Hidemi Nishida (Japan) in his work seeks to create a primal experience of the environment, extracting an architectural approach to the world. His architectural background brings together functional making with an interest in a profound transformation of the environment. Nishida questions our milieu, deconstructing and adapting existing structures or materials or even whole landscapes in order to refresh our view of the world. His interests also include the archive of the memory of specific places, its past significance and the accumulation of personal memories of people. In particular, he is interested in ideas of abditory space, meaning a place within which you can hide or disappear, and its relationship to the imagination.
He has recently archived 50sqm of ground on the site of a decommissioned railway, which was used to transport coal, scanning the whole area with a simple A4 scanner. This creates archival material depending on each situation, with the use of different methods such as photography, video and sound.
In 2014, Nishida completed a Master in Fine Arts at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, in 2011, a Bachelor of Design at Sapporo City University and in 2007, he became an Engineer Associate at Kushiro National College of Technology.
His work has been exhibited at By the mountain path, London (2015); Ung.Lovende, Moss (2014); Burning Down The House – 10th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju (2014); Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Sapporo (2014); FYF Fest 2013, Los Angeles (2013); Lexus Hybrid Art 2013, Moscow (2013). He has been selected to Fellowship for Young Artists Cultivation Program by Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan in 2015.