慶應義塾大学アート・センター Keio University Art Center

Performance Studies international Fluid States 2015 Tohoku, Japan: Select conference proceedings

Editor: Peter Eckersall
Editorial Board: Hayato Kosuge/ Takashi Morishita / Yu Homma / Katherine Mezur / Peter Eckersall / Kim Kyueun/ Rina Otani
  • Published: 2016-07-25
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    ISBN: 978-4-9909155-0-6

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Preface

Welcome address:

  • Beyond Contamination: Corporeality, Spirituality and Pilgrimage in Northern Japan. (English) / Hayato Kosuge
  • けがれを超えて:パーフォーマンスと東北(身体・霊性・巡礼)」(日本語) /小菅隼人

Call for Papers:

  • Beyond Contamination: Corporeality, Spirituality, and Pilgrimage in Northern Japan​

Conference dramaturgy / Katherine Mezur

Working Groups:

  • Corporeality, Performance, Pilgrimage, Place

Corporeality Working Group Reflections / Katherine Mezur

Papers:

  • Re-Vision: Waste and Memory in Post-War Japanese Visual Art / Gunhild Borggreen
  • Fluid Corporealities: Hijikata Tatsumi’s Bodies Trembling between States of Crisis / Katja Centonze
  • Hyperrealism and Everyday Performance: How is the text constituted in Everyday Theatre? / Raimondo Cortese
  • The gap between the <insider view> and <outsider view> on Fukushima as seen in the change of Festival/Tokyo’s lineup / Ken Hagiwara
  • The Hunter in Soto-no-Hama of the Noh ‘Utō’ and Performers / Rurihiko Hara
  • Môn Tohoku Môn Triad: ‘We are water carriers: committing our bodies to transformation in places of sacredness and contamination.’ / Ariana Jordão
  • Performing Recovery: Music Making and Disaster Relief in Post-Tsunami Japan / Nana Kaneko
  • VORAZ [Ravenous]: Reflections on Butoh Fu Notation from Mexican imagery in times of crisis and violence / Laboratorio Escénico Danza Teatro Ritual
  • Save your own skin: Performative Text / Tanja London
  • Body as a place of poetry: memory and imagination in Antonin Artaud / Samantha Marenzi
  • Transmission of Gestures in Dance: the Spectrum of Corporeality of Kazuo Ohno in « Ô sensei » by Catherine Diverrès / Mariko Miyagawa
  • Butō Workshop / Lori Ohtani
  • A Fly in the Light - The Corporeal Presence of the Organic and Inorganic Other / Krisztina Rosner
  • We’re Here Now: Site-specific theatre beyond place in Canadian Jewish Diaspora / Jenny Salisbury
  • Trauma and Survival in the Art of Yoshiko Shimada and Soni Kum / Eliza Tan
  • Hijikata Tatsumi—Artaud’s True Heir? Corporeality and Spirituality in Hijikata and Artaud / Tsu-ChungSu
  • The Singer of Tales as Itinerant Performer: the Michiyuki Trope / Alison Tokita
  • World Factory: Staging Migrant Labour on a Migrant Stage / WEI Zheyu

Preface

PSi Fluid States 2015 Tohoku, Japan was held in Aomori from 28 August to 1 September 2015. The title of the conference was: ’Beyond Contamination: Corporeality, Spirituality, and Pilgrimage in Northern Japan’. Excerpts from the Call for Papers (following) elaborate on the conferendce themes.

The conference was curated by Hayato Kosuge (Director), Katherine Mezur, Takashi Morishita, Peter Eckersall, and Yu Homma with help from Rina Otani and organisaitonal support from the Keio University Art Centre and the Aomori Museum of Art, where the conference took place. Keynote addresses where delivered by Professor Marilyn Ivy (Columbia University), Takashi Morishita (Keio University Art Centre) and Takahiro Okuwaki (Aomori Museum of Art).

The conference featured a mix of papels with 20-minute paper presenations, working groups and performances (see http://psi21.portfolio-butoh.jp). Four working groups were convened on the themes of: Corporeality (convenor Katherine Mezur), Performance (convenor Peter Eckersall), Pilgrimage (convenor Stephen Barber) and Place (convenor Yasushi Nagata). Included here is a selection of papers from the conference gathered as a select conference proceedings. They address the conference themes in a diversity of ways. They have all been reviewed by peers and are published here without further editing. Reports from working groups and documentation of the conference will also be available on the conference website.

We are grateful for support from the Keio University Art Centre and the Aomori Museum of Art. We thank our keynote presenters and all the participants for their contributions. We also owe a depth of gratitude to the officials and citizens of Aomori who were so welcoming. We deeply thank the many helpers, local artists, businesses and city officials.