How we Dance in the Wind is a one day show of three artists concerned with how, in the way we relate to them, we can deal with what is troubling about the unknown, undetermined or unseen; including those of the social, political, technological, or environmental. The show will be held in the garden of a house was built before WWII which has been maintained over the years in the spirit of getting by, in a place where it looks like time has stopped.
Alasdair Duncan makes colour saturated signs in a variety of mediums as broadly optimistic stand-ins for the unknown of the future. He is producing two new, light weight, large scale banners to hang from trees in the garden. The signs float in the wind.
Artist Kyoko Ebata and physicist Tim Byrnes have been working on a series of experiments and studies, Nutopia (http://nutopia.kyokoebata.com) including making sealed bottle environments, simple power plants – towards making a simple nuclear powered device to illuminate a small quasi-natural scene, Ebata has also been inventing ceremonies. These activities are recorded as photographs. Their activities work as ways of making of the invisible consequences of Fukushima something quite immediate, something that can be engaged with to understand the world.
Tatsuo Majima has been undertaking a series of idiosyncratic danced, Dance of the Day – a different two minute dance every day, each set in a different location, filmed and posted on YouTube. The project started from the General Election and which will finish on the Election of the House of Councillors coming on the 21st of July.
Formally these three artists have very different practices, however their work can be understood as sharing a progressive structural approach to how we deal with what is difficult to digest in the unsayable, unseeable, or unknowable around us.
*Garden Projects #1is the first of a series of garden based art projects located intentionally.
Artist, b. 1971, lives and works in London, graduated from Goldsmiths BA Fine Art in 1994 and MA Fine Art from The Royal Academy Schools, London, in 2007. He gegularly shows internationally, and is represented by Theodore:Art, NY. https://www.alasdair-duncan.com
Artist. lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated from Goldsmiths BA Art History/ Fine Art in 1997. Her works are shown incl. Aichi Triennale 2010 Curatorial Exhibition Competition and The First Mediterranean Biennial of Contemporary Art, Haifa. http://kyokoebata.com
Physicist. Current research interests are in theoretical quantum information and Bose-Einstein condensates. http://timbyrnes.net
Artist, b. 1970 in Tokyo. Graduated from Goldsmiths BA Fine Art in 1993. He shows internationally incl. Untitled (All the right moves), TARO NASU, Tokyo, JP, Roppingi Crossing 2007, Sharjah Biennal 2003, and is represented by TARO NASU.