Beaches / Takuji Kogo + Charles Lim Yi Yong
Project Proposal to ANA by Takuji Kogo and Charles Lim
1. Aims / Objective / Goals of project
Our proposal for the ANA Program is to support the production of a new collaborative project " Beaches " by Japanese artist and director of the Kitakyushu Biennial Takuji Kogo and Singaporean Artist and film maker Charles Lim Yi Yong.
Our new project " Beaches " is a part of our long term collaboration. We have been collaborating since 2005 and researching about the border of Singapore in various point of views producing both solo projects or collaborations into several web-based presentations and multimedia based installation in many different venues.
"Beaches " will also function as our laboratory for site specific research about the border around Singapore and productions of digital multimedia installation, film screening events and web-based visual explorations. This continuous project will be shown through the touring exhibition project Kitakyushu Biennial on Tour 2012.
2. Methodology / Implementation of project
Marine expedition trips along the straits and sea of Singapore, for 2 or 3 weeks, gathering material for online publication and video installation.
3. Time frame of project
Research / Production 2012 April / June
2012 September Berlin
2013 Japan Kitakyushu
2012 SEA STATE series by Charles Lim Yi Yong
This project will be shown through the touring exhibition project Kitakyushu Biennial on Tour 2012. The KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL On Tour will be opening at Germany, Zentrum fur Kunst und Urbanistik Berlin September 2012 and JAPAN, Gallery Soap organised by the Art Institute Kitakyushu. The exhibition is planned for early 2013 2012 SEA STATE series by Charles Lim Yi Yong.
Our target audience is the contemporary art world and the local art audience. International audiences through web projects and touring exhibitions or screening project at film festivals.
6. How do you think your project will create impact on the art communities/the cultures that you want to engage with? How will it develop the field of your art form?
The KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL On Tour will be opening at Singapore, The Private Museum Singapore 2012 April - June Germany, Zentrum fur Kunst und Urbanistik Berlin September 2012 JAPAN, Gallery Soap December 2012 supported byThe Art Institute Kitakyushu.
Both artist are developing together new ways of representing moving images through the concept of no time, as a way to creating a space to critic the idea of land (cross border reclamation) in nation in a globalized contemporary culture. This is done through capture images at sea. There are a series of technical challenges for us to achieve this, namely because capturing moving images from the sea surface is a much unexplored viewpoint.