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.

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.

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, […]

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 […]