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OYE! (2012-2013): hyslom



In October 2012, a new project called One Year of Exploration (OYE!) will be launched at Social Kitchen. Each edition of this project will be carried out over the course of a year and led by an individual or group, selected from artists, researchers, farmers, and activists. By conducting experiments in daily life, these selected participants will work to acquire new skills and knowledge, investigate research themes, and develop methods of presentation.

With current economic systems rapidly changing, the question of how people will interact, work, learn, live, and express themselves in the near future becomes not only relevant, but urgent. Through OYE!, tackling with this specific question will be expected.

hyslom, a group of artists, was chosen to lead the first edition of OYE! (2012-2013). In their project, Memo for Mr./Ms. X, which will include exhibitions, screenings, research presentations, and performances, hyslom will focus on finding new methods of presenting their work.

hyslom profile

Since 2009, hyslom (Itaru Kato, Fuminori Hoshino, Yu Yoshida) has been periodically exploring spaces that are undergoing urbanization, with a focus on physically experiencing these changing environments with their bodies. In addition to documenting the process through video and photography, they are experimenting with an array of other methods, including diary-writing, sketching, sculpture, performance, and acting out the roles of the people they have met in the field.

1.  2012.10.26-10.27 [Screenings and research presentations]
Screening of “Documentation of Hysteresis,” a video project, with different versions being shown each day. hyslom also present the results of their research on the people they have met through this project (Mr. Insect, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Security), examining their livelihoods, skills, personalities, and behavior.

2. 2012.12.14-12.15 [Sound Performance party]
The theme of this event will be materials. hyslom will bring a variety of objects they have found during their explorations and collaborate with attendees, using these objects to produce sound together.

3.  2013.3.14-3.24 [Exhibition: Big-One Pipe]
Big-One Pipe, the giant musical instrument sculpture, consisting of a 4.8-meter-long, 1.5-meter-wide cylinder with dozens of springs attached to it.
Big-One Pipe is conceived from a series of encounters with nature, whose form is constantly being changed by humans; man-made objects at the construction site, which are being produced at an astonishing speed; and people with various relationships to the area, who were there before the development began.

4. 2013.8.3, 2013.9.07 [Homing Pigeon Workshop]
The workshop lets participants to experience homing pigeon with hyslom as well as a master of homing pigeon, hyslom’s landlord.

5. 2013.11.29-12.21 [hyslom Exhibition - Memorandum to Mr. X - Good Wood Family]


- Schedules for OYE! will continue to be updated on the Social Kitchen website.

English text translated by Alex Enscoe