In the Shadow of this Archive

Performance, 2015

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.

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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