Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 454353
Sist endret: 6. september 2017 16:17

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 454353
Sist endret: 6. september 2017 16:17
Prosjekt

The Stubborn Life of Objects

prosjektleder

Yuka Oyama
ved Avdeling Kunst og håndverk ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Avdeling Kunst og håndverk ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. august 2012 Slutt: 9. september 2017

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Tittel

The Stubborn Life of Objects

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

In Yuka Oyama’s artistic research, “THE STUBBORN LIFE OF OBJECTS” Oyama has been exploring how and why certain objects grow beyond their intended function, triggering our imagination as if to demand from us a different set of rules. In short how can these objects perceive to us that they take a life on their own? What do these animated objects reflect?

Oyama explores to understand the following issues:

  • Which type of domestic objects do people develop strong emotional attachments?
  • How can the physical and psychological impact of objects be transformed into wearable sculptures and performance?
  • How to communicate the stories of objects to further audience using film, photography and installations?

Yuka Oyama’s artistic practice combines contemporary art, art jewellery, wearable sculpture, performance, film, and material based art. Oyama has established a method to explore the intermediary relations between a person and an object by constructing life-sized wearable objects that allow a person to become the object. Oyama’s personal biography of constantly relocating her country of residence has influenced her to treat adorned objects as means of communication. Oyama investigates how objects ‘help’ shape, stabilize and transform a person’s (owner/wearer/user) identity. In the course of her artistic research, Oyama has implemented cross-disciplinary research in cooperation with diverse groups of people – such as mime dancers and object theatre actors, the artist’s karate colleagues, young adults and seniors, collectors of unusual things, as well as students from the Norwegian Theatre Academy and Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

The following aspects are also of great importance to Oyama’s overall research:

  • Developing an understanding for materials and methods to construct wearable sculptures
  • Investigating how to deploy inclusive and collaborative art projects that provide meaningfulness to the participants

Oyama’s fellowship project, “THE STUBBORN LIFE OF OBJECTS”, which has resulted in five art films: “Cleaning Samurai”, “Helmet – River”, “Modern Ballet Duo & Trio”, “Encapsulation Suits”, and “Stubborn Objects Psychodrama”, and a series of photographic portraits, “Collectors”. Through emphasizing humanization of objects, Oyama indirectly addresses objectifications of humans. 

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prosjektleder

Yuka Oyama

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    ved Avdeling Kunst og håndverk ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
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Resultater Resultater

The Stubborn Life of Objects.

Oyama, Yuka. 2017, KHIODoktorgradsavhandling

THE STUBBORN LIFE OF OBJECTS III.

Oyama, Yuka. 2017, THE STUBBORN LIFE OF OBJECTS III. KHIOKunstutstilling

The Stubborn Life of Objects.

Oyama, Yuka. 2016, The Stubborn Life of Objects [separatutstilling]. KHIOKunstutstilling

Encapsulation Suits.

Oyama, Yuka. 2015, Encapsulation Suits [separatutstilling]. KHIOKunstutstilling
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