Yuka Oyama, Cleaning Samurai, 2014.  Courtesy of the Artist.  Photo: Diego Castellano

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Kick of the cultural year with the Goethe Institut and meet artists Yuka Oyama and Volker Strübing.

Poetry Slammer Volker Strübing is the Goethe-Institut artist-in-residence at the Physics Room in Christchurch. He will talk about his impressions and observations and what it does to his writings. He is also blogging about his time in New Zealand on

Yuka Oyama is the Te Whare Hēra artist in residence. The Japanese/German Berlin based artist Yuka Oyama was born in Tokyo and grew up in Malaysia, Japan, and Indonesia. She sets person and worn object into performance, with the resulting wearable sculptures documented via photography and film, and presented in installations. The results of her most recent project dealing with the theme of home will be part of The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery exhibition at The Dowse, 24 February - 24 June.

At this event Yuka and Volker will both present a glimpse into their work and their life as artists-in-residence and there will be plenty of opportunity to mingle afterwards.

Please note this is a Goethe-Institut event. Full details are available on their website.