ORIZZONTI ART LECTURE vol.3 in 2014 by SAYUMI YOKOUCHI

- Ma 間 – “How do you eat the empty space in the middle of the donut?”

ORIZZONTI has invited Japanese contemporary jeweler Sayumi Yokouchi in the summer 2014. She lectured on ‘Ma’ which was very interesting subject through her international perspective.

- Ma 間 –
The word ma is a Japanese expression that is used extensively in descriptions of all aspects of Japanese life. It is the living breath that measures space and time in Japan.

Ma is ambiguous and invisible, only experienced by sensing. It is often described as emptiness or empty space, but it is much more than just a blank space. The notion of emptiness opens to imaginative possibilities that something may enter to the invisible.

It is difficult to describe this form of expression, even for Japanese, because there is no such word or concept in the English language. So how is Ma described to foreigners? In this workshop all types of space will be considered from both Eastern and Western perspectives to understand the concept of Ma. Participants will be challenged to seek new boundaries within their own practice in art through presentation, discussion and exercises.

 


 

SAYUMI YOKOUCHI profile
CV
Website: http://sayumiyokouchi.com/

 


 

Art Lecture vol.3 in 2014 / ‘Ma’ – How do you eat the empty space in the middle of the donut? –
26(Sat). July. 2014, 10:00-16:00
Venue : Tokyo
Fee : ¥3,000 (included drinks and sweet)
The number limit : 10

 

Organized by : ORIZZONTI