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BRING YOUR GAME Hip Hop Summit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 26, 2011 by secretnaomi

BRING YOUR GAME Hip Hop Summit / Shigeyuki Kihara from Shigeyuki Kihara on Vimeo.

Edge of Elsewhere 2011

Posted in Events with tags , , , on January 5, 2011 by secretnaomi

Bring Your Game

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by secretnaomi

BRING YOUR GAME Hip Hop Summit curated by artist Shigeyuki Kihara featuring international hip hop artists King Kapisi and Teremoana Rapley at Campbelltown Arts Centre, 13 January 2011.

BRING YOUR GAME Hip Hop Summit is an interdisciplinary project conceived and curated by artist and independent curator Shigeyuki Kihara which explores audience participation through public discussions, live music performance, mentoring and workshops and video documentation.

BRING YOUR GAME Hip Hop Summit also includes workshops personally led by international hip hop artist King Kapisi and Teremoana Rapley to eventuate into a live ‘n’ direct concert to officially launch the Edge of Elsewhere exhibition held at Campbelltown Arts Centre on 14 January 2011 as part of Sydney Festival.

The documentation of BRING YOUR GAME through video installations will be presented as part of the Edge of Elsewhere exhibition. The documentation will focus on the highlights of the workshops and live ‘n’ direct performance together with interviews from the participants.

BRING YOUR GAME Hip Hop Summit is part of a major 3 year project entitled Edge of Elsewhere commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for Sydney Festival 2010, 2011 and 2012. BRING YOUR GAME Hip Hop Summit is my second project (third and final project in 2012) for Edge of Elsewhere.

Participating artists in Edge of Elsewhere include:
Kimsooja (Korea)
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Korea)
Brook Andrew (Australia)
Richard Bell (Australia)
Dacchi Dang (Australia)
Newell Harry (Australia)
Khaled Sabsabi (Australia)
Wang Jianwei (China)
Arahmaiani (Indonesia)
Michael Tuffery, (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Lisa Reihana (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Shigeyuki Kihara (Samoa/Aotearoa New Zealand)

For more information please visit:
http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2011/Visual-Arts/Edge-of-Elsewhere-Campbelltown/

Or keep updated with the progress by visiting:
http://www.facebook.com/BringYourGameHipHopSummit

See the flyer below for more information!

Bring Your Game Hip Hop Summit Jan 2011

Edge of Elsewhere at Sydney Festival January 2011

Posted in Events with tags , , , on November 26, 2010 by secretnaomi

‘Edge of Elsewhere’ at Sydney Festival January 2011

Presented by Campbelltown Arts Centre, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Sydney Festival held between 15 January to 15 March 2011.

Now in its second year, Edge of Elsewhere continues to showcase contemporary artists from across the Asia-Pacific with works commissioned through ongoing community engagement. With a bold commitment to artistic collaboration, Edge of Elsewhere engages Sydney’s diverse communities to tell suburban stories and examine contemporary ideas.

Artists include:
Brook Andrew (Australia)
Arahmaiani (Indonesia)
Richard Bell (Australia)
Michael Tuffery (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Dacchi Dang (Australia)
Newell Harry (Australia)
Shigeyuki Kihara (Samoa/Aotearoa New Zealand)
Kimsooja (Korea)
Lisa Reihana (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Khaled Sabsabi (Australia)
Wang Jianwei (China)
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Korea)

For more information please visit the Sydney Festival website.

Culture Court

Posted in Events with tags , , , on September 20, 2010 by secretnaomi

Culture Court – A Performance Art Project at National Gallery of Victoria International, Australia

Artist: Shigeyuki Kihara

Title of performance: Culture Court

Performance duration: 60 min

Medium: Live performance featuring musical instruments and dance

Culture Court is a new performance art project I staged most recently at the 17th & 18th Century Gallery of the National Gallery of Victoria International (NGV International) based in Melbourne, Australia, and held during my residency with Multicultural Arts Victoria. The Culture Court performance alludes to a ‘human jukebox’ examining the relationship between art, performance and capitalism and the extent to which society ‘values’ culture.

The Culture Court Melbourne performance featured cultural performers from Indonesia, Kiribati Islands, Australia and South Sudan where the performers are specifically instructed to perform briefly and only when money is placed inside the bowl located in front of each performer. At all other times, the performer stands in silence inside the gallery space. At first, the audience enjoys the lively performance(s) by performers of their choice. It is during the performer’s silence that the audience begins to question their own actions as to whether they are contributing to the exploitation of the performer through the measure of their financial contribution. The Culture Court performance shifts the focus from the cultural performers to the audience where the act of placing money in the performer’s bowl becomes a spectacle on its own.

The cultural performers also appear to be busking – a practice associated with ‘low culture’ performance on the street (which also happens to be an active scene in Melbourne), while in Culture Court they are performing in an arts institution known as ‘high culture’, where through the deliberate ‘collapse’ of the social hierarchy exposes a myriad of discussions surrounding the commodification of ‘culture’.

To view documentary stills from the Culture Court performance held at National Gallery of Victoria International, please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=183097&id=566319206&l=9adebd32e8

I am open to discussion regarding the re-staging of Culture Court internationally, and seeking expressions of interest from those who are keen to partner in staging this dynamic, contemporary art project that strongly favours community participation and audience engagement.

If you would like to discuss the Culture Court performance (or any other performance for that matter) please contact me directly on email: duskygeisha@yahoo.co.nz

Culture Court comes to NGV

Posted in Events with tags , , on May 18, 2010 by secretnaomi

Culture Court flyer

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI at Emerge Festival!

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on May 5, 2010 by secretnaomi
Talanoa flyer May 2010

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI flyer

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