03 May 2015

When I was When I was., The Evening Post, 1915. @ Thistle Hall

When I was When I was., The Evening Post, 1915. 

As a part of the exhibition, Making Peace, 27 April - 2 May 2015, Thistle Hall, Wellington. 

A site-specific and time-specific installation to coincide with the the Centenary of ANZAC Campaign in Gallipoli Peninsula in WWI.

Five issues of The Evening Post of Wellington from exactly 100 years ago were reproduced and presented daily in the front window space. Only one issue from the exact same date was made available to read each day. (No paper was published on Sundays 100 years ago (2 May 1915) so all 5 copies were presented on the last day of the exhibition.)

27 April - 2 May 2015
Thistle Hall
New Zealand


"The standout was Asumi Mizuo’s ‘When I Was When I Was’, a simple re-presentation of a copy of the Evening Post newspaper from Thursday the 29th of April 1915, with easy chair and table. In one window a notice from the paper was posted offering the “Imperial governments’” congratulations on New Zealand’s “splendid gallantry and magnificent achievement” in The Dardanelles. It is so out of sync with our current understanding, it reads at first as a joke.
" In the other window was a copy of the Evening Post’s front page. Full of the hustle and bustle of ads for plumbers, child-minders and coal for winter heating, the war is barely mentioned. You become aware of how similar the everyday needs of life were to ours now. Sitting down with the newspaper inside the gallery it isn’t until you get to page seven that news from the front appears, shorn of all the dramatic illustrations and human-interest stories you’d expect today.
"100 years ago in a time of terrible tragedy the newspaper kept the peace by careful control of information. Yet it also reflected that life went on, without uniformity, with a great many different individual experiences and stories. "
 -excerpt from the review by Mark Amery, http://www.thebigidea.co.nz/ , 6 May 2015.

01 February 2015

Site in Residence Handbook- text contribution

Site in Residence Handbook
Site in Residence, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

A handbook published for the open day of the Site in Residence's archive, 22 -25 January 2015.
About 60 short articles on and about the site were contributed by 12 artists and writers. 

Published by Site in Residence, 2015
Edited by Taro Sakata, Toshiaki Koga, Jun Fukushima
Designed by Toshimasa Kimura
Edition of 200

Site in Residence [Umwelt] is an artist in residence programme that focuses on one particular piece of land in Yokohama. 
May 2014 - March 2015

Fukaya Communication Site (ex. Naval Transmitter Station (US))
Fukaya, Totsuka-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

神奈川県横浜市の元米海軍深谷通信所をプロジェクトサイトに開催されたサイト・イン・レジデンス「環世界」(参加:岩田とも子、藤井光、森弘治 2014年5月〜2015年3月)の関連書籍。「環世界資料室」の開室にあわせて発行された。約60のキーワードを通して、この土地を紹介する。寄稿者はこの地を訪れた美術家、研究者ら。
岩田とも子(美術家/PPR空想地学研究所 所長)

Photo: Gosuke Sugiyama (Gottingham)

21 December 2014

The Art Hotel as a scene of reading: Wystan Curnow and Dino Chai

The Art Hotel as a scene of reading: Wystan Curnow and Dino Chai

The event this publication partially records was part of the project Bare walls, empty room, a six exhibition series curated by Layla Tweedie-Cullen and Jacob Barratt-Boyes with Nat Cheshire, presented in 2012 at split/fountain. 

For the third instalment Dino Chai made his architectural intervention with stacked bricks and sweeps of silver foil to resemble neither hotel lobby nor gallery reception, but perhaps evoking their shared, defining emptiness and constructed neutrality. He created it as the stage for two evening readings by Curnow.

Published by split/fountain, 2014
Edited by Layla Tweedie-Cullen and Jacob Barratt-Boyes
Foreword by Jon Bywater
Edition of 100
ISBN: 978-0-473-31024-0

Cover photo and documentation photos in the publication by Asumi Mizuo.

03 October 2013

Forgotten Prospect publication edition @ Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013

Forgotten Prospect publication edition published and distributed on the occasion of Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013.

Cover: Folded A3 printed with Risograph.
Text: 4pages, B6.

01 August 2013

WORK-BOOK - text contribution

For the possible no end, a text contribution on temporary-housing and shelter, and act of rebuilding.

WORK-BOOK brings together diverse responses to the idea of temporary structures with the specific intent of promoting critical research and experimental forays between the fields of art, design and architecture. The publication includes a manual for constructing makeshift furniture, several essays and visual contributions that focus on what it means to operate in either the transitional city of Christchurch, the aftermath of the natural disasters in Japan, or the implications and qualities inherent to a temporary form. WORK-BOOK embraces transitional and temporary methodologies and speculates on the latent possibilities that may exist in opportunistic, collaborative, short-term initiatives.

Published by S/F, The Physics Room and Ilam Press
Edited by: Matthew Galloway, Melanie Oliver, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, Luke Wood
Design: Henry Babbage and Layla Tweedie-Cullen
Published on the occasion of the exhibition S/F at The Physics Room with Xin Cheng, Michael Parr and Blaine Western (22 June - 21 July 2013)
Printed on Riso at Ilam Press, 80pp, spiral bound
Edition 250 ISBN: 978-0-9864594-4-3


05 July 2013

By the book @ split/fountain


By the book is a visual survey of the long-gone 'today'. Houses, shops, cities, villages and ways of people's life, you will find a mixture of lost and unchanged things between the pages of publications that are at least 40 year-old. 

Organised by artist Asumi Mizuo for S/F, this project presents a broad range of photography from some unexpected sources.
On loan from the private collections of Auckland-based artists and photographers, and including Mizuo’s collection of vintage photogravure print books from Japan.

Display tables by Eleanor Cooper and Melanie Kueng.

By the book
1 -29 June 2013
3C/23 Dundonald Street
Eden Terrace, Auckland

30 November 2012

Temporary housing + shelter

A series of work produced for the publication project, Temporary housing + shelter by split/fountain. Publication design by Layla Tweedie-Cullen. Printed on risograph. Edition of 300. Launched in September at Tokyo Art Book Fair 2012.