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Yasukichi MURAKAMI Through A Distant Lens

 

Arisa Yura in Yasukichi Murakami - Through a Distant Lens. Photo by Brett Boardman

Arisa Yura in Yasukichi Murakami – Through a Distant Lens. Photo by Brett Boardman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YASUKICHI MURAKAMI: THROUGH A DISTANT LENS

BY MAYU KANAMORI

10 – 21 FEBRUARY 2015 – SYDNEY, GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY

Mon – Fri 7pm
Sat 2pm and 7pm

Bookings & Tix http://www.griffintheatre.com.au/whats-on/yasukichi-murakami-through-a-distant-lens/

“We take so many photographs. How do we know which ones are important, which ones matter?”

Created and written by Mayu Kanamori

Directed by Malcolm Blaylock

Music and sound design by Terumi Narushima

Dramaturg Jane Bodie

Visual Design  Mic Gruchy

Lighting Design Luiz Pampolha

Dramturgic Consultant Yuji Sone

Performed by Arisa Yura & Kuni Hashimoto with Yumi Umiumare

Produced by Annette Shun Wah, Performance 4a

Japanese photographer, entrepreneur and inventor Yasukichi Murakami was the talk of the town in Broome and Darwin in the early 1900s, until the outbreak of the Second World War saw him and his family, like all Japanese in Australia, interned as enemy aliens. Murakami’s photographs were impounded and subsequently lost.

Using photographic projections, video, original music and soundscape, Japanese-Australian photographer and writer Mayu Kanamori goes in search of Murakami’s lost photographs. Uncovering a fascinating story of unlikely friendships, thwarted ambition and unrequited love,Yasukichi Murakami stirs our collective amnesia about the history of the Japanese in Australia.

Yasukichi Murakami is a meditation on love, truth and, in a digital age where cameras proliferate, the nature of photography.

A Performance 4a production, co-presented by Performance 4a and Griffin Theatre Company.

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Darwin Festival http://www.darwinfestival.org.au/show/yasukichi-murakami/more-info

19 August. 2014, 8:15pm

20 August, 2014, 6pm and 8:15pm (two shows)

Brown’s Mart Theatre

Shinju Matsuri  Festival, Broome http://www.shinjumatsuri.com.au/events/murakami-project

05 September 2014, 7:30pm

06 September 2014, 7:30pm

06 Septmember 2014 Artist Talk Time TBA

Oz Asia Festival http://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/ozasia-festival/shows/yasukichi-murakami-through-a-distant-lens/

09 September. 2014. 7:30pm followed by Artist Talk 8:45pm

10 September, 2014, 7:30pm

Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre

 

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Murakami is developed with the assistance of the Federal Government through its arts funding and advisory body, the Australia Council; Creative Ecologies Lab, Media, Music, Communications and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University; the Northern Territory Government; and Playwriting Australia.

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A huge thanks to Pozible supporters and generous donors for helping us get our new production to Darwin Festival .

Abraham Hammoud Jodie Bell Rainer Fors
Adam Wojcinski Joe Murakami Ren Yano
Akiko Tomizawa John Winter Richard Wang
Alexandra McCallum Josh Mu Richard Watts
Alison Cook Juanita Kwok Rod Freedman
Alissar Chidiac Julie Melbourne Ronald Dirkse
Amanda Macri Julie Muir Rosalind Richards
Amanda thompson Julie Murakami Rowena Ward
Ann MacArthur Jun Hamana Ryoko Freeman
Anna Yen Kabuki Shoroku & Sakuratei Japanese Restaurant S Hesse
Anne Norman Karin Matsuda Sachi Hirayama
Anthony Pelchen Kata Lance Sakiko Johnson
Asako Kobayashi Kathryn Hunyor Sally Lewry
Ayako Payako Tsunazawa Kathy Matsubara Sally Mizoshiri
Ben Hills Katy Fitzgerald Samantha Chester
Bob Lyness Kazuko Chalker Sampei Seko
Cat Elder Keiko Tamura Sandy Edwards
Cate Pearce Kerk Ross Sarah Griffin
Cherilyn Margetts Kevin Han Sarah yu
Chie Muraoka Language on the Move Sayako Nakagawa
Chiyoko Takeuchi lena Sayuri Hayashi
Chiz Annakin Lena Nahlous Sean Bacon
Christine Piper Linda Evans Setsuko Yanagisawa
Clare Grant Lisa Ko Kato Shane F
David Fujii Liz Pellinkhof Shimizu
Dean Chan Lorna Kaino Sophie Constable
Dean Kunihiro Lucas Ihlein Stuart Tanaka
Diana Nguyen Lynn Shimabukuro Blair Su Goldfish
Donna Chang Mai Nguyen-Long Suzie Nguyen
Elaine Chia Mako Takako Inoue
Elleni Chambiras Masayo Hasegawa Takashi Takiguchi
Ellie Tanaka Matthew Rooke Takenobu Hamaguchi
Emi Otsuji Maya Newell Tallace Bissett
Erica Mann Melissa Yoko Murakami Ted Ambery
Ernie Wakamatsu Mémé Thorne Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Etsuko Tomimura-Bossling Michael Cave Theo Baer
Fiona Winning Michael McCarville TK Mills
Gabrielle Chan Michael Turkic Tomoko Otsuka
Gail Bryant Miho Watanabe Tony Lewis
Gary Gene Fish Mika Nishimura Tseen Khoo
Geraldine Mitchell Mikkel Mynster Victoria Spence
Graham Hartley Mioko Tominaka Vienna Del Rosario Parreno
Grant Cleary Moni Lai Storz Viv Rosman
Gregory Fournier Mook Denton Willa Zheng
Hiromi Ashlin Murray Williams William Yang
Hitomi Kurosawa Mutsumi Tsuda Y Matsumoto
Hugh Cann Nicky Evans Yasushi Hirai
Ian Glass Noriko Ikaga Yike Gao
Ildiko Susany Noriko Shimada Yoshiaki & Seiko Matsunaga
Isobel Deane Norman Trott Yoshie mizuno
Jackie Woods Nozomi Wade Yujiro Shimogori
Jacky Okada Oliver Wenn Yuki Hokari Sim
Jen Kwok Paul & Jennifer Winch Yuko Yamamoto
Jenevieve Chang Pedro de Almeida Yumi Umiumare
Jennifer Wong Peter Alford Yuriko Nagata
Jim Kim Peter Fraser Yushiro Mizukoshi
Jimmy Dalton Peter R Phillips

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