*Candy Factory Projects

Takuji Kogo


Projects in progress Comics Online Ads Robot Homes for America Non_sites American Sitcom YHCHI GOOD NEWS  Non_broadcasting time INDEX

INDEX
Homes for America
沖縄 Okinawa
岩国 Iwakuni
Blueberry Land
"Jag har sett den!"
Non_sites Love Parade
Zeil Frankfurt
Berlin Childhood
Ornament & Crime
Homes for America
Tokyo
Yokota Airspace
SICILIA There are "no" things  in the mind Stand-up
Life wouldn't be the same
without safe seas.
There is no ghost
after the revolution
革命后
这里没有鬼
Non_broadcasting time 43 năm VIETNAM
Fields Ave Angels
Pattaya
GOOD NEWS Known Knowns Online Ads What an interesting finger
Let me suck it.
Kitakyushu
Kanebo
Homi / Toyota
DMZ American Sitcom ROBOT ☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎


Takuji Kogo
In collaboration with
Federico Baronello How to reach Lampedusa, Vittoria. LIBRINO, Online Ads Italy
Mike Bode XIOBEI. KANEBO, HOMI/TOYOTA, NUNOTANI, American Sitcom
Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries DMZ, A LOVE SUPREME, STATEMENTS, HALBEATH, YOUR J.O.B WON'T STAND A CHANCE, KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
Charles Lim Yi Yong Life wouldn't be the same without safe seas. Beaches
John Miller ROBOT, Stand-up, Berlin Childhood, Swedish Gentleman
Keiichi Miyagawa SANRIDUKA, Self-Censored Live Broadcast, KITAKYUSHU
Sean Snyder U.S. BASES OKINAWA, IWAKUNI

Installation view
HOMES for AMERICA 2019/22
CFP in SEOUL / Alt space Loop
CFP in SINGAPORE
Aichi Triennial 2016
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND Sweden
2015
KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
Kitakyushu Biennial FIFTH 2015
i information 2013
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
CFP at ROME 2012
IMIN 2009 / 2011
Kitakyusyu Biennial 2007
Rooseum 2005
Campaign & Products 2004
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
AIAV
Yokohama Trienniale 2001
Gallery Space Hinode Yokohama
*Candy Factory Projects / Online Ads
*Candy Factory transforms fragments of information such as Spam messages, personal ads, street signs, propaganda and protest slogans into original music. The project had been shown at various Candy Factory Projects with exterior sound installation, displaying the text animation at abandoned buildings, public park and art institutions.
 
Jewel
from the music video album "Known Knowns" Takuji Kogo (2021)
Released by Gallery Soap http://g-soap.jp/
 

A *Candy Factory Project
Brilliant Corners
(2021)

*Candy Factory Projects
Art Metropole Toronto (2003)


Singles Collection
Robot / Takuji Kogo + John Miller Small World (2021)

IN PERSON / ROBOT
Northdrive Press NY (2006)


Holiday
Music from *Candy Factory Soap land Records Japan (2003)


A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT
HOMES for AMERICA

Fields Ave. Angeles, Philippine Camp Hansen Gate One Okinawa Homes for America Sigonella Hardy Barracks Welcome, Your Home Away From Home
U.S. MILITARY BASE IN OKINAWA! WE SELL! WE BUY!
Exhibition: WEB-RETRO / 웹-레트로 Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art 2019

ROBOT (Takuji Kogo + John Miller)

Why Put Stuff On The Wall? 
From " Michael Asher Writings 1973-1983 On Works 1969-1979 " September 4-0ctober 5, 1969 '557087' Seattle Art Museum Pavilion
Robot Singles Collection
Takuji Kogo + John Miller Small World
Screening / Friday, May 21, 2021 The Box Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Mask of Happy
From an interview with Erich Fromm
Societies of Control
From "Postscript on the Societies of
Control" Gilles Deleuze
OOO
From "The Speculative Turn: Graham Harman
Be Like Me The Photographic Poster of a Toothbrush
Texts from Vilém Flusser 
Exhibition: Terms and Conditions: A Sonata for Two Women Prosjektroms Normanns Norway 2019, April 5 - May 5
Fulfillment Center
Uncle Sam can be the white dwarf
Robot (Takuji Kogo + John Miller)
Texts from Donald Judd
TASTE YOUR DAY / ROBOT
(Takuji Kogo + John Miller)
Texts from Alan Watts
BELOW 14TH ST. DETUMESCENCE
text from DETUMESCENCE by Dan Graham 1969
PERFORMER, AUDIENCE, MIRROR: THE MUSICAL
Words: from the performance "Performer, Audience, Mirror" by Dan Graham at PS.1 1977
SCREENING EVENT
Übersetzung, Translation (Reprise) :
HBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig Germany April 8 2017
GRACEFUL, MYTHOLOGICAL, LIFE-SIZE
Words: from the performance "Museum Highlights " by Andrea Fraser
at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1991
AU MILIEU DES CHOSES : IMPRIMONS, COLLECTIONNONS!
LES ARTS AU MUR ARTOTHÈQUE
2BIS, AV. EUGÈNE ET MARC DULOUT
33600 PESSAC France 2018
A MOMENT OF ZEN
EXHIBITION
CYBORG DREAMS
83 Pitt Street New York, New York 10002 March 4-20, 2017
WHY DO THINGS HAVE OUTLINES?
Words from "Ecology of Mind" Gregory Bateson
(So What / Miles Davis Cover)
SONGS FOR BERLIN CHILDHOOD
ROBOT (TAKUJI KOGO, JOHN MILLER)
In collaboration with AURA ROSENBERG
Texts from Walter Benjamin / Berlin Childhood Circa 1900
Aichi Triennial Little about me
New Museum NY
Open to All Ages & Ethnicities
NBK Berlin
     
THE FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKER SHALL NOT GET MARRIED IN SINGAPORE A *Candy Factory Project / COMICS *Candy Factory Projects in SINGAPORE 2018
NTU CCA Singapore JUL. - SEPT. 2018

There is no ghost after the revolution
Street views of 小北 广州 / Xiobei Guangzhou China aka Chocolate City.
Takuji Kogo + Mike Bode / Operation PRD: All the Way South Research Fund Guangdong Times Museum GUANGZHOU CHINA MAY 2018
예쁨뿜뿜♡
Apgueong Subway Station, South Korea filled with advertisement posters for plastic surgery clinics. The district is also known as "Beauty Belt". There are about 500 plastic surgery clinics in the area.
Nước Tăng Lực
(Number one energy drink )
A street corner at Ho Chi Min City Vietnam. The old style kinetic billboard advertise the celebration of 70 years independence of the country. It turns into the herbal tea and energy drink ads.
UTOPIA GOGO
Animated street view of Walking Street Pattaya Thailand
Corso Sicilia
Animated street view of Corso Sicilia Catania Italy
*Candy Factory Projects 2020 Korean Protest Slogans
내 인생은 너의 야동이 아니야 My Life Is Not Your Porn’
Korean Protest Slogan #1 Animated protest slogans against hidden spy cameras and sexual harassment at Seoul in 2018.
Exhibition : Echo Chamber: Sound Effects Seoul 2019. Alt Space Loop.
NO
Korean Protest Slogan #3 Animated protest poster against Japanese government designed by Korean protesters in Seoul 2019.
TAKUJI KOGO
A *Candy Factory Project / COMICS

