*Limited edition of 200 copies. Includes a 48 pages art book and 2CD.* Six musical compositions by Phill Niblock, soil and cutting tree of Amanatsu orange from Masanobu Fukuoka Natural Farm, wooden pedestals, speakers, wooden benches, wooden planter, acrylic case, water, sunlight. An exhibition by Mathieu Copeland.
Nurturing Exhibitions was one of two concomitant exhibitions that formed Exhibition Cuttings at Le Forum / Fondation Hermès in Tokyo, Japan between April 23rd (Fri.) and July 18th (Sun.) 2021, a time of closed borders when lives were mainly mediated through screens amidst various lockdowns.
A rich and fleeting ecosystem of new hybrid organisms nurtured by an environment in constant evolutionary motion, adapting in time, Nurturing Exhibitions consisted of an Amanatsu tree temporarily transplanted to the gallery space. Combined with the music of Phill Niblock that was played continuously, at times to a closed empty gallery, the photographs that compose this book portray the exhibition's entire lifespan, from a composition being recorded to a ripe fruit being picked.
1. Herbal Cooled2 (23:07, 2019) Deborah Walker, cello
2. Noizzze (23:05, 2020) Ensemble I R E – Kasper Toeplitz, electric bass; Franck Vigroux, electric guitar; Helene Breschard, harp
3. Poom3 (28:02, 2020) Stephen O'Malley, electric guitar
1. ExplMaranhaLisbon (23:05, 2020) David Maranha, 4 bowed bass, 4 bells, 6 violins, 6 glass harmonicas, 4 double cane flutes, 4 shruti boxes
2. ExplVoxHumana (23:13, 2021) The Vox Humana Vocal Choir, Soprano: Maiko Inamura, Mikiko Kamiya; Alto: Kiyo Irisawa; Tenor: Seiji Kanazawa, Hatsugai Takashi; Bass: Eitaro Matsui; Founder and Director: Ryuta Nishikawa
3. Vlada BC (20:01, 2013) Elisabeth Smalt, viola d'amore