ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH DARWIN FESTIVAL PRESENT

Yasukichi MURAKAMI


Through A Distant Lens

 

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 What begins as a search for the past becomes a quest for immortality.

Japanese born Yasukichi Murakami arrived in Australia in 1897 and became a photographer, entrepreneur and inventor in Broome then Darwin.  In 1941 he and his family were arrested as enemy aliens.  Their belongings were impounded, and his photographs were lost.  Murakami died in internment. 

Contemporary photographer and performance maker Mayu Kanamori tells the story of her search for Murakami's photographs in a new work combining photographic projections, video, narration, music and performance.  If photographs are moments frozen in time, then Murakami, the performance, unlocks those moments with the warmth of memory, family, humour and truth.

Watch the new TRAILER .

 

Darwin Festival

Aug 19 - 8.15pm

Aug 20 - 6.00pm & 8.15pm

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OzAsia Festival

Sep 9 - 7.30pm followed by Artist Talk

Sep 10 - 7.30pm

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Written by Mayu Kanamori
Directed by Malcolm Blaylock
Music by Terumi Narushima
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Visual Design  Mic Gruchy
Lighting Design Luiz Pampolha

Performed by Arisa Yura & Kuni Hashimoto
with Yumi Umiumare 

 

Murakami is 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.

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IMAGE: Arisa Yura as "Mayu" photo by Miho Watanabe

 

A huge thanks to our Pozible supporters and generous donors for helping us get our new production to Darwin Festival

Please tell your Top End friends about the show, and let them know that BOOKINGS are now open!

 

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Akiko TomizawaJohn WinterRichard Wang
Alexandra McCallumJosh MuRichard Watts
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Donna ChangMai Nguyen-LongSuzie Nguyen
Elaine ChiaMakoTakako Inoue
Elleni ChambirasMasayo HasegawaTakashi Takiguchi
Ellie TanakaMatthew RookeTakenobu Hamaguchi
Emi OtsujiMaya NewellTallace Bissett
Erica MannMelissa Yoko MurakamiTed Ambery
Ernie WakamatsuMémé ThorneTessa Morris-Suzuki
Etsuko Tomimura-BosslingMichael CaveTheo Baer
Fiona WinningMichael McCarvilleTK Mills
Gabrielle ChanMichael TurkicTomoko Otsuka
Gail BryantMiho WatanabeTony Lewis
Gary Gene FishMika NishimuraTseen Khoo
Geraldine MitchellMikkel MynsterVictoria Spence
Graham HartleyMioko TominakaVienna Del Rosario Parreno
Grant ClearyMoni Lai StorzViv Rosman
Gregory FournierMook DentonWilla Zheng
Hiromi AshlinMurray WilliamsWilliam Yang
Hitomi KurosawaMutsumi TsudaY Matsumoto
Hugh CannNicky EvansYasushi Hirai
Ian GlassNoriko IkagaYike Gao
Ildiko SusanyNoriko ShimadaYoshiaki & Seiko Matsunaga
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Jackie WoodsNozomi WadeYujiro Shimogori
Jacky OkadaOliver WennYuki Hokari Sim
Jen KwokPaul & Jennifer WinchYuko Yamamoto
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