Performance 4a and Griffin Theatre Company present
Through a Distant Lens
We take so many photographs. How do we know which ones are important, which ones matter?
After a sell out season at Darwin Festival and rave reviews at Shinju Matsuri Festival Broome, and OzAsia Festival at the Adelaide Festival Centre, Mayu Kanamori's multilayered work, Yasukichi Murakami - Through a Distant Lens plays at Sydney's SBW Stables Theatre as a special event in Griffin Theatre Company's 2015 program.
Kanamori goes in search of the missing photographs of Yasukichi Murakami - a Japanese-Australian photographer, entrepreneur and inventor, who lived in northern Australia from 1897 until his internment in 1941 - in order to tell the largely forgotten story of the early Japanese in Australia. Utilising photographic and video projections, sound design, live music and actors, photographs come to life in a conversation between a photographer from the past and one from the present.
10 - 21 FEBRUARY 2015
Mon - Fri 7pm
Sat 2pm and 7pm
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Written by Mayu Kanamori
Directed by Malcolm Blaylock
Music/Sound Design Terumi Narushima
Dramaturg Jane Bodie
Visual Design Mic Gruchy
Lighting Design Luiz Pampolha
Performed by Arisa Yura & Kuni Hashimoto
with Yumi Umiumare
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Developed with the assistance of the Federal Government
through its arts funding and advisory body, the Australia Council;
Creative Ecologies Lab, Media, Music, Communications and Cultural
Studies, Macquarie University; the Northern Territory Government; the
Japan Foundation and Playwriting Australia.
IMAGE: BRETT BOARDMAN