Explore, Dream, and Discover Together — Ireland and Japan




[Watch Clips of "RUN"]  [Featured Artists]  [Musicians]  [Contributors]
[English Info. Below] 


気鋭の映像作家・宮永亮氏の最新作 “RUN” を初公開。
アイルランド音楽と語りの伝承文学 “run” のアイルランド語朗読、宮永氏の映像美と豊穣なるアイルランド文化の共鳴を目撃せよ!


映像作品に加え、制作過程のドキュメントをインタビュー映像と共にお届け。コロナ禍で海外渡航が制限される今、旅をして異文化を体験することの意味を、宮永氏と一緒に探求します。
 

リモート文化学習のゲスト講師に迎えたアイルランド研究家 渡辺洋子氏の美しい語りと共に見る、絶景のアイルランド空撮映像も必見。
時空を超えてあなたをアイルランドへお連れします。


番組中に紹介された、映像作家アレスター・マクブルーム、歴史学者 ブライアン・レイシー博士、ミュージシャン:NORTH、IMLÉ 、詩人:シェイマス・オ・サラヴァンさんからのビデオメッセージです


アイルランドと日本からのコラボレーター・アーティストの方々の情報は、英語のみのご用意となりますが、こちらよりお読みいただけます。

また、本プロジェクトへご尽力いただきました アイルランド商工会議所アイルランド大使館地球の歩き方ジャパン・トラベル株式会社のみなさま、心より感謝いたします。

 

The debut of "RUN" by Akira Miyanaga

Accompanied by some of Ireland’s most select musicians this is an unmissable audio-visual presentation of Irish landscape and culture.


See the project here after July 5th, 2020


Coming out of lockdown many of us can’t help but see the world from a single perspective. Step out of your comfort zone as video artist Akira Miyanaga experiences one of the oldest and most expressive cultures in Europe, Ireland.


Featuring:

● Beautiful elevated views of Ireland with filmmaker Alasdair McBroom

● The ever-evolving Irish artist, Imlé (previewing their new single ‘Do Chuid Jeans’)

● The enchanting sound of North, featuring their track, "The Belfast Mountains”

● The enigmatic vocals of Séamus Ó Súilleabháin

● Expert guidance from renowned Irish historian Dr. Brian Lacey

● With the insightful, Yoko Watanabe, who's well of passionate research will truly move you

● And finally, an exclusive message from Irish Ambassador to Japan, Paul Kavanagh
 

Enjoy previews of "RUN" by Akira Miyanaga below.

 

AUDIENCE REVIEWS

“It was very moving. Really incredible!”
“Mind blowing images and music.”
“Great show! I enjoyed it tremendously.”

"I watched "RUN" this morning (US) and words can't describe how beautiful the film is!
The scenery is beautiful on it's own, but when Akira uses his artistry to layer the scenes, it becomes something absolutely dazzling.
Then the music and Yoko's stories add more layers which take you deeper into the heart of Ireland.
I'm moved by this project and desperately want to go to Ireland.
A great collaboration and use of creativity to produce something quite spectacular.
Job well done!"










Featuring

Akira Miyanaga—Video Artist
 

A native of Hokkaido Akira now lives and works in Kyoto as a video artist and special cultural promoter in the Kyoto City University of Arts.

Incorporating multiple layers of photography and video Akira's superimposition of landscape and scale creates thoughtful and unique narratives highlighting human activity in its surrounding environment.

Check out more of his work - Portfolio

 
Alasdair McBroom—Filmmaker

Based in the centre of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Alasdair creates professional imagery across the entire spectrum of visual media, both on the ground and in the air, to private, commercial & corporate clients, network television and the film industry. 

Check out more of his work - Portfolio

 

Musical Artists

Imlé—Music Collective

IMLÉ are a music collective that were formed in 2016.

The collective released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album on Gael Linn Records in 2016. "Do chuid jeans" is the first single on the second album from IMLÉ with MC Muipéad on lead vocals.

Twitter Instagram Facebook Spotify Web


North—Instrumental Duo

NORTH is an ongoing collaboration between Belfast-born fiddle players Danny Diamond & Conor Caldwell, exploring and re-creating their shared heritage of northern music and song.

Hear more of their music on their website.


Séamus Ó Suilleabháin—Poet, Vocalist, Rapper

Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin is a poet and rapper from Listowel County Kerry.

Séamus also has numerous musical projects and will be releasing an experimental hip hop/Irish traditional fusion project entitled 'Súil Amháin' in 2020. 

Bandcamp Youtube
 
 

Contributors

Dr. Brian Lacey—Irish historian, archeologist, and writer

Dr. Brian Lacey is an archaeologist and historian with strong links to Derry and Donegal.

He is currently writing a book about Adomnán, the seventh-century Irish monastic intellectual, writer and ‘saint’.

Yoko Watanabe—Writer, folklorist, and traditional literature expert
Having been to Ireland over 30 times in her life, Yoko Watanabe is a seasoned writer and cultural authority on Irish folklore and traditional literature.

Her multiple books on Ireland’s cover the Gaelic epics ‘The Cycles’ to folk tales that have survived for milenia, helping her Japanese audience understand the connection between the land of Ireland and her people.
 

View Project Here



A special thank you to the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce (IJCC), Ireland Embassy, Japan Travel KK, and Arukikatta Books for your support!
 

 

This project endorses the following charity

The Support Our Kids Project assists children from the affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake and whose aim is to nurture these children into becoming future reconstruction leaders, through experience overseas. It is promoted by This project also supports the IJCC and the Ireland Embassy's chosen charityefforts to contribute to "Support Our Kids".


   


 

About the Project
Led by event creator Jessop Petroski and Creative Director Raymond Murphy, creative collaborators from Japan, Ireland, and America come together to tackle our lockdown-affected comfort zones to connect Japan with Ireland, her people and places with creativity and technology.

COVID 19 has been a unique ordeal for much of the world, and as we begin to step out from under its shadow "Explore, Dream and Discover Together" is a platform for people to discover new places despite our inability to travel and engage with one another in person. 

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