all projects Kellerberrin: Takahiko Suzuki

Project Title:
Global Store Project

Artists:
Takahiko Suzuki

Community:
Kellerberrin

Partner:
Shire of Kellerberrin

Residency Dates:
October-December 2009

Exhibition Dates:
4-7 December 2009 (old Kellerberrin Fire Station)


Taiwan-based artist, Takahiko Suzuki engaged with the town of Kellerberrin as a site for the extension of his ongoing Global Store Project. This project investigates connections between the human, economic and social aspects of globalisation and includes elements such as architectural models, photographs, performance and a website; all of which were introduced by the artist to the Kellerberrin landscape.

Suzuki's process began by photographing a number of local shopfronts. These photographs were then used to create 3D models of the buildings, which were in turn photographed and printed in a poster format with the site's longitude and latitude clearly marked and the Global Store website listed. These posters later became part of a performance held by the artist and volunteers.

Suzuki views each of these elements as integral to the Global Store Project, which seeks to ironically disrupt advertising strategies of promotion while simultaneously celebrating the iconic significance of small stores that play a fundamental role in the social and economic life of local communities.