Chim↑Pom

Chim↑Pom is an artist collective formed in Tokyo in 2005. The collective consists of Ushiro Ryuta, Hayashi Yasutaka, Ellie, Okada Masataka, Inaoka Motomu and Mizuno Toshinori. The collective's work intervenes in contemporary society with strong social messages.

Primarily using moving image, their expressions cross over a range of media from installation to performance. While based in Tokyo, Chim↑Pom develop their activities globally in exhibitions and projects in various countries.

In 2014, Chim↑Pom's work featured in Actinium, an international hub for discussion about contemporary nuclear culture. The exhibition was curated by Arts Catalyst's Associate Curator, Ele Carpenter, and took place during the opening weeks of the Sapporo International Arts Festival in Japan. Actinium was the base for film screenings, discussion forum and field trips exploring the relationship between the metropolis and nuclear sites in rural Hokkaido.

More recently, they have expanded their activities to include the direction of art magazines, and exhibition curation. Japanese-language publications Naze Hiroshima No Sora Wo PIKA! To Saseteha Ikenainoka (Why Can’t We Make the Sky of Hiroshima “PIKA!”?), Chim↑Pom, and Geijutsu Jikkohan (Art as Action).
 

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