OPEN GATE 2016

ASEANでのリサーチ先で出会った各地の作家、国内からの作家、音楽家がここ岡崎に集結し、「あいちトリエンナーレ2016」のパフォーミングアーツ部門の一つとして、「OPEN GATE 2016」を開催する運びとなりました。

さて、今回の会場は岡崎の百貨店シビコ屋上です。通常は使われておらず、人が入る事はありません。

会場は白く床が塗られており(前回のトリエンナーレ時なので3年前)、そしてそれが訪れる度にいい具体に剥げてきてます。そして、とても、広いです。風の抜けが良すぎるほどよく、屋根もない、気持ちがいいけど、長くいるのは少しきつい。そんな会場で今、まずは作品を作る作家が作業を始めてます。

数日後、音楽家が会場入りします。そこからはじまる「音楽」と「美術」の間に、何が見え、聴こえてくるのか。広く、広く、風が強く、屋根のない、ただ今は空だけが見えるこの屋上がどうなっていくのか、

それは私にもわかりません。その場所を共に共有しながら作り上げていく状況そのものを、前回のペナン島で習った「ゆっくり歩く」を真似しながら、少し丁寧に紹介していけたら。

そう思っております。

It’s been a while since my last entry. I’m now in Okazaki, getting ready for the next GATE to OPEN.

Artists from various places we’ve met through our ASEAN research, along with Japanese artists and musicians are gathered here in Okazaki to exhibit “OPEN GATE 2016” as a part of Performing Arts division of “Aichi Triennale 2016”.

Our venue this time is the rooftop of CIBICO, a department store in Okazaki. It is not used normally and people are not allowed to be up here.

The venue’s floor is painted white (which was painted for the last Triennale, so from 3 years ago) that peels away and adds a nice touch every time we visit. It is also very, very spacious. The wind blows through this roofless space a little too well which is refreshing, but not for a long time. At a venue like this, artists with their creation are the first ones to begin their process.

The musicians will join us in a few days. Once they do, what will be seen and heard in-between the “music” and the “arts”? The now ample, windy, roofless place from where all we can see is the sky — what will this rooftop go through?

The answer is unknown to me as well. If I could thoroughly present the situation itself, of sharing with others to create a space, by “slowly walking” which I had learned during my previous stay at Penang Island…

I am aiming to do so.

写真:渡部勇介の写真をSachiko Mが撮影

Photograph: Yusuke Watabe, shot by Sachiko M.

Asian Sounds Researchは、国際交流基金アジアセンターとP3 art and environmentが2014年度から2017年度にかけて共催した音楽交流事業「アンサンブルズ・アジア」の一部門として実施しました。

Asian Sounds Research was conducted from the FY 2014 to 2017 as one of the projects of ENSEMBLES ASIA, a program on music exchange, organized by The 
Japan Foundation Asia Center and P3 art and environment.

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