Dates : September 25 (Fri)–September 27 (Sun), 2015 Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (11am – 5pm on the last day) Site :Daikanyama Hillside Forum (Hillside Terrace Building F, 18-8 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033 Japan) and additional sites Admission : Adult: ¥1,500 / Student: ¥1,000 Organizer : Fine-Art Photography AssociationSponsors : Cartier-Richemont Japan Ltd., Ruinart (MHD Moet Hennessy Diageo), Lexus International, amana inc., amana salto inc., and Lomography Japan, Canon Marketing Japan Inc.Supporters : ART OSAKA Organizing Committee, COGICOGI, DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKSTORE, gallery ON THE HILL, HILLSIDE TERRACE, and PETIT BATEAU JAPAN Media Partner : IMA
I usually take photographs with film under natural light. When I held a digitalcamera for this project, it felt strange, and the artificial electrical lights jumped into my eyes. It was a sensation that I had never felt when using a film camera, and I immediately associated it with Snoezelen in my maind.
Snozelen is a theory on how to relate to people with server mental challenges, which was born and developed 25 years ago in a facility in the Nertherlands. The term is a neology which combines Dutch words for “to smell”and “to snooze”. It is also a practice for providing comfortable sensible stimuli to users so as to allow them to enjoy themselves and relax. It has recently gone beyond the use for disabilities, and it is being introduced in diverse places to heal physical and mental tiredness from everyday life.
It would be wonderful people could, through my photographs, enjoy such sensual stimuli.
This is the Snoezelen I found in Tokyo.
at POETIC SCAPEJan. 24 - Mar. 8 . 2015open / THUR-SUN 13:00-19:00WED 16:00-22:00Closed: Mon & Tue, except Nov. 3 (Tue.) ▶Opening ReceptionJan.24 18:00-20:00 ▶Cross talk event (in Japanese Language)Satomi Sakuma x Osamu Kanemura (photographer)Feb.14(Sat) 18:00-19:30fee: 1000yen including 1drinkbooking needed in advance by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)for the first 20 persons. The group show “LUMIX MEETS / TOKYO 2020 BY JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS #2”, which Satomi Sakuma participated last November in Paris, now coming to Roppingi, Japan.