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Kensuke Shimizu Email:
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Books written by Kensuke Shimizu
BOOKS written by Kensuke Shimizu:

2011:
"Finland desansaku tanpenshuu"
(Published in 2011 by Open Page, Nagoya, Japan)
-his short stories in Japanese.

2009:
"London Finland Musou-tanpenshuu"
(Published in 2009 by V2-solution, Nagoya, Japan)
-his short stories in Japanese.

2009:
"Dreamlike Voyages of Artists"
(first printed in Finland in 2009 by Kirja kerrallaan, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki)
-his poems and stories in English and other languages.



Writings by Kensuke Shimizu,  which were published  (or were appeared in internet)
Kensuke Shimizu's writings:

2017:
"Menisitkö ulos talvi-iltana?"
http://arjenteknologiat.utu.fi/2017/02/20/menisitko-ulos-talvi-iltana/
Article about lights, written in Finnish.

2012:
"Mademoiselle Going to Italy"
Poem. Published in the catalogue of the solo exhibition of Kensuke Shimizu, the exhibition was held at the Lavatoio Contumaciale, in Rome, Italy, in March 2012. The Italian translation of this poem (Italian translation by Paolo Guzzi) was also published in this same catalogue. The catalogue was published by "Le Impronte degli Uccelli" (Rome, Italy), in 2012.

2011:
"In Finland, as an Artist and a Researcher."

http://www.cie-waseda.jp/win/en/blog/20111007_01576.html

Also, Kensuke Shimizu wrote the Japanese language version of the same article,
and it was published in internet in the same year, 2011.
The address of this Japanese language version is this:

http://www.cie-waseda.jp/win/jp/blog/20111007_01575.html

Both (English and Japanese version), published in the "Blog" section
of the website of the "Waseda University International Network (WiN)".


2010:
"
Kensuke Shimizu's art."
(In: Jussi Lehtonen & Salla Tenkanen (eds.): ETHNOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY Transnational Reflections of Past, Present and Future. Turku: Kansatiede, Turun yliopisto [European Ethnology, University of Turku], pp. 361-368.)
Although this article is only 8 pages in this book, the information on this book is HERE.

2009 January:
"
Lights of Turku and Ginza as Townscapes."
(Henrikinkadun Helmi, 1/2009, Kulttuurien tutkimuksen laitos Turun yliopisto, pp. 21-23)
This article, published in the magazine "Henrikinkadun Helmi", 1/2009, by the University of Turku's Kulttuurien tutkimuksen laitos (a department of the University of Turku).

2008, February 14th:
6 Poems "Kommunikaatio", "Hän menee Italiaan", "Hänen korttinsa", "20 PM TALK", "Aamu tunti", "Life in Flat" Alphabet Website Version

Poems "Kommunikaatio", "Hän menee Italiaan", "Hänen korttinsa", "20PM TALK", "Aamu tunti", "Life in Flat". Alphabet Website Version. To some extent, visually intriguing also. These poems were used as part of the Kensuke Shimizu's artworks, and with these poems, also the photos of these artworks.
For people using the computers which cannot read the characters from the Japanese writing system, Kensuke Shimizu made this "Alphabet Website Version"
of these poems. For people using the computers which can read the characters from the Japanese writing system, Kensuke Shimizu made the "Japan Website Version".


2008, February 14th:
6 Poems "Kommunikaatio", "Hän menee Italiaan", "Hänen korttinsa", "20PM TALK", "Aamu tunti", "Life in Flat" Japan Website Version
Poems "Kommunikaatio", "Hän menee Italiaan", "Hänen korttinsa", "20PM TALK", "Aamu tunti", "Life in Flat". Japan Website Version. To some extent, visually intriguing also. These poems were used as part of the Kensuke Shimizu's artworks, and with these poems, also the photos of these artworks.
For people using the computers which can read the characters from the Japanese writing system, Kensuke Shimizu made this "Japan Website Version". For people using ths computers which cannot read the characters from the Japanese writing system, Kensuke Shimizu made the "Alphabet Website Version" of these poems.

2008, January 23rd:
FINLAND-SUMMERNESS
A collection of 8 poems, mainly using English (and a little bit of Finnish language). To some extent, visually intriguing also. These poems were first exhibited as part of the Kensuke Shimizu's artwork entitled Finland Story, at the solo art exhibition of Kensuke Shimizu, held at the Corridor Gallery of the International Cultural Centre CAISA, in Helsinki, Finland, in March, 2005. With these poems, also a photo of this artwork. In the webpage of "Kensuke Shimizu's Poems and His Visual Artworks" in this website.

2008, January 23rd:
Joen rannalla
Poem, using Finnish and English. To some extent, visually intriguing also. The poem, Joen rannalla, was used as part of the Kensuke Shimizu’s artwork, Joen rannalla Riverside. After that, the artwork Joen rannalla Riverside including this poem, was exhibited at the solo art exhibition of Kensuke Shimizu, held at the Gallery Togeisha, Tokyo, from July 31st 2006 to August 5th 2006. With the poem, also a photo of this artwork. In the webpage of "Kensuke Shimizu's Poems and His Visual Artworks" in this website.

