Entries by James Jack

“In the Elements” @ Kentler International Drawing Space

VIEW FILES: In the Elements Curated by Sallie Mize in conjunction with In the Elements: Selections from the Kentler FlatfilesNovember 11 – December 18, 2022ARTISTS: Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Chris Gonyea, James Jack, Ellen Kahn, Hilary Lorenz, LUCE, Kate McGloughlin, Margaret Neill, Jaanika Peerna, Josette Urso The VIEW FILES are a publicly accessible, interactive flat file unit located […]

“Fragrances of Soil” @ Art Week Kinan, October 2022

bacilli Artists James Jack, Yoshitaka Nanjo, Shotaro Yoshino form bacilli as caretakers who nurture active spaces for living with dirt, people, food, microbes and spirits. Commencing in 2014 as “World Dirt Association,” the artist collective has evolved into the form of “bacilli” (Bacillus genus of bacteria)growing exponentially from 2022. Their dedication to artistic infusions of […]

“Composting Knowledge” @ lumbung: documenta fifteen

Its participants are active in the creation of such actions through their own unique perspectives that embrace cooperative, non-hierarchical, neighborhood centered principles. Composting Knowledge aims to build a supporting system for these initiatives to cooperate in engaging and critical ways. Currently the composting network reunites over twenty participants from Kassel, Tokyo, Sofia, Holualoa, Singapore, Beirut, […]

“Remaining Nearby While Faraway” Essay for LASALLE MA Show

  (Excerpt) “In the opening lines of Faisal Tehrani’s novel 1515, Nyemah Mulya comes back from five centuries ago to ask a history professor today, “How would it be if we work together to change history?” Layers of the past opened respectfully with protocols sensitive to the place(s) we are in carry the ability to […]

“Dirt Restaurant” @ Setouchi Triennale 2022

Setouchi Dirt Restaurant bacilli (James Jack, Shotaro Yoshino & Yoshitaka Nanjo) Fall 2022 A new artwork based on storied flavors of dirt on Takamijima with research on Megijima, Shodoshima and other islands in Setouchi. Video released during summer triennial season in Takamatsu and Tadotsu along with event held in fall season 9 October on Takamijima. […]

Composting Knowledge: The Open Bin 11 March – 16 June 2022 Zürich

COMPOST – The Open Bin (Composting Knowledge) Collective-driven, process-based performative exhibitionary project This communal exhibitionary project – a sequential and choreographed series of interlocking events on the topic of “Composting Knowledge” – offers an evolving programming at the OnCurating Project Space (Ausstellungsstrasse 16, Zurich) both on-site and online from 10 March to 17 June 2022 […]

dokyu.space collaboration with poet Collier Nogues

“We began by talking about tidal fluctuations between Okinawa, Hong Kong and Singapore, which led us to think about our relationships to our local shorelines. Soon we found ourselves considering larger historical and political questions about access—and losing access—to the sea and land, particularly in the context of our shared affinity for demilitarization in the […]

“Soilstory: Returning” Live Performance 4 November 14:30 JST

世界土協会「土がたり:返す」開催 Dirt Collective “Soilstory: Returning” Release 2021年11月4日(木)、スズ・シアター・ミュージアム「光の方舟」展示アーティストコレクティブ、世界土協会によるパフォーマンスイベント「土がたり:返す・Returning: Soilstory」を開催します。 珠洲・シンガポール・フランスでのパフォーマンスを合わせて「土がたり・迎える」というライブイベントを、奥能登の農耕儀礼である「あえのこと」をもとに、現在身近に存在しているもの・こと・人・神に感謝を表すパフォーマンスとして再構築する試みです。 芸術祭開幕後9月5日に開催したパフォーマンス「土がたり:送る・Welcoming: Soilstory」では「過去」という意味で行い、会期中はインスタレーションにて「現在」、そして今回は、芸術祭閉幕に合わせて、「土がたり:返す・Returning: Soilstory」 という「未来」を表します。来場者の方のみならずオンラインでの参加者も含め、共に今の時代においてのモノに感謝するという自然な行為を体験して頂く時空間を作ります。 皆様のご視聴、ご来場をお待ちしております。 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjBR2sGipWI 【開催概要】 日 時 11月4日(木)14:30~15:30(日本時間)※各回60分程度 自由に出入り可能 場 所 スズ・シアター・ミュージアム「光の方舟」(珠洲市大谷町2-47 旧西部小学校) https://oku-noto.jp/ja/news_047.html

DOCUMENT art:writing:history collaborative project

DOCUMENT IS…  a series of collaborative workshops and conversations that seeks to reconsider the notion of document. Bringing together the practice of three artists, three writers, and three historians, whose work has involved the use of historical archives, DOCUMENT attempts to critically reexamine conventional practices of history and offer alternate modes of writing about the […]