Other Works, Workshops, Curations

  • Photography Workshop “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” 

イギリスの神経学者オリバー・サックスが神経の病と闘う患者を描いた話『妻を帽子とまちがえた男』(1985年)を題材に、ストーリーに出てくるP博士の物体の認識方法をヒントに写真撮影をし、プリントの上リーフレットにして発表。

By reading a quotation from “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” 1985 by a British neurologist, Oliver Sacks, get inspiration by the way of seeing of Dr.P, take pictures and print out for presentation.

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One day group show investigating the way of communication in public places inspired by a homeless woman living near a project space, House of Ebata.近所に住んでいるホームレスの女性についての作品。エヴァ・キエッツマンとの二人展。

About the work: http://kyokoebata.com/2018/03/to-our-neighbour/

Shown as: https://houseofebata.blogspot.com/2018/01/to-our-neighbor.html

A collaboration project between a physicist Tim Byrnes on a physics theory.  物理学者ティム・バーンズとのコラボレーションによる物理の原理の映像化。


ADandKE

An visual correspondence project with Alasdair Duncan

http://adandke.blogspot.co.uk/

 


  • Anna

 

March 29 – April 13 2014

Mettlework

50 Lor 17 Geylang Singapore 388570

http://mettlework.co/

Opening Party: Fri 28 March 19:00 –

Alasdair Duncan

Kyoko Ebata

James Howard

Miho Shimizu

Dennis Tan

 

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The show Anna is organized by a group of international artists based in Japan, Singapore and UK and is held at the studio of Dennis Tan based in Singapore.
Anna is about a hole and a fictional woman named Anna. The word “ana” means hole in Japanese. Throughout the show the artists will be showing the product of their neurotic mental journeys. 
 
In connecting holes and Annas, perhaps the most famous Anna to come to mind is Anna O, a made up name for Bertha Pappenheim who’s treatment for hysteria, a form of neurosis, by Sigmund Freud’s colleague Joseph Breuer, and documented by Freud, is regarded as the starting point of psychoanalysis. The position of the hysteric can be understood as being characterised by a deep feeling that there is a hole that cannot be filled (with libidinal implications). The hysteric may tend to seek out knowledge to fill the hole, but since the hole cannot be filled the knowledge produced is inadequate to that task. Hysteria is an orientation that is typically but by no means exclusively taken by women, and what it is to be a woman, to take the feminine position, beyond biology, can be understood as a hole in what can be known.
 
“A mole is well adapted to holes. It feels no need to understand them.”
 
A hole is something that is not there, it can’t be seen in itself – it is constituted to our senses by the materials which circumscribe it. This kind of circumscribed inexperience that makes a hole might lend itself to a sentiment of the sublime – a relation of awe towards the unknowable as experienced through limits. It may evoke a sense of investigation or adventure. In an old Buddhist tradition monks used to go into a hole in the ground and stay there until they die in order to become a self-mummified living Buddha, there might be a sense of being close to the death and the sublime in the act of being in the hole.
 
(Text written by Alasdair Duncan and Kyoko Ebata)

 

Hole

2012-2014

Video

Kyoko Ebata

 

Ebata has moved into an old house in Tokyo where her grand parents used to live. There is a hole in the garden but the purpose of the construction is unknown. When a gardener came to the garden, she asked him what was the purpose of the hole. He wasn’t sure the purpose but had a quick look of the hole. Ebata thought there was a dark perfect cuboid under the ground and wondered why since there should be roots of trees underground. She needed to check what it was inside.

 

So when she met a painter who was a karate black belt holder at a dinner party, she thought he was strong enough to open the lid and asked him to help her out. The painter came to her house and opened the lid and they discussed what it the purpose of the hole. The process is documented in the video. There was the moment that he questioned what he was doing with a stranger. The meaning of the hole changes according to their interpretation and the shallow establishment of the trust with each other.The trust is based on a fictional story made in each other’s mind.

 

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The Right Hole

2014

Photography

Kyoko Ebata

Ebata looks for holes and document holes, searching for the right hole, what constitutes the right hole is not at all clear, and she cannot find the right hole, only a series of holes which are not right, there may be many reasons that the hole is not right, although why they are wrong is not much more clear than the question of what the right hole might be. What is clear is that these holes are not the right ones. The piece will thus be a collection of photographic documentation of the wrong holes.

The first show was conducted in Singapore and varieties of holes in Singapore and Japan were exhibited. Some of the holes have historical values, such as Bukit Brown (Chinese cemetery), a former Shinto shrine located at MacRitchie Reservoir in Singapore, as well as The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi and the cave dug by Korean people during the WWII in Japan. But they are all treated as parallel hole juxtaposed next to swede, dust shoot of HDB (housing council in Singapore), and holes of walls.

