In the particular example of hosting internationally acknowledged Japanese multimedia artist Akinori Oishi, it is possible to reconstruct often obliterated part of the art work; the base of organisation of creative production in relation to actual production circumstances, which is not insignificant, but – beyond economic determinism - radically determines the specifics of final products.
The so called post-fordist production and production circumstances are suppose to mark a shift from concentrated to dispersed production, to individualisation of products which include users/consumers contribution, rotation towards community, contribution to open source, collaborative and participatory way of work. More specifically for the context of independent cultural producers: by the system of public tender funding conditioned cooperation and social networking of individualized producers (in formal terms: partnership and co-production).
Oishi’s project represents paradigmatic example of current way of functioning within the sphere of creative production; it is not only based on organisation of production, but latter integral promotions and distribution, in which it seems that modern dispelled, flexible festivals and residential platforms (in comparison to classical presentational institutions), correspond much more to present presentational and promotional approaches.
Residential artist of GuestRoomMaribor and member of the jury at 11th International festival of animated film Animateka, as well as residential artist of this same festival, has during his stay in Slovenia not only carried out and presented his work, but also shared his knowledge.
The final products of the dialog- between the artist and the workshop participants, artist’s characteristic approach to work and the specifics of the space were presented as parcel installation mainly in Maribor's non-gallery context. A typical Oishi’s universe of smiling creatures in the form of a painted wall, in the temporary exhibition area at cinema Udarnik, the collective artwork resulting from the workshop How to create a figure with a character? is also supplemented with numerous drawings in shop-windows around the city centre.
Text: Kaja Kraner