SAPPORO INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL
Dates August 6 (Sun.) – October 1 (Sun.)
Venue Kinichikan Bldg. (Minami 2-jo Nishi 2-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo (Tanukikoji 2-chome) )
Hours 13:00–20:00
Closed Tue.
Venue Ringo (Nakanoshima 1-jo 3-8-19, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo)
Hours 18:00-21:00
Closed Thu.

Curation & Coordination: Amenomori Nov

At the Moment of Being Heard, South London Gallery, 2013, Photo: Ollie Hammick

While gaining inspiration from places and people he has encountered through activities in Sapporo since 2016, Umeda Tetsuya will present new installations at two venues: Kinichikan Building in the city center and Ringo, a warehouse made of freestone where apples used to be stored, in the Nakanoshima area.

Umeda creates unique site-specific experiences by starting with an observation of the venue and assessment of the environment. He has released site-specific work in all sorts of places, including museums and galleries, as well as shopping malls, department stores, stations and other public spaces, in addition to abandoned buildings, rivers and lakes. His objects made from waste materials and everyday items have a simple structure yet move unpredictably, converting the invisible into a simple sound or light phenomenon and transforming a space dynamically. His exhibits have many tricks that induce human movements. By incorporating the results of interference between the viewer and the work, a “coreless world” unpredictable even to the artist will emerge.

Live Performance“Things That Don’t Know chapter2”

Participants will take a bus tour to the unknown super acoustic zone of the gigantic structure in the mountain which Umeda discovered during the last year’s research. Reservation required.

Dates and Time: Friday, August 18 / 15:00-18:30
Charge: ¥2,000 / ¥500 Discount With Passport <Reservation required>
Performers: Tetsuya Umeda, Ikuro Takahashi, and Richard Horner
Venue: 2 hours distance from Sapporo Station / Shuttle Bus from JozanKei Ohashi

For more information and reservation, please contact up@siaf.jp

Live Performance“Things That Do Know”

Dates and Time: Saturday, September 23 / 21:00-22:30
Charge: ¥2,000 / ¥500 Discount With Passport
Performers: Neji Pijin, Shoji Funakawa, Shimetta Inu, Saya from Tenniscoats, Tetsuya Umeda and others.
Venue: Kinichikan Bldg. (Minami 2-jo Nishi 2-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo (Tanukikoji 2-chome) )

For more information, please contact up@siaf.jp