6 video installation
A series of animated panoramic street views and architectural environments from specific sites. Kultivera 2019 Sweden
 
NON SITES/ TAKUJI KOGO (2005 - in progress )
Aichi Triennial /Nagoya Japan 2016 Kalmar Konstmuseum Sweden 2015 Plastic Myth / Asia Culture Center Gwangju South Korea 2015 Mother/Land Kurumaya Museum of Art Tochigi Japan 2014 *Candy Factory Projects in Rome /Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome ITALY 2012
JAPAN EXPO Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center / The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris FRANCE 2012 KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL in SINGAPORE 2012 TAKUJI KOGO / NON_SITES /Linnman Gallery Jönköping SWEDEN 2012 Sandy Brown Berlin GERMANY 2010
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart GERMANY 2010
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography The Ebisu International Festival Tokyo JAPAN 2009
Kiatakyushu Biennial 2009 Takuji Kogo / Japan @ Rooseum Mueum SWEDEN 2005      

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES + TAKUJI KOGO

A LOVE SUPREME
KOREAN + ENGLISH (A love supreme / John Coltrane Cover)
Revolution Will Not Be Televised/ ArKO Museum, Seoul, Korea
8 December 2017 ~ 28 January 2018
A LOVE SUPREME ENGLISH

KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
Aichi Triennial 2016
Private myseum Singapore 2015

ASMR MY DMZ DUB
Kitakyushu Bienniale 2013
DEMILITARIZED ZONE BUS TOUR WITH BULGOGI LUNCH
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
ZK/U Berlin Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik 2012
Kitakyushu Biennial 2011
Nam June Paik Art Center 2009
YOUR J.O.B WON'T STAND A CHANCE
SCREAM
FARGFABRIKEN STOCKHOLM SWEDEN 2004
STATEMENTS KIrakyushu Biennial 2007 Kyiv Biennial 2015 WILL I EVER STOP SEARCHING FOR YOU? / NON_SITES
Plastic Myth / Asia Culture Center Gwangju South Korea 2015
POETRY READING_I JUST QUIT MY JOB TODAY
CAMPAIGN & PRODUCTS
KITAKYUSHU MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF ARTS JAPAN 2004
ONLINE PROJECT in collaboration with YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
TAKUJI KOGO + KEIICHI MIYAGAWA
HALBEATH
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT 2001
New Media Scotland 2002-2004
ctheorymultimedia
C ornell University 2003
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
Yamaguchi 2003
LOVE Long / Asia Society Hong Kong Center 2018

Korean web art festival Seoul 2001
Curated by Marc Voge

Think the same Project 8 1999
Total museum Seoul
Curated by Marc Voge


HALBEATH
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT 2001
A promotional video clip for a shuttered microchip plant in Scotland, set to the traditional Korean song Arirang.
The large-scale plant was originally built by Hyundai in 1996, in Halbeath, a village located between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Then, in the wake of the 1997 Asian monetary crisis, the South Korean company aborted the project before production could begin. The U.S. company Motorola bought the mothballed factory in 2000, but shortly thereafter it also withdrew support, and the brand-new 150-acre facility never produced a microchip.

Music : "Arirang," 1946 From "Arirang," Synnara Music Co. Ltd. SYC-0001, 1991 S
him Yeun-ok is accompanied by the Soerabol Orchestra Arrangement by Lee Jae-ho
"Arirang," the iconic, traditional Korean song of love and heartbreak, has been played and sung by musicians throughout Korea's modern history to express memory, sorrow, pride, and propaganda. The song, a national symbol for both North and South Korea, originated, some say, during the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910); others say it has existed since the Shilla Dynasty, more than 1,000 years ago. In 1926, "Arirang" became a hit as the theme song of the first Korean movie of the same title, which depicted the sorrow of Koreans living under Japanese rule. Ironically, even Japanese pop singers, beginning in the 1930s, created their own arrangements of the song. During the Korean War (1950-53), an American turned "Arirang" into a march to celebrate the heroism of the American-led United Nations forces. In 1985, the song was sung in Pyongyang by an art troupe from Seoul during a reunion of families separated since the Korean War. And in 2002, North Korea organized the Arirang Festival of gymnastics and art featuring 10,000 performers, including students and young children, to celebrate the birthday of the nation's founder Kim Il-sung. It was also this secretive and cash-strapped country's first festival seeking to promote tourism and develop a new source of foreign currency. In the South, these days, "Arirang" is an unofficial national anthem that performers arrange into countless melodic or lyrical versions played in any kind of mode: pop, rock, folk, jazz, symphonic, even hip-hop.
*Candy Factory Projects in SEOUL
May 9 - June 9 2019 LOOP Seoul
 
Takuji Kogo *Candy Factory Projects
The Private Museum Singapore
06 October — 17 December 2017
ROUTE 189 JAPAN
A *Candy Factory Project
This Land Is Mine / この土地は私のもの

Artists:
Mike Bode
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
John Miller
Keiichi Miyagawa
Takuji Kogo
Directed by Takuji Kogo

Floor map
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Kitakyushu Biennial in Aichi @Aichi Triennial 2016
あいちトリエンナーレ2016

8/11-10/23. 2016 11:00-19:00 (Friday 20:00)
Closed 8/22,9/12.10/3
Naka-ku Nishiki 2−7−11 Nagoya Japan 460-0003
愛知県名古屋市中区錦2-7-11 伝馬町ビル
Supported by
IASPIS
ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistik Berlin
Kultivera Tranås
西日本工業大学デザイン学部
Gallery Soap
Art Institute Kitakyushu
Online Ads
オンライン広告集

Installation view

Ciao
チャオ
01:12(迷惑メール)
Cercasi Badante
訪問介護ヘルパー募集!
01:13(求人広告、イタリア)
Colf fissa!
住み込み家政婦募集!
01:44(求人広告、イタリア)
Plastikkirurgi i Thailand!
整形手術はぜひタイランドで!
00:32(オンライン広告、スウェーデン)
Bli vår nya stjärnsäljare!
販売員募集!
01:44(求人広告、スウェーデン)
THE FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKERS
SHALL NOT GET MARRIED IN SINGAPORE
外国人家政婦はシンガポールで結婚してはいけません
03:42(求人広告、シンガポール)
Life wouldn't be the same without safe sea
安全な海なしに私たちの生活はありえません
03:12(シンガポール海軍、地下鉄ポスター)
駅前のマックにいます
I'm in MacD at the station
00:38(迷惑メール)
経理募集!サンパウロ工場
Wanted. Accountant for our factory in Sao Paolo Brazil
01:45(求人広告)

Video ( text animation ) + exterior sound installation
古郷卓司 Takuji Kogo
in collaboration with Federico Baronello, Mike Bode, Charles Lim



I이 땅은 나의 것 / この土地は私のもの
This land is mine
2016
古郷卓司 + 宮川敬一
Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagawa
Installation /
mixed media
Multiplied 3d map of Dokdo/Takeshima,
a disputed island between Japan and South Korea
U.S. MILITARY BASE IN OKINAWA!  WE SELL! WE BUY!
沖縄軍用地! 売ります! 買います!

