Afghanistan
• Bagram Air Base
• Camp Dwyer
• Camp Leatherneck
• FOB Delaram
• Kandahar Int. Airport
• Shindand Airbase
Bahrain
• NRCC Bahrain
• NSA Bahrain
Belgium
• USAG Benelux
• USAG Brussels
Bulgaria
• Aitos Logistics Center
• Bezmer Air Base
• Graf Ignatievo Air Base
• Novo Selo Range
Cuba
• Guantanamo Bay
Djibouti
• Camp Lemonnier
Germany
• Campbell Barracks
• Landstuhl Medical Center
• NATO Base Geilenkirchen
• Panzer Kaserne
• Patrick Henry Village
• Ramstein AB
• Spangdahlem Air Base
• USAG Ansbach
• USAG Bamberg
• USAG Baumholder
• USAG Darmstadt
• USAG Garmisch
• USAG Grafenwoehr
• USAG Heidelberg
• USAG Hessen
• USAG Hohenfels
• USAG Kaiserslautern
• USAG Mannheim
• USAG Schweinfurt
• USAG Stuttgart
• USAG Wiesbaden
Greece
• NSA Souda Bay
Greenland
• Thule Air Base
Guam
• Andersen AFB
• Naval Base Guam
• Naval Forces Marianas
Iraq
• Camp Baharia
• Camp Banzai
• Camp Bucca
• Camp Fallujah
• Camp Taji
• Camp Victory
• COP Shocker
• FOB Abu Ghraib
• FOB Grizzly
• FOB Sykes
• Joint Base Balad
• Victory Base Complex
Italy
• Aviano AB
• Camp Darby
• Caserma Ederle
NAS Sigonella
• NSA Gaeta
• NSA La Maddalena
• NSA Naples
Japan
• Camp Courtney
• Camp Foster
• Camp Fuji
• Camp Gonsalves
Camp Hansen
• Camp Kinser
• Camp Lester
• Camp McTureous
• Camp S.D. Butler
• Camp Schwab
• Camp Zama
• Fleet Activities Okinawa
• Fleet Activities Sasebo
• Fleet Activities Yokosuka
• Fort Buckner
Kadena Air Base
• MCAS Futenma
MCAS Iwakuni
• Misawa Air Base
Naval Air Facility Atsugi
• Torii Station
• Yokota Air Base
• Yontan Airfield
Kosovo
• Camp Bondsteel
Kuwait
• Ali Al Salem Airbase
• Camp Arifjan
• Camp Buehring
• Camp Doha
• Camp New York
• Camp Patriot
• Camp Spearhead
• Camp Virginia
Netherlands
• Joint Force Command
• USAG Schinnen
Peru
• Naval Medical Research Unit Six
Portugal
• Lajes Field
Puerto Rico
• Fort Buchanan
Qatar
• Al Udeid Air Base
Kyrgyzstan
• Transit Center at Manas
Saudi Arabia
• Eskan Village Air Base
• King Abdul Aziz Air Base
• King Fahd Air Base
King Khalid Air Base
• Riyadh Air Base
Singapore
COMLOG WESTPAC
South Korea
• Camp Carroll
• Camp Casey
• Camp Castle
• Camp Eagle
• Camp Hovey
Camp Humphreys
• Camp Market
• Camp Red Cloud
• Camp Stanley
• Fleet Activities Chinhae
• K-16 Air Base
• Kunsan Air Base
• Osan Air Base
• USAG Daegu
• USAG Yongsan
Spain
• Morón Air Base
• Naval Station Rota
Turkey
• Incirlik Air Base
• Izmir Air Base
United Kingdom
• RAF Alconbury
• RAF Croughton
• RAF Fairford
• RAF Lakenheath
• RAF Menwith Hill
• RAF Mildenhall
     
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT HOMES for AMERICA

*CANDY FACTORY has been conducting numerous site specific research projects about U.S Military bases since 2003.

The project focuses on U.S Military bases and its cultural or economical impact on the local hosting society, it also explores how they bring us an abstracted "American city” and the idea of an ideal American community. By gathering fragments from some of these bases found in locations all over the world we are overviewing this ideological state apparatus.



King Abdul Aziz Air Base





いちょう団地  ICHO DANCHI

A public housing at outskirt of Tokyo next to Atsugi U.S Air Base. During the 80s the Japanese government set up a detention centre for refugees from the Vietnam War and following conflicts in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam next to the U.S air base where the public housing project become the home for them. Many of refugees from these countries have Chinese backgrounds. Also since the 80s Japanese orphans in China after the WW2 have been returning to Japan and some of them moved into Icho Danchi to seek the chinese speaking community. Since then many of immigrants from different countries have been moving here and there are different communities speaking 5 to 6 each different languages.

Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan

MaDonal (Sorani Kurdish: مادۆنال‎) is a restaurant located in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan. The owner, Suleiman Qassab, fought in the Kurdish resistance during the 1970s. He became a refugee in Vienna, Austria, where he got a job as a cook at McDonald's. In the 1990s, he applied for permits to create a McDonald's in Iraq, but the McDonald’s Corporation turned him down, due to economic sanctions imposed during the regime of Saddam Hussein, as well as the controlled economy of Iraq at the time.
In response, he established MaDonal Restaurant, which is still in business.
Since establishing MaDonal, Qassab has offered free food to U.S. forces, been threatened and has become a "Kurdish celebrity.

