|The committee of Haizuka Earthworks project selects international artists to work in the area. People from the region visit the artist studios at the end of the term for a lively presentation and discussion of ideas.
We are in the process of upgrading our studio facilities.
|Artist MANIFESTO' 94|
sorry, under construction!
|An area that is uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of animal and plant life.
bio- is prefix, "having to do with life" + "topos" is "a place" in Greek.
( The American Heritage (R) Dictionary of the English Language)
|A white smoke climbs upward from the mowed heap of grass, producing a vast ocean of clouds...
as if living things are coming out all at once at that instant. A place to be reminded of one's feelings toward the flowers and plants, the soil, the history, the land... and a process to heal all these elements... that is the what "kyu" is: placing moxa cautery on the earth ("chi").
|An particular type of frog that inhabit in humid-short summer climate area, Tokai to East Coast of the Seto Inland Sea in Japan.
Animal Classification: Amphibians, Rana porosa brevipoda Ito.19,11
Rana is a type of frog and porosa brevipoda means short legs in Latin.
Darumagaeru is now at the brink of extinction leave.
Other observed endangered amphibians & vegetables in Haizuka are: Kasumi-sansyouuo, Kasumi Salamander Hynobius Nebulosus Neburosus and Setsubunsou Eranthis Pinnatifida Maxim
|Environmental Cultural Heritage|
|Haizuka designates and builds its original environmental cultural heritage, by evaluating all visual objects, whether old or new, that are potential source of historical and scenic elements: artificial buildings, nature, ecology, vegetation, trees, and creatures.|
|Home-Stay for Art Works|
|Artworks produced by artists in the Project are selected and exhibited by the local residents. Artworks "home-stay" at residential homes as well as public facilities. Unlike the experience of a museum, exhibitors can personalize the artworks and visitors can tour the local area by visiting the respective homes and public areas.|
|The marebito were unexpected visitors from distant communities who were invited to take part in religious ceremonies related to the seasonal cycle in pre-modern Japan. They were believed to be possessed of the power to rid the community of evil spirits and replace them with good ones.
( MAREBITO TOSHITE NO SAO: SHAKESPEARE AND THE INTERNATIONALISATION OF JAPAN, Essay by Daniel Gallimore University of Oxford May 1999 )
|Small Stand Museum|
|..., As if to stick a coin into a vending machine, stick your head inside the hole at the bottom of a screen with long legs...
Based on this concept, this program places a set of black boxes around the Haizuka.
|Session I.||Fieldwork with practical exercises including a tour of the Haizuka dam area; and talks on the natural and social history.|
|Session II.||Lecture on the years theme, students select a site and develop ideas for presentation and evaluation on the last day.|
|Ongoing project in Yasuda redevelopment area. Planting many sunflowers with children in the Himawari (Sunflower) embankment and make the place of the field theater for the children.|
|"Zasso" -- Grass-- : 1999 Art Sphere Theme|
|This program is designed so that each participant can develop ideas for a sustainable environment within the Haizuka dam area.|