【Lecture Performance / Participatory Event】 Endoji Cricket Club
Photo: Kenji Morita
As a response to the Triennale's theme, "Taming Y/Our Passion," the duo directs their attention to the people who have changed their name and reassigned their gender. Our names carry two kinds of jō (情), the Japanese for emotion, information, or compassion: emotions of love and hope from our parents and information regarding our gender. As part of their work, the duo will have a dialogue with individuals who have actively chosen to rewrite these two kinds of jō (emotion and information), and, with them, proceed to carry out the act of repeatedly shouting their new names until they start to lose their voice. Presented in the form of a video installation, this ritualistic act reveals a desperate yearning, one that is sure to speak strongly to the emotions of those who see and hear the work.
For the Extension Project, Kyun-Chome will organize a participatory event in which visitors can temporarily join a cricket team including many foreigners residing in Japan. Cricket boasts a total of 100 million players worldwide, and in Aichi Prefecture it happens to be particularly popular as a social sport among the foreign population. Through a game of cricket, which includes intervals for a lecture performance by Kyun-Chome, as well as tea time, participants will experience the invisible realities of Aichi, from changing one's name when naturalizing, to the used-car industry and religion.
In the Extension project, Kyun-Chome will expand further on the themes treated in their new film work on show in the main exhibition. Addressing the host of emotions experienced individually and socially, the pair will explore and share with the audience methods of "rewriting" for one's own benefit.
Projects including lecture-style performances by artists participating in the international contemporary art exhibition, group appreciation of work, and the provision of venues for discussion.
- Formed 2011 in Tokyo, Japan
- Based in Tokyo, Japan
Kyun-Chome is an artist unit comprised of the female-male duo Eri Homma and Nabuchi. Acting on their keen senses and curiosity, they conduct mid- to long-term residencies in various locations both at home and abroad, performing repeated research, interviews, video creations, and a series of "acts" in order to dig deep into the core of the reality of a particular place. They have created work, mainly in the form of video installation, in socially divided areas such as Fukushima Prefecture, Ishinomaki City, and Okinawa Prefecture, as well as in Hong Kong and Berlin. Kyun-Chome investigates the object of modern faith, which people seek out despite its transgressions of science and logical reasoning. Realized by way of unveiling this faith's underling emotions and truth, their body of work blurs the boundaries between perpetrator and victim, parties involved and disinterested, and good and evil, poetically and humorously sublimating them.
Selected Works & Awards
|2018||Gangwon International Biennale 2018: The Dictionary of Evil, Gangwon, South Korea|
|2017||Reborn-Art Festival 2017, Miyagi, Japan|
|2016||Hi in the darkness (solo), Komagome Soko, Tokyo, Japan|
|Dates||Sat, Oct 5, 13:00|
|Note||No children under school age are permitted.|
Nagono Campus Gymnasium
・7 minutes on foot from Kokusai Center Station on the Sakura-dori Subway Line.
・6 minutes on foot from Nagoya Station.