“4:13” 2003
沖縄での軍用地売買は、通常の不動産取引と全く異なり、所有権の売買価格は年間賃貸料との比率で査定される。購入の目的のほとんどは、その土地から得られる賃貸料にあるため土地の条件や広さは考慮されず、その価格は米軍から返還される可能性が不確実な場所であればあるほど、高額査定されている。 1972年沖縄返還後、日本政府は沖縄の米軍基地の土地使用に対して地主との新しい借地契約を作成、政府は地主から土地を借り上げ、米軍に貸与している。日本政府はその借地賃貸料を毎年、着実に値上げ、沖縄の「軍用地」は、安定した有利な投資対象となっている。

Transactions of military land in Okinawa are completely different from regular transactions of real estate. The market price deals only with the ratio of the land's annual rent without concerning the conditions of the land or its extent, because the purpose of the buyers is only income from the rent. And the ratio remains higher where there is uncertainty of the land ever being returned by US forces. About 10% of the main island of the Okinawa islands has been covered by U.S military bases since 1972 when the United States returning Okinawa to Japan retained conditional rights to all U.S. military installations. The Japanese government rents the property from the landowners lending it to the U.S. forces. Owning Okinawa "military ground" remains a highly lucrative investment guaranteed by the Japanese government.

古郷卓司 Takuji Kogo
HOMES FOR AMERICA, SIGONELLA
ホームズ・フォー・アメリカ、シゴネッラ
video “08 : 29” + print 2015~2016
シチリア、シゴネッラ米空軍基地の住宅内部の様子を紹介する米軍家族による投稿動画と、同地の2つの基地住宅ミネオ、マリナイ・ハウジングを敷地外からオンライン・マップで探索した映像を編集したもの。 ミネオ・ハウジングは米軍との2011年契約終了後、シチリア沿岸やランペドゥーサ島に押し寄せる中東やアフリカ諸国からの難民収容施設( C.A.R.A. di Mineo )に転用されている。
プリントはシゴネッラ米空軍基地広報官から、ミネオに収容された難民たちの暴動を伝えた情報とそれに対するコメントを表示したウェブ・ページ。

This video is made using an online video clip of an interior from the Sigonella U.S military base housing, Sicily uploaded by a U.S military family together with outside views of two identical base housings estates called Marinai and Mineo at Sigonella using online map service. The U.S base canceled the lease contract for the Mineo housing in 2011 and since then the apartments have been transformed into a refugee detention center ( C.A.R.A. di Mineo ) used mainly for Middle Eastern and African refugees, many of which have arrive via the coast of Sicily or Lampedusa island.
A printed web page with a warning message about a riot by refugees at Mineo housing written by a PR officer for the Sigonella U.S base community including their comments.

古郷卓司(フェデリコ・バロネッロとのコラボレーションより)
Takuji Kogo ( from a collaborative project with Federico Baronello)

ROBOT

I'm A Sassy Li'l Cookie
生意気リトルクッキー
02:13 2015
Lost&Found
探し物
04:36 2016
Make Your Parents Happy!
キミも両親を幸せにしよう!
04:16 2016
Karma
カルマ
04:57 2016
Takuji Kogo + John Miller

 
保見 / HOMI
“00 : 01” 2016
2009年、愛知県下、最大のブラジル人コミュニティー豊田市保見団地に続く道路に 掲げられたエミレーツ航空の広告。関空発ドバイ経由サンパウロ便と、その連絡便 として運行されている名古屋駅から関空までの無料シャトルバスの情報がポルトガ ル語のみで記載されている。
A brand new billboard by the Emirates airline company on the road leading up to the Homi Public Housing Estate known as housing the largest Brazilian community in Toyota city, Aichi prefecture in 2009. The billboard announces a free bus connection from Nagoya for the flight from Osaka to Sao Paulo via Dubai. The advert is only written in Portuguese.
マイク・ボード+ 古郷卓司
Mike Bode +Takuji Kogo


NON_SITES / Hello
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ハロー
“02 : 16” 2009

NON_SITES

" 44:36" 2007^2016
NON_SITES / Penny Arcade
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ペニーアーケイド
NON_SITES / Breakfast Time
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 朝食の時間
NON_SITES / Jasper Jones at a Fast Food Restaurant
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ファストフード店のジャスパージョーンズ
NON_SITES / Man Slumbering at a Casino
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / カジノで居眠りする男
NON_SITES / 1:19 p.m. Family at the Mall
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 午後1時19分、ショッピングモールの家族
NON_SITES / Puppy
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 子犬
NON_SITES / Balloons
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / バルーン
NON_SITES / 4:50 p.m. Man Smoking, Woman in a Red Coat, Man Eating Ice Cream
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 午後4時50分、たばこを吸う男、赤いコートの女、アイスクリームを食べる男
NON_SITES / Man Reading a Newspaper on the Subway
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 地下鉄で新聞を読む男
NON_SITES / Superman at a Public Housing Estate
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 公共住宅のスーパーマン
NON_SITES / Puma, Champion, Yankees
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / プーマ、チャンピオン、ヤンキース
NON_SITES / Street Vendor With a Red T-Shirt
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / 赤いシャツの露天商
NON_SITES / Girls Chatting at the Laundry
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ランドリーでお喋りする娘たち
NON_SITES / Chinese Food Court and Slumbering Worker
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / チャイニーズ・フードコートと眠る労働者
NON_SITES / Pigeons #6
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ハトの群れ #6
NON_SITES / Pigeons #7 Shopping District Screen Display
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ハトの群れ #7 ショッピングセンターのスクリーン
NON_SITES / Pigeons #9 Window Display at Night
どこでもないどこにでもあるどこか / ハトの群れ #9 夜のショーウィンドウ


古郷卓司+ ヨンへ・チャン・ヘヴィー・インダストリーズ
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES + TAKUJI KOGO
KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
キミ キム ジャラン ジャラン
“28 : 18” 2015


KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN EPISODE 2
キミ キム ジャラン ジャラン エピソード 2
"05 : 51" 2016
AMERICAN SITCOM
アメリカン・シットコム
My addiction to porn ポルノ中毒 “12 : 34” 2014
Joining the Airforce  空軍への入隊 “21 : 23” 2014
Divorce 離婚 “11 : 58” 2014
Mike Bode +Takuji Kogo
Exhibitions
Aichi Triennial 2016
Kalmar konstmuseum 2015
ICA Miami 2015
Pitzer Art Galleries Claremont, CA 2014
 
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*Candy Factory Projects 2015

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OPEN TO ALL AGES & ETHNICITIES
Takuji Kogo / John Miller

The Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
curator : Kathrin Becker
9. June – 31. July 2015
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL
THE FIFTH

