Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The opening session of this exhibition was really lively and
informal. The whole building seemed to take a deep breath and
relax. The interactive area was busy all afternoon with plenty of
people of all ages coming along to make seaside collage postcards
and talk about and contribute to a larger collage, where they
could add pictures of things that they thought were useful/useless
and desirable/undersirable.

The exhibition provoked conversations about what we do with all the
stuff we chuck away and the way the Tomoko Takahashi has conjured up
exciting objects and installations out of debris and junk. Most people
identified readily with the garden shed installation but found some
of the other objects more testing. Overall there was a feeling of
summer fun with music and dancing on the terrace and a genuine curiosity
about the work and the implications for how we consume and discard our 'stuff'.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

TT opening party

There were people queing to get into Tomoko's ClockWork @ Hales installation. DJ Nikki was wicked and had everybody dancing, including me, (my partner usually makes me go home when it gets to that stage!). In fact we ended up swimming in the sea with Tomoko. What a perfect summer Saturday.

Hours of Patience FREE event

Following rules and systems to produce unexpected results is such an important element of current exhibiting artist Tomoko Takahashi's practice, it is therefore not surprising that she has a love for playing games.

Takahashi and artist Ella Gibbs will be reprising her participatory Hours of Patience event first seen at the Belt Space Inbetween in 1999.

This is an entire day devoted to the organised playing of the card game Patience with instructors to help you and a free booklet containing over 300 games designed and illustrated by the artist herself.

Anyone is welcome to come along and play Patience for as long as they wish. The player who plays for the longest period of time, uninterrupted, receives a special prize!

The event is totally free of charge and will be a fun, absorbing and totally addictive alternative activity to football fever!

To find out more about Tomoko Takhashi's amazing exhibition click here

Monday, 5 July 2010

Tomoko Takahashi exhibition opening a great success!

...and what a fantastic day it was! Approaching the De La Warr Pavilion in all its splendour on a sunny Saturday, it was a truely spine-tingling sight to see the sun terrace teeming with people enjoying DJ NIKKI BEATNIK's chilled-out tunes and heartily discussing Tomoko Takahashi's exhibition with broad smiles. People meandered round the Antony Gormley sculptures on the roof terrace and waved to friends and family dancing and chatting below. Others chilled out on deck chairs bathed in sunshine, a cold drink in hand. An inspiring exhibition celebrated in beautiful informal surroundings - a perfect summer day all in all.

"What a fantastic vibe this afternoon.....excellent to dance to the amazing tunes in the wonderful sunshine"

"What an amazing afternoon. Thank you to Tomoko, Nikki and the event organisers. Please do it again sometime!"

Pics of the event will be uploaded shortly. Please put up your pics too!

Visit the website for more information on Tomoko Takahashi