EatArt Experience invites people to reconnect with themselves, others, and their environment, through the five senses. Three participants per session are invited to participate in an intimate multi-sensory journey. We invite you in our Panaroma room, with a beautiful unique view over the city.
Taste the delicious and beautiful finger food, see the delicate drawings, listen to stories of Japanese knotweed, smell the aromas and experience a soothing head-spa with Japanese knotweed essential oil to get to connect with Japanese knotweed, your body and the environment in new ways.
Growing up in the metropolis of Tokyo, Takako Hamano always longed for the summers she spent in rural Japan. In her current artistic practise, she is still (re)searching what her 6-year-old self was missing: the all-encompassing spirit of nature, its interconnectedness to all, and the profoundly mythical and mysterious life on Shikoku Island. In her drawings, books, and animations as well as in her soundscapes and spatial work, Takako tries to capture these profound ponderings of talking trees, laughing mountains, and being deceived by a racoon dog. Her work gives us a glimpse of this fascinating world where everything is (inter)connected. One way of connecting the various worlds of Takako, is her direct link to Nirono village on Shikoku Island, where she initiated the sustainable project Circular Niro. EatArt Experience supports this project, enabling a connection to rural Japan.
Uno Fujisawa is an artist mainly focusing on the theme communication, as she believes that people experience the most profound joy through their connection with others. During the COVID pandemic, Uno initiated the concept To Feel ‘Life' is To Feel ‘Connection’. Which is currently further examined in her new project Edible Ikebana. Here, Uno researches the process of change; through growing vegetables herself and arranging the harvest using Japanese aesthetics, followed by preparing the vegetables and turning them into delectable dishes, to ultimately enjoy their beautiful flavours. Edible Ikebana reflects the continuously changing stages in life; from planting a small seed and nurturing its growth to admiring its full potential and consuming its crops. The themes that are present in Uno’s recent work, such as (re)connection, life’s natural cycle and the interconnectedness with our environment, correspond with the themes of EatArt experience.