PechaKucha Presentation

Between Grotesque and Beautiful

PRESENTED ON SEP 26, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 159

Fish market worker Harue Suzuki introduces an offbeat world of collage art, using fish intestines ...yes, you read that correctly, fish intestines. “The fresh ones are so colorful and beautiful”, Suzuki san notes. These curious artworks will surely leave us with a sense of wonder. We can’t wait!

魚屋で働く鈴木晴恵は、魚の内臓を用いた新しい芸術作品を紹介します。新鮮な内臓はとても色鮮やかで美しいのです。作品を見た人々は、不思議な感覚を抱く事でしょう。

APPLAUD THIS!
Thumb 20 14620e1511cce1a22e48a7936d53c0384640b63033937

"Ballad Of The Lonely Fish"

BY DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO + ALEXANDER HACKE
IN BERLIN

Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke are an American-German artist couple living in Berlin and New York. Painter, illustrator, filmaker and musician Danielle presented some of her drawings and images of the couple's latest tours and performances at our cosy PKN Haiti in Berlin. This presentation was a first debut of Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto's latest song called "Ballad Of The Lonely Fish". With Alexander being the lead guitarist of the legendary industrial rock & Avant-garde band Einstürzende Neubauten, we were extremely honored to have such a "piece of music history" as guests in our humble home. www.hacke.org www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einst%C3%BCrzende_Neubauten www.danielledepicciotto.com
Thumb 3 3233b1d2be70c05e31bf592e1cdd1510950a1344af16

How Big Is Your Fish?

BY CHRIS BEECH
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 26, 2011

Chris explains the history of cranking balls (or bowling). This presentation is in English.

Thumb poff21

Fly Fishing: More Than Fish

BY RAYMOND POFF
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Raymon Poff knows that there is more to fishing than just catching fish. It is also about the experiences, the gear, and the people you are with. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 16, 2014. 

Thumb 06 jo

Thin/Second/Onion/Fish

BY JO ROWLEY
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Johannette Rowley talks about her various series of sculptures and how it expresses themes of identity, conformity, joy and peeking behind the curtain in reference to society.
 
"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2014.
Thumb slide 201

How do Fish use Colour.

BY JULIE SPENCER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Julie Spencer is the Education Manager for Reef HQ Aquarium, the Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.  She has worked there for the past 17 years. 

Thumb 18 hoffman

You Are Beautiful

BY MATTHEW HOFFMAN
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Matthew Hoffman is the master of multiples - millions of his You Are Beautiful artworks can be found around the world - here's a bit about that, and some of his recent public art projects.

Thumb slide092

I See Fish People

BY BEN MADDOX
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 10, 2016

Underwater photographer and videographer Ben Maddox shares images from his TV series "I See Fish People," which features footage of freshwater fish in the lakes, rivers and other waterways of Vermont.

Thumb ts01

Pre Contact Fish Weirs in Cape Porpoise?

BY TIM SPAHR
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 10, 2016

According to presenter Tim Spahr, he’s best known as Elizabeth Spahr's husband. Tim has been a game warden in southern Maine for nearly 20 years. Some of you may have seen him on TV, as the star of the popular “Northwoods Law” series on Animal Planet. At age 57, however, he wonders how long he can keep up with the rigorous duties required of his job, so he is considering a career change. Tim is handing in his gun and badge for a shovel and trowel. He believes working as an archaeologist, shoveling dirt and sifting 40-pound buckets of dirt, must surely be easier. Tim holds degrees from College of the Atlantic and Harvard University.  He is a veteran of the Fighting US Coast Guard – notice the emphasis on “Fighting.” His presentation is titled Pre-Contact Fish Weirs in Cape Porpoise (question mark). Tim… 

Thumb slide143

From Grotesque to Picturesque (But Actually It's All the Same)

BY NATHAN MARGONI
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

"These paintings are picturesque, balanced, colorful and fun on the surface but underneath, there's something ugly and violent going on."

In From Grotesque to Picturesque (But Actually It's All the Same) at PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 6 Nathan Margoni presents his unsettlingly monstrous artworks and their gradual progress from grotesque to picturesque. Although his newest works are more pleasant on the surface, they aren't what they seem....

 Nathan is an artist who never thought he'd wind up back in his hometown of St. Joseph, MI, but that is exactly where he is, and the worst part is that he kind of likes it.  After receiving his BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in sculpture from SUNY Purchase College, Nathan slogged it out in New York for a while before returning home to live with his sister for a “couple of months.”  “A couple of months” turned out to be 3 years, but he did eventually get a real job at the Krasl Art Center and move out.  Through all of this, Nathan has continued to make and exhibit his paintings and sculptures, which are often inspired by the town he grew up and still lives in today.