“Reperformance of Method Works” on Dec 24 (The Last Day of the Methodicist Art Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu)

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Dear Everyone,

Happy Holidays!
This is Hideki Nakazawa, an artist from Japan.

The “Methodicist Art” exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, is in its final days, concluding this Sunday.
My past works, including “Character Coordinate Paintings” and “Single Curving Line,” are currently on display.

On the final day of the exhibition, December 24, 2023 (Sunday), we will hold a “Reperformance of Method Works.”
This event will feature reperformances of several of my old works, such as “Japanese Syllabic Canon in Two Voices” and “Method Dance No. 1.”

If you happen to be in Japan during this time, I warmly invite you to attend.
If not, I appreciate your interest and hope you'll keep these works in mind.


Methodicist Art: Rules, Interpretation, Body in Question (IAMAS ARTIST FILE #09)

[Venue] Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu (4-1-22 Usa, Gifu City, 500-8368 Japan)
[Duration] October 11, 2023 (Wed) - December 24, 2023 (Sun), Closed on Mondays
[Organizers] Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS)
[IAMAS Website] https://www.iamas.ac.jp/af/09/ (J)
[Work Descriptions PDF] https://www.iamas.ac.jp/af/09/image/AF09_handout.pdf (J)
[Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Website] https://kenbi.pref.gifu.lg.jp/events/iamas-af_09/ (J)

Reperformance of Method Works

[Date and Time] December 24, 2023 (Sunday) 15:00-17:00 (Reception starts at 14:45 in the Multipurpose Hall)
[Venue] Multipurpose Hall, Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu
[Performers] IAMAS Time-Based Media Project, Hideki Nakazawa, Tomomi Adachi, Masahiro Miwa
[Admission] Museum entrance fee required (free for high school students and younger) *No advance application needed.
[IAMAS Website - Program] https://www.iamas.ac.jp/af/09/concert.html (J)
[Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Website] https://kenbi.pref.gifu.lg.jp/events/20231224/ (J)

Matarisama (Koan 1) / Miwa
Method Music No. 8-3 / Adachi
Musical Composition No. 3 Which Consists of 144 Palindromic Figures / Nakazawa
Japanese Syllabic Monophonies Nos. 1 - 4 / Nakazawa
Song “Order” No. 1 / Nakazawa (Poem: Matsui)
Method Dance Study / Nakazawa
Japanese Syllabic Inventions in Two Voices Nos. 1 - 3 / Nakazawa
Japanese Syllabic Inventions in Three Voices Nos. 1 - 2 / Nakazawa
Japanese Syllabic Canons in Three Voices Nos. 1 - 5 / Nakazawa
Japanese Syllabic Canons in Two Voices Nos. 1 - 4 / Nakazawa
Method Dance No. 1 / Nakazawa
Musical Composition No. 1 Which Consists of 126 Ascending Figures / Nakazawa
Musical Composition No. 2 Which Consists of 126 Descending Figures / Nakazawa
Monophony With 768 Musical Tones Each Accompanied by A Grace Note / Nakazawa
Method Music No. 9-1, 2 / Adachi
Matarisama (Koan 2) / Miwa
Method Old Maid / Nakazawa, Matsui, Miwa




* Methodicist Manifesto, Bulletin “Method”
https://www.aloalo.co.jp/nakazawa/method/ (E&J)

* Performing Art Works of the Methodicist Era
https://www.aloalo.co.jp/nakazawa/2023/1108_e.html (E)

* Basic Literature:
“The Activity and Demise of “Method”” (“Kisaki,” No. 13, 2005).
https://www.aloalo.co.jp/nakazawa/2013/04r08.pdf (J)


● I am pleased to announce that the “Gifu Ogaki Biennale 2023 <Method>” concluded successfully.
At the IAMAS Gallery, I exhibited “89,736 Yen Which Consists of 40,048 Coins (Money Amount No. 42).”
https://www.iamas.ac.jp/biennale23/ (J)

○ December 7
Keynote speech by Hideki Nakazawa: “Method Painting, Method Poem, Method Music - Methodicism is Not Post-Medium.”
Symposium on “Method”
* Method is not a rule / Interpretation is unnecessary / Do not delve into “performance” or “body.”
* The subtitle of the exhibition “Rules, Interpretation, Body in Question” - the “in Question” was proposed by Nakazawa.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzdgWDqEWXI&t=3577s (J)

○ December 8
Tripartite talk featuring Akeo Okada, Masahiro Miwa, and Hiroshi Yoshioka: “Truth and Method, Revisited”
* Nakazawa's comment from the audience in the latter half: Replacing the “purpose” in “method to a purpose” with “method.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEEdYfH-NzQ&t=8621s (J)

○ December 10
Dialogue between Motoaki Shinohara and Shigeru Matsui: “Method and Meditation.”
Method Machine Alumni Meeting “Come, join, and be the M-A-C-H-I-N-E!”
* Nakazawa's final comment from the audience: Not "art of method" but "method of art."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4BzE2hsHrc&t=14840s (J)


● I am pleased to announce that the “47th AI Art and Aesthetics Research Meeting 'Method Art, AI Art & Aesthetics'” also concluded successfully on November 11th.
Before the start, a screening of “Pioneers and Extensions of AI Art” was also held.
https://www.aibigeiken.com/research/r047.html (J)

○ Here are the slides from Nakazawa's presentation at the meeting.
https://www.slideshare.net/HidekiNakazawa/ai-b3ca (J)


● The Shop at the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, is currently offering a variety of related products until December 24th.
Products include CDs, books, leaflets, and various art cards featuring my works, as well as publications by the Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group.


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December 23, 2023

Hideki Nakazawa




2023-12-23 Multiposted the above English email to English speakers.
2023-12-19 Multiposted the Japanese email to Japanese speakers.

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