Kyushu Serial I : BEPPU PROJECT

Let’s forget about Setouchi International Art Festival for one minute

Fiona Cheng
Oct 1, 2019 · 6 min read
Kyusyu Serial I : BEPPU PROJECT
Kyusyu Serial I : BEPPU PROJECT
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Let’s forget about Setouchi International Art Festival for one minute

What I mean is, that it would be nice to see other practices closer to my reality, apart from enjoying arts in villages surrounded by nature. I would like to suggest other working methods in the same region, examples without extraordinary sponsors, frantic (必死の努力) processes, heroes or paradigms (we don’t need paradigms).

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BEPPU PROJECT developed several old spaces into “Platform Projects” which serve creatives. The building in the image is one of renovated old houses, now transferred to SELECT BEPPU, a shop selling local original crafts and goods. The 2nd floor features Michael Lin’s work on Fusuma. ©Fiona Cheng
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In Sento project of Kunisaki Art Festival, Antony Gormley’s Another Time XX (2013) installed on an ancient pilgrimage route. ©Fiona Cheng
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Daichakai held in Kitsuki ©Fiona Cheng
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“Action!” was composed of delicate arrangements of artworks and room-sized pages of texts ©Fiona Cheng
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Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror ©Fiona Cheng
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During the The 33rd National Cultural Festival Oita 2018, artists display their works in local stores or institutions. Photoshot at Oita Bank Sorin Hall. ©Fiona Cheng
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A night concert Mountain, river, light, and sound of Hita (日田の山と川と光と音) held beside the Oyama dam. Art and technology group Rhizomatiks Architecture designed the experiential space. See event’s short document. ©Fiona Cheng
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Ohmaki Shinji’s Bonchi (2018). An abandoned restaurant renovated to a whole building installation. Visitors make their adventures inside the house, crossing the darkness of different installed rooms. ©Fiona Cheng
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(L) A Radio Journey designed by a French artist group “ArteRadio” walks you to see the stories in the city. Though I can’t find more information about the author on google, the journey was delightful. (R) A scene during the radio journey. ©Fiona Cheng
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Artist Takahashi Kyoro’s work collaborated with local shopping arcade in Nakatsu. ©Fiona Cheng
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Hundred Life Houses(2014) by Miyajima Tatsuo in Jyobutsu (成仏) area in Kunisaki. Collaborated with locals, the digital LED counters consistently count the number of 1 to 9 on the rock wall. ©Fiona Cheng
Miyajima Tatsuo‘s work is also welcome by local residents

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