Raqs Media Collective’s curatorial practice starts, not with a “theme,” but with “sources.” Sources are a set of words, records, and experiences of individuals of different cultural and historical backgrounds, and shared and reverberated through conversations with artists and collaborators.
In addition to the exhibition, opening in July 2020, Yokohama Triennale 2020 presents the “Episōdo,” or a series of events that starts prior to the exhibition that to illuminate moments of deliberation. In the first event “Episōdo 00,” Raqs shares the sources of Yokohama Triennale 2020 and their visions with the audience.
Artistic Director: Raqs Media Collective
【Part 1】 14:00－15:45
Performance “I’m still alive” SHINTAKU Kanako
*The performance started with the artist’s entry at 13:40 and continued until 18:00.
Performance “Awe / If” TAMURA Yuichiro (20 min)
Performers: SHINTAKU Ippei (DODODO-MORI), SHOJI Yasushi, IKEGAMI TAKKUN (OrganWorks) / Video: YAMAUSHI Shota / Sound: ARAKI Masumitsu / Consume styling: PUGMENT / Translation: OKUMURA Yuki / Support: Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts
Opening Speech “Sharing Our Sources” Raqs Media Collective (20 min)
Reading: Tom Gill, Mainichi Ahōdansu: Kotobuki-chō no Hiyatoi Tetsugakusha Nishikawa Kimitsu no Sekai (Yokohama Street Life: The Precarious Career of a Japanese Day Laborer) * (20 min）
Reader: NISHIOKA Ai (Reporter, Japan Broadcasting Corporation [NHK] Yokohama Station) (20 min)
Lecture “Chairs Outside of Human Consciousness” Ivana FRANKE (25 min)
Lecture Performance “Speech act for a screening” Lantian XIE & Monica NARULA (Raqs Media Collective) (20 min)
【PART 2】 16:00－17:00
Lecture “Sharing Our Concept for Yokohama Triennale 2020” Raqs Media Collective
【PART 3】 17:15－18:00
Performance “Présage” Hicham BERRADA
Music: KOMATSU Kazumichi, Music support: ARAI Yusaku
Tom Gill, Mainichi Ahōdansu: Kotobuki-chō no Hiyatoi Tetsugakusha Nishikawa Kimitsu no Sekai (Everyday Affordance: The World of Kimitsu Nishikawa, the Day Labouring Philosopher of Kotobuki-cho) (Kyōtotto Press, 2013).
English text extracted from the following:
Tom Gill, Yokohama Street Life: The Precarious Career of a Japanese Day Laborer [Asia World Series of Publications] (Lexington Books, 2015).