Mimi Nakajima and Shin-Ichi Arai are part of a recent trend in Japanese performance art toward a rawer, more direct style, eschewing the formalism and romanticism of an earlier generation of Japanese artists. While traces of the poetic influence remain, these artists’ works reveal their interest in casting an unblinking eye on our bodies as a site of social tension. This presentation is partially funded through the Japan-Canada fund of the Canada Council.
A program of the 4th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art
Curated by Paul COUILLARD for Fado Performance Inc.
Friday November 1 8 pm
Tourist: For E. H. Norman
Friday November 8 8 pm
For more info and documentation, visit FADO’s artist page for ARAI Shin-Ichi
For full performance descriptions, see the individual artists’ pages.