At this year’s Kyoto Experiment, a giant wooden roller coaster, created by Dutch artist Oscar Peters, occupies the square.
Running on the rails of the huge roller coaster are cars carrying not passengers but artworks, a thrilling and humorous spectacle!
While viewing the roller coaster-themed artwork, participants imagine their own original cars and work with the artist Oscar Peters to give shape to their ideas.
If all goes well, they’ll see their finished cars gliding on the roller coaster as soon as they’re completed!
The Underground, 2018 photo: Yuki Moriya
Solo exhibition The Wild, Amsterdam, 2017
(1) Saturday, October 2
(2) Sunday, October 3
13:30 –15:30 both days
ROHM Square, ROHM Theatre Kyoto (at roofed outdoor area)
Oscar Peters, dot architects (architect unit)
*Workshop in English with Japanese interpretation.
Age of participants:
Elementary school and above
Five participants per day
(advance application required, accepted in order applications are received)
1,000 yen per person
Please apply here.
* If applying as a group please specify in your application form whether your group will create one car together or one car each.
* Participants will be creating crafts, and should wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty.
* The workshop will be held even if the artwork is temporarily closed due to rain.
* It is possible that instructor Oscar Peters will participate remotely online.
Tel 075-213-5839 (11:00〜19:00 Closed on Sundays and public holidays)
Born in Borger in 1981 and based in Amsterdam, Netherlands Peters’ works in various media and predominantly builds kinetic sculptures and large-scale installations that visitors can enter and often interact with. When familiar utensils and everyday items unexpectedly move with simple mechanisms, a subtle and exquisite balance of violence, humor, and irony is generated, captivating the minds of viewers. While employing inherently humorous structures to maximum effect, Peters compellingly highlights contemporary social issues such as the environment, politics, and violence. In 2018 his work Underground, a huge three dimensional wooden roller coaster, was exhibited at Art Area B1 located inside Naniwabashi Station on the Keihan Line as part of ‘The Railway Festival vol.8: Beyond Urban Planning’. Major exhibitions include VOLTA (2020, De Electriciteitsfabriek, Den Haag), Volcano (2020, WvdIC, Beverwijk) and The Wild (2017, W139, Amsterdam).