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Gfader, Verina and Garcia, Merce Rogrigo (2011) OrNamenTTokYo. In: OrNamenTTokYo, 6, 11, 12 November 2011, Tokyo, Japan. (Unpublished)

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In response to the fragmentary, localised, decentralised, unregulated and often fragile nature of current creative practices that engage with new narratives of activism and politics, the project OrNamenTTokYo sets out to investigate the materialities that process these issues by way of ‘commonalities’. Using as a starting point the proposition of common versus the regulated or proprietary, OrNamenTTokYo aims at provoking and undoing this established and widely disseminated dichotomy. Liberating the relationship between common and regulation this way, OrNamenTTokYo looks at how these terms share a possibility for deviation, and how they propose an ability or ‘appropriateness’ of improving the understanding and articulation of contemporary forms of acting, producing and distributing, and potentially allowing new kinds of creative practices to emerge. Accumulating today’s materials and imaginary politics of these forms, the project engages with sites of precarity, friendship, micro-organisations, anti-systemic movements, the infiltration of legality in everyday life, and media as a by-product.

Situated in Tokyo, OrNamenTTokYo examines the in/significance of the ‘common’ in Japan, how the common is manifest there and how it subsequently contributes to our understanding of the current social, i.e. public, and active, i.e. creative, space. While the notion of ‘common’ forms an extensive field of research in the Western context, its manifestation and realisation in Japan remains elusive and not fully explored. Ranging from ideas around ‘possession or manifestation of common attributes’, and ‘sharing features or characteristics’, the common addresses themes such as the constitution (or lack of constitution) of a united intellectual consciousness, or communal spirit in relation to social, geographical and institutional reinvention.

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Additional Information: Co-organiser with Merce Rodrigo Garcia OrNamenTTokYo, research project and Mobile Lab in Tokyo (walk and workshop in urban space, mini-forum at AAN Art Autonomy Network/Creative Hub131), in collaboration with BCL Georg Tremmel and Shiho Fukuhara [research project, publication forthcoming]. Participants: Kenta Kishi, David d’Heilly, Tetsuo Kondo, Mitsuru Hamada, Christian Dimmer, Hikaru Fujii, Emiko Kato, Sayuri Fujiwara, Chiaki Hayashi, Joon Yang Kim, Hiroyuki Oki, Love Kindstrand, David H. Slater, BCL Georg Tremmel and Shiho Fukuhara, ASSISTANT (Megumi Matsubara, Hiroi Ariyama), Hiroshi Ota (Tokyo Picnic Club), Chi Too, Asami Hosokawa, Chiaki Sakaguchi, Takahiro Hayakawa, Emma Ota, Takaaki Soga (Contemporary Art Factory), Kohsuke Uchino, Hiro, Miki Fukuda, Chris Berthelsen, Kyoko Ebata, Nanako Inayama, Hannah Mjølsnes, Shingo Anzai, F. Atsumi (Art-Phil), Kristen Sharp, Dominic Redfern, Philip Samartzis, Nanana Kammuri, Ai Ishihata, Hiromitsu Murakami
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 15:27
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 21:00


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