Mike Litzau/USA

Mike Litzaue



drawing, printmaking

residency of June 2016







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Mike Litzaue

Rituals often involve repetitive movements, gestures, or phrases.  Through ritual and repetition a connection is made between one world and another.  In my artwork I use repetition to connect to the Green Bay Packers.  The objects I create are meditations on these icons I create.  By spending countless hours on obsessive detail, an artwork is transformed into importance by the time and dedication spent to make it.  My artwork investigates the phenomenon of ritual to elevate a mundane action, be it religious, personal, or artistic, into something imbued with importance.

Craft is often something seen on the fringes of art.  Something that is a hobby or that a grandmother does in her spare time. I am interested in the intersection between craft and fine art, but also fine art and sports.  I am genuinely passionate about all those things, and often find myself in the middle of two worlds that seem like such opposites.  In my work, I try to melt these opposites into one and consider the often times grey area these works occupy.


Growing up in Wisconsin, the Packers were a cultural institution that I pay close attention to the happenings of.  Through my indoctrination as a Packers fan I instantly became part of a larger institution of other fans.  It’s comforting to know that I belong to something larger than myself. I find it fascinating that people who may have seemingly nothing in common or may have never bothered to communicate to one another can form bonds over such simple things. My artwork, in part, examines the desire of most people to be part of a larger community.











2012年~ オクラホマ州立セントラル大学助教授(素描、版画)




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Veronique Sunatori/Canada

Veronique Sunatori



 assemblage sculpture, installation

residency June 2016







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My work is inspired by the moment of awakening evoked by the experience of empathy or a sublime encounter.The set of routines and standards of everyday life in any society can prevent one from seeing past them.Such experiences have the ability to bring about an objective inquiry leading to the process of discovering, learning, and evolving.My art practice addresses this matter or attempts to induce this questioning by presenting artworks which can be interpreted as tools that, without taking an explicit position, offer an alternative perspective.While referring to the quotidian, these apparatuses have elements of mystery and phenomena.Often taking on aspects of interaction or intervention, I try to make my artworks accessible and authentic to bring about moments of self-awareness.




Kiss Kiss, Say Goodbye (2014)


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今回の展示は甲府市内で出会ったスペース「Jewels & Things」(ジュエリー・カフェバー・DJ)にて。山梨の地場産業であるジュエリーを扱うこの店のクラフツマンシップと芸術性に共感したという。週末夜には地元のDJたちが、作品から受けたインスピレーションをもとに音でコラボレーションを予定している。


The nature of my origins and personal identity are the main subject of this work. Born from a Québécois mother and Japanese-born father in Canada, I was raised with a conflicting sense of cultural belonging. The artworks presented in this exhibition come from my desire to associate with an existant cultural group and the exploration of my current state as a half Japanese, half french Canadian person. The opportunity to work as a resident at AIRY in Kofu, Yamanashi allowed me to learn more about my Japanese heritage and the historical and socio-cultural aspects of being a Japanese individual.

The sculptures and drawings I have produced during my stay are metaphors and self-portraits I give new meaning to the objects that shape our everyday surroundings by using symbols that are references to Japanese culture (Shoji screens, Uchiwa fan, traditional geisha portraits) incorporating themes of time, appearance and identity (hourglass, mirrors). These conceptual works highlight the similarities and differences of both cultures while painting a portrait of my life and that of others finding themselves in a similar situation.





Charlotte Baker & Joshua Hughes-Games

 Charlotte Baker & Joshua Hughes-Games


dance / choreography / graphic design / videography / print making / performance and installation

residency July 2016






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Charlotte Baker


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Charlotte and myself have been collaborating over the past year exploring the meeting point of contemporary dance, performance, mark making and expressive graphic design. During the crossover of our independent disciplines we have experimented in the realms of painting, film, dance, printmaking, language and sound. During our research we have repeatedly come back to the sensations surrounding arriving and departing and from this we have focused on the idea of ‘home’. Evaluating the situations, paraphernalia and landscapes that form people’s concept of their identity as well as the personal affects that shape our beings. From January 2016 we will be creating new work across a number of countries exploring the different versions of ‘home’ that we can find, looking for local collaboration and exploring our own notions of comfort and transience.

Charlotte is a dancer and choreographer who has toured with a number of highly renowned artists and companies including Ben Wright, Colin Poole, Frauke Requardt, Mystery Skin and Fleur Darkin Company. She has performed and taught dance internationally and is currently focusing on developing her own artistic endeavours and choreographies. Charlotte uses the articulation and physicality of the body as her inspiration and develops her work though intensive research and body-led movement.

My work is largely based around print and filmmaking with a focus on analogue techniques and labour intensive design practises including silk-screen printing, Risogrpah and experimental filmmaking. I have worked in-depth with a wide range of artists with the fields of dance, theatre and music to create videos, installation pieces and printed matter. I try to base my work at the meeting point of disciplines as I find this to be the place I work most creatively and intuitively.

The main aim of our project would be to instigate collaboration and conversation regarding the concept of ‘Home’. The research objective would be to explore local nuances relevant to our surrounding including audio, movement and ephemera to then interpret these through a variety of creative approaches.









Margherita Paoletti/Italy

Margherita Paoletti



print making (etching, linocut, monotype), Paint

residency July – August 2016






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My art speaks of language, words and their meaning.

Now more than ever language had the possibility of moving and exploring the world. The speed in which it’s moving leads us inevitably to shortening or creating new words. There are words that have existed for a moment, and didn’t had the possibility of being displayed in a column of a dictionary.

Thus words change, mutate in order to give a name to the ephemeral news of one day and this count for each language.My work consist in finding old words, those abandoned in the deep of memory and to do so I use the most effective of all languages: the one of images.

Once I’ve understood the meaning of a word, I translate it in image by using my personal interpretation, which originate from personal experiences, facts happening around me, news and history. An important role is played by words of books and tales that I transcribe in my illustrations.

The method I use to realize my work is engraving. It represents the old discovery that allowed a fastener spread of words and images. Using this old technique in these modern time is a provocation to the power of technology, is a return to craftsmanship. The choice of using this ancient method lies in its old fascination, and in its aesthetic beauty.

Even though it seems that nowadays life is dominate by an unlimited vortex of news and upgrades, my intent is to slow down and for once deepen the meaning of at least one single word.









Giulia Cairone/Sweden,Italy

Giulia Cairone



sculpture, photography, installation, visual art

 residency July-September 2016







My artistic work circulates around body experience, psychical boundaries and femininity. I am interested in private spaces, touch, emotions and senses. The driving force is the tension between disgust and beauty, fantasy and reality. I’m working with soft materials such as sugar, wax, perfume and cosmetics, finding ways of elaborating raw or refined materials into new compounds. The objects, installations are in between the finished and unfinished. They move between beauty and ugliness, clean and dirty and among categories. I want to push the material into different borders, not necessary the extremes.