2008, January 23rd:
Tokyo Summer Dreams - A Story of the Monologue Play on Mr.G
A story in English. Another "Mr.G" story. This time, the character "Mr.G" appears in the style of the monologue play.

2008, January 3rd:
Mr.G and Mr.J
poetic story in English. The character "Mr.G" appears!

2008, January 3rd:
Mr.G Meets a Marble Stone
poetic story in English. The character "Mr.G" appears!

2008, January 3rd:
Sandwich Option
poem in English

2008, January 3rd:
Sudden Movings
poem in English

2008, January 3rd:
Finland, Turku Summer Door
short short story in Japanese

2008, January 3rd:
Finland, Winter Feeling
short short story in Japanese

2008, January 3rd:
Hushigi-na-ohanashi – Gaiheki-no-mukougawa, 6ban-to-midori-no-sukaahu

short short story in Japanese

2007: Winter in Japan 2006. Lecture, Presentation, Travel
(Text and photos: Kensuke Shimizu)
http://www.hum.utu.fi/oppiaineet/kansatiede/opiskelu/kirjeenvaihtajat/japani.html

2006: Hungary: Cultural History & Wild Life. (EtnoMoi. First Issue 2006. Suuntana Suvaitsevaisuus ry. p. 4.) [Hungarian culture, experiences in Hungary, and so on.]

2005: Cosy X-mas, Turku style. (EtnoMoi. Eighth Issue 2005. Suuntana Suvaitsevaisuus ry. p.10.) [Christmas market of Turku, Christmas market of Nuremberg, lights of the Christmas market of Prague, Christmas lights and illumination of Turku]

2005: Sports in Japan. (EtnoMoi. Eighth Issue 2005. Suuntana Suvaitsevaisuus ry. p.12.) [Sumo, baseball, soccer, and so on. with his drawning of Sumo.]

2005: New Year’s Sports in Japan. (EtnoMoi. Eighth Issue 2005. Suuntana Suvaitsevaisuus ry. p. 13.) ["Ekiden" running race, soccer, rugby, and so on.]

2005: Thoughts towards Time, Echoing with a Sense of Humour. (EtnoMoi. Sixth Issue 2005. Suuntana Suvaitsevaisuus ry. p. 15.) [About the ceramic art exhibition of Tomoko Kurahara, this exhibition was held at Turku Castle in summer, 2005.]

2005: Text about his solo art exhibition of "Dream & Mind – Unelma ja mieli" (exhibition description).
http://www.galleriat.net/show.asp?cid=467
In the website of Galleria Ulaani. In Finnish. [In February, 2005, Kensuke did his solo art exhibition at the Galleria Ulaani, Helsinki.]

2001–2002: Warai, komedii-to-souzousei. [Comedy, smile, laughter and creativity. In Japanese.] http://members.aol.com/YTKMSHIMIZ/sub14.htm

2001–2002: Ongaku, eiga-tosouzousei. [Music, movie and creativity. Thoughts on music. In Japanese]
http://members.aol.com/YTKMSHIMIZ/sub12.htm

2001 ”Mannequin Mechanical” (dreamlike visual short story in English language, with illustration):
http://members.aol.com/YTKMSHIMIZ/sub18.htm


2001 ”Kyoto Higashiyama Visit”
(poetic visual story on Kyoto in English language, with illustration):

http://members.aol.com/YTKMSHIMIZ/sub19.htm


2001 “Hummingbird Life” The English-only Version. (graphic poem in English):
http://members.aol.com/YTKMSHIMIZ/sub22.htm

2001 “Hummingbird Life” The Original Version.
(graphic poem in Japanese and English):

http://members.aol.com/YTKMSHIMIZ/sub20.htm


2001 “London-dedeatta-kanojotachi”
(poetic visual story on London in Japanese, with illustration):

http://members.aol.com/YTKMSHIMIZ/sub17.htm


Also, Kensuke Shimizu has exhibited his art works, which include his poems in these art works, at his exhibitions.
Some examples of these are seen in the webpage of "Kensuke Shimizu's Poems and His Visual Artworks".


Poetry Reading, Readings of Writings
Poetry Reading, Readings of Writings, by Kensuke Shimizu:

2015 October 30th: At the opening of the group exhibition
"Les amis d'Akiyama", held at the Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France.
Music performance by
"Kensuke Shimizu (vocal) and Laurent Damery (guitar) and Jean-François Pinaud (harmonica)".
In this music performance,
Kensuke Shimizu sang his poems (part of "Mr.G and Mr.J", and also "Life in Flat").
Also, music performance by
"Kensuke Shimizu (vocal) and Laurent Damery (guitar)
and Jean-François Pinaud (harmonica) and Tsuyoshi Joumonnbue (Japanese Jomon flute)".
In this music performance also, Kensuke Shimizu sang his poem.

