ACTING THINGS VI - Spatial Canvas

is the sixth in a series of experiments that explore processes of production as socio-material choreography. During an artist residency at Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto in 2016, Judith Seng was researching traditional Japanese tea ceremony as a practice that elevates activities of daily life into the ceremonic realm in order to open up new perspectives. By carefully choreographing the interplay between people, objects and spatial structures, the single elements seem to merge into one social, material and performative matter. The installation staged at Kyoto Art Center explores processes of space - making as continuous negotiations between human bodies, social interactions and material structures and how they are mutually influencing and shaping each other. The audience is part of the installation and is invited to interact with the objects. In addition curated activations of the installation took place:

Activation 1: A kind of tea ceremony hosted by Mai Ueda

Activation 2 & 3: A kind of collaborative sound ceremony initiated by Judith Seng

More about the long-term research project ACTING THINGS

Year: 2017
Place:Kyoto Art Center, Japan
Curatorial Organisation: HAPS (Higashiyama Artist Placement Service)
Studio Team: Mariejke Kruijssen, Elena Steffan, Petra Popangelova
Images/Video: Rudi Schröder
Video editing: Elena Steffan, Oli Weiss
Support: Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa, Kvadrat