PHILOSOPHER'S PHOTOS

Blurring Boundaries

Blurring Boundaries – the role of the artist in social history, responsibility and ethical choices A public lecture by Mayu Kanamori, 2015 IAS Artist-in-Residence Date: 29 September 2015 Time: 6pm Venue:  Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building UWA Parking: P3, off Hackett Entrance 1 Cost: Free, but RSVP essential. RSVP: http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/kanamori     Mayu Kanamori’s most recent work Yasukichi Murakami: Through a Distant Lens is a theatre work about the life of historical photographer Yasukichi Murakami and the modern day search of his missing photographs. Murakami arrived in Western Australia in 1897 from Japan and lived in Broome as an inventor, entrepreneur and photographer. The day after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour, like […]

Soul Sounds

Soul Sounds: Working with communities to find their voice to reach, inform and touch A Masterclass with Sarah Yu and Mayu Kanamori, 2015 IAS Artists-in-Residence Date: 29 September Time: 10am – Noon Venue: Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA Cost: Free, but RSVP essential by 22 September. Registrations: http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/masterclass/soulsounds   Sound is a very intimate medium. When we close our eyes and listen deeply to someone, we can begin to open our heart so that the stories we hear seep into our souls, beyond just their words. Sarah Yu and Mayu Kanamori’s audio work bring together multiple voices to tell stories of people and communities. They use interviews and oral histories to inform tourists, […]

Carnival of Bold – Artists for social change

Six artists lead the ranks on the quest for social change with works highlighting cultural awareness, indigenous rights, sexuality, gender equality, diversity, feminism, youth and marginalised communities. Carnival of the Bold presents a lineup that will captivate, challenge and inspire you. Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney Saturday, 6th June 2015 3pm – 5pm More info: http://www.vividsydney.com/speaker/mayu-kanamori Tix: http://coalitionofmischief.com/carnivalofthebold/tickets/ Mayu Kanamori: Japanese-Australian Storyteller Candy Bowers: Hip Hop Artist / Writer Luka Lesson: Spoken Word Artist Rani Pramesti: Indonesian-Australian Performance Maker Fadia Abboud: Arab-Australian Filmmaker Poetribe (Yilinhi – Lorna Munro): Indigenous Spoken Word Performer Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers: Performer

AWASE MISO: SOUND BITES #20

Terumi Narushima and Mayu Kanamori is AWASE MISO – an improvisational performance collaboration with Ash Baker (deep industrial sound waves), WeiZen Ho (sound-body-objects), Linda Luke (dance), Zeb Olsen (electric guitar), Alan Schacher (body, props) and Gary Warner (harmonograph) as part of SOUND BITES #20, “SOUND BITES BODY 2” curated by WeiZen Ho. “…in the mix – multimedia artist turned instrument-maker, dancers, sound-makers, performance artist, and ex-punk rocker, a photographer/story-teller and a composer/sound designer. ” Sat 2 May, 2015 5-7pm WEST Project Space 38 Railway Parade, Hazelbrook

Yasukichi MURAKAMI Through A Distant Lens

                        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 […]