PHILOSOPHER'S PHOTOS

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]