Written and Performed by Okui Lala + Asako Taki
From Japan to “home” and back again to Japan: A story of the things that cross borders
The Malaysian artist Okui Lala has continued to pursue dialogues related to migration, movement, and identities. The Japanese artist Asako Taki’s practice has engaged with multicultural communities, exploring changes in people and expression. Sharing various interests yet having so far worked with different approaches in their respective bases, the pair now presents a lecture performance that brings together closely knit communities. Over 2.6 million people living in Japan today have roots outside the country. From Japan to “home” and back again to Japan, what these people move across borders is not only their bodies or language. This lecture performance examines the various “things” that cross the sea, from money to daily necessities and gifts, through the flow of international logistics. Unweaving the individual stories that lie behind each and every object, a new cultural vista appears.
|Name||To To Transfer|
11/2 (Sat) 15:00
|Venue||Theater Green (BIG TREE THEATER)|
|Running Time||60-90 min. (TBC)|
|Language||Performed in Japanese and English|
|High School Students & Younger||¥1,000*|
|Festival Pass (3 Performances)||¥2,600|
*For both advance and same-day tickets. Proof of age required.
Born in 1991, Okui Lala is an artist and cultural worker based in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her practice spans from video and performance to community engagement. She looks into migratory backgrounds and translation processes in order to explore the notion of identities. She was a participating artist in the 2016 Saitama Triennale and Japan Foundation Asia Center Fellowship Program.
Asako Taki’s practice focuses on divisions and intersections of society especially nation and gender. Her recent work includes collaborative projects with migrants, which she has presented in the form of performances, video, sound works, and installations. She is an administrator for the nonprofit organization ARDA, which develops ways for everyone from children to seniors to create and appreciate art. She has also worked as part of the Back and Forth Collective, organizing projects related to gender.
|Written and Performed by||Okui Lala + Asako Taki|
|Assistant Technical Manager:||Nahoko Yokokawa|
|Stage Manager:||Go Sato|
|Stage Design Coordinator:||Tomomi Nakamura|
|Stage Assistant:||Hiromichi Aramaki|
|Lighting Coordinator:||Naoki Kinoshita (Factor Co., Ltd.)|
|Sound Coordinator:||Akira Aikawa (Sound Weeds Inc.)|
|Video Coordinator:||Mucho Muramatsu|
|Music:||Mixla Production “Another Eminem Beat”|
|Publicity Design:||TAICHI ABE DESIGN INC.|
|Photography & Video:||Takashi Fujikawa, Hibiki Miyazawa (Alloposidae)|
|Production Coordinators:||Yuko Takeda (Festival/Tokyo), Aya Comori (TASKO inc.)|
|Production Assistant:||Chihiro Suzuki|
|Interns:||Yuriko Yano, Momoka Yunoki, Kirara Yokoi|
|In cooperation with||NPO Adeyabeba Ethiopia Association, Restaurant Little Ethiopia|
|Co-organized by||the Japan Foundation Asia Center|
Directed and Performed by Akihiko Taniguchi
Conceived and Directed by Jun Kitazawa