The AFTER AFTER… journal by BURTON NITTA features articles to inspire other ways to consider humans and the world around us. We like to think of the journal as an open studio space where we can invite you into our ideas and creative process. We find history, science and nature fascinating. The articles share this curiosity and the ways these areas shape our artworks. In fact, we use the name AFTER AFTER… to reflect on how ideas that often look into the past (sometimes into deep history) and current times, can create paths to then imagine futures. So, join us to ask: what comes after?
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21st FEBRUARY 2023
Can we be architects of the unknown? Can we create catalysts for chains of relationships beyond ourselves? How might we carve out space for the undetermined and hidden? These are just some of the questions arising from the recent project Biota Beings. In this article we explore how we create systems as a holobiont…
21st NOVEMBER 2022
When we look at the folklore surrounding plants, we find that there are shreds of truth in these stories. In researching our works Biota Beings and Entanglaculture, we are curious about the beliefs and magical associations assigned to plants in folklore…
22nd SEPTEMBER 2022
For us, the opportunity to share work in exhibitions is also to create a space to invite outside experiences, stories and knowledge into the development of the ideas. One particular insight which a visitor shared in a recent exhibition at Kew Gardens stays with us. The conversation creates a connection between Ancient Greece and Japan through folklore tales ...
2nd FEBRUARY 2022
In the 2020 pandemic lockdown, we produced a creative coaching tool called the Reality Coach to free the mind and imagination. The first volume...
What others are saying about the Reality Coach live sessions:
“ It opened so much potential for my future
by widening my perspectives on it.
Reality Coach can turn insecure and blurred ideas
into actual future plans! ”
Maps to find and create seeds for transformation
As a collaborative practice, we often invent systems and titles to capture abstract concepts. Once these are within a discourse, we can ‘sync’ our minds and test the ideas. We think this process of invention is natural when working across disciplines. These placeholders help ...
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