The Branch Osaka is a studio and alternative gallery space run by City as Nature collective and curated by Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kang. We welcome locals and visitors from abroad to explore the nature of sustainability together through our exhibitions and workshops. For … Continue readingThe Branch Studio + Residency
We revitalized an old building and empty urban lot, turning them into an ecological art and media lab in Osaka, Japan. In the space, we host community workshops and exhibitions aimed at re-connecting more us more deeply to our environment and the world we live in.
Suhee and I are showing “Wisdom from the Field,” a new project of handmade paper and prose, with each passage written on paper that we hand-made using the financial and business sections of newspapers… … Continue reading“Tool, Mind, Earth” at Fettes Gallery
We’ve just finished our REALtimeFOOD project, which was a 7 week long process combining art, ecology, community, and growing food in an urban setting. Suhee and I are both really happy with how it all went, and glad to see so many people inspired by … Continue readingRobert Callender Residency Begins in Osaka
There are walls of rain coming down outside and I’m sweating. Which means it’s rainy season in Japan. A quick update on a few exciting projects going on this summer here in Osaka… PART 1 – REALtimeFOOD In June and July, Suhee and I are … Continue readingSummer Update from Japan
Jageun Jip means “small house” in Korean, and it is just that; a very small house on a forested hillside overlooking the city of Daejeon. The house functions as a community library, and a newly opened residency space for writers. … Continue readingArtist Residency in Daejeon, Korea
Rain put a damper on our interview plans today, but I suppose we’re just paying for all of the unseasonable sun we received on arrival here last month. Anyway, our little experimental garden — which now features rice — likes it well enough. With the … Continue readingMegijima’s Secret to Long Life?
The issue of how the small island of Megijima will continue is a tough one to confront. At the same time, it’s a story which on the surface is not unique in Japan, and one which presents us with a great opportunity to use investigative research, technology, and art, to bring awareness, inspiration, and hopefully some smiles. … Continue readingHuman:Nature, Summer Residency in Japan