ERIKO JANE TAKENO | “Oracle of Poeticscape”
EXHIBITION | 24 to 28 August 2023, 16:00 – 20:00
ARTIST TALK | 27th August 18:00
WORKSHOP | 26th August, 15:00 (+ info: https://www.facebook.com/events/298714192704754)
ENTRY | Free
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Zaratan is thrilled to present the ‘Oracle of Poeticscape’ a collection of 22 poetry and calligraphic drawings (2023) by Eriko Jane Takeno, artist in residency at Zaratan The ‘Oracle of Poeticscape’ is a project that includes 22 poems and calligraphic drawings accompanying
each poem, and Eriko introduces her poetic thinking as an alternative healing method with this project.
Being inspired by archetypes of the major arcana cards in a traditional tarot system, during her residency at Zaratan, she worked on 22 poems in both English and Japanese and 22 symbolic drawings, where she infused her poetic healing approach and turned them into a book for others to practice the method
independently and be their own healers. Through this project, she hopes to share her own emotional healing journey from her psychological difficulties, such as depression, her emotional discoveries with her poetic thinking and her personal experiences of each archetype in her journey.
The exhibition is complemented by a workshop (26/08, 17:00) and a conversation (27/08, 18:00), two opportunities to meet the artist and explore her creative process.
[BIO] ERIKO JANE TAKENO is an artist, researcher and poet (b.1990 London, UK). Inspired by the Italian philosopher Federico Campagna, who talks about vulnerability as an endless possibility for resolution (2018), Eriko explores her own introspective experiences through her art practice to discover ways for how fundamentally introspective experiences can help others in their healing process. Her research focuses on the quality of art education concerning mental health, based on an examination of the arts-centred education provided by Black Mountain College, an experimental school in North Carolina, USA. As a part of her art practice, she runs her workshop, ‘Multimodal Sensory Workshop;
Space as Medium, Poetic Thinking as a Tool’, to share her own healing method. The workshop has been run in Japan, the UK and the Netherlands. She holds her MA degree from the Royal College of Art in Information Experience Design, School of Communication in the UK. She has been nominated for Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2019 and was included in the catalogue ’Design Research for Change 2019’ by AHRC edited by Professor Paul A. Rodgers. She is a finalist of Korean Cultural Centre UK OPEN CALL 2019 and bang.Prix program 2020 in Turkey.
LINKS @erikojtakeno | https://www.erikojtakeno.com/