POKETTO will be up in Bronx this Sunday.

Bring your family including your little ones! - POKETTO will be participating  Boogie on the Boulevard street event hosted by Bronx Museum of the Arts along with One Stop Family Pop Up!

August 26th, Sunday, 2:00- 6:00pm
At Grand Concourse between 165th and 166th street, The Bronx. The center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 162nd St to 170th St will be closed to traffic and open to a world of fun with music, art+.

  “If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”

 “If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”

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“POKETTO” will be up On Montague st this Saturday.

August 11th : 10-4pm.  Participatory Public Installation, POKETTO, will be at Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Green Market as a part of “One Stop Family Pop Up”. Come to see me and donate your old clothes with pockets to add on the installation.

   “If you could find anything you wish in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”   It continues to grow with thousands of responses to a question. It originated in March 2011, right after the massive earth quake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant incidents which have killed over 18,000 people in Japan, where I am originally from. 

 “If you could find anything you wish in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”  It continues to grow with thousands of responses to a question. It originated in March 2011, right after the massive earth quake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant incidents which have killed over 18,000 people in Japan, where I am originally from. 

"If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? ”

Watch “Poketto” on #Vimeo

んとよ、こごさ ポケットあっと思ってけろな。 んでそっからなんでもすぎななででくっとすっと何いいべな。書いでみねがい。絵さしてもいいなだ。 ほしたらそいず ポケットんながさいっちょくべ。ほがの人書いだなも見でみ。"If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave it in a pocket. Read what others said.”


QAI17

What Dwelling means to you?  A space could be divided into this side and the other side by a piece of wall. What dose this side mean to you? What about the other side?  

When I still lived in my parents house that was a newly built large modern house in suburban Tokyo, I did not enjoy being there.  It was such a great feeling to live in my own old small studio apartment with sharing vault toilet.  You never know what makes someone happy.

ぺらぺらの紙切れで空間を区切ってみる。あっち側とこっち側。 あなたにとってこっち側はどんな意味がある? あっち側は? 東京郊外で新築のそこそこ大きな実家に住んでいたけれど、20歳の頃、汲み取り共同トイレの小さなアパートに引っ越した。親の立場になれば色々思うことはあるけれど、私の立場になって思えるのは私だけなので。引っ越してよかった。その数年後には、日本を出てしまったわけだけれど。

 Over two decades ago, I started to collect junkmails to make handmade paper mache. Plastic windows are bi-products of it. The nature of the material: transparency, strength, flexibility, sound, colors and designs which reflect the envelopes’ original purposes, has led me continue my investigation. 20年以上前、頼みもしないのに毎日届くジャンクメールを使って、紙粘土を作っていました。その副産物として生まれたのが、宛先を見せるための窓。軽いのに意外と丈夫、情報保護のためのデザイン、そして良い音を出してくれます。紙粘土より、窓の方が使いたい機会が増えて来ちゃいました。

Over two decades ago, I started to collect junkmails to make handmade paper mache. Plastic windows are bi-products of it. The nature of the material: transparency, strength, flexibility, sound, colors and designs which reflect the envelopes’ original purposes, has led me continue my investigation. 20年以上前、頼みもしないのに毎日届くジャンクメールを使って、紙粘土を作っていました。その副産物として生まれたのが、宛先を見せるための窓。軽いのに意外と丈夫、情報保護のためのデザイン、そして良い音を出してくれます。紙粘土より、窓の方が使いたい機会が増えて来ちゃいました。

 All insides of envelopes create interior of the dwelling. Most of windows show their original security camouflage design as their frame. If you could be at the site, would hear the sound the windows make. 情報保護のための内側面を合わせてこっち側を作りました。あっち側から見れば、こっちがあっち側です。

All insides of envelopes create interior of the dwelling. Most of windows show their original security camouflage design as their frame. If you could be at the site, would hear the sound the windows make. 情報保護のための内側面を合わせてこっち側を作りました。あっち側から見れば、こっちがあっち側です。

 QAI event went to 4pm. My project has extended till 8pm with potable lights. Yoko and Mayuko, Thank you for your great support till late this night. ライト持参で、夜の公園にしばらくいることにしました。付き合ってくれた、まゆこさん、ヨーコさん、感謝です。

QAI event went to 4pm. My project has extended till 8pm with potable lights. Yoko and Mayuko, Thank you for your great support till late this night. ライト持参で、夜の公園にしばらくいることにしました。付き合ってくれた、まゆこさん、ヨーコさん、感謝です。

 It is great to be able to participate QAI17, Queens wide Public Art Event as my 4th year. Thank you. Yvonne Shortt, for your great effort to make it happen again.

It is great to be able to participate QAI17, Queens wide Public Art Event as my 4th year. Thank you. Yvonne Shortt, for your great effort to make it happen again.

Last day, MokoMoko at Art on Paper, Pier 36, NYC.

Today, till 6pm.  Works before taking photos of discarded materials, MokoMoko Shaped windows from used window envelopes. MokoMoko means cutie chubby in Japanese. I wanted to give unpractical sense on this mas produced product after their duty. I cut them with scissors one by one with my hand.

 MokoMoko camouflage without windows. 12' x 10'.  20003

MokoMoko camouflage without windows. 12' x 10'.  20003

 MokoMoko camouflage without windows' ready to go.   2003

MokoMoko camouflage without windows' ready to go.   2003

 MokoMoko camouflage with windows, ready to go.  2003.

MokoMoko camouflage with windows, ready to go.  2003.

Exhibiting at ART ON PAPER, MARCH 2-5 at Pier 36, New York City.

Come to experience installation MokoMoko Windows,  at ART ON PAPER Art Fair, Pier 36, Lower Manhattan. It will be on the second floor, next to Cafe.  I will be present on Friday and Sunday, come to see me.       

 

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Niizeki Hiromi    2003  MokoMoko with camouflage  no Windows.   Internationally collected Used envelopes, Glue, Myler.   MokoMoko means, Cutie Chubby in Japanese.  Used specifically purposefully mass produced camouflage printed envelopes were hand cut with scissors by myself, and recreated into a non purposeful & functional large scale fine art installation. 

it seems like good weather tomorrow!

“SKY” Come to see me. Come to see Queens Sky. 
Tomorrow, 19th at West Lawn near waterfront at Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY. 11am-8pm. 

Queens Art Intervention 2015   www.regoparkgreenalliance.org/#!qai-2015/cuxl 

 Some pillows come with gum collage for your good nap.

Some pillows come with gum collage for your good nap.