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Announcing Danika van Kaathoven’s Exhibition “Pursuit of Motion 動きへの追求”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Pursuit of Motion 動きへの追求 by Danika van Kaathoven on March 24 (Saturday) & 25 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Danika van Kaathoven completed her Bachelor in Product Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
She has a fascination for storytelling, poetry and the interplay between words and objects. In her work she dives into the world of everyday objects and observes and plays with their rules and interpretations to find new shapes and silhouettes that are hidden in our daily lives.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

The kimono – graceful and full of detail, incredibly poetic, ultimately Japanese.

Pursuit of Motion is a new series within an ongoing research of shapes and silhouettes. This time using the traditional Japanese kimono as a main source of inspiration, exploring the dynamics of its form but also analyzing the limits of its movement.

This is a pursuit of motion in the sense of diving into the past and present of the kimono, as well as playing with its silhouette in order to develop new wearables.

Danika van Kaathoven “Pursuit of Motion 動きへの追求”
Date: March 24(Saturday), 25(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 24th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Danika van Kaathoven

Danika van Kaathoven (The Netherlands) Residency: March 2018

Danika van Kaathoven completed her Bachelor in Product Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
She has a fascination for storytelling, poetry and the interplay between words and objects. In her work she dives into the world of everyday objects and observes and plays with their rules and interpretations to find new shapes and silhouettes that are hidden in our daily lives.

In 2017 she graduated with a project called The Walls Were Covered With Cut-outs, where she studied the idea of positive and negative space through the paper cut-out. Cutting paper with a pair of scissors became her starting point to experiment with shape in a direct and intuitive way. She explored the intentionally cut form and the residual form (葬rest form鋳) that simultaneously appeared.

During her residency period, she will continue to explore and develop this idea of form and rest form and start a new series, using the kimono as a source of inspiration. She will use this traditional Japanese silhouette as a base to create new 2D images and 3D silhouettes.

– Danika van Kaathoven’s webasites

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