PART 1 
SAT 6th JUNE 2015. 19:00
Screening
A *Candy Factory Project
THE FIFTH 
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin 
ZK/U Berlin 
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik 

PART 2
6/22 - 7/31 2015
Exhibition
A * Candy Factory Project
Plastic Chairs 
Jönköpings läns museum 
Room 203 Sweden

PART 3
9/12 - 10/10 2015
Exhibition
THE FIFTH 
Kitakyushu Biennial 
Gallery Soap
北九州 Kitakyushu Japan

10/10 - 12/6 2015 
Exhibition 
The Private Museum Singapore
KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
TAKUJI KOGO 
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
THE 3rd Kitakyushu Biennial in SINGAPORE

KYIV Biennale 2015
STATEMENTS (JAPANESE/UKRAINIAN)
0029 : TO MY GOOD AND LOYAL SUBJECTS
0063 : AFTER RECENT SURGERY ON MY SCALP

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES + TAKUJI KOGO
2015
UKRAINIAN TRANSLATION by LESYA PROKOPENKO
"Mistakes Were Made" organized by JOHN MILLER
Kalmar konstmuseum presents
A *Candy Factory Project
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
Takuji Kogo with Mike Bode and John Miller


Works :
Online Ads
Text animation at the staircase synched with the exterior sound installation
covering the park area around the museum.
Non_sites / TAKUJI KOGO
ROBOT / Takuji Kogo + John Miller
AMERICAN.SITCOM / MIKE BODE + TAKUJI KOGO

17/10 - 29/11 2015
 
A *Candy Factory Project
American Sitcom

Takuji Kogo + Mike Bode
Pitzer Galleries California USA 2014
Non_sites / Online Ads
Takuji Kogo
Mother/Land / Kurumaya Museum of Art Tochigi Japan 2014


The Waiting Game
ROBOT / Takuji Kogo and John Miller
Walk-ins Welcome
Gallery Marlborough Broome Street NY 2014

ART IN POP
Centre National d'Art Contemporain
Le Magasin Grenoble France 2014
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2013
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Venues
Screening : Berlin Germany 8/9
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Busan Korea 9/7 - 14
Totatoga Archive Center
北九州 Kitakyushu Japan Part I 9/28 - 10/31
Gallery Soap
Screening : 東京 Tokyo Japan 10/5
山谷労働者福祉会館 Sanya Worker's Welfare Hall
SIngapore10/22 - 12/8
The Private Museum
北九州 Kitakyushu Japan Part II 11/2 - 12/7
Gallery Soap

Federico Baronello
Mike Bode
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
John Miller
Martine Neddam
Keiichi Miyagawa 宮川敬一
Charles Lim Yi Yong
Sean Snyder
Takuji Kogo 古郷卓司
*Candy Factory Projects
buy Catalogue
i (information) / Kitakyushu Biennial 2013
artist book / designed by Takuji Kogo
Published by A.I.K


自粛中継 / Self-Censored Live Broadcast

1988年9月、昭和天皇の吐血報道から翌年1月の崩御までの4ヶ月間、日本国内の各TV局は徐々にCM、
バラエティー番組等を自粛、深夜放送では病状の推移を皇居正門前、二重橋の中継映像とともに放映した。
この映像は当時の放送を模して制作されている。
At the end of 1988, after receiving the news of the Emperor Showa Hirohito's collapse in September until
his death in January 1989, the Japanese network TV refrained from showing some advertisements and
entertainment programs. During those four months the bridge in front of the main gate of the Emperors
Palace in Tokyo was continuously broadcast at night together with announcements of the Emperors medical
condition. The work mimics the same view from the live broadcast with " Day for night" the post production
technique also known as " American night "

Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagawa


House Tour On-base housing Kadena AB Okinawa
Kadena Air Base (嘉手納飛行場) is a United States Air Force base in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and
the city of Okinawa, Japan. Kadena Air Base is home to the USAF's 18th Wing, the 353d Special Operations
Group, reconnaissance units, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, and a variety of associated units.
Over 20,000 American service members, family members, and Japanese employees live or work aboard
Kadena Air Base. It is the largest and most active US Air Force base in the Far East.


YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES + TAKUJI KOGO 2013
ASMR MY DMZ DUB
Little About Me / ROBOT ( Takuji Kogo + John Miller )
New Museum NY 2013
*Candy Factory Projects in Rome
Auditorium Arte , 11-29 luglio 2012, Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome
Candy Factory Projects
è una piattaforma giapponese, internazionale e nomade, diretta da Takuji Kogo, che realizza progetti collaborativi di arte multimediale nella forma di lavori artistici, operazioni di curatela, prodotti editoriali cartacei ed elettronici. Candy Factory Projects indaga i processi di stagnazione dell’economia globale guardando ad aspetti diversi quali: il processo di trasformazione e abbandono dell’architettura post-moderna a Tokyo; l’industria turistica sul confine delle due Coree; un luogo di villeggiatura alla periferia estrema dell’Europa mediterranea meta privilegiata dei “richiedenti asilo” africani; la produzione su grande scala di pomodorini sostenuta da immigrati rumeni e tunisini in Sicilia. Candy Factory Projects in Rome presenta due installazioni in AuditoriumArte. Online Ads è un video musicale concepito come una collezione di frammenti di informazioni mediatiche trasformati in brani musicali originali. Nella sala interna invece sarà proiettata una collezione dei NON_SITES, ricerca personale di Takuji Kogo: una serie di foto-sculture, sorta di caleidoscopi digitali realizzati con loop e scatti in sequenza e specchiati, tratti da momenti di vita quotidiana in ambienti standardizzati, come le “vedute” d’interni in ristoranti fast-food o nei centri commerciali, o d’esterni con persone ritratte nello spazio pubblico. (www.artonline.jp) A cura di Federico Baronello e Takuji Kogo.

Dal 10 al 29 luglio presso AuditoriumArte. Ingresso libero. Orario: martedì 10 luglio dalle ore 18.30; lun/ven h. 17/21; sab/dom e festivi h.11/ 21.
 
NON_SITES_1s.jpg
*Candy Factory Projects
新しい現代美術史
A new history of contemporary art
Chapter 1: 美術作品としての国家 The nation state as a work of art

Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
北九州国際ビエンナーレ in 伯林

at ZK/U Berlin Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik 2012
The Kitakyushu Biennial for the grand opening exhibition at the newly established art space ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik in Berlin, the former Railway Depot Moabit.
The exhibition presents the landscapes of a fabricated idea of the nation state where cultural identities have become defunct or conflictual, landscapes located on the back waters of the global economy covering such subjects as tourism on the Korean North-South divide, large scale Sicilian cherry tomato production maintained by Romanian and Tunisian migrant workers, a shopping mall in Singapore filled with foreign maids agencies or the public housing estates built around Toyota city which are today the home of many Japanese descendants from south America. *Candy Factory Projects also transforms fragments of information and media into original musical projects, text messages sung by synthetic voices taken from scam messages and junk mails or personal ads from online dating sites, propaganda posters, or the transactions for land purchase for the American military bases on Okinawa and re-advertising them as promotional video clips at the site.

