Thursday, July 9, 8 p.m.
CINDY MOCHIZUKI with MAIKO BAE YAMAMOTO
STACEY HO with JULIA AOKI
Spatial Poetics is an evening of experimental performance pieces in which artists are invited to create new performance-based work together and encouraged to work beyond their usual disciplines.
This year, Spatial Poetics features Cindy Mochizuki and Maiko Bae Yamamoto, who will present In the Shadow of this Archive, an audiovisual performance that integrates philosophies and stylized movements of kendo to explore the story of Mochizuki’s uncle, a former kendo athlete who competed in the 1970 Osaka Expo as a Japanese Canadian.
Stacey Ho and Julia Aoki will present a performance inspired by sangaku, panels hung in Shinto and Buddhist temples across Japan to depict beautiful geometric math problems. Using this Edo-era folk math of Japan as the starting point, this work is a cross-cultural, quasi-fictional investigation of circles and triangles.
Spatial Poetics XIV, curated by Makiko Hara, takes place on Thursday, July 9. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Performance at 8:00 p.m. at Vancouver Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander Street.