Experiments at the Space Department (Artist in residence), Nara, Japan
During October 2023, I completed a residency at the Space Department in Nara, Japan. The Space Department focuses on spatial creative practice. This was a period of experimentation for me.
The residency is situated in a renovated 90-year-old traditional Japanese farmhouse. My experiments responded to the space, including projections into the space, under the building, and using parts of the space to guide the viewer’s attention.
Additionally, the residency allowed me to reconnect with themes in my work related to time and nature. During this residency and my trip to Japan, I filmed the "Nature of Japanese Gardens" documentary.
Here is some documentation of these experiments.
Space Department ideas
This is a walkthrough of the Space Department with me discussing ideas for the space
Liquid Rock is an exploration of the elusive nature of time and the concept of impermanence.
This project explores capturing the intrigue of partial visibility and the allure of the unseen.
Whispers of streams
In old Japanese home, a subtle sound whispers from the tokonoma. This sound, delicate, invites the viewer closer. As the viewer's eyes lift, a projection gradually reveals itself upon the ceiling of the tokonoma.
Space Department - Projection experiment
This was my first experiment with projection surfaces beyond the neutral walls of a gallery.
It's a sound-only piece that evokes the experience of entering the water at a beach.