Calendar

Ever wonder where the heck I am? I do too. So to keep us both up to date, here is a list of exhibitions, events, conferences, and other places that I’m planning to be…

Current and Upcoming

April

April 25 — 27
Nature of Cities International Symposium
Portland State University

April 26
Nature of Cities Summit
Portland Zoo

March

Entire Month
Filming, Writing, and Planning in Japan for development of SocieCity project. For more info on this, sign up for the SocieCity Review

Past Events

February

Whole Month — Writing residency at Small House Dajeon, South Korea

2017 – January

Some time off in South Korea to plan the rest of the year and be with Suhee’s family during the lunar new year holiday

December

Residency at Coffee View in Chaing mai, Thailand (entire month)

December 2016 — January 2017 | Three Person Exhibition
“Tool, Mind, Earth”
at Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish Poetry Library plays host to “Tool, Mind, Earth,” an exhibition of works by Nishiko, Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kang, artists involved in the 2015/2016 Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists. Works from Nishiko’s “Repairing Work of Dempsey and Boer” and Lydon and Kang’s “Wisdom from the Field” and “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness” can be found on display throughout the library for the duration of the exhibition.

The Exhibition runs from now through the end of January 2017 at Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Edinburgh EH8 8DT Scotland

September — November

17 September – 12 November | Social Practice Art Project
REALtimeFOOD and the “World’s Slowest Restaurant”
at Oni Cafe & Gallery in Megijima

I will be co-producing this project with Suhee Kang (Korea), and chef Kaori Tsuji (Japan). It is the second in our REALtimeFOOD series, centered around our building a natural garden and ‘grown-to-order’ restaurant. The project involves producing a 10-week series of arts and culinary events and exhibitions where participants will cultivate their creativity and ecological awareness by exploring nature, culture, and good food on the island of Megijima, Japan.

Learn more at http://megicho.wordpress.com/

September

7–16th    Preparation of natural garden, gallery, and cafe space is undertaken by the artists

17th 12:30 – 17:00 “World’s Slowest Restaurant” Launch Event | place orders & enjoy a film screening of “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness” documentary with the directors

24th 9:00 – 12:00 Nature Art | Workshop with Patrick Lydon, Suhee Kang

24th 13:00 – 17:00 Making Pigment with Soil | Workshop with Harumi Ikegame

October

1st   12:30 – 17:00 Megijima’s Treasures: Nature | Gallery Opening

8-9th  8:30 – 17:00 Megijima Nature and Culture Souvenirs | Workshop

15th   12:30 – 17:00 Megijima’s Treasures: Souvenirs | Gallery Opening

22nd   12:30 – 17:00 Taste of Megijima, Eat Local & Healthy | Cooking Workshop
with Kaori Tsuji

29th   12:30 – 17:00 Megijima’s Treasures: Food | Gallery Opening

November

12th   12:30 – 17:00  “World’s Slowest Restaurant” Final Event | Lunch Serving & Final Gallery Exhibition

All events meet at Oni Cafe & Gallery in Megijima.

All gallery openings are free and open to the public without reservation, but workshops and other events require a reservation to ensure space. To sign up for a workshop or event, please visit http://megicho.wordpress.com/

1-14th November | Three Person Exhibition
“Tool, Mind, Earth”
with Suhee Kang and Nishiko
Fettes Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

We’ll be showing “Wisdom from the Field,” handwritten prose on paper handmade from the business and finance sections of newspapers in Japan, Korea, and the United States. The prose on view is culled from our past five years of research and study on natural farming in Japan, Korea, Scotland, and the United States during the making of our film “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness.”

The exhibition is curated by Jake Bee in collaboration with Elizabeth Ogilvie and the Robert Callendar International Residency for Young Artists with support from Lateral Lab, Contemporary Art Space Osaka, Galerie Weissraum, and Fettes College.

July – Scotland Residency

For the entire month I will be an artist in residence for the Robert Callender Residency for Young Artists in Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland.

