Artist Report: Seira Uchida

Text by Seira Uchida6pages
Handwriting by Joe (New Hampshire, USA)

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Text by Seira Uchida

Handwriting by Joe from New Hampshire, USA 🇺🇸

  • Please tell us where you live (city, country) and occupation.

    Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, Assistant Account Executive.

  • How would you use the gratitude you earn out of this work?

    Donate it to the less privileged.

  • How did you feel about the text you’re assigned? Is there anything you (un)learned after re-writing it?

    Reading the text made me understand the importance of objects and feminism. I learned that memories are important part of or lives.

  • Is there any change in your work and/or life during this continuing pandemic?

    Yes. I have had to work from home since then and I am learning to embrace it. I’ve had little interaction with people and had to appreciate everyone in their work areas.

  • Have you had any new discoveries or encounters as a result of the pandemic? If yes, what are they?

    Yes. I have discovered some new places to hike and make friends which has had a positive effect on my life.

  • Have you ever felt you were imposed to follow any rule (and you don’t want to follow) in your society? If yes, what and when was it?

    Freedom of movement during the pandemic which prevented me from seeing my family.

  • During the residency with Seira and Teresa, we also spent some time thinking about how “patriarchy” in Japan and the Netherlands is considered. How is “patriarchy” considered or discussed in where you live (or your country)?

    In my country, men protect themselves after defining the lives of women as an act of patriarchy. It is taken seriously since most parts of the country believe that the eldest male or the father leads the family and the origin of a person in terms of a family should be through the male line of background.

  • Similarly, how is “feminism” considered or discussed in where you live (or your country)?

    It is an act that is believed women se to want to have equal rights or be equal t men. Some parts f the country embrace it while others are very much against it.

  • What does “home” mean to you? Can you consider someone who is not blood-related but still as your “family”?

    As they say, home is where the heart is. Home is where you find and get peace. Yes, there are people you meet and become the best part of your life, which is family.

  • What is your (unpaid) care responses at home or at work in your society as a whole? What is your first impression when you hear the word “care” (to give a hand to someone, to have sympathy)?

    During my freetime and after work, I spend some time with the orphaned kids in a children’s home to help them cope with being alone. When I hear the word care is to be there for someone no matter what. To me caring should be giving a hand to anyone who is in need.