Federico Baronello 
Mike Bode 
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
Charles Lim Yi Yong 
John Miller 
Keiichi Miyagawa + Hisao Sotoda / Second Planet
Takuji Kogo

Curated by
Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagwa ( AIK )
Philip Horst ( ZK/U Director )
coordinator Marina Solbello

supported by
Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation
Fukutake Foundation for the Promotion of Regional Culture
ASAHI Beer Arts Foundation
ART NETWORK ASIA
presented by
Art Institute Kitakyushu
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik





Life Wouldn't Be The Same Without Safe Seas
Video clip from the project : Beaches II / Takuji Kogo + Charles Lim Yi Yong
Kitakyushu Biennial 2013

A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT in FRANKFURT
Frankfurter Kunstverein
Deutsche Börse Residency Program 2012

Kitakyushu Biennial World Tour 1
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL in SINGAPORE 2012
@ The Private Museum Singapore 2012

移民/IMIN
Migrants, Immigrants, Emigrants,
Refugees, Exiles, Expatriates
and Others.
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2011

 

John Miller ジョン・ミラー
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
ヨンへ・チャン重工業
Sean Snyder ショーン・スナイダー
Federico Baronello フェデリコ・バロネッロ
Mike Bode マイク・ボード
KUNSTrePUBLIK クンスト・リパブリック
Ola Pehrson オラ・ピアソン
Keiichi Miyagawa 宮川敬一
Hisao Sotoda 外田久雄
Gen Sasaki 佐々木玄
Shinsuke Ogawa 小川紳介
Takuji Kogo 古郷卓司

Venues:
YAHATA DISTRICT KITAKYUSHU
八万湯、さわらびガーデンモール
八幡市民会館、
Gallery Soap
Tour ; Singapore Private Museum

*Candy Factory Projects Catalogue
Published by A.I.K

 



Blueberryland
Mike Bode + Takuji Kogo
Kitakyushu Biennial 2011
wip:konsthall Stockholm, Sweden 2011 

移民/IMIN
Migrants, Immigrants, Emigrants,
Refugees, Exiles, Expatriates
and Others.
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2009

ARTISTS
CHARLES LIM YI YONG / チャールズ・リム
FEDERICO BARONELLO / フェデリコ・バロネッロ
MIKE BODE / マイク・ボード
SECOND PLANET / 宮川敬一+外田久雄
TAKUJI KOGO / 古郷卓司

Venues:
旧JR九州本社ビル 門司港 
The original: JR OFFICE BLDG. MOJI KO
GALLERY SOAP KITAKYUSHU


VITTORIA

Federico Baronello + Takuji Kogo 
2009

三里塚
SANRIZUKA

A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT 2011
Farms and villages around Sanrizuka in Narita city were demolished by the Japanese government in order to build New Tokyo International Airport. There were long-standing protests by local farmers and student radicals during the1960s and 70s and is still under dispute today.  Some of the activists acquired and shared a small plot of land (One -tsubo / about 3.3m² ) in protest of the eviction. Some established themselves as farmers, living inside of the airport compound. The Airport was finally opened in 1978. The local community was destroyed after a long struggle and many of villagers left. There were internal disputes between opposition groups of radicals and villagers during 1980's. Today there are still some pending court cases on land right issues left to be resolved. Three of the farms were kept running inside of the Airport stopping the expansion plan. Since its opening, the use of the airport has been restricted to daytime traffic only due to noise-pollution effecting the surrounding residential area. Narita airport can be seen as an example of a badly implemented national development strategy, and deemed a failure. Its original function as an international airport for Tokyo has been partially re-taken by Tokyo Haneda airport. 

成田市三里塚周辺のいくつかの農村は新東京国際空港建設時、日本政府によって消滅させられた。
60-70年代を通じ長期に亘って地元農民と過激派学生等による反対運動が繰り広げられ、現在も紛争 は続く。活動家の一部は一坪の土地を所有して立ち退きに反対、一部は自身が農民となって空港用地 内にとどまることを選んだ。1978年に遂に開港。村は長い闘争の末に分裂、多くの村民が離れて行 った。また80年代を通じて村民、過激派の反対運動内部での抗争も起こっている。現在も一部、空港用地の権利をめぐる裁判が係争中、空港内では今も3軒の農家が経営され滑走路の拡張を止めている。また住宅地に囲まれ開港時からの騒音問題によって空港の運航は日中に限定されている。成田空港建設は国の開発計画としては失策と見られており、首都・東京のための国際空港という当初の役割も羽田の国際便就航化とともにその一部を移行されつ つある。

Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagawa

FILM SCREENING
三里塚・辺田部落 
Narita: Heta Village 

1973 (146 min)
Directed by Shinsuke Ogawa 

Between 1967 to 1974 the documentary filmmaker Shinsuke Ogawa and his crew lived with the farmers of Sanrizuka and produced a series of seven films documenting the struggle and the everyday life of the village. In 1971 three policeman were killed during a demonstration about the enforced acquisition of the land for the airport construction. "Narita: Heta Village" documents the village after the incident. The Director states at the beginning of the film that many police entered the village upsetting and agitated the villagers in order to break-up the opposition factions which consisted of both protesters and members of the local community. The film focuses on the villagers themselves, their personal history and their thoughts on the struggle.

1967年から74年にかけてドキュメンタリー映画作家、小川紳介とそのクルーも当地で農民と生活をともにしながら7本に及ぶシリーズ作品を制作。1971年空港用地立ち退きの強制執行に際した暴動で三人の警官が死亡、『三里塚・辺田部落』は事件後の村を記録。監督は冒頭で事件後、多くの警官たちが村に現れては村民たちを不安に陥れ、村を意見や立場の異なるグループに分裂させていく様を伝えている。フィルムは村 民それぞれの過去や闘争への思い、彼等自身に焦点をあてて撮影されている。


DEMILITARIZED ZONE BUS TOUR WITH BULGOGI LUNCH
IF I WERE YOU I'LL GO TO THE PALACE

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES + TAKUJI KOGO
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
北九州国際ビエンナーレ in 伯林 at ZK/U Berlin Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik 2012
北九州国際ビエンナーレ Kitakyushu Biennial 2011
Nam June Paik Art Center 2009


PUBLIC HOUSING SINGAPORE
An interview with Liu Thai-Ker
( A City Planner, former C.E.O. of The Housing and Development Board, Singapore1970-80s)
インタヴュー/リュー・タイカー 都市プランナー、元シンガポール都市計画局C.E.O
More than 85% of the population of Singapore live in Public housing organized by the government.
The ownership of the flat is limited to 100 years and is referred to as the land title system.
MUSIC FROM *CANDY FACTORY
FACEHUG 2010

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart Germany
Sandy Brown Berlin Germany




Non_sites
The Ebisu International Festival Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2009)
DEMILITARIZED ZONE BUS TOUR
WITH BULGOGI LUNCH
IF I WERE YOU I'LL GO TO THE PALACE
DMZ (非武装地帯)ツアー
プルコギランチ付き
私だったら宮殿を観に行くわ

Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries + Takuji Kogo
The First Stop on the Super Highway The Nam June Paik Art Center Korea (2009)
*Candy Factory Projects 2007/2008
北九州 KITAKYUSHU

古郷卓司 + 宮川敬一 TAKUJI KOGO + KEIICHI MIYAGAWA
Gallery Soap Kokura Japan 2008


How to reach Lampedusa
No Place – Like Home: Perspectives on Migration in Europe

ARGOS Centre for Art & Media
Brussels Belgium

KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2007
CUTE or CREEPY?

