Gojing-maru HAYASHI (Selected from open call)
Born in Hokkaido in 1968; lives and works in Ibaraki Prefecture.
Through visualizing flight-related phenomena such as flotation and gliding, Hayashi produces artworks that evoke various emotions in people. In addition to creating and exhibiting his flying objects, he has also held workshops in which participants’ drawings of the sky are projected high up in the sky, allowing emotions to be shared; he has also tackled educational activities, such as video programs to be shown at museums to elementary and middle school students. He has had a solo exhibition, “Flight/Space” (2001), at Iwaki City Art Museum, and has also participated in exhibitions such as the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2009), the Joso-City Machinaka Exhibition, “City x Art =” (2011), and so on. For KENPOKU ART 2016, he is producing an installation piece in which a total length of six-meter airship will be floated above the gym of a disused school, and organizing activities aimed at sharing the local community’s memories.