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intial video of the video blog for my residency at the studio in japan. the studio is located in itoshima , a rural seaside village on the outskirts of fukuoka prefecture. the works will be largely begun here in our studio in pennsylvania , usa , and completed while at the studio space in japan.i will also be doing workshops with japanese students and sharing those here as well.
My big news of the summer: I was just accepted for an Artist Residency at a place called Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan! At this residency, my aim is to create giant interactive origami sculpture I call Ugoki-Gami (“moving paper”). My Kickstarter page shows photo and video of the foam and paper prototype versions.
While in Japan, I also plan to produce a video blog of my experiences at the studio and in Fukuoka, which will include mini-talks on Japanese language/culture, the arts industry in Japan and my process for creating these sculptures and my other works (as well as other topics on request!)
The only obstacle is that going to Japan to take this opportunity will be very expensive (plane fare, supplies, in-country transportation, etc), and so this Kickstarter is to help raise money for those necessary expenses. If you could share and pass along the link/info on your page or on any other networking sites you might have, I would be very grateful. Rewards for backing the project include glossy art prints of my work and my daughter Lily Cernak’s, private Japanese language lessons via Skype, and origami sculptures and decor (including “mini” versions of the ugoki-gami and other sculptural origami!). Examples of rewards and poster options can be seen at the sites below:
this is where i will be posting the progress of my residency in japan…htere will be a blog…and sometimes skype will be also available…but japan is exactly on the opposite side of the clock as in the usa…so mostly i will be posting video blog or webcams of my workshops and studio there…its in itoshima which is a small village in rural fukuoka prefect…see you on the internets ..!!…
medium-size version of my new work, “Ugoki-Gami” (“moving paper”). it will eventually be painted so that there are six different sides that can be seen as the sculpture is manipulated. the final version will be 1 meter on each side of each cube! come to studio 306 at the GoggleWorks in Reading, PA to check out Ugoki-Gami for yourself!
please scroll below to see a video of the smallest handheld version.
Part of my series of interactive artwork. Six different patterns are revealed as the cube is handled. Any images can be made into an ugoki-gami (literally “moving paper”). This cube sculpture is a prototype for a much bigger version where each cube will be 1 meter on each side. Come to Studio 306 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA and try it out!
Part of my series of interactive artwork. Any picture can be made into a MIP! Come try it out for yourself at Studio 306 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
Part of my series of interactive artwork. Walking past the tesselation reveals two different images. Any two pictures can be made into a tesselation! Come try it out for yourself at Studio 306 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
Interactive cat sculpture made entirely of paper gears. When the handle is turned by the viewer, the cat breaks apart and comes back together. Come try it yourself at Studio 306 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA!