sequence of water
Thursday, August 31st, 2023 @ 1PM
A new travelogue video about spirituality and water, project by Michiko Tsuda
Streaming to Vimeo

Free | Open to All

The water takes many forms in our daily lives.
In agriculture, we have controlled the flow of water.
In everyday life, water travels around our bodies. We drink, wash, bathe, cool ourselves, look at water, and sometimes use it as a mirror.
If we had no body and lived only in spirit, the distance would not exist.
Or, would we be able to go somewhere far away because we have a physical body?
This project is a small and simple examination of the relationship between distance and time through water and the body.

Michiko Tsuda has persistently examined the volatility of human perception⁠—and the glimpse of the richness of illusions afforded by that volatility—by manipulating our sensations in terms of understanding space and time. Tsuda’s works take a variety of forms, such as installation, performance, and video implying an invisible presence wavering in response to the appreciator’s perspective and behavior. In recent years, performs as a unit “baby tooth” with dancer/choreographer Megumi Kamimura. 

Her installation work “You would come back there to see me again the following day.” received the New Face Award at the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2017. Exhibitions include the solo show “Trilogue” (TARO NASU, Tokyo, 2020), “Observing Forest” (zarya contemporary art center, Vladivostok, 2017), the group exhibition “10th Asia Pacific Triennial” (Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2021), “Inter+Play: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition Part 1” (Towada Art Center, Aomori), “Aichi Triennale 2019” (Ito Residence, 2019), and “Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions” (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019).

She completed a doctoral program in Film and New Media Studies at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, in 2013, received a grant from the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) for a 6-month residency in New York in 2019, joined Kanazawa College of Art as an associate professor in 2021, and received the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2022-2024.

Photo: Takehiro Iikawa

Stills from the project, courtesy of the artist