[ワークショップ] 植物の話
[WORKSHOP] A Story of Your Plant Workshop 1.0 & Creating A Plant Workshop 2.0

時間:①14:00-15:30 / ②15:30-17:00
アーティスト:UUendy Lau, Hinz Pak

現在SHORTSTAY Programで滞在中のアーティスト、UUendy Lauによるワークショッップを開催します。


Date: Saturday 16 June 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm (Workshop 1.0)
3:30 – 5:00 pm (Workshop 2.0)
Venue: Harada Rice Store Studio
Address : 1874, Matsudo, Matsudo-shi, Chiba, JAPAN
Artists: UUendy Lau, Hinz Pak
Participation: Free

*Participants are welcome to join both or just one of the workshops.

The life of nature somehow never ends. It undergoes replicative stages of different forms and status of existence, looping from seeds, germination, growth, reproduction, pollination and back to spreading seeds. A distinctive, intriguing expression is witnessed during each phase of life. Defoliation, for instance, seems to be more visible and attached to us emotionally when falling off on the ground. We may consider it as the end of its being, or instead a preparation for another stage of being. The relationship between nature and human is thus an ongoing and ever-changing topic to be investigated from various perspectives, cultures and religions.

In the workshops, we will take inspiration from the Bonsai and Miniature Culture in Japan to design a personalised “plant” combining the natural resources in Matsudo and the man-made creations from the locals. The Workshop 1.0 will invite participants to rethink and imagine the ideal arrangement of plants in an unusual stage with illustration and drawing. New visions will be stimulated through discussion and visual interaction among the group. The Workshop 2.0 will substantialise our thoughts of such “plants” with clay and hands-on exploration to experiment forms, shapes, scales and movement.

The workshops offer an alternative experience to re-examine and re-discover the unnoticed side of the nature through the workshop. The outcome of this activity will be included and shown in the artist’s exhibition at the end of their residency.