A : Post Future Perfect

 

A Science Fiction Puppetry focusing on the parallel mechanism between ventriloquism and (loud)speakers

 

February 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM | blanClass (4-12-16 Minami-ota, Minami-ku, Yokohama 232-0006)

Presented as part of the Tokyo Performance Art Meeting festival

Past Future Perfect (2018)

 

Conceived and developed by You Nakai & Kay Festa

in collaboration with Zen-Go (Megumi Kamimura & Shinichi Takashima)

+ special help from Noriko Koshida, Pika (Afrirampo, etc), and Yoshihito Mizuuchi

 

PAST FUTURE PERFECT would have been the title of a month-long project in three parts

that NO COLLECTIVE  with the Tokyo-based performance duo ZEN-GO [Before & After],

in addition to the discussions held before and the documentation assembled afterwards.

Our wish would have been to develop ways of re-calling a future imagined in a past

which would have never become a part of the shared present.

B : Past Future Perfect

 

A two-week residency exploring the peculiar temporality of proposals

(those leading to residencies as well as those leading to marriages)

 

February 19-March 4, 2018 | Kinosaki International Art Center (1062 Yushima Kinosaki-cho Toyooka-shi Hyogo 669-6101)

 

PAST FUTURE PERFECT would have regarded people’s habits

(or "Kuse" in Japanese, a word that encompasses everything from verbal tics, propensity for lying,

proneness to being lazy, sexual proclivities, to messy bedheads)

as primordial archi-choreographies,

a particular bias of the mind or body that registers a particular contact with the world.

Working under the hypothesis that one always "proposes" oneself to others through unconscious display of habits,

the project would have explored the use, misuse, and abuse of such personal yet contingent proposals

along with the strange temporalities embedded therein.

 

[ WORKSHOP ]

Archi-Choreographies: Locating/Dislocating Habits

 

Four workshops organized during our residency for locating and dislocating habits (the archi-choreographies of self)

 through externalization and dissemination: by making them explicit and spreading them to others.

Contrary to ordinary dance workshops, the aim of this workshop was neither to develop nor to learn new movement,

but to stop the dance one is already dancing without knowing so.

C : Pest Future Perfect

 

A Science Fiction Puppetry focusing on the parallel mechanism between ventriloquism and (loud)speakers (yet again)

 

[March 6, 2018 | Mrs.triangle (4-1 Kamiji, Higashinari-ku, Osaka, 537-0003)

Curated by Yoshihito Mizuuchi & Pika (Afrirampo, etc)

Shanghai, San Diego, Tokyo, and Kinosaki, June 2016-March 2018