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"Obake Yashiki" (Ghost House) exhibition
"Obake Yashiki" (Ghost House)
artwork by Priscilla Otani & Judy Shintani
sound installation by Amar Chaudhary
Exhibition Reception: Saturday, September 22nd, 6-9PM
Butoh Performance: Saturday, October 13th 1:30-2PM
Exhibition: September 9th – October 13th
in the Project Gallery at Arc
An atmospheric space in-between worlds is glimpsed in this installation. Fragments of sound from crickets, chanting monks and Japanese instruments envelope Japanese lanterns, womanly silhouettes and floating deteriorating kimonos. Obake Yashiki or Ghost House, is a dwelling place of spirits that continue to haunt us. They cannot find their peaceful resting place due to tragic occurrences during their lifetimes. The exhibition calls attention to women around the world whose lives have been taken due to earthly disasters and violent human interaction. We honor the spirits who are trapped between life and death in hopes they may find peace and resolution.
Amar Chaudhary is a composer and performer specializing in contemporary and electronic music, a visual artist, and a developer of advanced software for creativity. His work combines custom electronics. computers and mobile devices with acoustic and folk instruments to produce unique combinations of timbre and narrative. Priscilla Otani is a San Francisco-based artist working in mixed media. Social issues, particularly those that affect youth, class and women are recurring themes. Judy Shintani is a narrator of culture. The unspoken compels her to create. She works with found objects, cultural artifacts, organic material, and video to form installations and assemblages.
Butoh Performance by Hiroko Tamano with Earth Child - October 13th 1:30-2PM
- Inspired by the "Obake Yashiki" (Ghost House) exhibition / $5-10 suggested donation
Hiroko Tamano, world-famous dancer in the avant-garde form called Butoh, will perform with Earth Child, a group trained at her Berkeley school. Butoh, originated in Japan and is a contemporary performing art, rooted in deep ancient wisdom through the body. Her partner, Koichi Tamano, introduced Butoh to the US in 1976, with a performance at SFMOMA.
Contact Judy Shintani for more info, firstname.lastname@example.org