Asuka Anastacia Ogawa
No title, Acrylic, 2014
Asuka Anastacia Ogawa was born in Tokyo to a Japanese father and a Brasilian mother. She moved to Stockholm at the age of 16 and has been living in Europe since. She explores different mediums including sculpture, painting and video making.
Blue screen fitting rooms, Installation, 2014
I like to look at interactions. To see how we define ourselves by the way we react. Then I often create situations that try behaviours. In this work I invite the visitor to try to fit in my shape. Facing the permanence of judgement and compatibilities processes. Comparing a social to a material relation. Also I'm calling the ideas of being confortable and transposing contexts when referencing sleeping bags and blue screens.
Double Mestizo, Soundtrack, 2014
I am interested in exploring ethnic personal identity as a process of the construction over time due to a combination of experience and actions of the individual. I then look to transform these actions into something strange and atmospheric. Double Mestizo is a complex sound installation. It is a result of research of self-concept images based on the interchange of biological and social dimensions in a variety of life situations. It also works with the curiosity of the audience. This involves making work that is both inspiring and creative by exploring forms of locality and connectivity.
Tania Olivares and Rachel Wallace
Authentic Translations ,Book, 2014
Our collaboration explored the ethics around the artist as the ethnographer. Questioning the issues that come with presenting something as authentic, through a series of interviews where we denied the artists to present themselves physically. We then transcribed the interviews and took them out of context to create a new authentic representational document. What does it mean to be politically correct when re- representing a group of people?
From An Island, Video, 2014
In the video ' from an island ' I seek to interrogate what does it mean to come from an exotic island. How do population like islanders fit in the 'contemporary society'. Playing with the overlap between documentary and video art the film is composed of four parts. More or less the same length each of them tell a different story, which explore and criticise cliche around exotic places.
Q&A with The Artists, Partially Scripted Performance, 2014
With the work I have made for Becoming the Other, I aim to play with the way that the audience relates to the artist and their work. In the performance, the artists involved in the show interview one another and answer the questions as one another. The audience is encouraged to understand that the artwork in the show is there to be interpreted freely, even if it is about something very personal to the artist.
The gap, Installation, 2014
When we talk about our Christmas culture, we might not have the same impression in different countries because their values are different. It was more about contextualisation. I am exploring a cultural ‘gap' between Japanese and European culture from our everyday lives. To translate the gap into my own language of my art practice, I am trying to create universality beyond cultures and seeking some across points of cultures.
Hanqing Miao & Victoria Rick
Victoria Rick and Hanqing Miao are working on a project around social media archives and the condition of growing up in a post-Facebook age. The project examines the post-digital culture where everything is curated and catalogued on social media platforms and archived for future reference. The collaborative process hinges on the premise of an exchange of identity and a process of "becoming Other" through the re-visiting of social history.
Notes from my Mind, Digital Video, 2014
I am currently researching anthropology, post-colonialist literature and cultural studies. The film follows the journey of making an anthropological self-reflective study of myself. It is an attempt of finding out more about myself mainly using my body through scientific and historical references and responding to Burak Deliers 'Notes from my mobile' in the current exhibition at Iniva. By mixing fact and fiction, I try to see whether there is anything beyond musings and confessions.