Planning and production of a theatrical exhibition and performance at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

“Eraser Forest” by chelfitsch

  • CATEGORY
  • type of event|Performances
  • type of precog business|Production of events & performances, Publicity & PR
  • field of expression|Video, Theater, Art
  • year of holding|2020

Outline of projects

Apprehending “environment” through a new relationship between people and objects What is the theatre that is not directed to the audience?

Is it possible to create theater not only for the people watching at one moment in time? Can we use theater to present a world in which people and objects are completely equal, rather than trapped in their usual subservient relationship?

Devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, the city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture is now undergoing immense reconstruction to elevate the area as a countermeasure against future tsunami waves and restore the lifestyles that the residents lost. However, the use of local rocks to raise the land more than ten meters (33 feet) higher than it was before has led to severe damage on surrounding mountains.

Visiting the area in 2017 and witnessing the landscape that had been so rapidly and artificially changed, Toshiki Okada started to conceive a new work in which he would raise doubts about the so-called criteria or measures that humans use. As his collaborator, Okada welcomes Teppei Kaneuji, the artist who has expanded the possibilities of his practice by voraciously incorporating theatrical perspectives into his main methodology of collage. The resulting work also integrates the “EIZO Theater” that chelfitsch has developed since last year, attempting to take yet another approach to language and the body of the actors. What is the landscape that emerges when we deviate from anthropocentrism?

Date: 7th Feb – 16th Feb, 2020
Venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Official Website: https://chelfitsch.net/en/works/eraser-forest/

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Playwright/Director: Toshiki Okada
Scenography: Teppei Kaneuji
Cast: Izumi Aoyagi, Mari Ando, Yuri Itabashi, Takuya Harada, Makoto Yazawa, Leon Kou
Yonekawa
Costume: Kyoko Fujitani (FAIFAI)
Lighting Director: Masayoshi Takada (RYU)
Sound Planner: Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG)
Video Director: Shimpei Yamada
Technical Director: Koro Suzuki
Stage Manager: Daijiro Kawakami, Chikage Yuyama
Assistant Director: Nagara Wada
Executive Producer: Akane Nakamura
Producer: Tamiko Ouki (precog)
Associate Producer: Miyuki Tanaka
Production Assistant: Nanami Endo
Publicity Design: Lemonlife
Publicity Photography: Yuki Moriya
Graphic: Teppei Kaneuji

Chief Curator: Hiromi Kurosawa (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Curator: Koichi Nakata (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Assistant Curator: Ayumi Ikeda (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Installation Coordinator: Kenzo Kodama (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Coordinators: Mari Itabashi, Noriko Horie
Public Relations: Hiroaki Ochiai, Satoko Ishikawa (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Documentary Photography: Keizo Kioku
Documentary Movie: Can Tamura
Trailer: Kei Uchida

Planning and Production Management by precog co., LTD.
Director: Akane Nakamura
Senior Producer: Kumi Hiraoka
Chief Administrator: Yuka Morita
Tour Manager: Megumi Mizuno
International Sales Manager: Takafumi Sakiyama
Education Coordinator: Yuika Kurita

Presented by 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Supported by The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan through the Japan Arts
Council
Production: chelfitsch
Co-produced by
[Eraser Mountain] Kyoto Experiment, Wiener Festwochen, Festival d’Automne à Paris,
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt
[Eraser Forest] 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Planning and Production Management by precog co., LTD.
In co-operation with: CONNELING STUDY/YAMABUKI FACTORY, Steep Slope Studio, Kyoto City University of Arts
Kyoto Art Center Artists-in-Studios program

This project consists of two versions, Eraser Mountain (premiere: October 2019 / Kyoto Experiment) and Eraser Forest (premiere: February 2020 / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa).