Transfield from Asia

Talks

Featuring special invited speakers from Southeast Asia, these talks share the present state of the transfield arts and culture scenes locally and across the region.

“Transfield” According to Critics

Name “Transfield” According to Critics
Date

11/2 (Sat) 18:00–20:00 (TBC)
Box office and doors open 30 minutes before.

Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Symphony Space)
Language In Japanese and English with consecutive interpretation
Tickets ¥500 (priority to reservations)
Reservations open September 1st


Asian Arts Media Roundtable

The Asian Arts Media Roundtable is an international meeting of arts editors, publishers, reviewers, journalists, critics, bloggers, podcasters, videocasters, and arts-makers from Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Asia- Pacific. Launched by the Southeast Asian arts and culture site Arts Equator (www.ArtsEquator.com), the inaugural event was held in Singapore in May 2019.


Guests


Tetsuya Ozaki

Born in Tokyo in 1955, Tetsuya Ozaki is the publisher and chief editor of online culture magazine Realkyoto. He is also a guest researcher at the Academic Research Center, Kyoto University of Art and Design, and a senior researcher at the university’s Kyoto Performing Arts Center. In 2002, he published “One Hundred Years of Idiocy,” a photo book that summarized human idiocy in the 20th century, and launched the bilingual contemporary art magazine ART iT in 2003. He was the general producer of the performing arts program for Aichi Triennale 2013. He published a photo book, “One Hundred Years of Lunacy,” in 2014. In 2018, he published “What Is Contemporary Art?” (Kawade Shobo Shinsha).


Nabilah Said

Nabilah Said is a Singaporean playwright, poet, and the editor of ArtsEquator. She is a former arts correspondent and critic for The Straits Times and has six years’ experience as a communications professional in the arts and cultural sector in Singapore. She has contributed reviews and features to Esplanade.com and UK-based website Exeunt Magazine. Her plays have been presented in Singapore and London by Teater Ekamatra, The Necessary Stage, and Bhumi Collective. She is the co-founder of theatre collective Lazy Native and founder of Singaporean Malay playwright collective Main Tulis Group. Her poems have been published by Math Paper Press and Ethos Books. She holds an MA in Writing for Performance from Goldsmiths, University of London. Photo by Erfendi Dhahlan


Yuka Sugiyama

Yuka Sugiyama explores performing arts in theory and practice with a focus on bodies and space. After completing an MA in performance at Queen Mary University of London, she worked at Festival/Tokyo, overseeing program research and international productions. She was a project manager for Slow Label at Yokohama Paratriennale 2017. She is currently the director of Karakoa, a collective of independent creators from Southeast Asia and Japan formed in 2018. She also organizes an experimental lecture series, “The Theatre Theory of the Apes,” by the theatre critic Hidenaga Otori.


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Symphony Space)

  • 1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
  • 2 minutes’ walk from West Exit of Ikebukuro Station on JR Line and other lines. (Direct connection to the theatre from Exit 2b.)

The Brunei Art Scene

Name The Brunei Art Scene
Date

11/3 (Sun) 18:00–20:00 (TBC)
Box office and doors open 30 minutes before.

Venue GLOCAL CAFE Ikebukuro
Language In Japanese and English with consecutive interpretation
Tickets ¥1,000 (priority to reservations, includes one drink)
Reservations open September 1st


Guest

Lisa Ahmad

Lisa Ahmad graduated from Chelsea College of Arts. She founded Kaleidoscope Studio with the aim of developing the arts in Brunei, supporting a wide range of visual, performance, and literary artists. She has also recently organized exhibitions, music events, and other projects with a focus on social and environmental issues.



GLOCAL CAFE Ikebukuro

  • 1F Sunshine City Alpha, 3-1-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
  • 3 minutes’ walk from Higashi-ikebukuro Station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.
  • 8 minutes’ walk from East Exit of Ikebukuro Station on JR Line and other lines.

The Future of “Transfield” as Seen from Southeast Asia

Name The Future of “Transfield” as Seen from Southeast Asia
Date

11/9 (Sat) 18:00–20:00 (TBC)
Box office and doors open 30 minutes before.

Venue GLOCAL CAFE Ikebukuro
Language In Japanese and English with consecutive interpretation
Tickets ¥1,000 (priority to reservations, includes one drink)
Reservations open September 1st


Guest

Sasapin Siriwanij

Sasapin Siriwanij is an actor, director, and producer who started working in the theatre while studying at Chulalongkorn University. As a core member of B-Floor Theatre, she is active widely at home and abroad. She has worked as a director since 2013. Her recent output includes “OH! ODE” (2017), for which the Theater Critics Association Thailand awarded her the Best Performance by a Female Artist. She has helped organize numerous international projects and is currently artistic director of Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting.

GLOCAL CAFE Ikebukuro

  • 1F Sunshine City Alpha, 3-1-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
  • 3 minutes’ walk from Higashi-ikebukuro Station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.
  • 8 minutes’ walk from East Exit of Ikebukuro Station on JR Line and other lines.