"TRACES - BLUE" at Setouchi Triennale 2013
20 March 2013 - 4 November 2013
Traces - Blue is a site-specific Mixedmedia installation by Craig Walsh & Hiromi Tango from Australia, developed in collaboration with the people of Teshima, in response to the changing circumstances in the village of Kou. The project aims to generate conversation with the community around issues of change, where traditional values and the pace of island time contrast with contemporary society.
Incorporating existing objects, structures and a collaborative artwork, the projectdocuments and reframes this conversation through community workshops.
The resulting work honours an old fishing boat located in the harbour as the core motif for the project. A vessel for exploring ideas of place and change, the boat has been transformed through encasing it in a mirrored surface. No longer an elegiac remnant of the past, the boat now functions as an oscillating configuration of reflective screens, projecting the contemporary environment and its community.
A disused house near the harbour will be the site of a 3-channel video and sculptural installation, and will incorporate ‘traces’ from all the components of the project. The video works will be responsive to the sculptural and collective artworks created throughout the village, distilling and representing a community response to these sculptural interventions.
Traces – Blue foregrounds the strength and resilience of this community and enables us to collectively reflect on and embrace their challenges in an ever-changing enduring environment.
Spanning 12 islands in the scenic Seto Inland Sea, Setouchi Triennale will be held in 3 sessions so that you can enjoy the charms of the area’s changing seasons.
Spring： Wed 20 March — Sun 21 April
Summer： Sat 20 — Sun 1 September
Autumn： Sat 5 October — Mon 4 November
We look forward to hearing your feedback regarding this event.