Larissa Linnell & Eliot Palmer/Australia

Larissa Linnell & Eliot Palmer




Visual arts (drawing, sculpture, textiles)

Sound arts (sound, vibration installation)

Residency 14-27th December 2019


ラリッサ・リネル & エリオット・パーマー





Larissa and Eliot will conduct research and experiment with new methods in their AIRY residency, bringing together their disciplines in paper installation, printmaking, sound and vibration. Larissa’s practice explores boundaries, containment and place; with works incorporating tea dyeing, sewing, and suspension of large washi paper arrangements. Eliot works with vibration speakers to generate resonance in building structures and objects, creating an audio and tactile experience from sound. In this research residency the artists will build the foundations for new work exploring the theme of water as a resource and cultural asset.

The artists plan to make a series of sound recordings in Yamanashi, with an interest in the sounds of cleansing rituals at temizuya, which Eliot will bring together with recordings he made of past water-based paper making at Awagami factory, Shikoku. Together, the artists will also experiment with ways of resonating paper forms, and creation of paper objects as a vessel and sounding object. The research period will also offer the opportunity to experiment with ways of representing the presence of groundwater, with an interest in drawing on traditional, hand drawn hydrogeological maps as a reference source for drawing and printing. The different challenges around water abundance and use between Japan and Australia provide a point of focus and dialogue.



Translation: Olly Thwaite, Kanda Yuko