The Animal Side of Japan

Of course, it is common knowledge that Japanese love cats. This has always been the case. Cats are believed to convey good luck – if they wave with their left paw they beckon people over, whereas the right paw invites wealth. Cats appear in advertisement, as sculptures, as logos, symbols, photographs, they are simply everywhere – except as animal in blood and flesh. During my … Continue reading The Animal Side of Japan

Finding Answers in Kyoto

With my friend Kaori, we went to visit a Kin Tsugi workshop in a hotel, in the centre of Kyoto. The friendly master was generously giving answers to many questions that I had and showed her toolkit as well as some of her pieces in process. Without translation, none of this would have been possible – and without any previous knowledge of how this craft … Continue reading Finding Answers in Kyoto

Ceramic Scar Tissue – Talk in Tokyo, November 2018

During a month long residency, new insightswere gained – on Kin Tsugi, the art of Urushi and what Tokyo hands are capable of . My final talk of the month long residency in Japan is organized on November 6th 2018, at 19:00, in BioClub Tokyo, Shibuya and is announced here. If you want to read more about the ongoing explorations, please have a look at … Continue reading Ceramic Scar Tissue – Talk in Tokyo, November 2018

Residency in Tokyo

Residency in Japan – October 7th to November 7th 2018 Artist Talk at metaPhorest / Waseda University: Fri, Oct 12th, 18:30 Welcome at BioClub Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct 16th, 19:00 Research Visit at YCAM, Yamaguchi, Oct 22nd & 23rd Goodbye Residency Presentation at BioClub, Tuesday, Nov 6th, 19:00   Brussels on and off at aPassĀ – throughout 2019. More info soon. Reset: Mar Menor – un paesaje … Continue reading Residency in Tokyo

Ceramic Scar Tissue – Japan

The experiments done in Biofilia, Aalto University Finland, were the preparation for a more in depth and thorough research in the country where Kin Tsugi was invented. Continuation in October – invited for a residency in BioClub Tokyo!! Please see the entry about the residency also here: Some images about the process of preparation in Aalto:   And finally, a deep blu coloured bacteria … Continue reading Ceramic Scar Tissue – Japan