Transfield from Asia

Sand (a)isles

Directed and Designed by JK Anicoche + Rick Yamakawa

When we change, the city changes: An interactive performance about new ways of living

Following research in Manila, Vientiane, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo, Manila-based performance-maker JK Anicoche and up-and-coming Japanese architect Rick Yamakawa create an interactive performance. Urban space in Japan comprises “aisles” for going somewhere. This project emerged from the pair’s desire to discover and make “isles” that can be anchored and visited in these aisles. The results radically transform the familiar landscape of the city, presenting insights and inspirations.


Name Sand (a)isles

10/ 28 (Mon) – 11/10 (Sun)

Venue Locations around Toshima
Venue and schedule information TBA
Language Japanese, English
Tickets Free (no reservation required)

Artist Profiles

JK Anicoche


Manila-based performance-maker JK Anicoche is artistic director of Sipat Lawin Ensemble. He works widely with communities, holding workshops for youth in disenfranchised and disaster communities, and promoting the act of storytelling.

Rick Yamakawa


Born in 1990, Rick Yamakawa worked at Junpei Matsushima’s architecture firm before he became a research assistant at the Faculty of Art at Tokyo University of the Arts. His practice explores an interest in the reading of nonverbal information through architectural design. He has created stage design for the theatre company Sinbunka and the space design for the whenever wherever festival (2018–19).

Cast & Creative

Directed and Designed by JK Anicoche + Rick Yamakawa
Production Coordinator Yuko Takeda