A little Onagawa girl holds a puppet she made in Marc's workshop.

Onagawa children assemble Yuuki Flower textile sculpture, Japan

Children living at the temporary housing complex in Okinawa, Japan, assemble the Yuuki Flower sculpture from its components for display in the community market and exhibition space. Daisuke Takeya (blond hair) and Chie Kajiwara (white t-shirt), the curators of the Field Trip Project, assist. It feels fantastic to see so much enthusiasm and interaction with our sculpture. It’s exactly the kind of experience that the art was designed to hopefully generate.

Field Trip Project :)

Official website of the Field Trip Project launches

Field Trip Project art lined up in a shipping yard, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan 2012.
Field Trip Project art lined up in a shipping yard, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan 2012.
Field Trip Project Logo
Visit the official website.

The official website for the Field Trip Project launched today, with tons of photos and information about past and upcoming exhibition venues. I love this project as it aligns with so many of my and Marc’s beliefs of the role and potential of art in the world.

From the Field Trip Project About page:

Field Trip Project is a mobile/ participatory/ interactive art exhibition installed within Japanese elementary school backpacks. Traveling to various locations, it connects people and bridges communities.

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Field Trip Project at the Echigo Tsumari Triennale

Field Trip Project at the Echigo Tsumari Triennale

Field Trip Project at the Echigo Tsumari Triennale
The Yuuki Flower (first on the left) and other backpacks from the Field Trip Project at the Echigo Tsumari Triennale, Iwama Satoshi’s area, Japan.

The Field Trip Project was installed in the Echigo-Tsumari Triennial 2012 on 26 August. This is the largest international art exhibition in the world and this year it runs from 29 July to 18 September 2012.

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Yuuki Flower with Daisuke and Marc at Rosedale Park

Yuuki Flower goes to Japan

Our sculpture Yuuki Flower is going to Japan next week!! Today we gave the box of quilted leaves and velcro outfitted studend backpack back to the curator, Daisuke Takeya, who will be taking all the Field Trip Project artwork to Japan next week. The work will travel around Japan in disaster affected areas to cheer people up and bring people together. I cannot think of a better function for art.