Voices of Kamegame (Tokoname Jars)
online project & exhibition / 2021
about the project
Giant jars had been produced in Tokoname for a long time and used in a wide variety of scenes, from water jars to sound equipment and fuel tanks. Having finished their practical life, they sleep quietly in the city’s streets and museums. Their overwhelming physical volume is directly connected to the huge voids within them. The voids not only remind us of the void that suddenly appeared in our lives during the coronavirus pandemic, but they also seem to respond to the various voids that all of us have in our minds and bodies. In this project, giant jars and earthen pipes owned by Tokoname Tounomori Museum (Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture) are brought to Art Lab Aichi (Nagoya), where the original tile decorations of Tokoname ware from before WWII still exist, and a sound installation that approaches numerous voids we face through the “voices” of the jars is presented on-site and online.
Voices of Kamegame(Exhibition)
photo by Tomoya Miura
The exhibition was held at Art Lab Aichi.
(2020.02.26 - 2020.03.28)
Concert for Kamegame
A video recording of the concert held on February 28th (Sun).
photo by Tomoya Miura
Sound of Kamegame
The sound of the jars was live-streamed from the exhibition venue throughout the duration of the show.(You can listen to the archive.)
Accounts of Kamegame
Information of jars on display.
Curator: Maki Nishida
Artist: Gaku Kurokawa
Installation director: Kazumasa Aoki (Miracle Factory)
Installing Team: Tomoyuki Mizuguchi, Yuji Kinoshita
Assistant: Shogo Yamamoto, Yuya Chujo, Jun Nakane, Kei Narita, Rioka Hayashi
Performers: Akibinoooooooooooorchestra, Yoko Ayabe, Gaku Kurokawa
Video direction: Daisuke Yamashiro
Cameraman: Ryohei Tomita
Cooperation: Yasuhiro Oguri (Tokoname Tounomori Museum), Kazunobu Sato (Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum), Yoshino Tachibana (INAX MUSEUMS)
Special Thanks: Reiko Kondo, Toyomi Kidokoro, ai Ogawa, Ryoga Okamoto, Kazuho Soeda, Masahiko Haito
*These works were carried out as one of the projects of AICHI⇆ONLINE.
[Online Art Project "AICHI⇆ONLINE"]
planning & production : SAAC(Sustainable Arts Activity Cooperative)
Producer: Tomoko Noda (Twelve Inc.)
Media Producer: Daisuke Yamashiro (Twelve Inc.)
Communication Director: Naomi Shibata
Web Director: Masaki Nakamoto (UNGLOBAL STUDIO KYOTO)
Project Manager: Yoshinori Ishikawa
Coordinators: Maiko Kobayashi, Reiko Kondo, Marina Yamaguchi
Editing/Translation: Erika Ikeda
Translation (“Tomorrow” Nankichi Niimi, “Poems With Hopes for Tomorrow” Koji Toyama): Yuki Okumura
Public Relations: Yasuko Arita
Logo Design: Ryu Mieno
Web Design: Yosuke Nakanishi (STUDIO PT.), Koharu Nezu (STUDIO PT.)
Web Developer: Norichika Kiriya (FLAM)
organizer: Aichi Prefectural Government (Emergency Support for Cultural and Artistic Activities/Emergency Support for Artists)