ISHIZUKA Mako

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (Japan-based creators sent abroad)

ISHIZUKA Mako

Participating Project
Exchange Residency Program
(Japanese Creators sent abroad)
Activity BasedSweden / Japan
City / Place stayed
Vienna / Kunsthalle Exnergasse
Period
2019.4 - 2019.6
Purpose of the residency

“After-Ripening & Corruption: Paraphrasing Manners”: Developing my ongoing project around the language and cultural translations in the lives of moving people, I turn the spotlight on social manners as a form of reflex and non-verbal communication and as something that reflects culture, moral and mentality. As a threshold to intervene gently into social situation and thoughts, I observe the social actions and manners that are not the object of the gaze, and their diffusion. Through the dialogue and collaboration with those who are deeply conscious about their physicality and voice in the act of communication, I attempt to invent and implement daily social manners that can be "the slow-acting antidote/trigger" to lead to an imagined society.

Plan during the residency

- I observe everyday social manners in public space, where various people come and go, or encounter with another.
- I research the practice of those who are attentive to their physicality and voice in communication, and actively exchange with them.
- I extract some social circumstances to intervene in and the manners to react to. Examining my own interpretation of them, I iterate attempts to translate my response into physical expressions of own idiom, valuing the intuitions free from "the norms".
- I share the process with others to discuss and evolve the project, adopting the misunderstandings and "homonyms" of the manners that emerge in the course.
- I edit the recordings of the process, using video and other medias. As a proposition of "new social manners to lead to an imagined society", I practice the invented manners together with the collaborators.

Activities during the residency

Ishizuka attempts to intervene in the points of intersection between the world's movements and daily life. Her project this time titled "After-Ripening & Corruption: Paraphrasing Manners" dealt with the border-crossing of language and culture in the lives of people on the move. In search of social behavior that can serve as a slow-acting antidote for the inability of society to move toward ideals, she conversed with conductors and manner instructors, organized dinners for research and experiments and workshops involving the act of writing, while attempting negotiations and translations using words and gestures.

Duet of Lines (Side by Side), workshop + site specific installation (pigment marker on glass, sound recording playback on stereo loudspeakers), traces of workshop, 2019

Duet of Lines (Side by Side), workshop + site specific installation (pigment marker on glass, sound recording playback on stereo loudspeakers), workshop view, 2019

Duet of Lines (Side by Side), workshop + site specific installation (pigment marker on glass, sound recording playback on stereo loudspeakers), workshop view, 2019

After Ripening & Corruption: Paraphrasing Manners, project, view of the mini workshop of Contact Improvisation during the public presentation/exhibition at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2019

After Ripening & Corruption: Paraphrasing Manners, project, view of the mini workshop of Contact Improvisation during the public presentation/exhibition at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2019

After Ripening & Corruption: Paraphrasing Manners, project
a view of the window with map of thoughts around the project and the foreign species sown and grown in Vienna at the public presentation/exhibition at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2019

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