From June to August, TAiR has the pleasure to host Haruka Yamada who is a visual artist based in Tokyo, Japan.
Haruka creates site-specific installation based on her research on urban life. Through her work, she intends to asnwer the question, do people arrive to live up to their satisfaction in the society they live in?
The installations are the result of measurements and analysis of the people’s geographic location, social situation and historical background. The artist measures all of these aspects from her point of perspective. These result in an installation, sometimes performative or design-related, that can be re-experienced by others.
After graduating from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Haruka studied Art and Space Design at École Nationale Supérieure d’Art et Design in Dijon, France between 2010 and 2014. She lives in Tokyo since 2015. The studies drew Haruka’s focus on artistic practice of urban space; her graduation thesis is entitled “Multiple Identities of an Artist”. She is interested in the impact of her artwork on urban society: how the spectator re-experiences her own relationship with the city, the nature and the human.
During the 3-month residency, Haruka will create an urban interference project on which she’s been working on for several years. The project involves a large-scale sundial that functions through already existing objects in urban space. She is also planning to develop her experimental stop-motion video work.
Website : http://harukayamada.net/