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Announcing Fiona Templeton’s Exhibition “a walk in Shiraito”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition a walk in Shiraito by Fiona Templeton on August 25 (Sat) & 26 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Fiona Templeton works in performance, installation and writing. Originally from Scotland, she is director of the New York performance group The Relationship. In 2017, the gallery Raven Row in London showed a retrospective of her early work with the Theatre of Mistakes.

Her materials are time, space, language, and the relationship with participants at various levels of creation and viewing. The performances are sometimes large-scale, such as the award-winning YOU-The City, “an intimate Manhattan-wide play for an audience of one,” or L’Ile, which recreated the dreams of the people of Lille, France, in the places dreamed of. She is also interested in smaller shifts in relationship and perception.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

A journey for the audience in a small space. Inspired by nearby Shiraito waterfall, using white thread (shiro ito), and also inspired by the Sazaedo, or Entsu Sansodo double helix temple in Aizu, Fukushima.

Fiona Templeton “a walk in Shiraito”
Exhibition space: Masue Tenmangu Shrine (between Studio 1 and 2)
Exhibition style: Installation/ performance
Date: August 25 (Saturday) and 26 (Sunday) 11:00 to 18:00. Free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 25th (Sat), starting at 17:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Fiona Templeton

Fiona Templeton (United States) Residence : August 2018

Fiona Templeton works in performance, installation and writing. Originally from Scotland, she is director of the New York performance group The Relationship. In 2017, the gallery Raven Row in London showed a retrospective of her early work with the Theatre of Mistakes.

Her materials are time, space, language, and the relationship with participants at various levels of creation and viewing. The performances are sometimes large-scale, such as the award-winning YOU-The City, "an intimate Manhattan-wide play for an audience of one," or L’Ile, which recreated the dreams of the people of Lille, France, in the places dreamed of. She is also interested in smaller shifts in relationship and perception.

Fiona has collaborated with musicians Pamelia Kurstin, Samita Sinha, and Elliott Sharp, and other artists. She has published various books , from the 1976 Elements of Performance Art, to the 2004 The Medead (an epic). She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in both Poetry and Visual Arts, fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a fellowship at Cambridge.

At Studio Kura, as part of an Asian Cultural Council fellowship, she will be using light, shadow, voice and video, and working from research into the Itako female mediums of Osorezan.

Websites:
www.therelationship.org/
www.fionatempleton.org

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