A Pacific Rim Artist Collective

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Tasai’s biggest project yet, coming this October.

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We make interdisciplinary art-based community experiences.

natsukiKisyuu (Natsuki Abe)

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steve Steve Frost

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ray Raymond Lum

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Sora Soramaru Takayama

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arno Arno Apeldoorn

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jenny Jenny Hawkinson

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meg Meg Mittelstedt

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mike Mike Todd

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angela Angela Cao

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Yurie Hoyoyon

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ellinda Ellinda Siu

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Tasai Tokyo

Founding Member Emeritus

mimi Mimi Brown

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Connections through collaboration.

We are a collective of creatives and catalysts who foster face to face human connection for ourselves and the communities we serve by creating art events and performances. We understand the power, perils and possibilities of cross-national collaboration.

Past Projects

第12回 高山宙丸のポエムナイト

今月も、詩人高山宙丸がしっとりと朗読します。ライブみたいに、飛んだり跳ねたりしません(笑)。朗読の後に、皆さんと一緒に、詩についての意見や感想を交わしましょう! 詩人として生きる。そのライフワークとして、自宅を開放して始めた、2013年8月の夜と同じ形です。 料理はVegan Pudding & Co. ヘッドシェフ、ヒロによる身体にやさしいビーガン料理。お楽しみに! 「ポエム」 はじまりのうた(その4) Waldeinsamkeit(ヴァルトアインザムカイト) 森のシステム レーズン〜第2章〜 空中庭園 ハイキング...
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Art For The Art-curious

Everyone is asking you to be creative, but you don’t feel very creative. “I need some art in my life,” you think to yourself. But art is kind of incomprehensible, intimidating even. First, if you’re a human being, you *are* creative. Second, you *do* need more art in...
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Becoming Human: Artists’ Solidarity Pilgrimage

Tasai member, Jenny Hawkinson, is making part pilgrimage and part artist residency to Bethlehem, Palestine, March 02-20, 2016. Travelling with documentary photographer, applied anthropologist and contemplative activist Steve Pavey, she will be partnering with the Dar...
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Imagination, Beauty and Art

Fresh off the TED talk presses, from right here in Vancouver. By the way, after you watch this, there’s a building on the north east corner of Hastings and Gore waiting to be re-imagined into something beautiful. I hope the talk is an inspiring reminder that we...
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Sound waves for working

Really liking WNDFRM’s 12″ preview release for some late evening writing. You might know WNDFRM as Tim Westcott, our Canadian transplanted to Portland friend who made a special trip up to Vancouver to play at Tasai’s “Remembering the Future” group show.

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Words that mean a lot to us.



This is the big one. Art can bridge cultures in a way few other things can. But more than that, art can be the new thing we make together once it’s connected us. Tasai brings differing but compatible creatives together for 1+1=3 connections. We find a mashup of Eastern and Western sensibilities particularly exciting and loaded with possibility.



Tasai isn’t about welcoming “foreigners” to “our country.” Tasai isn’t here and it isn’t there, it’s a third place, in the middle. A lot of us, in this increasingly post-colonial world, are exploring in-between identities. We might live in one place, but because we’ve also lived in another place our hearts are somewhere in the middle.



What kind of connection? Well, not like LinkedIn. Not networking. It’s face to face and intimate, usually small and relatively quiet. It’s friends and colleagues committed to process over product. At it’s best it’s community.



Fusion is about difference. Like fusion food, difference coming together to make something new and awesome. It’s generative connection. Fusion is the magic sauce that comes from doing collaboration well. We aren’t interested in addition, i.e. the controlled management of pre-classified predictable outcomes. We’re interested in fusion, i.e. exploding into awesome.



We believe in the individual disciplined pursuit of excellence in one’s chosen craft. We also believe in collective moments of terror filled interdisciplinary experimentation that pull you further and higher than you could have got to alone. We’re interested in becoming more than we could be on our own.



A growing number of organizations are realizing the need to humanize work. We believe artists are the right people to lead us into the work of humanizing work. We want to stand at the gates of hope and call people toward organizational, systemic, and sustainable change.

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