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|16 Nov 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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In her work Yuka Oyama explores the relationships people have with objects; for example, how jewellery often provides an intimate link between a human, a physical body, and experiences. Oyama’s sculptural imaginings have been described “as full of strangely mechanical inter-human relations and futuristic human-object rituals".
During her residency in Wellington, Oyama will work on a new research project Helpers – Changing Homes. She will begin by interviewing a group of volunteer participants to unearth the emotional and psychological connections they make through the ‘things’ they carry with them as they travel from place to place. Oyama believes that objects come to ‘life’ when we think about them not simply as functional objects but as ‘things’ we invest narratives in that keep us connected to people and the place we call home. In Helpers – Changing Homes she will investigate our relations to material culture and the ways we might define ‘home’ when home is constantly changing.
Yuka Oyama was born in Tokyo (1974) and grew up in Malaysia, Japan, and Indonesia. She received her BFA at Rhode Island School of Design, an MA in Art Jewellery and Sculpture at Munich Art Academy, and has recently completed her PhD “The Stubborn Life of Objects” in Art and Craft at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Yuka Oyama currently lives and works in Berlin.
For more information on Yuka Oyama's creative practice see www.yukaoyama.com/
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