Saison AIR

“Turn off the house lights”, a midnight transmission

The Saison Foundation has started a digital residency program, “Turn off the house lights” to connect art activities between Tokyo and Berlin in collaboration with an art collective, Mapped to the closest Address.

Mapped to the Closest Address “Turn off the house lights”, a midnight transmission
Friday, 4th March 2022, 10:15 am (EST) / 16:15 pm (CET) / 24:15 midnight (JST)

Online: connection from Cordillera’s dance studio in Berlin
Artists: Alex Viteri Arturo, Shuntaro Yoshida, Catalina Fernándeze, Maharu Maeno, Violeta

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*The registration deadline is 17:00 pm (JST), 4th March, 2022

Outline of the event
For our last project, we created a digital archive that follows a rhizomatic structure, something like the body of an octopus with many legs and pods. In this episode, we want to keep exploring with sound and storytelling. Over the past two years, we’ve met and collected stories from fellow gardeners, tree doctors, community garden members, farmers and viticulturists, friends, and family. We wish to integrate these stories. In Cordillera, we will reorganize the various materials we’ve accumulated as a collective to share our working process with our guests. (Mapped to the Closest Address)

For the details of the work-in-progress sharing, please see the following link,

Artist Introduction
Mapped to the Closest Address
Mapped to the Closest Address is an interspecies dance collective composed of four human animals and a cat, Violeta. Through choreographic practices, the humans wish to interrogate their orientation towards modernity/coloniality, to question their understanding/entanglement/devotion/administration of/for nature and to shift their anthropocentric perspectives. Collectively, we sew practices to enter in contact with other nonhuman lifeforms. We use various devices to record our encounters and translate them into otherwise sound/landscapes. (quoted by Mapped to the Closest Address’s website)
Artists: Alex Viteri, Shuntaro Yoshida, Catalina Fernandez, Maharu Maeno, Violeta

The Saison Foundation extends its sincere gratitude to the following Legal Entity Support members and for their generous contributions (as of March 2023/in alphabetical order):