From the 1st of March till the 31st of March, jewelry designer Hitomi Hashimoto will participate in the Deshima AIR program. She will visit Amsterdam to do research on her work, give a workshop about her way of creation and presenting her work in the City of Silver Schoonhoven. During het stay she wants to exchange her expertise and knowledge about jewelry making with the Dutch community. She also wants to research on her series ‘world map accessories’; about how residents of the Netherlands see their neighboring countries compared to the Japanese perspective.
I am interested in reconsidering the unique character of Japanese arts and crafts and the Dutch perspective on Japanese arts and crafts.
Hitomi is a jewelry designer from Tokyo, working with various kinds of metal. She studied at the Musashino Art University / Metalworking speciality of crafts subject and at the Tokyo National University of fine arts and music: Metal casting speciality of crafts subject. In 2009 she won the Special Jury’s Award at the 48th Japan Crafts Design Competition and in 2014 she won the Special Jury’s Award at the Aoyama, Tokyo Spiral Independent Creators Festival. In addition to her profession as a jewelry designer and artist, she is a part-time assistant at Art University in Tokyo.
The program will be organized in collaboration with Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Vakschool Sieraden Schoonhoven, Atelier Passi, Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven, Atelier Dubbelop.
Final performance of Deshima AIR participant, Ms. Sanae Hamazaki on 18th December 2014, starting at 20:30 in at Bodylab studio at OT 301.
Final presentation of Deshima AIR participant, Ms. Sanae Hamazaki on December 18th, 2014 from 20:30 at Movement Academy Overtoom 301 Amsterdam. Presentation performance of Sanae Hamazaki. Sanae is a dancer and our youngest Deshima AIR participant to date. Through this exchange Sanae wanted to see and experience dance on a international level. During her 3 months stay in Amsterdam she danced in several events, visited various performances and learned about the contemporary performance scene in Amsterdam. We are happy to invite you to her presentation performance on Thursday the 18th of december, where Sanae will show us her dance followed by an improvisation performance. The Deshima Artist In Residence project is an initiative to promote the cultural exchange between the Netherlands and Japan. Founded in 2013, the Deshima AIR project calls on artists and people with a creative and open mind to submit their projects. Projects which focus specifically on the geographical, cultural, historical or social aspects of Amsterdam are preferred. What can you learn from Dutch society and what can you contribute to Dutch society are main topics. During the Deshima AIR project the participants from Japan will stay in the heart of Amsterdam. For more information about Deshima AIR Date & time: Thursday 18th of December 2014, from 20:30 Place: Movement Academy, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam Website of Deshima AIRDeshima AIR Facebook pageDeshima AIR Blog
Final performance of Deshima AIR participant, Kunitada Matsuoka, 14th February Muziekschool Amsterdam Noord
During his stay from the 3rd of February till the 27th of February, Kunitada filled his days with a very busy schedule. His main project was conducting the Amsterdam Youth Symphony Orchestra. For this orchestra he composed a piece called Stories that the wind told. This orchestra performed this piece after three rehearsals in a beautiful concert on the 14th of February in the Muziekschool Amsterdam Noord. This piece will be published in the Netherlands by Highland Music (www.highland-music.nl). In the last week of his stay Kunitada also worked with Jazz pianist Oscar Jan Hoogland (http://oscarjanhoogland.com). Together with oscar he played jazz and he had a small goodbye performance in café the Pianist in Amsterdam.
Hisako Kawakami is Japanese photographer, based in Tokyo.
She studied photography at the Tokyo University of the Arts.
During her stay at Deshima AIR Amsterdam she uses a 35 mm analogue camera to make snapshots. She tries to catch the imperfect moment; both for the subject (the person/object photographed) as for the photographer.
For this workshop she will use her Amsterdam photographs as a starting point for ‘re-memories’. She would like to invite the participants to write a story with one of her photographs in mind.
Both the memory of the text and the memory of the picture will melt into a new memory. At the end of the workshop she will combine all the memories and pictures into one book, like a diary.