researcher at the Centre for Ideas, University of Melbourne (Australia) with the support of Pola Art Foundation Research Fellowship. While regarding art practice, from the point of view through a lens of the philosophy of technology, as the techniques for formulating time (or more precisely, ”the presentness”), he is currently undertaking a research which explores a methodology for art practice based on the key word “transpresentness,”
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia