Facing the Earth. Facing Information. Facing our lives.~ From August 25 – December 12, 2017 (110 days) Sarah Demoen & Julieta Aguinaco (both DAI, 2015) share a residency at Arcus Studio in Japan.

23.08.17 | tag: Moriya, Ibaraki

Facing the Earth. Facing Information. Facing our lives.

"How can we represent a place, specifically the Tone River, without colonising it? is the central question to our research into the Tone River as an element of the larger Moriya area. ‘Why the Tone River?’ one person may ask. ‘Don’t you have your own rivers back home that are as boring or spectacular as the Tone River?’ This question is fair. The impetus of this project is not necessarily our interest in the river. In a way, we employed the Tone River as a lever to discuss the issues of a visitor going to a place where he/she is not from, and consequently trying to represent that place.

The lecture-performance uses material gathered about the Tone River from a scientific, a social and a personal perspective, questioning whether representation without colonization is possible when it becomes part of a larger process of collecting. This process is endless, hence, we want the amount of voices and interpretations to continue to grow during the Open Studios. After the performance, there will be an opportunity for the visitors to share their comments, critique, knowledge and ideas about the Tone River. These remarks will be incorporated into the performance for the next day."

2418 Itatoi, Moriya, Ibaraki 302-0101 Japan

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