RE/MAP 2002 in KITAKYUSHU
'RE/MAP 2002 in KITAKYUSHU' is the exhibition that had been held from April 27 to May 12 at Laforet Harajuku Kokura.
Sponsor: Laforet Harajuku Kokura/Kitakyushu City Arts Foundation
Organised by: Hachiman-Yu Project (Second Planet, Yoshitaka Mouri)
Supported by: Kitakyushu City Education Board/Nhk/Laforet Harajuku-Kokura/Gallery Soap
Authorisation: Association For Corporate Support Of The Arts
Tecnical Support: Kyushu Human Media Creation Center/From One/Gallery Soap
are you meaning company (Nagoya)
second planet (kitakyushu)
Masao Yahagi (kitakyushu)
candy factory (yokohama)
Durriya Kazi (karachi)
Emil Goh (sydney)
Howard Chan (hong kong)
Philip Horst (berlin)
Kawayan de Guia (baguio)
Mizuki Endo (fukuoka)
Toshiya Ueno/sociologist (tokyo)
Yoshitaka Mori /sociologist (fukuoka)
Fumihiro Nonomura /art clitic(tokyo)
Takashi Nemoto/cartoonist (tokyo)
Tomoko Shimizu/sociologist (yamanashi)
Profile of Emil Goh (Sydney/Australia)
Emil Goh was born in Malaysia and lives in Sydney as a Video artist. He has done exhibitions in Asia, Europe and of course in Australia. Hos unique video work with wit draws attention everywhere. He also organizes video programs which include many other video artists.
Concept Of Works
When I visit new cities, I am always interested in where my friends who live there go. They are the places that are not the tourist destinations, but those which are special to them. We all have personal favourite places to buy our books & magazines, get our lunch or dessert, or something we like to look at that just makes us happy. Mapkin is a project that comes out of friends who draw maps on napkins for you at the cafe.
The main principles of maps have been addressed, where usually the author of the map is anonymous or institutional, the information is generic and impersonal and the target audience of the map is everybody. With MAPKIN.ORG, it is about a personal view of the the surrounding area one lives in and what makes things special for them. Whoever visits the site, will be like visiting a friend s neighbourhood, discovering their favourite spots!
What is showing at RE/MAP is a simulation of the proposed MAPKIN.ORG web site. It is planned that there will be a collection of mapkins of many cities of where I know people, as one of the main ideas of MAPKIN.ORG, is that there should be personal connection between me and the person making the mapkin. With the web site, we can see jpegs of the places on the mapkin, and there should be PDF file that a visitor can download for their walk around that neighbourhood.