Mitani Sangyo Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture / President: Tadateru Mitani, hereinafter referred to as “Mitani Sangyo Co., Ltd.”) and Kanazawa College of Art (Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture / President: Tsuyoshi Yamazaki, hereinafter referred to as “Kanazawa College of Art”) are the third resident artist in the artist-in-residence program “Artist in Kanazawa Machiya” implemented as an industry-academia collaboration project. We are pleased to announce that Teddy Sanchez started his activities on July 1, 2023.
■What is the Artist-in-Residence Program “Artist in Kanazawa Machiya”?
“Artist-in-Residence” is a project in which artists are invited to a certain place for a certain period of time and engage in creative activities while being inspired by the culture and environment of that place. “Artist in Kanazawa Machiya” utilizes Kanazawa Machiya, a historical heritage site that forms the cultural landscape of Kanazawa, as a base for overseas artists, and artists themselves engage in creative activities inspired by the cityscape, culture, and history of Kanazawa. It also creates opportunities for interaction with students of Kanazawa College of Art, contributing to the internationalization of education.
In the past, we have invited Ludivine Grazy (landscape designer) and Sébastien Déplat (editor and art printing specialist), and this is the third invited artist. Artists are invited in collaboration with the artist-in-residence “Villa Kujoyama” (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture), a cultural institution of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and one of the branches of the Institut français Japan.
■About the Resident Artists
Teddy Sanches, designer and dancer
Field: Fashion (design, textiles, performance, etc.)
Stay Period: July 1, 2023 ~ July 31, 2023
In 2019, he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Industrial Design de Paris (ENSCI-Les Ateliers).
In 2020, as her graduation project, she presented “Envahisseurs”, a project that mixes dance and art, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
IN 2020, HE CO-FOUNDED HALL HAUS, A DESIGN STUDIO THAT HAS COLLABORATED WITH IKEA, NIKE AND MOBILIER NATIONAL.
Activities during the stay
We will hold a workshop to create a dance performance inspired by the Kanazawa City tradition of climbing the Kaga Toshi ladder at the debutsu ceremony. The costumes are designed and produced by students of the dyeing and weaving course of the Department of Crafts at Kanazawa College of Art, and the choreography is thought up with the dancers of the dance club. On Tuesday, July 18, from 18:00, a performance will be held at the entrance hall of the university.
■About Kanazawa Machiya, which serves as the base of artists’ activities
Kanazawa Machiya, where the artist stays, is a few minutes’ walk from Kanazawa College of Art, and was moved to this location in Showa 10. Under the ownership of Mitani Industry, we aim to preserve and maintain the townhouse that is a cultural heritage that makes the most of the atmosphere, and we have prepared an environment that is easy to use as a place for activities and exchanges, as well as facilities that are easy for foreigners to live in.
“Artist in Kanazawa Machiya” utilizes Kanazawa Machiya owned by Mitani Corporation and is operated by the Mitani Culture and Arts Protection Information Dissemination Business Foundation.
2F Living Room
Mitani Sangyo and Kanazawa College of Art will continue to utilize Kanazawa’s proud cultural heritage and incorporate new stimuli into the city through the activities of “Artist in Kanazawa Machiya” to realize Kanazawa as a global exchange hub city.
・Announced on February 18, 2021 “Artist-in-Residence Program “Artist in Kanazawa Machiya” will be implemented”
・Announced on November 2, 2022 “Artist-in-Residence Program “Artist in Kanazawa Machiya” Overseas Artists Start Activities from November 7″