＜Open Call Project SOCIAL DIVE＞
Artist Kae Fujiwara will set up the city of Tokyo as a dungeon for an RPG game to make people more positive about taking kids outside of their house.
Upon first hearing about the Tokyo Biennale 2020, I simultaneously felt the desire to go, but also not to go as it sounded tiring. The reason being, I am the mother of a two year old and an infant who is a few months old. To be honest, taking my kids outside is hard. While pushing a stroller around, I constantly worry about what others may not, like narrow passages and the availability of elevators. Uneven roads that tilt toward car lanes, utility poles, and pedestrian walkways that end abruptly are just some examples of day to day obstacles when taking the kids out. Benches are never to be seen in times when I’m in need of a rest, not to mention many cafes not allowing children inside. Often times I’m about to reach a destination only to realize that it is located at the top of the stairs. Even if a place is free of barriers, my physical and mental exhaustion keeps me from truly enjoying the moment. Can anyone relate? I’m sure that there are many people out there who’ve had difficulties taking their children out, making them dislike the thought of going out in general too. Despite the difficulty, I respect the moms and dads who still take their children out into the city. I believe that they are the “heroes” who jump headfirst into the “dungeon” of a city. In finding the “unreachable places” between city districts, the tops of stone steps and the other sides of pedestrian bridges, I wish to make Tokyo a more comfortable city for all of us. (Kae Fujiwara/2019)
(As of June 2021)
《GO extremely hard dungeon TOKYO : while eldest son in stroller and holding baby son.》Production Committee
[Outing quests with children] Member
Haruka Akagi https://harukaakagi.com/
Minatsu Ariga https://minatsu.org/
Shoji Izumi https://www.izumisohji.com/
Kazuki Takakura https://takakurakazuki.com/
Midori Nissato https://www.nissato.net/
Nobuhiro Hayashi https://youtu.be/SkJKrGMVNds
Kae Fujiwara [General Management]
Support: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Arts Council Tokyo
1: “How to conquer an impossible dungeon while the eldest son is in a stroller and the youngest son is in a baby sling” image, 2019
2: “How to conquer an impossible dungeon while the eldest son is in a stroller and the youngest son is in a baby sling” image, 2019
3: Contents of “How to conquer an impossible dungeon while the eldest son is in a stroller and the youngest son is in a baby sling” (part) – 2020 Title logo: Kazuki Takakura / Video: Nobuhiro Hayashi
Kae Fujiwara (Artist)
Born in 1987 in Ōdate City (formerly Kitaakita District), Akita Prefecture. Solo exhibitions include “Plankton” (Tokyo, 2012), “Aurora Drops” (Akita Prefecture, 2014), “Ultraviolet” (Aomori Prefecture, 2015), and “Hinaimachi Sasadate” (Akita Prefecture, 2016). In addition, she participated in the two-person exhibition “Yumika Adachi Kae Fujiwara” (Tokyo, 2011) and in Trans Arts Tokyo (2012) and Ōdate & Kitaakita Arts Festival 2014, while she also led a workshop in 2015 as part of an arts education program for children funded by the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs. After completing her studies, she worked as an art teacher in a school for the hearing impaired and at various junior and senior high schools. Following marriage and childbirth, she is currently concentrating on childcare while producing work and leading art workshops for children.
Arts Chiyoda 3331 6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
・1 minute walk from “Suehirocho” Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
・3 minutes walk from “Yushima” Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
・6 minutes walk from “Ueno okachimachi” Station on the Toei Oedo Line.
・7 minutes walk from “Okachimachi” Station on the JR Keihintohoku Line, Yamanote Line.
・8 minutes walk from “Akihabara” Station on the JR Keihintohoku Line, Yamanote Line.
・15 minutes walk from “Ochanomizu” Station on the JR Chuo Sobu Line.