We would like to introduce CAMK's fourth exhibition, "Open Sky - Kazuhiko Hachiya:From PostPet to Moewe." The international media artist, Kazuhiko Hachiya, was born in Saga in 1966 and graduated from the Kyushu Institute of Design.
PostPet is a popular, revolutionary e-mail software and Hachiya is the Representative Director of PetWORKs Co., which deals with software development and direction for all works of PostPet. He is internationally acclaimed as a media artist who integrates art and science into the human world.

  Museum hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (No one will be admitted after 7:30 p.m.)
  Closed*: Tuesday
  Entrance fees: Adult =700 yen (500 yen)
High school/university students = 450 yen (350 yen)
Junior high/elementary school students = 250 yen (200 yen)
*Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups of 20 or more.

In Open Sky, Hachiya's biggest solo exhibition up-to-date, we will show his most famous works such as Inter Discommunication Machine (1993-), which forces you to see through someone else's eyes, Light/Depth (1993,1995) an artwork for skaters where a picture of the sea is projected on a monitor and the height of the wave changes as you skate, and AirBoard (1997-) a sculptured board with a jet engine that is made for the purpose of hovering in the air (reminiscent of the one featured in the movie Back to the Future Part 2). From Postpet to his most recent work Moewe (2003-), the flying machine that appears in the film Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind directed by Hayao Miyazaki, this fantastic exhibition is designed to share numerous dreams of the future and tenderly deliver them to its viewers.
We hope that you will enjoy Hachiya's dream-inspiring world to your heart's content at the "human home" Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto.

Kumamoto City
Kumamoto City Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation
Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun

Artist talks
April 19 (Sat.) 13:00 ; June 1*(Sun.) 13:00

Kazuhiko Hachiya talks about his works and the origin of his ideas.
Exhibition Gallery
In order to attend this talk, you must have a ticket for the Open Sky exhibition.
*If the trial of Mehve scheduled to take place on May 31 (Sat.) is postponed to June 1 (Sun) due to rain, the artist talk will be on May 31 instead.

You can try the Inter Discommunication Machine on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Inter Discommunication Machine
Time: 13:00
Place: Exhibition Gallery
Free of charge but you must have a ticket for the Open Sky exhibition.
By reservation only (Tel: 096-278-7503 or register at the exhibition entrance)
You must apply as a pair with a partner!
April 20 (Sun.) at 15:00
Would you like to learn how to back flip after only 30 minutes of training?
Hachiya himself will teach you how to back flip after only a 30-minute lesson! Challenge yourself and give it a try!
Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis as we can only accept 5 people (Spectators are welcome as well:Filled). Participants should be from ages 11 to 31, and should wear comfortable clothes and bring indoor shoes.
April 21 (Mon.) at 13:00
Air Board Demonstration
Hachiya himself will give a demonstration of his Air Board. (free of charge)
Place: Sojo Unversity Art Department Campus (4-22-1 Ikeda, Kumamoto City)
May 31 (Sat.) at 13:00 (In case of rain will be postponed to June 1 (Sun))
Moewe Demonstration
"Open Sky" is a project that has attempted to make the airplane Moewe that appears in the Hayao Miyazaki film "Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind." To this effect, the half-scale Moewe model on display in this exhibit will actually be flown in Aso, as well as at a demonstration given by the Kita Kyushu Glider Club (free of charge for spectators).
Place: Aso Kanko Bokujonai Kakkujo (Aso Tourist Ranch Gliding Field) (2090-128 Yamada, Aso Town, Aso County, Kumamoto Prefecture; Contact 0967-32-4093 for more information)
June 1* (Sun.) at 16:00
Light/Depth Grand Prix
Hachiya's Light/Depth creation will be used for a fun competition judged by Hachiya himself that celebrates the beauty of skateboarding and inline skating (Registration at the museum is necessary).
Place: Exhibition Gallery (in order to watch you must have a ticket for Open Sky)
*In the case that the Mehve Demonstration is postponed to June 1 (Sun.) due to rain, this event will be held on May 31 (Sat.)
Every Sunday in May (4,11,18,25) at 13:00
Paper Airplane Workshop
The Ueki Town Paper Airplane Flying Group will lead this workshop of making paper airplanes and having a contest flying them within the room. The final contest will take place on May 25 (Sun.)
Place: Home Gallery
Participants must be elementary school students or older, and the cost is 300 yen (registration is necessary).
The winner of the 9th National Traditional Japanese Music Competition will give a mini concert from 18:30-19:00.
"Open Sky Traditional Japanese Music Concert"
Place: Home Gallery (free of charge)

Events during the "Open Sky" exhibition period

"Monday Road Show"
Weekly screenings of various cinematic masterpieces.

at 18:00
Schedule is as follows:
April 21:"Die Pest" (116 min, 2000, Germany)
April 28:"Anna Karenina" (111 min, 1948, England)
May 5:"An American in Paris" (113 min, 1951, America)**
May 12:"An Unfinished Piece for a Player Piano" (102 min, 1977, Soviet Union)
May 19:"Jeux Interdits" (86 min, 1952, France)
May 26:"The Land Girls" (121 min, 1998, England)
June 2:"The General" (76 min, 1927, America)
June 9:"Close Up" (90 min, 1990, Iran)
June 16:"La Strada" (107 min, 1954, Italy)

Place: Art Loft (free of charge)

**In addition, a special feature will be shown in the Home Gallery at 13:00 on this day -
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (152 min, 2001, America)

"Friday Jam Concert"
Live concerts will take place each week.

Featured groups include Peppermint (chorus), Minnanonna (chorus), Onibi (rock), and others.
Place: Art Loft (free of charge)

* On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, there are gallery tours at 3 p.m., and every night at 7 p.m. there are concerts in the home gallery. In certain unavoidable cases, there may be changes in the scheduled displays/events. Please direct all inquiries to the museum's curatorial section at 096-278-7503

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