A collaboration with Artist Cindy Mochizuki
Set in the Cherry Room of the Palace Hotel, archival objects, film, and fiction are used to lead audiences into participatory actions or to evoke a series of narrative tableaux. In the Shadow of this Archive is a performance that explores a mysterious chance encounter at the 1970’s Osaka Expo — a moment only lasting a minute — that was remembered by Mochizuki’s uncle. He and a group of athletes travelled to Japan to compete in the 1st World Kendo Championship as part of this special occasion.
Photos by Sarah Faye Bernstein
In the Shadow of this Archive
Created and Performed by: Cindy Mochizuki and Maiko Yamamoto
Curated by Makiko Hara
Technical Assistance by Asa Mori
Commissioned by Powell Street Festival for Spatial Poetics XIV