2018.08.01 - 2018.08.31

Julia Ellen Lancaster


Artist Profile:
Julia Ellen Lancaster is a visual artist/maker and curator based in London, UK. Julia’s practice, predominantly working with clay, has evolved through an enquiry into the art of ‘making’ and the skills lost in the 21st century in relation to a digital society. Julia embarked on a journey to learn the skills of making with clay, to explore the boundaries between form and function, but equally to explore the theory of the ‘flow’, a term used to describe those states of focused absorption, in this instance in the act of making. Julia’s work considers the idea of transference of ‘flow’ to the viewer, through observation of everyday objects, crafts, customs, habits and conventions.

Youkobo Residency:
During the residency Julia will develop a temporary ‘Micro Museum’ in Studio 1 housing a collection of objects and documentation of objects through drawings and photographs, alongside recorded stories from the community. Its intention; to subvert the role of a museum to become a place that not only reflects communities of the past but also its living communities of the present. It is fitting that the residency coincides with the Obon or Bon, a Japanese Buddhist custom to honour the spirits of one’s ancestors. The Micro Museum will embody the theme of ‘the home’ and the objects that are common to all homes, but that are distinctive by the choices in how we display them, as ‘an individual’. The desire for individualism is predominantly a western notion, in direct conflict with an eastern culture based on a common or shared experience and mutual respect.

Date 2018.08.01 - 2018.08.31
Place AIR-1
Website http://www.youkobo.co.jp/


  • Micro Museum : 23 - 25 August 12:00-19:00 (last day till 17:00)