The original:JR Kyushu office bldg.
旧JR九州本社ビル
Moji-ko Kitakyushu Japan

*Candy Factory Projects have opened abandoned former JP office building in public at the Moji port through the first Kitakyushu Biennial 2007 and the second in 2009. It built in 1937 as for the Moji Branch for Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the largest general trading companies in Japan since the Edo period and dissolved by the order of GHQ after the end of World War 2. In the beginning the building was the tallest building and became a landmark of Moji Port, located in the northern part of Kyushu, one of the main trade port in Japan close to Asian countries and a naval port since the Sino-Japanese War to World War 2. The Building became the main office for Japanese National Railways Kyushu after the World War 2. However, the company moved the office into Fukuoka city in 2001 and it had been abandoned since then in the middle of tourist spot surrounded by other old western style buildings.

Artists
Federico Baronello
Thomas Bayrle
Mike Bode & Staffan Schmidt
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
John Miller
Sean Snyder
Keiichi Miyagawa
Takuji Kogo
Curated by
Takuji Kogo + Keiichi Miyagawa,
Yoshitaka Mouri / director of the film screening + symposium
Otomo Yoshihide : director of the music event)

Sponsored by
The Asahi Shimbun Foundation
Asahi Beer Arts Foundation
Japan Arts Council
The Japan Foundation
The Nomura Cultural Foundation
Approved by KMK: Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai
Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan
Presented by
Art Institute Kitakyushu
Catalogue
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL '07
artist book / designed by Takuji Kogo
Published by A.I.K

 

STATEMENTS (JAPANESE/ENGLISH)
0029 : TO MY GOOD AND LOYAL SUBJECTS
0063 : AFTER RECENT SURGERY ON MY SCALP
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES + TAKUJI KOGO 2007

TAKUJI KOGO @ The MOMA
Mediascope / Screening : 26th Feb. 2007
The Museum of Modern Art New York
*Candy Factory Projects 2006
MAAP BRISBANE Australia (2006)
Donde y Durante La Noche en Blanco Madrid Spain (2006)
Time Shares Rhizome the New Museum of Contemporary Art NY U.S.A (2006)
Zero One San Jose San Jose Museum for Art U.S.A (2006)
Media Madrid Spain (2006)

CUTE or CREEPY?
A Song for the Silicon Valley
San Jose Museum of Art 2006

NAMELESS HEROES, AKA UNSUNG HEROES, DPRK TV SERIES
EPISODE 19
北朝鮮TV映画シリーズ・名もなき英雄たち
presented by
SEAN SNYDER + TAKUJI KOGO
ショーン・スナイダー+古郷卓司
at 6TH GWANGJU BIENNALE 2006
北朝鮮映画。約20時間に及ぶTVシリーズ。そのプロットは朝鮮戦争時代のソウルを舞台に北朝鮮側のスパイ活動を描いておりいくつかの現実の歴史的事件や人物に基づいている箇所もあるがフィクションとして脚色されている。1990年代、米国CIAによるこのフィルムの分析によって北朝鮮在住の米軍脱走兵たちの存在が公式に確認。チャールズ・ジェンキンス氏もチャールズ ”スーパー” ジェンキンスという役者として劇中、朝鮮戦争の首謀者ケルトン博士を演じている。

This North Korean movie is nearly 20 hours long. The plot, based loosely on both fictional and real characters and events, revolves around North Korean spy operations in Seoul during the Korean War. The film, which was obtained and analyzed in the 1990s by the U.S. Department of Defense / CIA, confirmed the presence of American military deserters living in North Korea. The role of Dr. Kelton, the mastermind of the Korean War, is played by the American defector, Charles "Super" Jenkins.

Tokyo Rose Advertising.
Printed Matter, Inc. NY 2006
Screening event + Web project
Coordinated By A.A Bronson

Time Share
Rhizome.org / New museum of Contemporary Art 2006

A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / Hyper-links for dead links
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art 2006

Swedish Gentleman
Robot (Takuji Kogo + John Miller)
2006

Exhibitions :
New Museum NY / First Look 2013
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin 2012
Metro Pictures /John Miller : Suburban Past Time 2012
Kitakyushu Biennial 2011
Donde y Durante La Noche en Blanco Madrid Spain (2006)

Takuji Kogo / Japan @ Rooseum Mueum SWEDEN 2005

 
 


A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / SONGS II
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Yamaguchi Japan 2006

ROUTE 189 also known as American Street. It's only about 400 meters long situated in front of the U.S Marine Corps Iwakuni Air Station at Iwakuni city Yamaguchi prefecture.  U.S Marine Corps Iwakuni Air Station will soon be a largest U.S military base in the mainland in Japan. The current acreage is 575 ha. The area is expected to expand to 790 ha in the next few years. The Japanese government has been conducting a 160 billion yen land reclamation project for 215 ha since 1997.  The local government has also subsidized many of the City's facilities such as roads and the new city hall.  The economy in the city is largely sustained by these constructions.  Each house near the base has been provided with soundproofing and air-conditioning for the noise pollution from military training.  The base expanded through the Korean War to the Vietnam War and the red light district has been developing around the road ever since. In 1955, 2500 prostitutes for American soldiers called "Only" were working there. Many of the sex crimes by US marines have been taking place around this street.  11 murder cases by U.S soldiers since 1955 which include vicious crimes such as : a woman who was raped and murdered using a screwdriver and a hammer in her abdomen. Another abandoned dead body was found with breasts and genital organs cut. However compared to similar murder cases by U.S soldiers in Okinawa or South Korea, these particular crimes were never reported by the main media in Japan.
LIBRINO
リブリーノ
SINCE 1970 : KENZO TANGE ASSOCIATES CATANIA CITY ITALY 

Interview with habitants at Librino from the TV program "Il Dito" Librino e il problema casa 14 Jan. 2005
dubbed in Japanese.
Librino New Town Project is a city plan which was never fully completed. Situated in the second largest city in Sicily Catania. 
Designed by the Japanese Architect Kenzo Tange from 1970 to 1972
Federico Baronello + Takuji Kogo

Exhibitions
Kitakyushu Biennial 2007 Cute or Creepy
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art 2006
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Yamaguchi Japan 2006
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / SONGS
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Yamaguchi Japan 2005
The sound installation outside of the huge institutional space situated in the forest of Akiyoshidai. 
It re-advertises personal ads, junk e-mails, propaganda, and national anthems.

