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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in 2023.

 

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〈In front of the words who snuggle up with, now〉
by Miki SASAKI
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Title:
〈In front of the words who snuggle up with, now〉

Author:
Miki SASAKI

Description:
This work was produced in response to a call for "The words who snuggle up with, now" by the poetry and lifestyle zine "Yumemiru Kenri" and the poetry magazine "Te, Wata shi". "This project was conceived by the two poetry organisations during the declaration of the state of emergency for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, and had received many expressions of interest from those involved. This project was initiated in response to the fear that the spread of COVID-19 is changing the way we live and the way we think, and that it is difficult to know what form poetry should take and what form words should be left behind. On early May, 2020, during the declaration of the state of emergency in Japan, I sent a questionnaire to the poets and writers involved in the project, asking them to take a photograph of "the view from their window" and "what they felt or thought when they took the photograph". or what I thought when I took the photo. The resulting photographs and words from a total of 13 people living in Japan were used as hints to begin work on the piece. The photographs taken and the things they evoked could be divided into two main categories: external sensations such as temperature, air flow, smells, etc., and internal contacts such as the emergence of a mixture of past and future events. A common finding among the respondents was that neither the photographs they took nor the things they recalled from them contained anything related to COVID-19. They were all habitual behaviours, events that we continue to experience in our daily lives, and do not represent extraordinary experiences. The material structure of this work is based on a questionnaire about the view from the window of my house, so I used "noren (Noren is like to Curtain.)" as a motif. The noren has been used since ancient times as a divider between the inside and outside of the house in Japan, and nowadays it is often used as a business marker in shops. I am hoping that this work will be a partition of some kind in the consciousness of the viewer. I want the viewer to feel and think whether it is a partition between the viewer and the people photographed, between the viewer and myself, between the people photographed and the social space, or between the people photographed and myself. And I would like to ask the viewers whether there is a clear line between the sacred space and the secular space, in front of the words "In front of the words who snuggle up with, now". Questionnaire cooperation: Poetry magazine "Yumemiru Kenri", Poetry magazine "Te, Wata shi". Photographs provided by: 13 people from the above poetry magazines.
Description:
This work was produced in response to a call for "The words who snuggle up with, now" by the poetry and lifestyle zine "Yumemiru Kenri" and the poetry magazine "Te, Wata shi". "This project was conceived by the two poetry organisations during the declaration of the state of emergency for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, and had received many expressions of interest from those involved. This project was initiated in response to the fear that the spread of COVID-19 is changing the way we live and the way we think, and that it is difficult to know what form poetry should take and what form words should be left behind. On early May, 2020, during the declaration of the state of emergency in Japan, I sent a questionnaire to the poets and writers involved in the project, asking them to take a photograph of "the view from their window" and "what they felt or thought when they took the photograph". or what I thought when I took the photo. The resulting photographs and words from a total of 13 people living in Japan were used as hints to begin work on the piece. The photographs taken and the things they evoked could be divided into two main categories: external sensations such as temperature, air flow, smells, etc., and internal contacts such as the emergence of a mixture of past and future events. A common finding among the respondents was that neither the photographs they took nor the things they recalled from them contained anything related to COVID-19. They were all habitual behaviours, events that we continue to experience in our daily lives, and do not represent extraordinary experiences. The material structure of this work is based on a questionnaire about the view from the window of my house, so I used "noren (Noren is like to Curtain.)" as a motif. The noren has been used since ancient times as a divider between the inside and outside of the house in Japan, and nowadays it is often used as a business marker in shops. I am hoping that this work will be a partition of some kind in the consciousness of the viewer. I want the viewer to feel and think whether it is a partition between the viewer and the people photographed, between the viewer and myself, between the people photographed and the social space, or between the people photographed and myself. And I would like to ask the viewers whether there is a clear line between the sacred space and the secular space, in front of the words "In front of the words who snuggle up with, now". Questionnaire cooperation: Poetry magazine "Yumemiru Kenri", Poetry magazine "Te, Wata shi". Photographs provided by: 13 people from the above poetry magazines.