1. Mercedes-Benz | Motoi Yamamoto - Saltscapes

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    A Vimeo Staff Pick! (vimeo.com/52553020) A selection from The Avant/Garde Diaries, a digital magazine and event series that we created and produced for Mercedes-Benz. See more of our work for The Avant/Garde Diaries here: vimeo.com/album/2887583 A Japanese artist travels from LA's Laband Art Gallery to the salt flats of western Utah to discuss life, death, rebirth, and making art from salt. Produced by Brady Welch / Associate Production by Arden Sherman / Camera, Sound, and Editing by Brett Novak / Photo by Brady Welch / Music by Winston Morris / Shot on location in Wendover, Utah and Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

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    • Time-lapse of community dismantling of Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto

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      Time-lapse of a unique participatory experience on Sunday, August 25, 2013 to deconstruct Motoi Yamamoto’s installation, Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto at the Monterey Museum of Art. The artist concludes each of his elaborate salt installations with a community dismantling ceremony, and invites museum members and guests to participate in deconstructing his elaborate work and then releasing the salt back into a body of salt water so that it may re-enter the natural cycle.

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      • Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto—Closing Community Ceremony

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        Time-lapse of a unique participatory experience to deconstruct Motoi Yamamoto’s installation, Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto. After a two-week residency at the Monterey Museum of Art, the artist who created an elaborate, site-specific installation made entirely out of salt opened his installation for the community to take part in a practice of healing. All ages were invited to touch, play, and gather the salt; and procession together down to the Monterey Commercial Pier to return it to the sea. Traditionally used as a symbol for purification and mourning in Japanese culture, the artist’s use of salt emanates from a powerful personal experience in working through the death of his sister. He began to create art out of salt to preserve his memories of her and define a pathway within his designs to symbolize his journey back to her. His process with salt has helped him cleanse his grief and encouraged him to generate new memories and share his healing experience with others. Whether to keep the salt as a personal symbol, or to return it to the sea, the Museum invites you to bring your friends and family and create your own meaningful experience. Special thanks to Alpine Labs for providing the Radian motion time-lapse equipment.

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        • Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto

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          Motoi Yamamoto is an internationally acclaimed contemporary Japanese artist from Hiroshima, Japan, who creates elaborate, site-specific installations made entirely out of salt. Often in the form of large-scale labyrinths or aerial projections of typhoons, Yamamoto takes one of the earth’s oldest, most sought-after mineral elements to cover the entire gallery floors during a two-week residency at the Monterey Museum of Art—Pacific Street location. Traditionally used as a symbol for purification and mourning in Japanese culture, the artist’s use of salt emanates from a powerful personal experience in working through the death of his sister. His artwork is rooted in themes of life, death, and rebirth, and his process with salt has helped him cleanse his grief. Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto is organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts. Video produced by John Greenwald

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          • Motoi Yamamoto, "Floating Garden", Salt. Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte, NC

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            Artist Motoi Yamamoto begins his 4th floor installation at the Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte, NC. "Floating Gardens" on the fourth floor will be completed over the next few days. Motoi will then begin a huge installation on the Mint Museum Atrium floor that will be on display until March 3, 2013.

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            • Motoi Yamamoto - Saltscapes

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              A Japanese artist travels from LA's Laband Art Gallery to the salt flats of western Utah to discuss life, death, rebirth, and making art from salt. More on www.theavantgardediaries.com Produced & Directed by Brady Welch / Associate Production by Arden Sherman / Camera, Sound, and Editing by Brett Novak / Photo by Brady Welch / Music by Winston Morris / Shot on location in Wendover, Utah and Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles Follow us! facebook.com/THEAVANTGARDEDIARIES twitter.com/theavgd http://www.youtube.com/theavgd

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              • Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto

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                The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art has organized a major traveling exhibition of new work by contemporary Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto. The exhibition will premiere in Charleston May 24-July 7, 2012, as a featured presentation of the Spoleto Festival USA. Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto will travel nationally after its inaugural presentation, including stops in Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC, and Monterey, CA. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be a site-specific installation created entirely out of salt by the artist during his two-week residency at the Halsey Institute.

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                • Motoi Yamamoto – Patience, Endurance and Salt

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                  filmed on october 28.th @ grosse bleichen 34 in hamburg, germany ------------------------------------------------------------------ beginning oct. 24th, the japanese artist created this work in five days using patience, endurance and – salt. "labyrinth" will be exhibited until november 28th, 2009. don't miss this impressive piece of art. initiated by hans hammers, headcharge and mikiko sato, mikiko sato gallery hamburg.

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