SCREAM
FÄRGFABRIKEN Centre for Contemporary Art and Architecture
Stockholm Sweden 2004

curated by OLA PEHRSON + TAKUJI KOGO

ARTISTS
CANDY FACTORY / TAKUJI KOGO / JOHN MILLER / YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES / 
DANIEL WESTRUND/ MIJA RENSTROM /LENA GUSTAVSSON / OLA PEHRSON

Johnny & D / Ola Pehrson 2003
presented at Kitakyushu Biennial 2011
Boogie Woogie Wonderland 2003
text : Collaborations with Ola Pehrson / Takuji Kogo
*Candy Factory Projects at ART METROPOLE TORONT 2004
coordinated by Chrysanne Stathacos and A.A Bronson
Publication : audio album
ART METROPOLE PRESENTS
*Candy Factory Projects
PUBLISHED BY ART-METROPOLE
TORONTO CANADA 2004


*Candy Factory Project + Instant Coffee
Audio Album by Takuji Kogo ( Music from *Candy Factory Projects )
Video CD by Instant Coffee ( Tront based artists collective )
Published by ART METROPOLE

MAAP in Singapore Singapore Art Museum (2004)
Media City Seoul Seoul City Museum of Art Korea (2004)


CAMPAIGN & PRODUCTS

KITAKYUSHU MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF ARTS JAPAN 2004
*Candy Factory Projects
In collaboration with
ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
TOTO, LTD.
RITZWELL
TAKAGI CO., LTD.
FUJITSU, LTD.
SHABONDAMA SOAP CORPORATION
MOS FOOD SERVICES, INC.
CAMPAIGN & PRODUCTS is a collaborative art project with several corporations in Japan,
All images are from product advertisements presented in the museum space.
WEB PROJECT in collaboration with YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
curated by
TAKUJI KOGO + KEIICHI MIYAGAWA

CAMPAIGN & PRODUCTS
Soundtrack
AUDIENCES / SNOW WHITE
TAKUJI KOGO 2003~
Media City Seoul / Seoul City Museum of Art Korea 2004
*Candy Factory Projects BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDRLAND 2003
KITAKYUSHU BIENNIAL 2011


BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
Akiyoshidai International Art Village 2003


ARTISTS:
MIKE BODE & STAFFAN SCHMIDT
JOHN MILLER
AKIRA MORI
OLA PEHRSON
SEAN SNYDER
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
*CANDY FACTORY
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE for the artist book
THOMAS BAYRLE

Guest Curator:
TAKUJI KOGO, *CANDY FACTORY
ORGANIZED AND PRODUCED BY THE AKIYOSHIDAI INTERNATIONAL ART VILLAGE
SPONSORED BY THE JAPAN FOUNDATION FOR REGIONAL ACTIVITIES
*Candy Factory Projects / BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
artist book / designed by Takuji Kogo
Published by AIAV


Holiday / *Candy Factory
Soundtracks from *Candy Factory Projects
Audio Album
Soap_land records
2003
TRANSLOCATIONS Walker Art Centre Minneapolis U.S.A (2003)
Net Noise C-theory multimedia (2003) MIT Online project
*Candy Factory Projects @ AIAV 2002
Akiyoshidai International Artist Village
Publication : Lost in space
 

Architectural Intervention


KANEBO HOFU FACTORY
鐘紡防府工場

TAKUJI KOGO + MIKE BODE
Combination of two (1954) Takeo Yamaguchi
双つの組み合わせ (1954) 山口長男

The painting by the Japanese artist Takeo Yamaguchi (1902-1983) was made in 1954.
It shows the abstracted Japanese word for " Work".
It was presented as an example of modernist Japanese painting in the late 50's at the
Venice Biennial and the Sao Paolo Biennial.
However since the 1960's the painting was forgotten and turned up hanging in a staircase
in the old office building of the Kanebo Hofu Factory
(one of the largest and oldest chemical fiber mill plants in Japan, founded in 1935 at
Hofu, Yamaguchi. )
This painting was uncovered with this project and was displayed once more at the
Yamaguchi prefecture museum in 2003 together with a digital projection of the defunct
factory housing and the transcription of a song made for the factory celebrations by the workers.
The factory was shut down in 2004 due to the owner company's bankruptcy.
Lyrics ( Texts on the movie)
With the long shadow of lapis lazuli color.
The Sun rises up on the Katumaga Bay.
The light of Shuho forever.
Delightfully honestly and vigorously with hope let us go forward.
Looking upon *the 3-S mind from Kanegafuchi
Ah Kanebo My Hofu city Succeeding toward shining great business.
To find a guide to tomorrow by taking our lessons from the past.
Fulfilling our mission here.
We compete at all times
Let us go forward more powerfully
*The 3-S mind from Kanegafuchi with proud Ah Kanebo My Hofu city.
*3-S = Speed, Service ,Saving ( A slogan for the factory workers since after the W.W 2.)


NON_ BROADCASTING TIME
2000~
A series of empty TV studio sets views broadcast at the exhibition space, online and cable Television networks.

FOX NEWS Walker Art Center Minneapolis 2003
中学生日記 Middle School Diaries Aichi Arts Center 2003
WHY EBS South Korea Screening @ Korean Web Art Festival 2001
Traveling Around China China Central Television Beijing MAAP Beijing China Millennium Monument Beijing (2002)
NEIGHBOURS Gloss Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne Australia (2002)
TYS Yamaguchi Japan Art In The Home Yamaguchi Japan 2001
TNC Fukuoka Japan Re:map @ Laforet Museum Kokura Japan 2001
Golden time Screening: Postmasters gallery NY 2001

Yokohama Triennial 2001

 

Pavilion sculpture : Gallows
Fluorescent paint on Steel frame, Tatami floor, rope
Installation view at Yokohama Triennial 2001
In collaboration with Tetsu Takagi, Kazunari Horiguchi
Pavilion sculpture : Tea house
Fluorescent paint on Steel frame , Tatami floor,
Printed images on Fusuma / Papered Sliding doors from the publication
WAKE UP TIME

Takuji Kogo + John Miller
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen 2000
Installation view at Gallery Haco Japan 2000
In collaboration with Tetsu Takagi, Kazunari Horiguchi

NUNOTANI BLDG. 

