Studies of the "Architectural Body"
The Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies - KANSAI UNIVERSITY

The purpose of our research is to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to examining the new theories advanced by Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins, namely the theories of “architectural body” and “reversible destiny”, in order to propose a new body theory for the twenty-second century.

The attempt to construct a new body theory by investigating the theories of “Arakawa + Gins” is the defining feature of our study. An interdisciplinary approach is indispensable for studying their theories since “Arakawa + Gins” call themselves “coodinologists” (the term coined by Arakawa) who aim at unifying art, science and philosophy. With that interdisciplinary principle in mind, we propose a new body theory constructed from knowledge of fields such as experiencing theory, comparative studies between Eastern and Western body theories, physical education, the theory of bodywork, representational analytics of fine arts and architecture, environmental ecology, clinical research on rehabilitation and psychiatry and the deployment of the “Arakawa + Gins” project, as well as neuroscience, systems theory and science art.

(quoted from the pamphlet of The Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies – KANSAI UNIVERSITY)

Open online lecture by Lucy Ives

THE SADDEST THING IS THAT I HAVE HAD TO USE WORDS A MADELINE GINS READER Open online lecture by Lucy Ives,edited the book titled “The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader” will be held on January 30, 2021. If you would like to join it, please check below’s URL and subscribe it.https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q6qLERjAR862CJ3lMxbvrw Outline:Open online lecture by Lucy IvesDate: Sunday, January 30, 2021Time: 10:00-12:00 JSTAdmission: freeLanguage: English *with Japanese interpretation

The Open lecture by Sheung Tang Luk at the Kansai University, Umeda Campus

Open lecture by Sheung Tang Luk, Projects manager, Reversible Destiny Foundation, who’s currently in Japan as a visiting scholar at Kansai University. Title: How to walk the Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator Date: Sunday, October 27 Time: 15:30-17:00 Venue: Kansai University (Umeda campus #601) Admission: free Language: English *with Japanese interpretation

[Report] The 9th open research conference

The 9th open research conference was held on December 2, 2018 at the Kansai University (Osaka). There were two keynote lectures, given by Haruchi Osaki, artist, and Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland. Haruchi Osaki, artist Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland “Arts as an Agent of Scientific Transfiguration”

Call for participation in the 9th open research conference on December 2, 2018

The 9th open research conference will be held on December 2, 2018 at the Kansai University (Osaka). There will be two keynote lectures, given by Haruchi Osaki, artist, and Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland. You can learn more about our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en

[Report] The 8th open research conference

The 8th open research conference was held on September 18, 2018 at the Takachiho University (Tokyo). There were two keynote lectures, given by Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland and Adrienne Hart, NEON DANCE. Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland “TractatusCoordinologico-Bioscleavus: The Human Use of Being Human” Adrienne Hart, NEON DANCE “Reversible Destiny Theatre” Sebastian Reynolds, Music Composer

[Report] The 7th open research conference

The 7th open research conference was held on July 21 at the Kansai University (Osaka). There were two keynote lectures, given by art historian Reiko Tomii, and Toshiaki Minemura, emeritus professor, Tama Art University. Reiko Tomii, Art historian Toshiaki Minemura, emeritus professor, Tama Art University.

Call for participation in the 8th open research conference on September 18, 2018

The 8th open research conference will be held on September 18, 2018 at the Takachiho University (Tokyo). There will be two keynote lectures, given by Russell Hughes, Researcher, The University of Queensland and Adrienne Hart, NEON DANCE. You can learn more about our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en

Call for participation in the 7th open research conference on July 21, 2018

The 7th open research conference will be held on July 21 at the Kansai University (Osaka). There will be two keynote lectures, given by art historian Reiko Tomii, and Toshiaki Minemura, emeritus professor, Tama Art University. You can learn more about our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en

[Report] The 6th open research conference

The 6th open research conference of Arakawa and Gins study group on Kansai University hold on March 11, 2018 at Kansai University , which starts with the film screening of “For Example” (1971, Directed by Arakawa, written by Arakawa + Gins) , then having a keynote speech by Koyo Yamashita, Director Image Forum Festival. Thank you for your paticipating in the event ! Koyo Yamashita, Director, Image Forum Festival Koyo Yamashita (Director Image Forum Festival) × Junji Hori (Kansai University) × Takeshi Kadobayashi (Kansai University)

Call for participation in the 6th open research conference on March 11, 2018

The 6th open research conference will be held on March 11 at the Kansai University (Osaka), which starts with the film screening of “For Example” (1971, Directed by Arakawa, written by Arakawa + Gins) , then having a keynote speech by Koyo Yamashita, Director Image Forum Festival. Please keep you posted on our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en

[Report] The 5th open research conference

On December 17, 2017, the 5th open research conference organized by the Arakawa+Gins Study Group of Kansai University was held at Toyo University, starting with the screening of the film For Example (1971, directed by Arakawa, written by Arakawa+Gins) , followed by keynote lectures by Professor Kei Hirakura (Yokohama National University) and architect Shingo Tsuji. Film screening of “For Example” (1971, Directed by Arakawa, written by Arakawa + Gins) Kei Hirakura, Yokohama National University Shingo Tsuji, Architect Kei Hirakura × Shingo Tsuji × Takeshi Kadobayashi

[Report] The 3rd colloquium at Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka

The 3rd colloquium held on September 11, 2017 at Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka, welcoming Taro Yokoyama (Atomi University), Sen Uesaki (Archivist), moderated by Prof. Naohiko Mimura (Kansai University). Naohiko Mimura (Kansai University)、Takeshi Kadobayashi (Kansai University) Haruka Seno(Arakawa + Gins Tokyo Office) Taro Yokoyama (Atomi University) Sen Uesaki (Archivist)