2015 September 12th: At the opening of the group exhibition
"POÉSIE VISUELLE JAPONAISE", held at the Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France.
Poetry reading (by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poems. And also, music performance by
"Kensuke Shimizu (vocal) and Laurent Damery (guitar) and Jean-François Pinaud (harmonica)".
In this music performance, Kensuke Shimizu sang his poems ("Kommunikaatio" and "ICE CREAM LOVER").

2014 March 5th: Event "Japanilaista taidetta –Made in Finland",
at Rotunda (old library building) in the Turku Main Library in Turku, Finland.
Kensuke Shimizu talked about his art, and gave readings of his writings.

2013 September 7th: Poetry reading (by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poems,
"Joen rannalla", "Kommunikaatio", "MARILYN", "20PM TALK", "PERFECTIONIST",
at the opening of the group exhibition "POÉSIE VISUELLE JAPONAISE (11)",
held at the Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France

2012 March 5th: Poetry reading (by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poem "Mademoiselle Going to Italy",
at the opening of his solo exhibition, at Lavatoio Contumaciale, Rome, Italy.

2008 December 13th: Talk about Finland, by Kensuke Shimizu.
In addition to the lecture about the Christmas lights of Turku, poetry reading (by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poems "Joen rannalla" and "Kommunikaatio". This event was held at Gallery Cafe Kamefuku, in Tokyo, Japan.

2008 November 6th: In the event at the exhibition of Peace Machine, poetry reading (by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poems "Joen rannalla" and "Kommunikaatio". In the event of "Runoviikko Varsinais-Suomessa 2008". At Hansatori, in the shopping area called Hansa, in Turku, Finland.



Presentations  and Lectures by Kensuke Shimizu
Kensuke Shimizu's Presentations and Lectures:

2014 March 5th: Event "Japanilaista taidetta –Made in Finland",
at Rotunda (old library building) in the Turku Main Library in Turku, Finland.
Kensuke Shimizu talked about his art, and gave readings of his writings.

2013 June 7th. Presentation "Lights as Art in Townscapes in Everyday Life",
at the ethnological symposium "Landscape, Place, Locality and Space",
held in Turku, Finland.

2013 March 14th. Presentation "Created Images of Towns:
The Christmas Season in Turku, Finland, and the Christmas Season in Japan",
at the conference "9th Annual Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year",
held in Szeged, Hungary.


2012 June 20th. Presentation "Lights in everyday life in towns",
at the conference "32nd Nordic Conference of Ethnology and Folkloristics",
held in Bergen, Norway.


2008 December 13th: Talk about Finland, by Kensuke Shimizu.
Program: Lecture (in Japanese) about the Christmas lights of Turku, and then, poetry reading (also by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poems "Joen rannalla" and "Kommunikaatio". After these, having tea with the audience. This event was held at Gallery Cafe Kamefuku, in Tokyo, Japan.

2008 November 8th. Panel discussion (as a poet and artist, with other poets) "Teksti ei tullut koneesta!", as an event of the Peace Machine art project, held in the event of "Runoviikko Varsinais-Suomessa 2008".
At "Vanhan Raatihuoneen Harmaassa huoneessa (1st floor, Vanha Suurtori 3)", in Turku, Finland.

2008 May 16th. Presentation entitled "Kensuke Shimizu's Art", at the University of Turku, Finland, at the seminar "Etnologian näkymät ja asema 2000-luvulla (The Role And Visions of Ethnology in the 21st Century)", in this seminar's workshop "Visuality asand text"

2007 March 16th: Presentation Natural and Artificial Lights as Part of the Japanese Landscape”,
at the international conference of the 18th Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS), held at the University of Oslo, Norway.

2006 December 6th: Presentation at the meeting of "Yooroppa minzokugaku kenkyukai" (European Ethnology Society), held at a building of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.Presentation was about the lights of the urban landscape of Turku, Finland - Christmas Season.

2006 December 2nd: Lecture at the Christmas meeting of the Japan-Finland Society (Japani Suomi Yhdistys), held at facilities in Sakuragaokacho of Shibuya City in Tokyo, Japan. Lecture was about the lights of the Christmas Season in Turku, Finland.

2004 May 6: Literature event, “Monikulttuurinen kirjallisuusilta”. Short lecture (presentation) on graphic poems. Kynnys ry and International Meeting Point organized together with TARU-project this literature evening event. Place: Kynnys ry, Turku.

Contact (Kensuke Shimizu Email):
kenshi@utu.fi
kensu77taide@hotmail.com

Kensuke Shimizu's Art
Kensuke Shimizu's Artworks
Kensuke Shimizu CV
Kensuke Shimizu -related Websites
Kensuke Shimizu Website's Updated Information
Kensuke Shimizu's Poems and His Visual Artworks

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