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300年前から磨かれた丹後ちりめんの技巧とパリで磨かれた
クリエイションの邂逅は何を生み出すか。
What happens when you bring together the finesse of Tango Chrimen (locally made silk crêpe which has been perfected for over 300 years) and the fine creations of Paris?

Tango Creation Platform was founded in 2019 as a project exploring new possibilities with established strengths in the Tango area. This year the project attempts to find new ventures for Tango Chirimen by bringing together four artists from Paris for a residence and the local industry which has been making silk crêpe for over 300 years.We’re pleased to announce a series of products inspired by Tango’s traditions, culture and natural features, blending the sensitivities of Japan and France together to explore new ideas for Tango Chirimen.

process

01 アーティスト選定

フランス在住のクリエイターから
4名のアーティストを選出。

Four creators resident in France were selected

02 職人とマッチング

アーティストのクリエイションと
丹後ちりめんの技術でチームメイクを行う。

teams were created by matching the creators and their craftmen with Tngo Chirimen Skill

03 丹後ちりめんを学ぶ

丹後にて工房をめぐり、
丹後ちりめんの技術・歴史を学ぶ。

A study tour of chirimen (silk crêpe) workshops in Tango was held for artists to learn about the history and techniques behind the local silk crêpe

04 滞在制作

滞在しながら職人たちと
プロトタイプ制作を進める。

Creators in residence worked with local craftsmen to create prototypes

05 作品発表

出来上がったプロダクトを
パリ・日本で発表する。

The prototypes created were exhibited both in Paris and Japan

artists

アーティストは、学びと尊敬を。
職人は、交流と挑戦を。
Artists: opportunity to learn and cultivate respect towards Japanese crafts.
Japanese shokunin craftsmen: opportunity to collaborate and experiment.

アーティストが作品を作って終わりではなく、職人と対等に一つのチームとなって、今までになかった丹後ちりめんのプロダクトを生み出します。無数のマッチングの中から生まれた、このプロジェクトだけの特別なチームが出来上がりました。

This was not a project for artist to merely create works; it was a chance for participants to create new products with Tango Chirimen, by balancing teams of artists and local craftsmen. Specific, one-off teams were created from an indefinite number of pairings.

records

  • photographer

    後藤 孝文

    Takafumi Goto

  • writer

    原田 美帆

    Miho Harada

project team

Project Team Organizer

ジェイアール東日本企画
JR EAST MARKETING &
COMMUNICATIONS

Project Team Members

TCI Laboratory,Co.,Ltd.

Nue inc

National Government

経済産業省 近畿経済産業局
METI Kansai Bureau of Economy,
Trade and Industry