Category Archives: Our Own Work

Our Residence Visualization Project is Now Open Source

Hi! This is Alejandro.

Today we want to show you this data visualization software we made to show our Artist in Residence program’s movement at Kunisaki Art Festival. It’s an open source project now, and it’s relatively easy to input your own program’s data on a spreadsheet on Google Drive. We’re hoping to see it used at many residence programs around the world!

The steps are explained in a more walkthrough way on the readme file over at GitHub, but let me explain them briefly here:

  • First download and install Processing. You will need to add the Unfolding Maps library to it too.
  • Download Residence Visualization from GitHub.
  • Make your own copy of this spreadsheet at Google Drive, and input your own data.
  • Download the data you just input on Google Drive in CSV format, and add it to your Processing project.

Hirofumi Matsuaki is in charge of the design and graphic programming, and Alejandro Cremades is in charge of the data layer. When we think that we might even get help by making the project public, it brings a smile to our faces. We are waiting for your pull requests!

We know it’s not easy enough to use, but we felt like opening u the project would help us to make it better fast. Anyway, if you are trying to use we’d love to hear from you. We might be able to help you, and we’d love to hear about ways it can be better. Please contact us if you use it!

PS: Excuse my English.

KUNISAKI ART FESTIVAL:We set up our work for the exhibition

We just finished the first set up at KUNISAKI ART FESTIVAL.
It was so hard to set up everything….My hands were swollen!!
We installed the Studio Kura Gathering house in the KUNISAKI gathering house.

are we in Studio Kra???!!! Wow, it is so looks like Studio KUra~! I do not want to go home~!!

We put the history of residences artist at Studio Kura to show worldwide network data. Visualization is also coming soon.
We would like latitude and longitude to be automatic. We wont be able to sleep….
Once it is done, we would like it to be open source and let people use them.

Miracle three shot!! Studio Kura is surrounded by Antony Gormley and Team Labo and other great masters.
Hope we didn’t use all our luck….
Good Night.

Kenji Makizono Talks About AiR Experience in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Hi! This is Ale translating Hiro’s blog post.

Kenji Makizono, the hope of Itoshima’s art scene, just came back from a two-month residence in Bangladesh. And he will be talking about it at Studio Kura. Please come and meet the new, powered up Kenji! I think he will tell us a lot of interesting things, and he will also make Bangladeshi curry for us.
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Hiro Takes Part in konya2023 New Year’s art mart —Treasure Ship—

Hi! This is Ale translating a blog post from Hiro.

Happy new year! I hope this will be a great year for everyone. My aim for this year is to become a master scheduler. I know it’s against my nature, but I’m going to give it a try. If you ever see me underprepared, please feel free to lecture me.

And I, Hirofumi Matsuzaki, am taking part in konya2023 New Year’s art mart —Treasure Ship—, a group exhibition organized by konya gallery. Please come to see it if you’re in Fukuoka City!

konya2023 New Year’s art mart —Treasure Ship—
Dates: January 5-19, 2014; 12:00-19:00
(Admission free every day)
Place: konya-gallery (2F 1-14-28, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka see on Google Maps)
Director: Hatsune Miyamoto / ART BASE 88
Organizer: Travel Front 092-984-6292

Talk session
Theme: Fukuoka’s contemporary art scene
Date: January 11, 19:00 start
Fee: ¥500- *voluntary
Guests: Sachiko Shoji (curator at Fukuoka art museum), Chisato Tanaka (artist)
Moderator : Hatsune Miyamoto
(The talk will be conducted in Japanese only)

Hiro’s Work Displayed at Hakata Hankyu Until 18th February

Hi, this is aya.
I am translating a blog article about Hiro’s art work displaying at Hakata Hankyu’s entrance (original Japanese article).

Merry X’mas to all.
This is Hiro, recently I haven’t had enough sleep… I got a pimple for the first in many years and i rubbed my car. So troublesome.
Additionally, things happened when I was setting my work at the site.
First, my art did not fit into the space. Second, I tried to fix them to fit and then the strings came off. Third, the panel was bent and fourth, the pole was too short… and so on.
Those 3 hours working at night were the worst artwork setup in my life.
Lots of thanks to all people who helped me.
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Saya Membuat Spanduk untuk Sunset Live Festival

Let’s spend a post sharing Antariksa’s Indonesian translation for one of our posts. We really appreciate this, Antariksa!

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Hai! Ini Hiro.
Sudah lebih dari setahun sejak terakhir kali saya harus bekerja berjam-jam untuk membuat fresco di Sunset Live (festival musik tahunan di Itoshima). Tahun ini saya melukis lagi. Seperti biasanya, saya selalu tak bisa memutuskan desain terbaik, tenggat waktu makin mepet, dan saya harus menjada stamina saya.
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Memotong Huruf-huruf dengan Shapeoko, dan Membuat Papan Nama

Let’s spend a post sharing Antariksa’s Indonesian translation for one of our posts. We really appreciate this, Antariksa!

Hai! Ini Hiro.
Mesin potong ShapeOko CNC milik Studio Kura kami beli pada bulan April, dan tak terpakai beberapa waktu lamanya. Tapi ketika Sunset Live berakhir saya akhirnya punya waktu untuk membuat sesuatu dan memanfaatkan mesin ini. Ini adalah perangkat keras open source yang dibuat oleh Edward Ford di Amerika Serikat.
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