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Exhibition View on March 23-24 2019 (Luo, Emily, Rody, Maria and Clio)

Please enjoy exhibitions by our five residence artists, thank you so much for all visitors who came to attend Artist Talk and visited to see the shows!

At Studio 1:

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Luo Jiang-jiang (China)
“The Obstacle / 障 害”
Exhibition style: Mixed media
A Chinese contemporary visual artist, Luo got the inspiration of this exhibition from observations concerning puddles of water while walking around Fukuoka in this changeable weather season. The puddle can an “obstacle” for modern life in the city, he explores the relationship and connections between human beings, nature, life and tool through his installation work.

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Emily Beasy (Australia)
“I am a Cat”
Exhibition style: Illustration
I am a Cat features a collection of illustrations to Soseki Natsume’s classic piece of literature, rendered by Australian artist and illustrator Emily Beasy. Portrayed in a colourful mix of styles both of Japanese and Western influence, these works convey the diverse feelings, observations and reflections of a self-aware feline and his curious human subjects.

At Studio 2:

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Maria Schilder (Netherlands)
“The Edge”
Exhibition style: Drawing
Participating from Amsterdam, Maria is specialized in sculpture and object making. At this exhibition, she challenged to work on drawings of stones clinging onto the earth / slipping down, in Itoshima, with the theme of her ongoing project The Edge.

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Rody Luton (Netherlands/UK)
“Porphyra”
Exhibition style: Watercolour & graphite on paper
A British/New Zealand visual artist based in Amsterdam, Rody explored her paintings inspired by the floating Nori farming view in Yanagawa. The story of Nori is a story of transmutation, of crossing boundaries and borders, of shifting across sea and land, wet and dry, time and space, changing colour and form. It connects to her interest in exploring the transitory zones between different environments, surfaces and ecologies.

At Studio 2 and House 2:

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Clio Berta (United States)
“ouroboros”
Exhibition style: illustrated, written, projected & sewn works
An American performance artist, composer and multimedia event producer, Clio has been residing Itoshima for nearly 3 months, gaining spiritual and nature based life style. Focusing on magic and spirits, she exhibited variety of works; projected video combining experimental musical performance and stop animation, large paper installation on Moon, written work, hand made sew works and illustration of Tarot cards.

Announcing Clio Berta’s Exhibition “ouroboros”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition ouroboros by Clio Berta on March 23(Sat) & 24(Sun) , as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Clio Berta is a performance artist, composer and multimedia event producer with roots in Camden, Maine and Tucson, Arizona. Her multi-dimensional work aims to illuminate the space between fabrication and reality, breathing life into a third, more elusive realm. By submerging the viewer in a fabricated reality, she aims to temporarily shift their interpretation of reality itself.

Clio has a BFA in Interrelated Media from Mass College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked as an arts educator and a film and commercial composer. Her work has been shown and performed at Asymmetrick Arts in Rockland, Maine, Mass College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts, the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, and Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

divine lightness: the whole of the world exists because of the light that illuminates it
divine darkness: disassemble the light that makes up the material & you will catch a glimpse of the nothingness that exists behind it

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Clio Berta “ouroboros”
Exhibition style: illustrated, written, projected & sewn works

Date: March 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:30.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Clio Berta

Clio Berta (United States) Residence: January to March 2019

Clio Berta is a performance artist, composer and multimedia event producer with roots in Camden, Maine and Tucson, Arizona. Her multi-dimensional work aims to illuminate the space between fabrication and reality, breathing life into a third, more elusive realm. By submerging the viewer in a fabricated reality, she aims to temporarily shift their interpretation of reality itself. Additionally, her work explores conceptual themes of fabrication as it relates to the construction of self. How does our definition of self shape our experience of other people, places, things? Is it possible to manipulate our sense of self in order to more intentionally shape our experiences? By giving voice to the magical in between, Clio hopes to carve out space for these crucial explorations in self.

At Studio Kura, she plans on creating a series of pieces that combine experimental musical performance with projected visual elements. She hopes to further her understanding of experimental storytelling and immerse herself in the world of interdisciplinary performance art.

Clio has a BFA in Interrelated Media from Mass College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked as an arts educator and a film and commercial composer. Her work has been shown and performed at Asymmetrick Arts in Rockland, Maine, Mass College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts, the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, and Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona. You can see her work at www.clioberta.com.

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