Thermo-cruising, 2020 © Yoichi Kamimura + Seiha Kurosawa

Yoichi Kamimura + Seiha Kurosawa
Floating Between the Tropical and Glacial Zones

Now there is an opening exhibition at TOKAS by Seiha Kurosawa, who is a doctoral student of the GA. The detailed information is below.


Today, global issues related to the natural environment, such as global warming, are attracting the attention of many people across national borders. These problems are not only linked to the scientific aspects of the ecosystems of a certain region but also its political and economic aspects. It is even having a significant impact on the current trend of the art world.

This project is a joint research-production project organized by Yoichi KAMIMURA, an artist who has been investigating drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk and producing works in collaboration with Hokkaido University, and curator Seiha KUROSAWA, who has done field research on the natural environment and culture of the Amazon region in Brazil.

Nowadays, environmental changes occurring in places that are considered to be ‘extremely far regions’ from urban life are heading towards both metaphorical and physical ‘heat’ that involves the global ecosystem and our reality. This project combines the research results obtained from two seemingly opposite subjects: drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk and the tropical rainforest of the Amazon. By using the contrast between ‘coldness’ and ‘heat’, and by combining the two, this exhibition aims to present a new perspective of our environment.

*This project was adopted as one of the 4 projects in the exhibition section from the 161 applications submitted from Japan and overseas in the “OPEN SITE” open call program of Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS).

Exhibition period: 9 January (Sat)― 7 February (Sun), 2021
Closed: 1/12, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1
*Temporary closure on 1/9(Sat.) – 1/11(Mon.) due to COVID-19
Venue: Tokyo Art and Space (TOKAS) Hongo (Space B)
〒113-0033 2-4-16 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Time: 11:00-19:00
Organizer: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, the Art Program and Residency Division of MOT
Grant: Tokyo University of the Arts, I LOVE YOU project 2020
Support: HB.Nezu, The 5th Floor
Co-curator: Yuu TAKAGI

Artist Talk
Date: 2021/1/24 (Sun) 14:00 – 16:00
Participants: Yoichi KAMIMURA, Seiha KUROSAWA, Yuu TAKAGI
Guest: Hiroyuki HATTORI (Curator/ Associate Professor of Akita University of Art)
Venue: Tokyo Art and Space (TOKAS) Hongo (Space C)
*Live streaming from the link below:

Seiha KUROSAWA/ seiha1991@gma The 5th Floor /

Born in 1982, he explores ways of perceiving landscapes both visually and auditorily and investigates ambiguous relationships between humanity and nature. Working primarily with field recordings, he produces installations, sound performances, music and works in other media which are presented both in Japan and overseas. Regarding field recordings as “meditative hunting”, and through that act, he considers the vague relationship between humans and nature and expresses the sensations that arise there.
Selected Exhibitions: “Michikusa: Walks with the Unknown” (Contemporary Art Center, ART TOWER MITO, Mito, 2020), “Sapporo International Art Festival 2020” (Sapporo,2020), “emergencies! 039 ─ Hyperthermia” (NTT Inter Communication Center, Tokyo, 2019), “Temporary Ground” (Tokyo, 2019)

Born in 1991. PhD candidate of the Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Co-curator of Thailand Biennale, 2021 Korat. Through his curatorial practice, he researches relationships between contemporary art and new ecological concepts in which the fields of environment, society, and psychology intersect. In addition to producing exhibitions, he also works collaboratively with other artists.
Selected Exhibitions: “Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age” (Irish
Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2019), “FUKAMI – Une Plongée Dans L’es- thetique Japonaise” (Paris, 2018), “Clouds Forests” 7th Moscow Biennale (New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 2017)

Born in Kyoto in 1994, graduated from the Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2020 and received the Lalus Prize. Based in Tokyo and Kyoto. Searching for the way of the exhibition as a place of empathy through the practice of places not bound by the white cube. From 2019, co-director of HB. Nezu and The 5th Floor.
Selected Exhibitions: “P – Powers of PLAY” (Tokyo, 2018), “FUKAMI – Une Plongee Dans L’esthetique Japonaise” (Paris, 2018), ” Le Jardin Convivial (Kyoto, 2019), The Drowned World Anchor (Tokyo, 2019), Allscape in Hall (Kyoto, 2020)