FUSION 2017 - JAPAN
FUSION launched at the Hot Spring centric town of Kaga-Onsen, Ishikawa, Japan. With an outstanding blend of traditional Japanese culture and contemporary artistry- artist explored ancient temples, traditional lacquerware and pottery craftsmanship, eccentric local shops, bars and restaurants- absorbing a rich culture that would indirectly influence their creative development.
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A word from the director.
Im still working towards understanding this dichotomy I've been exploring my entire creative life. The acceptance of duality, Wanting to - better yet striving to prove to the world in a emotional and logical form that opposite ends can and do exists in each other, as we can easily opt into illusions of choosing a side.
With Fusion - Japan served as our alchemist pot - tossing as many fragments of art that was presented to us. Contemporary practices, merged with traditional. Raw with subtle.As fusion grew into this beautiful culmination of unique individuals and perspectives on art itself, a key ingredient for exploring the illusion of contradictions presented itself months after taking part on this journey. The key was simply "try".
As simple as the first thought you'd get on creating something new before getting sucked into a plague of doubts. Simply trying to blend opposites, or making sense of the insensible is achieving that goal in itself. Fusions' greatest gift was its' amazing group of 24 plus creatives all simultaneously pushing past their doubts to try.
Through this simple attempt we were able to assemble on the other side of the world, place blind faith in those leading us, communicate beyond language barriers in our new home, create together, party together and live together - all beyond the comforts of our securities.""There , we all embraced our latent souls with no sacrifice to the opposite. There we embraced creation and destruction.
FUSION is an International Artists Residency platform that partners with private institutions globally to develop and present impactful experiences to artists worldwide.
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