What is “Goat’s Eyes”?
Based on the outcomes of what we experienced as a community in the “Project aimed at looking into society through the eyes of goats” as the first launch of the project, we see the goats as the one who overcome the present-day challenges and connect all kinds of individuals, the “transparent art centre” creates a platform for expressive activities, sustainable research and creative activities, and the exploration of the next generations’ community, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
We see society by creating artworks through the eyes of goats.
The clubs are gradually working together in order to create a “transparent art centre”.
Creating a system to recycle resources for the “transparent art centre”.
Why we need goat's point of view?
They are landscapes
The landscape changes when there is a goat in it.
They are our old friends
We learn about history and religions through them.
The milk and excrement
We do science with them.
They pull the weeds
We think about the environment with them as an inspiration.
Basic feeds and shabby huts, sturdy and human-friendly
Easy to raise.
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The six huts and fences in the farm are mainly built by the bamboo found inside of the campus. We might have more of them in the future.
Goat’s excrement club
We are continuing trying to make paper and paints out of their excrement. The fertilizer being fermented is going to be provided to the farming club during autumn or winter.
Very active at this point. The thicket opened up in 2021 has been turned into a field. Members are growing the crops in their own ways. They’ve recently started to provide crops to the school cafeteria.
Goat’s milk club
Planning to have groups like dessert group, fermentation group and soap group from 2022 since we don’t have the milk yet.
Goat’s life improvement club
Every member is a complete beginner at breeding and raising goats, but the club has the potential to be the most lively one owing to the restless efforts accumulated by the members.
We expect clubs like bamboo instrument club, goat’s hair brush club, goat’s philosophy club and so on in the future.
Introduction of Club Activities
Introducing the clubs and groups cooperating a variety of activities
- “Goat’s eyes” (Professor Tsuyoshi Ozawa’s Laboratory of Department of Intermedia Art at Tokyo University of the Arts, students, faculty and staff volunteers from Tokyo University of the Arts, local volunteers and Toride Art Project “half-agricultural and half-art”)
- Tokyo University of the Arts(共生社会をつくるアートコミュニケーション共創拠点事業)
|Breeding and Raising Support
Professor Takeshi Yasue (professor from the Department of Food and Life Sciences of College of Agriculture at Ibaraki University, researcher of animal behavior science)