“in BEPPU” is an arts festival inviting one internationally active artist or artist group to Beppu for the realization and exhibition of a piece utilizing the city’s regional characteristics. For this year, the 5th annual in Beppu, we have invited contemporary artist Tetsuya Umeda, who is active in crossing various fields, such as music, art, and performing arts.
The title of this exhibition is “Zero - Tai”. To quote Umeda himself, “Zero O” indicates "hole" or literally "count zero", before the origin of things. If taking the state where things stopped to function as “Tai 滞”, “Zero - Tai O滞” is a gaping hole emerging there and considered as a beginning of a new order starting from this hole as 0 point.

ABOUT “ZERO - TAI”
“Zero-Tai” is the work that offers an experience to the audience by visiting various places in Beppu with the guide of the map and the voice overs heard from the radio terminal. Those touring spots includes geographical features and spaces unique to Beppu and the places that are normally off limits. In addition, a movie which are shot on those locations is shown at historical movie theater, Beppu Bluebird Theater. Moreover, this exhibition continuously changes as some works will emerge on the website and a same titled book will be published.

EXHIBITION OUTLINE

TETSUYA UMEDA

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photo: Bea Borgers

Umeda produces installations that are inspired by and incorporate existing elements found in the environment and circumstances surrounding the exhibition space including its architectural structure. In addition to exhibitions in museums and art institutions, he has produced numerous site-specific works based on the context of both urban spaces and natural environment. Performance works are presented in Japan and abroad, such as tours inviting the audience to unfamiliar places, stage works focusing on functions found in theaters and chorus projects without center point. He is also globally known as a leading artist in the field of sound art. Recently he has presented performance works such as “Composite: Variations / Circle” (Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2017, Brussels, Belgium), “INTERNSHIP” (Asia Cultural Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 2016 / TPAM 2018, KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater, Yokohama, Japan), and has taken part in numerous international exhibitions including “Reborn-Art Festival 2019” (Miyagi, Japan) and “2018 Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival” (Taitung, Taiwan). His recent solo exhibitions are “On the origin of voices” (Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, 2019-2020) and “See, Look at Observed what Watching is” (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, USA, 2016). 2019-2020 Saison Fellowship.
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VIEWING

Reservations are required for both programs. Please make a reservation in advance via the reservation form on the official website or by phone.
Phone: 0977-22-3560 (BEPPU PROJECT)
Opening Hours: 9:00 – 18:00 from Monday to Friday
*Closed on national holidays

TOURING BEPPU

SCREENING

Screening of a movie at the historic movie theater in Beppu
Venue: Beppu Bluebird Kaikan 3rd floor Flex Hall (1-2-12 Kitahama, Beppu city)

RESERVATION

Please contact us by email or phone.
info@inbeppu.com
Phone: 0977-22-3560 (BEPPU PROJECT)
Opening Hours: 9:00 – 18:00 from Monday to Friday
*Closed on national holidays

WEBSITE

Streaming of video works and related events.
Those who are unable to come to Beppu will be able to view the exhibition online.

PUBLISHING

The documentation of the overall exhibition experience will be published after the exhibition period.

RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Here is a map of all location of ZERO - TAI” and introducing recommended routes. Please refer to the recommended route by the organizer before your visit.


“ZERO - TAI” Map
A map of all locations


ONE DAY ROUTE BY CAR
Visiting all locations by car including the spot of “Floating Egg” in one day


WALKING ROUTE
Visiting the locations in walking distance staring from the reception desk and watching a movie at the end


ONE HOUR ROUTE RECOMMENDED BY ITAMURA
Easy walking route in one hour
Main Stops: Beppu Spa Beach


THREE HOURS ROUTE BY TSUKITA
Enjoy the hot spring and lunch while visiting the locations by car
Main Stops: Ichinoide Kaikan, Tsurumi Garden Site, GALLERIA MIDOBARU


FOUR HOURS ROUTE BY PINGLETON
Recommended route in four hours by car and walk
Main Stops: Maruido, Nakahama Suji, Beppu Spa Beach, Tsurumi Garden Site, restaurants and others


ONE DAY ROUTE BY SAKAI♨️
Enjoy several hot springs while visiting the locations by car in one day
Main Stops: Tsukahara Onsen Kakono Izumi, Beppu Spa Beach, Kannawa Onsen Shibunoyu and others


THREE DAYS ROUTE BY IEIRI
Enjoy sightseeing and cuisine of Beppu while visiting the locations by car in three days, watching a movie for two times.
Main Stops: All locations, restaurants and others