Wishing Factory

/ My Ritual /

I am making my own shrine, a factory built of shredded documents which recycles your desires into small objects you can take away with you.

In Japan, there are thousands of shrines, places where people can make offerings to the spirits which inhabit all the things which envelop every aspect of life. There are shrines for rivers and trees and rocks and street crossings. for fishermen and travelers and the sick and those seeking knowledge and for healthy babies and broken dolls, dead cats and even penises, anything which is important for anyone, anything whose spirits need to be recognized has a shrine where rituals are repeated, and offerings are made.

I miss this culture of small rituals and thousands of repeated actions which identify the characters who participate in the drama of our everyday experience.

"make a wish , take a wish"

Welcome to the Wish Factory.

To make a wish, you write it on a piece of paper, and put the paper in the black spirit-mouth.

Your wish wish will be transformed (recycled) into a guru-guru (good luck charm) for someone else.

For your wish to take effect you must become the custodian of someone else's wish. Please take a "guru-guru" containing someone else's wish and take good care of it.

Your happiness is entrusted in others as their's is in you.



FIAF Crossing the Line 2010

/Farm City Fair/

Sept. 12, 2010 (11am-5pm)

The Invisible Dog Art Center

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Bergen St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream as part of this year's Crossing the Line Festival


Free Store

/NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Feb. 19th and March 20th

99 Nassau St.

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Wall St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream at the opening and closing of the Free Store


/Unnatural Acts and other illicit thoughts about nature/

Jan. 2-15, 2009

Broadway Gallery

Small quick show in a venerable downtown institution

Peekskill Project08

/PET Project and NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Sept. 13 - Nov. 23rd 2008

Peekskill, NY

Miwa is installing some PETs on the piers and will be serving a new flavor of NY Flavors Ice Cream for 2 days at the opening

Working Space 08

/Curated by Tatiana Arocha/

Aug 2 - Sept 20, 2008

Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space

Artists employing a wide variety of media, from AAI's Rotating Studio Program, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. Curated by Tatiana Arocha


/Summer Invitational/

Jul 10 - Aug 15, 2008

George Adams Gallery

A New York Flavors Ice Cream performance at the opening of a show called "Cool" at the George Adams Gallery in Chelsea. Miwa will be serving a new New York Flavored Ice Cream "34th St Herald Square" (kimuchi !).


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