Stay, create and present in th heart of Tokyo
Residence Period: 2011.01.30-2011.03.03
Ash continued his practice of recycling materials in the creation of site-responsive installations. 3331 having formerly been the site of the Rensei Junior High School, the store rooms are still filled with various school equipment from its latter days. Ash utilized these materials, including basketball and football goals, hurdles and ropes to construct his own spaceship on the rooftop of 3331. Designed as an escape route in response to apocalyptic predications for 2012, this monumental installation was the setting of a series of performative actions, documented and presented as a narrative in the final exhibition, as well as a group picnic in which participants feasted on watermelon, strawberries and Jeremy's delicious peanut porridge. Ash also realized another installation in the first floor cafe, again responding to the unique features of the space to create a site-specific work.
< AIR 3331 >
In this special artist in residency program 3331 entered into collaboration with a number of art centres and organizations across the Asia-Pacific to offer support for young artists and nurture professional development in the arts. 9 artists recommend by these arts organizations throughout Japan and the Asia-pacific came together at 3331 for 1 month, engaging in the local neighbourhood while producing new work. Through the many people and events they encountered, the discoveries and inspiration they were met with they developed their work, which was then finally presented in an exhibition in 3331's main gallery.