Forage the Poetry/道草を喰う-詩の奏作ワークショップ

[Off campus Workshop/学外ワークショップ]

Why not join us in a playful dialogue with wild plants around us and see what words bloom from our connection with the land? Wild plants roam freely, crossing invisible borders like national and prefectural lines. Sometimes they’re shunned by humans, sometimes they heal us, but they always share a deep bond with us, transcending time and place. In this workshop, we’ll forage for wild plants, savour their aromas and flavours, and let them inspire us to craft the poetry that bridge the gap between us and the land.

We’ll kick off with Nagisa Mizuno, who will share her reflections on the boundary between her body and the land. Drawing from her year-long adventure gathering wild plants in Finland in 2023, she’ll tell the story of ‘Momo-iro no Tea (Peach-Coloured Tea),’ a short tale inspired by her experiences. Then, we’ll take a stroll through the neighborhood to gather intriguing wild plants. Back at our gathering spot, we’ll brew wild plant tea, watch its colour change, inhale its scent, and put our feelings into words. The words we create from these wildflowers will blossom into poems full of unique emotions and perspectives.

Sharing and connecting with each other is a key part of the fun. Let’s enjoy this journey of tasting wild plants and playing with words together!

身近な野草との対話を通じて、自分と土地との関係性から生まれる言葉を奏作(創作)してみませんか?野草は、国境や県境などの見えない境界線を超えて自由に旅しています。時には人間から忌み嫌われたり、逆に癒しをもたらしたり、時代や場所を超えてわたしたちと深い関係を持っています。このワークショップでは、野草のフォレッジ(forage: 採取する)からその香りや味わいを楽しむ時間までをご一緒し、野草を通して、わたしと土地のあいだに見つけた詩(ことば)を拾い上げ、奏でていけたらと思います。



Date/日付: 6 June 2024 14:00-16:00

Venue/会場: Comoris Yoyogi Uehara, 8-2 Yoyogimachi, Shibuya, Tokyo/東京都渋谷区元代々木町8-2 Comoris(コモリス)代々木上原

Present: 水野渚 Nagisa MIZUNO

Admission fee/料金: Free/無料


Avgang 2024: The World Is A Knot In Motion

[Off Campus Exhibition / 学外展示会・展覧会]

You’re invited to the MFA exhibition by 20 artists from the programmes Medium- and Material Based art and Art and Public Space at Oslo National Academy for the Arts.

“If a degree show was a material, what would its qualities be? Porous or hard, opaque or transparent, steely or malleable? Could you hold it in your hands, or would you have to ask for help to lift it up?
In this exhibition of artists working with medium and material-based arts and art in public space, we are met with both novel ideas and some impressively vast time scales and topics. Materials and techniques that appear either old or new, are seldom one or the other, and often both.
The exhibition title ‘The World Is A Knot In Motion’ is a quote from the author Donna Haraway, who is known for using science-fiction to fabulate on future material realities and living conditions on the planet to highlight new and current perspectives on our coexistence with the species around us, whether they’re species of rocks, animals, trees, or plants. The phrase, as we are applying it, encourages a break with deterministic definitions of “nature” and “culture”, and the distinction between these. It is also a sentence whose progression seems to align with our understanding of the given format — the world is ingested, the work knots, and the exhibition format signifies a forward motion.”
We look forward to welcoming you into 20 unique artistic worlds!

The exhibition is curated by Håkon Lillegraven.

May 31 17:00–20:00
Jun 01 11:00–16:00
Jun 02 11:00–16:00
Jun 03 15:00–19:00
Jun 04 15:00–19:00
Jun 05 15:00–19:00
Jun 06 15:00–19:00
Jun 07 15:00–19:00
Jun 08 11:00–16:00
Jun 09 11:00–16:00

Venue with address
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Fossveien 24, 0551 Oslo

Opening reception detail
[Opening] Friday 31 May 17:00-20:00
Opening ceremony 17:00-17:30, open until 20:00
[Exhibition period] 1-9 June
Public programmes and performances Saturday 1+8 June

Participate from GAP
太田紗世 Sayo Ota

Participating Artists
Alice Davies, Almendra Baus Rusiñol, Anastasya Kizilova, Anders Hald, Belén Santillán, Carolina Vasquéz Gonzaléz, Dariusz Stefan Wojdyga, Kaia Weiss, Linda Flø, Magnus Håland Sunde, Nanna Amstrup, Rajat Mondal, Sara Skorgan Teigen, Sayo Ota, Silje Kjørholt, Sofia Nömm, Tamara Marbl Joka, Théotime Ritzenthaler, Victor Kojo Aubyn, Zeke Isendahl

Follow @khioartandcraft og @the_world_is_a_knot_in_motion_ on Instagram for introductions to the 20 artists and programme updates leading up to the opening day.
For press or other inquiries, contact programme coordinator Mariella Yakubu at
MFA Medium and Material Based Art
MFA in Art and Public Space

Talk event for sharing experiences of studying in Finland / 北欧の留学物語: フィンランドからの報告

[On Campus Talk Event / 学内トークイベント]

In this event, Nagisa, who studied in Finland as an exchange student, will share her experiences about her exchange life at Aalto University, and Finnish culture and art, together with a guest from the Finnish Institute in Japan.
If you are interested in studying abroad or Finnish design and art, please feel free to join us! Coffee and tea will be provided.


Presentet:Nagisa Mizuno / 水野渚
Date&Time/日時:May 17, 2024, 12:10-13:00

Venue/ 会場:Community Salon, the Faculty of Music on the Ueno Campus on the third floor of the TAKI PLAZA, Tokyo University of the Arts / 東京藝術大学上野キャンパス国際交流棟3Fコミュニティサロン
Admission Fee /料金:Free / 無料