Project 3. Coming soon in 2013!! Alice's Adventures continue in Fukushima

Coming soon in 2013!! DAICHI Projects' third project deals with Lewis Carrol's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," and " Through the Looking Glass" ... somewhat taking place in FUKUSHIMA.


Field Trip Project

Field Trip Project is a mobile/ participatory/ interactive art exhibition installed within Japanese elementary school backpacks. Traveling to various locations, it connects people and bridges communities. Remote from the white cubes of art galleries and museums, literally everywhere is its venue; from an empty field in the disaster-affected areas to shopping streets and residential neighbourhoods. Every interaction with the project becomes a memory towards the future.

Field Trip Project would like to connect with you. Let us know if you are curious!

The origin

At the end of the school year in March 2012, a number of unused relief supplies gathered in gymnasium of Onagawa Daiichi Junior High School were scheduled to be either shipped to developing countries or treated as waste. Toronto based visual artist Daisuke Takeya with Chie Kajiwara, an Onagawa based art teacher, suggested an alternative use for the Japanese elementary school backpacks among the surplus. A large number of these backpacks were entrusted to them, and a set of thirty five were sent to Canada to be transformed by passionate Canadian contemporary artists into a mobile art exhibition. They were then sent back to Onagawa again and re-used to empower people through communication with art.

The project will travel to a variety of cities and inspire ideas towards the recovery. It also focuses on community issues at each destination, and will investigate what makes vibrant and sustainable communities.

FIELD TRIP PROJECT website List of participating artists

DAICHI Projects

DAICHI Projects is ...

named after my son, Daichi. It literally means 'earth' or 'land' in Japanese. Daichi was born in Canada in 2009 and I gave him this name wishing him to become strong and sensitive, with his roots firmly in the ground. He currently lives in Japan and I wish a safe and fun future for him and every child there. This project is a process based platform exploring creative ideas of recovery in Japan through the eyes of children. Thanks for your support!

Daisuke Takeya

Produced by Daisuke Takeya

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