The first McDonald's in Iraq was opened in Baghdad in 2006.
It only served U.S. soldiers at first; another store for Iraqi civilians was opened later.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MaDonal

Fields Ave. Angeles, Philippine

Animated street view of Fields Avenue, Angeles City in the Philippines. The street was named after the Clark Air Base airfield, once the largest United States military facility outside of continental United States during the Cold War, serving as an important logistical hub during the Vietnam War. Many of the bars and prostitution dens were owned by Americans as well as local politicians. Recently the street has been dominated by South Korean signs due to large scale industrial investments in the area.

installation view at SULLIVAN+STRUMPF SINGAPORE 2019
 
U.S. MILITARY BASE IN OKINAWA!  WE SELL! WE BUY!
沖縄軍用地! 売ります! 買います!


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.

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.
A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT A NEW HSTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHAPTER ONE THE NATION STATE AS A WORK OF ART PART ONE
(pdf 102.5 mb )
ROUTE 189 JAPAN

ROUTE 189 also known as American Street
situated in front of the U.S Marine Corps Iwakuni Air Station Japan.
 
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)
DEMILITARIZED ZONE BUS TOUR 
WITH BULGOGI LUNCH 
IF I WERE YOU I'LL GO TO THE PALACE


in collaboration with Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries 
An interview with a tourist office official for a bus tour of the North-South Korean border.

A *CANDY FACTORY PROJECT / Homes for America (2019 )

Exhibition
*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS in SEOUL
May 9 - June 9 2019

Organized / Presented by
Alternative Space LOOP

Supported by
the ANA - Arts Network Asia
Japan Foundation

Sponsored by Arts Council Korea

Opening: 6pm May 9th(Thu), 2019
Venue: Alternative Space LOOP




This project is supported by the ANA - Arts Network Asia (www.artsnetworkasia.org)

ANA


Screening + Lecture
Takuji Kogo
29th April 2019
Gallery Soap
Art Institute Kitakyushu





MILITARY BASE ISLAND

Imgaes from a collaborative research by * Candy Factory ( 2003 - 2009 )
Remixed for the Kitakyushu Biennial World Tour *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

KINVILLE 金武町


Takuji Kogo + Sean Snyder
A* CANDY FACTORY PROJECT 2003

From about 1957, as the number of US Marines in Kin began to increase, the Shinkaichi area got much busier, with people constantly coming and going. At the beginning of 1959 several landowners gathered together to formulate a Yahazubaru no Toshi Keikakuan, or set of proposals for the urbanization of Yahazubaru. Sixty-five landowners gathered to form an association. Once the money required to fund the leveling of the area had been collected from the landowners the bulldozers moved in. Within about a year the area had been divided and organized into sections. From 1962, construction began on the bars and other buildings that would fill the streets. In the same year the landowners association began taking public bids for their land areas, with the value of each tsubo having risen from five-dollars to fifteen-dollars in just one year. It took a huge amount wooden planks and tiles, since facilities intended for use supplying services to the military had to be rebuilt and interiors completely refurbished. This meant a good deal of financial hardship for many of the would-be traders. By December 1963, however, full compliance with the standards set by the US military had been reached, granting "A-Sign" status. From 1964, Shinkaichi enjoyed four very prosperous years. This period was referred to as Shinkaichi's ogon jidai, or "Golden Era." With the explosion of the Vietnam War the number of US Marines in Kin increased dramatically, as did the amount of money filtering into the clubs, restaurants, and bars of Shinkaichi. Most of the buildings that exist in Shinkaichi today were constructed during that four-year period. Clearly, these business conditions could not persist forever. During the latter part of the 1960's the US economy was suffering with a chronic balance of payments deficit, exacerbated heavily by Vietnam War-related military spending, and was forced into a defence of the dollar. For Shinkaichi this meant Marines with less money to spend. On top of this, the US military's Vietnam War drawback led to a dramatic decrease in the number of troops stationed at Camp Hansen, and Okinawa generally. Shinkaichi was hit by both developments. Furthermore, upon reversion to Japan in May 1972, Okinawa's currency shifted back to the yen, which had just been upwardly reevaluated against the dollar, meaning that US forces on Okinawa in the post-reversion period had less purchasing power. Fewer troops chose to spend their wages in Shinkaichi.

UNTITLED

Takuji Kogo + Sean Snyder
A* CANDY FACTORY PROJECT 2003

The project had been broadcasted by Yamaguchi cable TV for Channel Zero 2004 AIAV


Installation view at AIAV Japan
 

Links
ROUTE 189 JAPAN
2016

AMERICAN SITCOM
Joining the Airforce 2014

MILITARY BASE ISLAND 2003~2006

JESUS PRAISE/ TROPICAL JOY
Music : Hiroyuki Hanada 2007

ROUTE 189 - Angel Japan
国道189号 エンゼル ジャパン

Rooseum Museum Sweden 2005

GREG PYONGTAEK South Korea
平澤・ピョンテク在韓米軍基地 2008

JIMI HENDRIX ジミ・ヘンドリックス

U.S. MILITARY BASE IN OKINAWA!
WE SELL! WE BUY!
2001

*CANDY FACTORY PROJECTS