Mondays: Radical Distances: Fukushima and Okinawa
"Mondays" is a series of events that aims to casually discuss topics related to contemporary art. On this occasion, Jason Waite, David Slater, Haruka Danzuka and Haruka Iharada will discuss their projects related to sites of social unrest in Fukushima or Okinawa and how can displacement produce new tools for different ways of being together.
19:30-22:00, Monday, 2 November, 2015
Creative Hub131 3F, 13-1 Odenmacho, Nihonbashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0011, Japan [map]
Presenter: Jason Waite (curator), David Slater (Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Sophia University) , Haruka Danzuka (Tokyo University) , Satsuki Uno (Tokyo University) and Haruka Iharada (Research Associate in Tokyo University of the Arts)
Moderator: Yoi Kawakubo (artist)
Support by Art Autonomy Network[AAN]
Jason Waite is an independent curator focused on forms of practice toward forming agency across diverse fields such as art, society, politics and critical theory. He co-curated Don't Follow the Wind (www.dontfollowthewind.info) inside the Fukushima radioactive zone, The Real Thing?, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and White Paper: The Law by Adelita Husni-Bey at Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht (www.useofspaceconvention.org) where he was recently curator. He holds an M.A. in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths College, London and was a Helen Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York.
David H. Slater is a professor of cultural anthropology and director of the institute of comparative culture at Sophia University in Tokyo. He has run the Voices from Tohoku Project (tohokukaranokoe.org) since 2011, the largest video oral narrative archive of 3.11 in the world with more than 500 hours of footage; and it now working on Voices of Protest Japan (voicesofprotestjapan.org).
Satsuki Uno is a student in the ITASIA program at Tokyo University's Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information. She works on youth, labor and digitality in the urban spaces of recessionary japan, and is now looking at the use of digital media in activist cultures.
Haruka Danzuka is a student at Tokyo University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on the use of trauma narrative in both state apparatus and local activists groups, as well as by "regular" mothers and women in their attempt to orient themselves in post-3.11 Japan. http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2015/09/08/activist-mothers-and-radical-women/
Haruka Iharada is a Research Associate in the Tokyo University of the Arts. Born in 1991 at Okinawa, Japan. Her areas of interest include the relationship between arts / alternative culture and the social movement. She has been organize projects such as exhibition, screening, symposium including her research interest at the Asia and Okinawa where her hometown. Her recent works is Yorimichi caravan Project (http://yorimichicaravan.com/) which is a screening tour and film making project thorough 7 cities in the Asia. And the another is Re:henoko (http://rehenoko.tumblr.com/) is a social action project about an Okinawa's issue.
Yoi Kawakubo is an artist based in Tokyo. Born in Toledo, Spain. At the age of 18 moved to Japan and Graduated from the University of Tsukuba BA in human sciences. After working in the finance industry in Tokyo for 3 years, began creating artworks. He has produced works regarding the universality of the landscape, the metaphysicality of the photographic act and installation and sound works dealing with chance and meta-cognition as the subject or media. Since 2012 he has also carried out activities related to nuclear issues and Tsunami affected areas of the Japanese Northeast.