Dancing Fish Flakes And Other Hallucinations, 2015

踊るカツオ節と幻覚

Ida Lawrence - Dancing Fish Flakes Installation 2015 DSCF2912_Some observations and imaginings from my trip to Japan and one month residency at Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio.

Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio Exhibition Space, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
20-23 November 2015

Dancing Fish Flakes / 踊るカツオ節 2015 8 pigment prints, 33 x 48 cm

Dancing Fish Flakes / 踊るカツオ節 2015
8 pigment prints, 33 x 48 cm

Bonito flakes are often used to garnish dishes such as okonomiyaki. When the steam passes through them, the flakes move like they are dancing. These photographs are some imagined bonito flake choreographies.

Ida Lawrence - Dancing Fish Flakes, detail 2015

Dancing Fish Flakes / 踊るカツオ節 2015, detail

Dancing Fish Flakes / 踊るカツオ節 2015, detail

Dancing Fish Flakes / 踊るカツオ節 2015, detail

Ida Lawrence - Failed Restoration install 2015 DSCF2968_

Restoration (Tōshō-gū Shrine, Nikko) / 修復(東照宮,日光) 2015 pigment print, 33 x 48 cm

Restoration (Tōshō-gū Shrine, Nikko) / 修復(東照宮,日光) 2015
pigment print, 33 x 48 cm

Failed Restoration (Nijō Castle, Kyoto) / 失敗した修復(二条城,京都) 2015 gouache and watercolour on pigment print, 33 x 48 cm

Failed Restoration (Nijō Castle, Kyoto) / 失敗した修復(二条城,京都) 2015
gouache on pigment print, 33 x 48 cm

Failed Restoration (Odori Station, Sapporo) / 失敗した修復(大通駅,札幌) 2015 gouache, acrylic and watercolour on pigment print, 33 x 48 cm

Failed Restoration (Odori Station, Sapporo) / 失敗した修復(大通駅,札幌) 2015
gouache and acrylic on pigment print, 33 x 48 cm

Failed Restoration (Subway Sapporo Station, Sapporo) / 失敗した修復(地下鉄札幌駅,札幌) 2015 pencil, gouache, watercolour and acrylic on pigment print, 33 x 48 cm

Failed Restoration (Subway Sapporo Station, Sapporo) / 失敗した修復(地下鉄札幌駅,札幌) 2015
pencil, gouache, watercolour and acrylic on pigment print, 33 x 48 cm

Failed Restoration (Subway Sapporo Station, Sapporo) / 失敗した修復(地下鉄札幌駅,札幌) 2015 pencil, gouache, watercolour and acrylic on pigment print, 33 x 48 cm

Failed Restoration (Subway Sapporo Station, Sapporo) / 失敗した修復(地下鉄札幌駅,札幌) 2015, detail

Failed Restoration (Sumikawa, Sapporo) / 失敗した修復(澄川,札幌) 2015 sticky tape and graphite on pigment print, 48 x 33 cm

Failed Restoration (Sumikawa, Sapporo) / 失敗した修復(澄川,札幌) 2015
sticky tape and graphite on pigment print, 48 x 33 cm

See the development of Failed Restorations

Ida Lawrence - Dancing Fish Flakes Installation 2015 DSCF2886_

Left: おもちゃ絵「かつら合わせ」江戸時代、1861 (文久元)年 紙の博物館、王子、東京 Paper toy “Change a wig” (Edo period, 1861) from the Paper Museum, Oji, Tokyo Right: おもちゃ絵「ライダー合わせ」2015年 博物館不明 Paper toy “Change a Rider” (2015), museum unknown ぜひお手を触れながらご鑑賞ください。 Please touch

Left:
おもちゃ絵「かつら合わせ」江戸時代、1861 (文久元)年
紙の博物館、王子、東京
Paper toy “Change a wig” (Edo period, 1861) from the Paper Museum, Oji, Tokyo
Right:
おもちゃ絵「ライダー合わせ」2015年
博物館不明
Paper toy “Change a Rider” (2015), museum unknown
ぜひお手を触れながらご鑑賞ください。
Please touch

Ida Lawrence - Chnage a Rider 2015 DSCF2897_

Ida Lawrence - Change a Rider 2015 DSCF2898_

Ida Lawrence - Change a Rider 2015 DSCF2899_

Feelings (Matcha, Picked Ginger, Soy Sauce ) / 感情(抹茶,紅しょうが,醤油) 2015 stains on watercolour paper, 21 x 30 cm

Feelings (Matcha, Picked Ginger, Soy Sauce ) / 感情(抹茶,紅しょうが,醤油) 2015
stains on watercolour paper, 21 x 30 cm

Ida Lawrence - Dancing Fish Flakes 2015 DSCF2917_

Dancing Fish Flakes (Disappointing Encore) /踊るカツオ節(がっかりアンコール) 2015 pigment prints, 48 x 33 cm

Dancing Fish Flakes (Disappointing Encore) /踊るカツオ節(がっかりアンコール) 2015
2 pigment prints, 48 x 33 cm

Ida Lawrence - Dancing Fish Flakes (Disappointing Encore) 2015, detail

Dancing Fish Flakes (Disappointing Encore) /踊るカツオ節(がっかりアンコール) 2015, detail

Ida Lawrence - Dancing Fish Flakes (Disappointing Encore) 2015, detail

Dancing Fish Flakes (Disappointing Encore) /踊るカツオ節(がっかりアンコール) 2015, detail

 

Many thanks to Mami Odai and Naoki Sugimoto from Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio for their assistance, and help with translations for this exhibition.

Below: Some gifts for Tenjinyama staff

THE PLANTS IN HOKKAIDO ARE REALLY WEIRD 2015, PEN, GOUACHE AND WATERCOLOUR ON WATERCOLOUR PAPER, PLANT

THE PLANTS IN HOKKAIDO ARE REALLY WEIRD 2015, PEN, GOUACHE AND WATERCOLOUR ON WATERCOLOUR PAPER, PLANT

Ida Lawrence - The Plants in Hokkaido are weird, side 2015

Tenjinyama Necklace, 2015, leaves, cotton thread

Tenjinyama Necklace, 2015, leaves, cotton thread

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