Project Result Exhibition
Mejunje : Ola - Living Scenery seen through Senses
- 7/24 (Sat.)/2010 (Extended!)
Opening Salon : 5/22 (Sat.) 3pm-7pm
*Open on Fridays
and Saturdays Only.
*Julian Gatt and Mercedes Villalba of Mejunje will be attending the
opening salon on Saturday, 5/22. Please come join us!
Click to see
pictures from the opening salon
Click to see installation view of the exhibition
Tokyo, Japan – waitingroom
is pleased to announce a result exhibition of the IMA Project “Ola – Living
Scenery seen through Senses” through May 22nd to July 17th.
The project happened at another house space, habitable, in Hayama
and it participated
in the Hayama Art and Music Festival through April 24th to May
often creates installation work with materials found locally,
came to Hayama from Argentina and stayed with
the family from habitable for a month. During their stay in Hayama,
they spent time with the family and neighbors, created their
ongoing installation work, did some workshops and open house
events in the framework of
Art and Music Festival.
The IMA Project
is produced as more personal approach for Artists In Residence
Program, sharing the life and art-making
and family. Spending everyday life with the family and neighbors
together, Mejunje have seen and experienced many kinds of things
and reflected their experiences in the installation work which
kept continually changing.
installation work constructed in Hayama will come to waitingroom
in Tokyo and
will be reconstructed as the final piece for their whole experience
in Hayama. The documentation of their workshops and their
everyday life in Hayama will also be exhibited along with the drawings,
prints and installation.
see Mejunje's work and the results of the IMA Project in Hayama.
is the collaborative research project of Argentine artists
Mercedes Villalba (born in 1983) and Julian Gatto (born in 1979).
Since they have many common interests and activities — namely
drawing, gardening, carpentry, writing poetry, taking walks,
peeping into other people’s gardens to see how they
tend them, etc — Mejunje instantly became a multidisciplinary
project of ‘knowledge-gathering’. In these times
were the emphasis of ‘valuable’ knowledge is
all about specificity and compartmentation, they feel that
it is necessary to go back to knowing ‘a little bit
of everything’— this might be the key to more
sustainable, independent and responsible processes for art
making and living
in general. This is why the output of their work can take
many shapes: workshops, installations, publications, drawings,
graduated from Cooper Union (NY) and have been showing in Europe,
US and Japan. Villalba is presently
in Social and Cultural Anthropology and have been part of
different collaborative projects. They were both part of the
Residence Program at the Tokyo Wonder Site, Creator-in-Residence,
Tokyo, Japan, in 2009.