ARTISTS

Naomi Ota

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Naomi Ota

Japan/Artist
A Melbourne-based artist who has collaborated in Butoh, dance, theater, and academic fields in Japan and abroad. Currently lives in Kobe. Her works, which are derived from nature, emotional landscapes and distant memories, range from delicate details to spatial installations. Completed graduate studies at Kyoto City University of Arts and a PhD at RMIT University, Australia.

2022 project

A Walk Through the Space-Time Continuum “この家で- 이 집에서<in this house>”
  • A Walk Through the Space-Time Continuum “この家で- 이 집에서<in this house>” Film Screening ©bozzo

  • A Walk Through the Space-Time Continuum “この家で- 이 집에서<in this house>” (2021)©igaki photo studio

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The town of Takeno, which once prospered as a port of call for Kitamae-ship, still retains many local resources and people's lives nurtured in its rich natural terrain, including a townscape of burnt cedar boards where the former shipowner's residence remains, beautiful beaches, the Takeno River flowing through the town, and natural mountains. Using the "Omoto" a collection of writings published by the Senior Citizens Club "Takeno Gakuen" for 28 years from 1977 until the merger of municipalities, artist Naomi Ota will visit the Takeno area and create new works by collecting people's words, memories, and landscapes. The results will be presented in March 2023.