PHILOSOPHER'S PHOTOS

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 […]

Relational flow

The relational flow meditation consisted of relaxing our bodies and minds, then gazing into each other’s eyes, then holding the intent to connect deeply with each other whilst staying present in awareness of our bodies.

YASUKICHI MURAKAMI – THROUGH A DISTANT LENS

This is a forgotten story of the Japanese in Australia.
Inspired by the true story of Yasukichi Murakami, a Japanese-Australian photographer, entrepreneur and inventor who was a remarkable character in northern Australia in the early 1900s, this multi-disciplinary work is a contemporary framing of Murakami’s life through the lens of modern day Japanese-Australian theatre maker Mayu Kanamori.

AWASE MISO @Canowindra

PRESENTED BY ROSNAY ORGANIC  AWASE MISO is an improvisational cooking performance with music, movement and story telling of miso soup. Miso is a seasoning made of fermented soybeans. Awase is to combine and mix. By sharing the ritual of cooking miso soup, a deeply rooted and emotional tradition often passed on from mothers to daughters in Japan, the artists and audience explore synthesis of memories of family and love through preparation of soup, songs and rhymes of giving and nourishing. ARTISTS: Terumi Narushima, Arisa Yura, Alex Salter and Mayu Kanamori DATE & TIME: 10 Oct (Sat) 6:30pm – 8:00pm VENUE: All Saints’ Anglican Church, Belmore St, Canowindra TICKETS @DOOR: $25 General Admission; $15 […]

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 […]