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[IHJ Artists’ Forum] Haptic Gaze—Searching Material Sensibility

  • Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013, 7:00 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Speaker: Karl Burkheimer (US-Japan Creative Artists Fellow)
  • Language: English & Japanese (with consecutive interpretation)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC)
  • Admission: Free (reservations required, Seating Capacity: 70)
Visual artist Karl Burkheimer, presently in Japan on the Japan-US Creative Artists Program, is traveling through the rural and urban landscape, seeking the sources of the inspiration that sustains his creative practice.
Trained in design and carpentry, he is specifically drawn to architectural spaces and vernacular environments associated with utility, ceremony, respite, and seclusiveness: teahouses, hermitages, sheds, and shacks. In his opinion these structures possess a building vocabulary, material sensibility, and modest presences that he considers especially vibrant and meaningful in Japan.
During his talk, Karl will present his work, particularly the practice and motivation behind it, including the importance of his journey within Japan.
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