PHILOSOPHER'S PHOTOS

Jetty to Jetty – Stories of Broome

The Jetty to Jetty Trail is Yawuru’s heritage walk along the foreshore of Roebuck Bay. The app is an audio companion to the trail, including over 90 minutes of stories and music. Nyamba Buru Yawuru with partners UDLA and Shire of Broome Sarah Yu, Bart Pigram, Mayu Kanamori, Vanessa Margetts, Jeremy Macmath, 28 Elders and story-tellers.

i just can’t say that word

i just can’t say that word is a collaborative multi arts project between Mayu Kanamori and Vic McEwan in response to Mayu’s diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Mayu and Vic have created many artistic projects over the years so when Mayu was considering ways in which to focus on the “present” in order to assist her journey, she thought the thing to do would be to ask Vic to work with her, to see what they uncovered.  Could they make art during this time? Art that is beautiful? Art that is harrowing? Art that is vulnerable and strong? They are working towards an artistic outcome that will exist as […]

Yasukichi Murakami – Through a Distant Lens

“We take so many photographs. How do we know which ones are important, which ones matter?” 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, soundscape, and dramatic action, 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 […]

Born in the Year of the Horse

In collaboration with Maylei Hunt, Yoshiko Ito, Jayanto Damanik, Yiwon Park and Miranda Zhao, Mayu Kanamori’s video installation for 2014 City of Sydney Chinese New Year, Crossing Boundaries: A Celebration of Contemporary Asian Australian Art is an investigation into human stereotypes, which can often be negative, leading to racism or often positive, self-reinforcing and preventing deeper understanding of humanity.     To be born in a particular year is said to carry certain personality traits such as being born in the year of the horse. This works examines these stereotypes we attribute to the conditions we are born in, and as a result, pose questions and challenge our preconceived notions about […]