"A delicious, sensory overload of future gothic." (Ghost) Neil Cooper
On a trip to rural Honshu in 2017 (supported by Great Britain Sasakawa and Daiwa Foundation and AIDF) we captured landscape images and met Japanese artists Kosaka Misuzu and Tenko Ima as well as Hearn's great-grandson, Koizumi Bon. Working in 2018 in our studio on Haworth Moor,in collaboration with designers 59 Productions (London and New York), five visiting Japanese Artists, theatre students from CAPA College (Wakefield) and performers, we created moving silhouettes (ghosts) and scenarios and captured them on film (see document attached). We also worked with pupils from Haworth and Copthorne Primary Schools and ran public workshops, demonstrations and calligraphy sessions in Haworth and central Bradford, thereby delivering a broad and deep experience of Japanese culture to the people of West Yorkshire – and sharing our landscape and culture with our guest artists.