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  • Garden Projects #1: How we Dance in the Wind@Tokyo (14 Jul 2013)

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    Sunday, 14 July 2013 13:00 – 20:00

    Kunitachi, Tokyo

    Alasdair Duncan

    Kyoko Ebata / Tim Byrnes

    Tatsuo Majima

    Tatsuo Majima’s performace starting from 15:00

    How we Dance in the Wind is a one day show of three artists concerned with how, in the way we relate to them, we can deal with what is troubling about the unknown, undetermined or unseen; including those of the social, political, technological, or environmental. The show will be held in the garden of a house was built before WWII which has been maintained over the years in the spirit of getting by, in a place where it looks like time has stopped.

    Alasdair Duncan makes colour saturated signs in a variety of mediums as broadly optimistic stand-ins for the unknown of the future. He is producing two new, light weight, large scale banners to hang from trees in the garden. The signs float in the wind.

    Artist Kyoko Ebata and physicist Tim Byrnes have been working on a series of experiments and studies, Nutopia (http://nutopia.kyokoebata.com) including making sealed bottle environments, simple power plants – towards making a simple nuclear powered device to illuminate a small quasi-natural scene, Ebata has also been inventing ceremonies. These activities are recorded as photographs. Their activities work as ways of making of the invisible consequences of Fukushima something quite immediate, something that can be engaged with to understand the world. 

    Tatsuo Majima has been undertaking a series of idiosyncratic danced, Dance of the Day – a different two minute dance every day, each set in a different location, filmed and posted on YouTube. The project started from the General Election and which will finish on the Election of the House of Councillors coming on the 21st of July. 

    Formally these three artists have very different practices, however their work can be understood as sharing a progressive structural approach to how we deal with what is difficult to digest in the unsayable, unseeable, or unknowable around us.

    Thank you:  blanClass, TARO NASU, Chiaki Sakaguchi, Miho Shimizu

    2013年7月14日(日) 13:00 – 20:00

    東京都国立市(JR 中央線国立駅南口より徒歩5分。一橋大学手前)

    アレスデール・ダンカン Alasdair Duncan

    江幡京子/ティム・バーンズ Kyoko Ebata / Tim Byrnes

    眞島竜男 Tatsuo Majima

    ★眞島竜男パフォーマンス 15:00-

    How we Dance in the Windは、戦前に建てられた古い一軒家の庭で行われる一日限りの展覧会です。鬱蒼と木々が繁る時間のエアポケットのような空間で、社会的、政治的、技術的、環境等を含め、わからないもの、未確定なもの、見えないものへの関わり方をテーマに、3組のアーティストがそれぞれのアプローチを展開します。

    アレスデール・ダンカンは、さまざまな素材を用いながら、未知の未来に対して広く前向きな姿勢を示すカラフルなサインを発表しています。今回は軽量素材で作られた大きな新作バナー2点を庭の木に吊るし、風の吹くままにはためかせます。

    アーティストの江幡京子と物理学者のティム・バーンズは、福島の原発事故後に始めた実験的プロジェクト「Nutopia」を発表します。(http://nutopia.kyokoebata.com)小さなビオトープを照らすためだけの原子力発電の開発、という目標のもと、密閉容器に自然環境を閉じ込めた模型制作や簡単な発電装置の実験、その過程で発生するセレモニーといったプロセスを通して、この世界を探ろうとする様子を収めた写真を展示します。

    眞島竜男は、衆議院議員選挙投票日の2012年12月16日に「投票しました!」のツイート数に応じて踊り続けるというパフォーマンス以来、2013年7月21日の参議院議員選挙まで毎日2分間、新しい踊りを踊ってYouTubeにアップするという「今日の踊り」を続けています。今回は会場の庭で「今日の踊り 2013年07月14日」を含むパフォーマンスを行います。

    一見、なんの共通点のなさそうな3組の作品ですが、しかし、私達の世界にある、言葉にならない見えない未知のものに対して、一歩ずつ構造的にアプローチしていこうとするアティチュードに、本展での共有点を見出しています。

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    http://nutopia2011.blogspot.jp/

    http://nutopia.kyokoebata.com/?p=510

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  • Amerika: idea / fantasy / dream / myth / image

What America means for non-Americans

Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Art, London

Jan 7- Feb 14 2014

http://www.alasdair-duncan.com/Home/amerika

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Mom’s America

2014

Video

Kyoko Ebata

https://mlvoidchicken.tumblr.com/post/92048839813/void-chicken-nuggets-2014%E5%B9%B407%E6%9C%8817%E6%97%A5%E5%8F%B7