布谷ビル 2001~ 2004
NUNOTANI BLDG. built in 1991 at EDOGAWA TOKYO,
Architect: Peter Eisenman and Zenidaka corporation.
Built as the main office building of the design company NUNOTANI corporation's Tokyo branch.
However the building's function soon turned into a warehouse.
The NUNOTANI corporation went bankrupt in 2000.
The administration of property Osaka district court has had the building and the site up for sale since 2000.
A company " Life support" finally bought the dilapidated building at an auction in 2003
converted the building into the old-age peoples home.
Exhibition : Yokohama Triennial 2001
Korean web art festival Seoul 2001
Publication : Lost In Space / AIAV 2002
Mike Bode + Takuji Kogo

*Candy Factory Projects 2000

 

What an interesting finger, let me suck it.
Unused industrial park land (abandoned coal mine site )
in Tagwa city Japan
Exhibition
Gallery Soap 2000
*Candy Factory Yokohama 2000

SIT.COM/ *CANDY FACTORY

1998-9 Online Project
C-theory Multimedia net noise collection
Cornell University U.S.A

Exhibitions
Yokohama Triennial 2001
The Center for contemporary art Catania Italy 2001
EXPO 3000 Berlin 2001
Lydmar Hotel Sweden 2000
Dream on / Laforet Museum Kokura 2000
Screening event :
Postmasters Gallery NY 2001
Art Frankfurt Germany 2001
Les rencontres internationales de la photographie d'Arles,
Antic theatre, Arles, France 2000



*CANDY FACTORY
(1998 ~ 2001)
Gallery space Yokohama Japan
directed by Takuji Kogo




*Candy Factory Projects
directed by Takuji Kogo 古郷卓司, a platform for collaborative art project, was originally set up as an exhibition space housed in a former candy factory in Yokohama, Japan in 1998. Takuji Kogo has produced a large body of work both as a solo artist and in collaborations under the*Candy Factory Projects. Between 2007 to 2017 *Candy Factory Projects initiated the Kitakyushu Biennial in collaboration with the Art Institute Kitakyushu. *Candy Factory Projects as been constantly relocating its curatorial office into different institutions organizing exhibitions, screening events, conducting collaborative research, publications and web projects.
   
Projects in progress    


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(ongoing since 2007)
A series of multi linguistic text animations. The found text materials sung by vocal synthesizer are transformed into original music videos.The project had been shown at various Candy Factory Projects included large scale exterior sound installation, for example at the Aichi Triennial (2016) displaying text animation through an abandoned convenience store's window to turn the building into a singing architecture with fragments of specific information. 

Robot
(since 2004)
A virtual band project in collaboration with John Miller. "ROBOT" produces songs whose lyrics derive from personal ads found online and original promotional video clips, more recently, from various other sources. "PERFORMER, AUDIENCE, MIRROR: THE MUSICAL" made from a transcript of a historical Dan Graham performance from the 1970’s, "GRACEFUL, MYTHOLOGICAL, LIFE-SIZE" is also from the transcript of "Museum Highlights " by Andrea Fraser at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1991, re-enacted as a musical stand-up comedy cartoon.
Comics
(ongoing since 2017)
A series of animated panoramic street views and architectural environments from specific sites and multi linguistic street signs or propaganda, introducing street views transformed into contemporary art exhibitions. For example "There is no ghost after the revolution" 2018 is a multi projection piece made with the animated street views of Xiobei Guangzhou China aka Chocolate City. It portrays Africans in the Chinese traders market together with propaganda posters from Chinese government announcing the new era of Xi Jinping. "THE FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKER SHALL NOT GET MARRIED IN SINGAPORE"  is an animated view of Bukiti Timah Shopping Center in Singapore which is filled with the foreign maids agencies. It animates their sales slogans for the various religions or nationalities for contracting maids. Also an original music score made for the regulation of foreign maids by the Singapore government explaining that the foreign maids are not permitted to get a boyfriend in Singapore.
Homes for America
(ongoing since 2003)
This long running project focuses on the ideological state apparatus of U.S Military bases and its cultural or economical impact on the local hosting society and seen an abstracted "American city” and community. The project gathers fragments from some of the bases found in locations all over the world.
"U.S military base in Okinawa, We Sell, We buy“ is a promotional music video based on a real estate advert for military land where land became a lucrative investment due to rent price guarantees by the Japanese government. "American Sitcom / Joining the Air Force” A part of a trilogy of quasi anthropological research on American online culture in collaboration with Swedish Artist Mike Bode. The text animation made out of transcriptions from V-loggers monologues sharing experiences about joining the US Air force. 
Non_sites
(ongoing since 2003)
A series of photo-sculptures, digital kaleidoscopes made of looped and mirrored sequence shots taken from moments of standardized every day life environments, such as views of fast food restaurants or street views with people of various races, public spaces or shopping malls.

Contact : candyfactory(at)icloud.com

1998 *Candy factory Yokohama
Terminal Care/*Candy Factory
Alive with pleasure/John Miller
Flesh and Blood/Mouchette
Entangled Simile/Takuji Kogo
1999 Project?
Think The Same/Project 8
Total Museum Seoul
Amor & Conscience Atlier Sevigne Paris France
Voices/Nagoya Port N mark
Gallery Soap /Hotel Chigusa
Dot.jp The Museum of Modern Art NY
2000 Sit.com
Les rencontres internationales de la photographie d'Arles France
J-way Lydmar Hotel Sweden
Expo 3000 Berlin
2001 Yokohama Triennial
Nunotani Bldg.
Korean web art festival Seoul
The Center for contemporary art Catania
Art Frankfurt Germany

2002 AIAV 秋吉台国際芸術村
Non_broadcasting Time
MAAP Beijing
CCP Melbourne

Art In the home New Media Scotland Edinburgh
愛知芸文センター The centre for arts and culture Aichi
2003

Boogie Woogie Wonderland
Walker Art Centre Minneapolis
Sit.com
Net Noise Cornel Uni.
Holiday
Music from *Candy Factory

2004 Scream Stockholm
*CFP at Art Metropole Toronto
Media City Seoul
MAAP Singapore Art Museum

CAMPAIGN & PRODUCTS
北九州市立美術館
2005 Rooseum Malmo
秋吉台国際芸術村
2006 *CFP Hiroshima
広島市現代美術館
Tokyo Rose
Printed Matter NY
Cute or Creepy
San Jose Museum for Art
Gwangju Biennial
MAAP BRISBANE
Media Madrid Spain
2007 The 1st Kitakyushu Biennial / Cute or Creepy?
Takuji Kogo at the MoMa
Visual 07 SPAIN
Break 2.4 Festival Ljubljana Slovenia
2008 北九州 KITAKYUSHU
How to reach Lampedusa
2009 Kitakyushu Biennial 移民 Imin
Non_sites
The Nam June Paik Art Center Korea
Non_sites 東京都写真美術館
2010 Facehug
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart 
Sandy Brown Berlin
Galerie Barbara Weiss Berlin
2011 KB 移民 Imin
Blueberry land / Wip:konsthall Stockholm
Frankfurter Kunstverein Germany
2012 *CFP in Frankfurt
*CFP in Rome
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
KB In Singapore
Robot/ Metro Pictures NY
Linnman Gallery Sweden Jönköping
2013 Kitakyushu Biennial information
Robot at New Museum NY
2014 American Sitcom CA
Le Magasin Grenoble
2015 Boogie Woogie Wonderland SE
kalmar Museum

KB FIFTH
Robot/NBK Berlin
Kimi Kim Jalan Jalan SG
2016 Aichi Triennial
CFP at Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
2017 *CFP in Singapore
A LOVE SUPREME ARKO
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TOKYO
2018 *CFP in 广州
*CFP in Singapore CCA
2019 *CFP in Seoul
CFP at Kultivera Tranås Sweden
2020 GOOD NEWS
Homes for America
2021 Your home away from home
Robot Singles Collection
Brilliant Corners
I Have You
 2022 On Abstracted Expressions
Why Put Stuff On The Wall?
There are "no" things in the mind
June Art Fair / Robot
The Allegory of Faith
2023