[Report] The 4th open research conference

The 4th open research conference hold on July 29, 2017 at Kansai University ,inviting Toshihiro Anzai, System Artist. Thank you for your paticipating in the event ! Naohiko Mimura, Prof., Kansai University Satoshi INAGAKI, Prof., Toyo University Toshihiro Anzai, System Artist

[Report] The second colloquium at Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka

The second colloquium held on March 5 at Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka, welcoming Prof. Hideo Kawamoto (Toyo University), Dr. Jondi Keane (Deakin University), and Pia Ednie-Brown (RMIT University)as speakers, moderated by Prof. Naohiko Mimura (Kansai University). Dr. Jondi Keane (Deakin University) Prof. Naohiko Mimura (Kansai University) Pia Ednie-Brown (RMIT University) Prof. Hideo Kawamoto (Toyo University)

Call for participation in the 3rd open research conference on Feb. 24, 2017

We are pleased to annouce you that the third open research conference @ Kansai University will be held on February 24th, inviting Dr.Jondi Keane, Associate Professor, Deakin University, who was the co-organizer of AG3: The Third International Arakawa and Gins: Architecture and Philosophy Conference (2010). Please keep you posted on our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en

Call for participation in the second open research conference on November 12, 2016

The second open research conference will be held on November 12th at the Kansai University, which starts with the film screening of “WE, Madeline GINS” (2011, Directed by Nobu Yamaoka) , then having a keynote speech by Peter Katz, Director, Reversible Destiny Foundation. Please keep you posted on our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en

[Report] Talk sessions “Explorations of Arakawa + Gins” @ gallery ART UNLIMITED

Thank you for participating the talk sessions “Explorations of Arakawa + Gins”. And our heartfelt thanks to the lecturers, who shared us their knowledge, experience, and “blank” for “reassembling” our “review and self-criticism” on AG studies! ■19:00 - 21:00, October 21 Session 1 Takashi IKEGAMI (Professor, University of Tokyo, Department of General Systems Sciences) + Momoyo HOMMA (Director, ARAKAWA +GINS Tokyo Office) “Stop The Mechanism of Meaning !” ■14:00 - 16:00, October 22 Session 2 Satoshi YAMADA (Chief curator, Nagoya City Art Museum)  “Analyzing the art of Arakawa Shusaku” ■17:00 - 19:00, October 22 Session 3 Studies of the Architectural Body / The Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies - KANSAI UNIVERSITY + Momoyo HOMMA ”ARAKAWA + GINS study today -through an interdisciplinary approach” ■19:00 - 21:00, October 28 Session 4 Hideo NAMBA (Art critic, Director, Sezon Museum of Modern Art)  “Appreciation of The Mechanism of Meaning”

Explorations of Arakawa + Gins

Outline Date: October 21, 22, 28, 2016 Venue: gallery ART UNLIMITED Organized by gallery ART UNLIMITED, ARAKAWA + GINS Tokyo Office (Coordinologist, Inc.) n Cooperation with The Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies – KANSAI UNIVERSITY / Reversible Destiny Foundation Talk Events連続講座 Session 1 Takashi IKEGAMI + Momoyo HOMMA “Stop The Mechanism of Meaning !” Date 19:00 – 21:00 , October 21th, 2016 Admission  2,000JPY Lecturer Takashi IKEGAMI (Professor, University of Tokyo, Department of General Systems Sciences) Momoyo HOMMA (Director, ARAKAWA +GINS Tokyo Office) Takashi Ikegami Momoyo Homma Session 2 Satoshi YAMADA “Analyzing the art of Arakawa Shusaku” Date 14:00 – 16:00, October 22, 2016 Admission 2,000 JPY Lecturer Satoshi YAMADA (Chief curator, Nagoya City Art Museum) With Satoshi Yamada Session 3 Studies of the Architectural Body / The Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies – KANSAI UNIVERSITY + Momoyo HOMMA “ARAKAWA + GINS study today -through an interdisciplinary approach” Date 17:00 – 19:00, October 22th, 2016 Admission 2,000 JPY Lecturer Studies of the Architectural Body / The Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies – KANSAI UNIVERSITY Momoyo HOMMA (Director, ARAKAWA +GINS Tokyo Office) 身体論研究班NY視察(2016年5月) Session 4 Hideo NAMBA “Appreciation of The Mechanism of Meaning” Date 19:00 – 21:00, October

[Report] The first open research conference on July 16, 2016

The first open research conference hold on July 16th at Kansai University. Over 100 paticipants joined the conference and we had a great time with them. Thank you for your paticipating in the first event ! Momoyo Homma, Director, Arakawa+Gins Tokyo Office KADOBAYASHI Takeshi, Assoc. Prof., Kansai University KOMURO Hiroki, Assoc. Prof., Kansai University MIMURA Naohiko, Prof., Kansai University Please keep you posted on our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en

Call for participation in the first open research conference on July 16, 2016

We are pleased to inform you that the Kansai University (Osaka) has established a 3-year study program on Arakawa + Gins, as “Studies of the Architectural Body” at the Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies from this April. The first open research conference will be held on July 16th at the university, which starts with the report of our study trip to NY in May, then having a keynote speech by Mr. Masao Morita, independent scholar/mathematician. This conference is only in Japanese. Please keep you posted on our activities @ http://arakawagins.noor.jp/2020agtokyo/?cat=53&lang=en