Royal College of Arts

THE MASTER AND THE APPRENTICE

Royal College of Arts

Master gardener Mr. Kishishita. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Gardener´s hand. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

THE MASTER AND THE APPRENTICE

This project explores the relationship between Japanese Imperial Palaces and Garden´s master gardeners and their apprentices. Becoming a master gardener in these places can take up to 10 years, being a highly respected profession in which 90%  are men.
The Master and the Apprentice also explores concepts such as nature, it´s artificial representation, the theatre of power and masculinity in Japanese culture and their theatrical reconstructions of “the nature ideal”.

Exhibited at KCUA Gallery in Kyoto

Published by THE PLANT issue #8 & The Earth Issue 002: IMPACT

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS

 

Tree arrangement. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Mr. Kishishita´s apprentice. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Set I. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Royal College of Arts

Tree arrangement. Imperial Palace. Kyoto, Japan

Set I. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Master gardener Mr. Kishishita. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Royal College of Arts

THE MASTER AND THE APPRENTICE

Royal College of Arts

Gardener´s hand. Imperial Palace. Kyoto, Japan

Gardeners at work. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Tree arrangement. Ginkakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Mr Naka´s apprentice. Imperial Palace. Kyoto, Japan

Royal College of Arts

THE MASTER AND THE APPRENTICE

Royal College of Arts

Master gardener Mr. Kishishita. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Gardener´s hand. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

THE MASTER AND THE APPRENTICE

This project explores the relationship between Japanese Imperial Palaces and Garden´s master gardeners and their apprentices. Becoming a master gardener in these places can take up to 10 years, being a highly respected profession in which 90%  are men.
The Master and the Apprentice also explores concepts such as nature, it´s artificial representation, the theatre of power and masculinity in Japanese culture and their theatrical reconstructions of “the nature ideal”.

Exhibited at KCUA Gallery in Kyoto

Published by THE PLANT issue #8 & The Earth Issue 002: IMPACT

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS

 

Tree arrangement. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Mr. Kishishita´s apprentice. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Set I. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Royal College of Arts

Tree arrangement. Imperial Palace. Kyoto, Japan

Set I. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Master gardener Mr. Kishishita. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Royal College of Arts

THE MASTER AND THE APPRENTICE

Royal College of Arts

Gardener´s hand. Imperial Palace. Kyoto, Japan

Gardeners at work. Daikakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Tree arrangement. Ginkakuji temple. Kyoto, Japan

Mr Naka´s apprentice. Imperial Palace. Kyoto, Japan

Filmmaker and photographer based in London since 2006.
MA Photography, Royal College of Arts, 2015.

Clients

Victoria and Albert Museum
British Council
Bloomberg
Sennheiser
National Portrait Gallery
Museum of London
National Trust
Royal College of Arts
Camper
The Globe Theatre
Fashion Space Gallery
Hypebeast
Disegno Magazine

Featured in

Ain’t Bad Magazine

Black Dog Press

Der Greif

It´s Nice That

NOW Gallery

The Earth Issue

The Plant Magazine

UK Spanish Embassy

 

Shows

Victoria and Albert Museum. UK
Fashion Space Gallery. UK
NOW Gallery. UK
Tate Modern ´Offprint´. UK
Gallery f5.6. DE
London Design Week. UK
Royal College of Arts. UK
KCUA Gallery. JP
London Fashion Week. UK
FilmLab Festival. IT
Loop Video Art Festival. SP
Battersea Arts Centre. UK
In-Sonora Festival. SP
National Library. SP

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