A collaborative show with Roi Carmeli as part of the Artists in Residence programme, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Japan
I participated in Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio’s
We arrived in Hokkaido in the Autumn, a season well known for the quick and dramatic change of Autumn leaves
Iyomante (イヨマンテ) is an Ainu ceremony where a bear cub is raised for two years then sacrificed.
Bears are considered to be powerful gods by the Ainu. They also have numerous references in Japanese popular culture, appearing in comics, logos and souvenirs.
We were constantly hearing about
We gathered Using organic matter in Tenjinyama Park, and used it to create printed works on Paper and Fabric.
Additionally, there was a kinetic sculptural element, constantly ringing a “Bear Bell” that accompanied the visual work with a sound usually associated with the outdoors.