Kosi Hidama

Garden of solid subtleness

28.06 – 29.06.2019

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL — Hidden at the basement of workspacebrussels, lies Kosi Hidama’s atelier. Occupying the space over the past few years, his work slowly started invading all the other spaces of the building. With Garden of solid subtleness Kosi will create an interior summer garden with the ceramics he produced at his basement atelier, in combination with subtle sounds. The artist invited his friend Misha Downey to work with him on this pottery landscape.

Kosi Hidama (1968, JP) lives in Brussels and works as potter, photographer, installation artist and performer. In 1993 he started working with choreographers such as Michele Anne De Mey, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Grace Ellen Barkey and Jan Lauwers. Since 2009, Kosi Hidama has been working as an independent choreographer. In 2013, he started to study traditional Japanese ceramics and the culture of tea ceremonies. In his current research trajectory within workspacebrussels he investigates new ways to share this ancient tradition of tea ceremonies in a contemporary urban context. He developed a mobile tea-station and created interior gardens in various exhibition contexts.


by Kosi Hidama | with Misha Downey | co-production workspacebrussels | supported by the Flemish Community Commission