June -Japan Tour of “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness

These dates are still in the works, but here are the areas we’re planning to be in. Updates soon…

1 ~ 4   | Kansai (Osaka)
5 – 10  | Niigata
11      | Nara
14 – 20 | Hokkaido
21 – 28 | Tokyo / Yokohama / Chiba

May – Japan Tour of “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness

5/10 – Tribal Arts, Nagoya
5/11 – Organic Cafe Gallery, Nagoya
5/12 – Aichi University of Art, Nagoya
5/13 – Tokoname, Aichi
5/18 – Ihado, Hiroshima
5/20 – Cafe Airwa, Fukuoka City
5/21 – Health Care Center Agura, Itoshima
5/22 – Nikoniko Village Bepu City, Oita
5/23 – TBA, Oita City
5/26 – Rice Beat, Okinawa
5/28 – Cafe Garamajaku, Okinawa
5/30 – Miyabi Cafe, Okinawa

Other May Events

May 15 – 29 / KAGAWA YAMANAMI Arts Festival / Setouchi Triennale
エリア・テーマ:「人・渓谷・水の流域」Person, Ravine, Riverbasin
One of our short art films called “Meditations on Human:Nature” will be featured in the Eco Art Village Project (EAVP) during this festival.

April – Japan Tour of “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness

4/20 – Wari, Tarumi, Kobe
4/21 – SUA Tibetan Medicine and Beauty, Kyoto
4/22 – Round Point Cafe, Kobe
4/24 – Byodoji Temple, Tokushima
4/25 – Tsurukame, Takamatsu
4/29 – Paradi Tereste, Osaka
4/29 – Minnanouen, Osaka
4/30 – Cafe MOMO, Osaka

March 2016

South Korea – Another tour of Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness. By popular demand. Wow. After this, we will have shown the film over 60 times in South Korea. We didn’t expect this.

December 2015 – February 2016

In California (sleeping, and perhaps a few events with Final Straw)

September — November 2015

Suhee and I will be in South Korea for a 35 date tour of the Final Straw documentary film where we’ll screen and host events related to the film. So far it looks to include natural farm dinners, lectures, and nature art workshops…

More details on the Korean Tour are here (sorry, it’s all in Korean!)

November 2015

2 — 13 November | Group Exhibition
it is not it that we see / Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists
Fettes Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland

September 2015

4 — 11 September | Group Exhibition
Suizu Isao “Water Lab” Exhibition
at AUA Satellite Gallery in Nagoya, Japan

August 2015

Art Shower at Contemporary Art Space Osaka
A residency and group exhibition
in Osaka, Japan

Part of the Robert Callender International Residency, this is a ‘public production’ residency and exhibition open to the public starting July 27.

Suhee and I will create a digital media and an interactive installation where visitors can help build an “urban nature mandala”bringing tangible process and shape to our relationship with nature and the city.

Events Include:
July 27–August 21 | Production process (open to public)
August 1 | Artist talk and symposium
August 22 | Exhibition opening event
August 23 — September 3 | Exhibition continues

Links:
http://www.caso-gallery.jp/exhibition/1900/2015artshower.html

Produced with support from Clean Brothers, Contemporary Art Space Osaka, and Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists

June 2015

REALtimeFOOD (aka: the slowest restaurant in the world)
An interactive community food/nature project
in Osaka, Japan

You walk into an empty ‘restaurant’ with no cook, no dinnerware, and no food, and order dinner. The waiter tells you “thank you, please come back in several weeks, after we grow your food.”

This is opening event of REALtimeFOOD, a two month series of community events hosted by Patrick Lydon and Suhee Kang, an ecological artist team who are in Osaka to explore our connections with food and nature in the city. The two will build an urban garden on a formerly abandoned plot of land, hosting two months worth of activities in the garden as they grow food for the dinner.

June Events Include:
20 JUNE – 7pm | Artist Talk and Opening Party
27 JUNE – 10am | Soil Art Workshop

(more events in July, see below)

Funded by a grant from the Chishima Foundation for Creative Osaka
with support from: Ikumasa Hayashi, Isao Suizu, Kaori Tsuji, MinnaNouen, and Clean Brothers

July 2015

REALtimeFOOD (aka: the slowest restaurant in the world)
An interactive community food/nature project
in Osaka, Japan

You walk into an empty ‘restaurant’ with no cook, no dinnerware, and no food, and order dinner. The waiter tells you “thank you, please come back in several weeks, after we grow your food.”

This is opening event of REALtimeFOOD, a two month series of community events hosted by Patrick Lydon and Suhee Kang, an ecological artist team who are in Osaka to explore our connections with food and nature in the city. The two will build an urban garden on a formerly abandoned plot of land, hosting two months worth of activities in the garden as they grow food for the dinner.

