Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Inter+Play Season 3

Inter+Play Season Three to feature animated works by Towada’s own Mizushiri Yoriko and lacquer sculptures by Aoki Chie

Inter+Play is a three-part exhibition that celebrates the tenth anniversary of Arts Towada, the city-wide initiative that promotes art throughout the city of Towada and along its main thoroughfare of Kanchogai Avenue. The third and final season of the exhibition will feature the works of Mizushiri Yoriko and Aoki Chie. Part of Tomás Saraceno’s season two exhibition, as well as works by Suzuki Yasuhiro and art collective mé, will remain on display through the end of the exhibition. A performance by a Behaviour Problem Trio will also be held during the exhibition.

Mizushiri Yoriko is a filmmaker from Towada. Her animations convey tactile and painful sensations, visually evoking a sense of touch. Sound design for Mizushiri’s exhibition will be handled by musician Yuka C. Honda, who has created new music especially for Towada.

Aoki Chie creates sculptures using lacquer. Her sculptures take shape as amorphous human forms that have plumbed the depths of our inner emotions and externalized them. The layers of lacquer that envelop these bodies all possess a penetrating depth that draws the viewer into the work. Aoki’s exhibition will feature a mix of both new and old works.

The third season of Inter+Play will focus on video and sculpture works that blur the border between the internal and external to create a shared experience with others. The theme of the exhibition, which began as a reflection on the “interplay” between museum and city, people and nature, will now expand to include the realm of physical sensation.

Image: Aoki Chie, BODY18-3, 2018, Photo: Ikeda Hiraku *Reference work