Based Kyoto Japan 2006
Artist water divining at site of mountain hut and at temple near Kyoto to trace underground streams below. These sanctuaries are linked through water's movement/ rhythm.
Publication: Nozomi

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時の流れ/S T R E A M S O F T I M E


作品案: インタラクティブに作用する小さな水のインスタレーションと供に、表や地図を中山庵とお寺の二箇所に展示。また2006年の11月には、同様の水のインスタレーションと、「時の流れ/S T R E A M S O F T I M E」の記録映像を Weissraum にて、展示します。

Elizabeth Ogilvie - Nozomi Project

Works are space/time for contemplation

Streams of Time

Work with a water diviner at both hut and temple to trace underground streams below. These two sanctuaries are linked through water’s rhythm/ movement.

Small interactive water installations and chart/map will be shown simultaneously in both venues and with water installation and documentation at Galerie Weissraum
at end of November 2006

Nozomi Book Text Takaya Fuji Published Edinburgh College of Art 2007 ISBN

The aim of Nozomi’s research is to transport ideas and related art productions between Japan and Scotland and in so doing analyse key questions of spatial understanding and perception in both contexts. Both the process of research, the questions asked, and the outcomes of the research seek to provide significant new elements of understanding in the debates that connect urban design and art practice. The research highlights the problems of trans-cultural projects whilst investigating new territory in the areas of perception and space.

Nozomi seeks to investigate ways with which to innovate by defining new areas of collaboration between visual art and architectural practice and out of this developing curatorial structures alongside platforms of presentation which reflect contemporary ideas in relation to problems of communication, space and form.

The key question or problem we wish to research is how we value each other’s formal systems outside of a scientific context, and whether we can make analogies between certain scientific contexts in Scotland and in Japan? For example, Joseph Needham’s work has been especially important. He has taken a long view of the processes that inform science in the East and suggested one look at these not only as a form with its own spatial organisation but also as system with its own contextual structure. He analyses these systems comparatively. Through Nozomi we wish to echo his comparative mode of research. We see further aspects of connection between the ‘Visual Thinking’ of Patrick Geddes particularly in the worlds of contemporary art and architectural form in the West and East. Our research questions connect to existing models whilst asking the Nozomi group to propose new ideas for the understanding and representation of space.

The nature of our approach is deeply interdisciplinary and relates to fresh and innovative notions of the ‘sustainable’. Such territory can be seen as originating in our Enlightenment inheritance, and articulated through the conduit of Patrick Geddes and his work on the biological comparative. Biogenetic ideas of recent times are also signal in this respect. To that end we seek to use the example of Bruno Taut in the 1930s, taking his appeal for a visual understanding as a principal idea in promoting our research idea.