July Events Include:
4 JULY – 10am | Flower Art Workshop (part 1)
11 JULY – 10am | Nature Feeling Drawing Workshop
18 JULY – 10am | Flower Art Workshop (part 2)
25 JULY– 5pm | Nature Art Exhibition + 7pm | RealTimeFood Dinner

Funded by a grant from the Chishima Foundation for Creative Osaka
with support from: Ikumasa Hayashi, Isao Suizu, Kaori Tsuji, MinnaNouen, and Clean Brothers

December–February | Film Editing
작은집 (Small House), Daejeon, South Korea

2014

November 3 — 14 | Group Exhibition
Proposition: Void at Fettes Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Exhibition of Artists involved in the Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists, with: Niall Stevenson, Masahiro Kawanaka, Melissa Lawson, Joseph Calleja, Kaori Matsumura.

Opening 7-9pm / 6 November
Fettes College, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX

November 15–18 | Soundtrack Recording
With WindSync in Houston, USA

September–November | Editing / ‘Rough’ Screenings
in California, USA

July–August | Residency
작은집 (Small House), Daejeon, South Korea
For work on Final Straw documentary project (with Suhee Kang)

May 22–September 4 | Exhibition
David Brower Center
, Berkeley, USA
What is Food: Burger and Cabbage, archival giclee print for “Reimagining Progress” exhibition
http://www.browercenter.org/exhibitions/reimagining-progress

July 2-5 | Conference
Soil Culture Forum, Falmouth University
United Kingdom
Showing The Merging of Soil and Society through the Arts, paper-based presentation
http://ccanw.co.uk/soil-culture-forum.htm

June 19-22 | Conference
Speculative Ground, Association of Social Anthropologists, University of Aberdeen
, United Kingdom
Showing Nature as a Political Deligate, and 20-percent for Agriculture, two speculative proposals for Scottish Land Use Policy.

June 10–20 | Exhibition
Nagoya University / Cell for Liberal Arts and Sciences
, Nagoya, Japan
Three Shorts on [Human:Nature], video for “Eco Art Village Project”
http://www.vision.ss.is.nagoya-u.ac.jp/clas/programs/297.php

June 9–14 | Conference
20th World Congress on Soil Science, Jeju, South Korea
The Merging of Soil and Society through the Arts,” poster and film screening for “Cultural Perspectives on Soils and Soil Science” research strand (with Suhee Kang)
http://www.20wcss.org

TENT Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (Art/Space/Nature collaborative)
Value is a Golden Cloud, interactive installation

EvoBox, Edinburgh, Scotland
Two Islands, two-channel video installation (with F. Salvador)

Edinburgh Center for Carbon Innovation, Edinburgh, Scotland
Carbon Symphony, digital media and sound installation

TENT Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Centre for Endless Growth, solo interactive installation (with S. Kang)

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Scotland
Dominant Color, site-specific work for the “ELEMENT” group show

2013

Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
741 Metro Stations, sound installation for “SOUND THOUGHT” symposium

Gigha Gallery, Isle of Gigha, Scotland
HUMAN:NATURE, installation for “Two Islands” project exhibition

University of Edinburgh Evolution House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Final Straw: Food, Art, Nature, interactive exhibition and panel discussion (with S. Kang)

Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan
HUMAN:NATURE, digital interactive eco-cultural storytelling for “NANAIRO” international exhibition by Aichi University of Art

Setouchi International Triennale, Megijima, Japan
HUMAN:NATURE, digital interactive eco-cultural storytelling for “NANAIRO” international exhibition by Aichi University of Art

Yamaguchi Institute of Contemporary Art, Yamaguchi, Japan
Green, image + digital sound installation for “Ideal Garden” group show

N3 Art Lab / Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi, Japan
Free Food Kit, interactive installation for “Eco Art Village Project” (with S. Kang)

Space Noah, Seoul, South Korea
Human + City + Nature, joint photography exhibition (with S. Kang)

2012

TENT Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Active Intent, series of five shows for the “Art, Space & Nature” group exhibitions

WORKS Gallery, San Jose, USA
NightLight, photographic print for group benefit exhibition

2011

ArtObject Gallery, San Jose, USA
Pretty Little Masks, interactive exhibition and performance (with WindSync)

Koji, San Jose, USA
Portraits of Japan: Benefit for Disaster Relief, collaboratively produced photography auction

Arc Studios and Gallery, San Francisco, USA
NightLight, for “FOTO: Pushing Boundaries” group exhibition (juried by Ada Takahashi)

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