Episōdo: Beyond the ExhibitionMomentary inhabitations of time

Episōdo 00

Sharing Our Sources

Photo: KATO Hajime

Yokohama Triennale 2020 “Episōdo 00 Sharing Our Sources”
Event Dates: November 30, 2019
Venue: PLOT 48

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


▷Download the Sourcebook as a digital book here.

This event was held in three parts over four hours and incorporated lectures, performance, readings and more. Scroll down to watch videos of each part.


■Part 1 (14:00-15:45)

I’m still alive (performance) by SHINTAKU Kanako (7 min)


Awe / If (performance) by 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” by Raqs Media Collective (20 min)

※The video is a two-part set with [Part 2] “Sharing Our Concept for Yokohama Triennale 2020”. Ends at 7:11.


Reading of Tom Gill’s 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)


Lecture “Chairs Outside of Human Consciousness” by Ivana FRANKE (25 min)


Lecture Performance “Speech act for a screening” by Lantian XIE & Monica NARULA (Raqs Media Collective) (20 min)


■PART 2 (16:0017:00)

Lecture “Sharing Our Concept for Yokohama Triennale 2020” by Raqs Media Collective

※The video is a two-part set with [Part 1] Opening Speech "Sharing Our Sources". Please start from 7:11.


PART 3 (17:1518:00) 

Présage (performance) by Hicham BERRADA                 

Music: KOMATSU Kazumichi (Video time 48min)