Autumn (Tokyo Studio)

Shosho: rice ripens/ pampas grass goes to seed (1 of 5)

September 5th, 2008
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Arriving in hot and humid Tokyo

Crazy about the seasons

September 3rd, 2008

A large stand of peach blossom in a public park during Chinese New yearI was talking to my parents on the phone the other day. I was curious as to whether the solar terms still hold much sway in Hong Kong.

Flowering months

September 2nd, 2008

Painting of blossomBoth the Chinese and the Japanese have alternative or old names for each month. These are infinitely more poetic than ‘first month’, ‘second month’, ‘third month’ etc that are in use. Remembering the order of the months is not a matter of basic numeracy, but about paying attention to your surroundings.

The Autumn almanac of Tokyo

September 1st, 2008

\'Rain water\' example of almanac cardsI now have a definite structure for this project. Inspired by Liza Dalby’s usage of the Chinese almanac in her book, East wind melts the ice: a memoir through the seasons, I too decided to utilise this ancient calendar.

The time of Autumn

July 5th, 2008

Autumn is my proposed project for the Australia Council for the Arts’ Tokyo Studio Residency. It takes an experimental form: an interactive calendar, a chronicle of audiovisual prose poems, an online multimedia journal of sorts, that uses materials at hand (e.g. ephemerals, facsimiles of objects, images, video footage collected from the local environment) to create […]

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