My piece Great Soul is travelling again. This time it will be on display in Yangon, Myanmar as part of Field Trip Project Asia - an interactive traveling art exhibition that bridge communities in support for 2011 tsunami/earthquake in Japan.
Newly participating Myanmar artists:
Then Lei Nwe, Khin Thethtar Latt, Yoe Thit Aung, Kaung Myat Thu, Thet Swe Linn, Zun Ei Phy, Matter Collective (Moe Myat May Zarchi & Ito)
Reception and Round Table Discussions, featuring Alma Quinto (Philippines)
July 26, 17:00 onward
RSVP on facebook here
Co-Curated by Daisuke Takeya and Aung Myat Htay (SOCA)
About the Artwork
The artwork was created within a randoseru (a traditional Japanese children's backpack). It has travelled to exhibitions in Hong Kong, Manila, Aceh, Jakarta, Singapore and Tokyo. As part of the travelling process, it is worn by local individuals who journey with it to its next exhibited location.
Within the randoseru, is a mirrored interior. Upon the curved surface 100 pins radiate outwards. On the head of each pin sits a disk of paper, hand-cut from a Japanese photo print of the earth as seen from space. This results in a fragmented earth, hovering within.
Field Trip Project
Field Trip Project Asia is an open art initiative responding to recent natural disasters.
The ultimate purpose of this project is to create awareness and provoke dialogue about various aspects of natural disasters, environments and beyond, and how they could be used to connect people and create communities through compassion and art. Social media and the fast world of digital communication are making the world a smaller place where what happens thousands of miles away affects us all in different ways, and it is crucial yet challenging to foster these physical engagements.
The project will launch in Yangon; the biggest city of Myanmar which is a nation in reformation in every sector. There are many social issues and community problems; namely civil conflicts, poverty of livelihood, education and economy crisis. As many other reforming countries, Myanmar faces challenges to revitalize its people both mentally and physically to cultivate their knowledge, especially to raise in behaviours for basic humanity, ethics, sympathy and freedom from fear. Field Trip Project Asia - Myanmar will be introduced to people to re-think about their society through our mobile creations.
Learn more about the initiative here