Episōdoa momentary inhabitation of time

Episōdo X

A pandemic has turned the wheels of perception. Priorities and primacies are blurred, upended, dizzy. Hierarchies of experience, zones of separation, are confronted with interlacing, scrambled realities. Events and occurrences dissipate, spiral. The conditions of proximity and distance are reversed. It is like being thrown into a ‘cold opening’ — a device in TV drama that plunges the viewer into the middle of the ‘action’ even before the title sequence and opening credits.


Episōdo X is a digital ignition, to help land feet first into this ‘cold opening’, to co-produce an accretive temporal experience that acts as an additional tributary of acts, of views, of assemblies, of hangouts, notes of/from other spaces, of roaming, of contaminatory intents, of soliloquies, of conversations, of responses and of gatherings with a blue carpet. As artist Lantian Xie dreams, ‘…to inaugurate kilometers and kilometers of walks of combinatory plays, more kilometers than the building can hold so that it overflows with the vitality of our assemblies.’


The Episōdo X timeline will start from July 3rd. It will keep accreting impulses until we are all exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. That time may never come, and Episōdo X may just become a way of living.


Raqs Media Collective

  • Building Kinetic Spinner Forest by Nick Cave

    ©Nick Cave

    September 2, 2020

  • Yokohama Triennale 2020, let the movements commence

    July 17, 2020

  • IWAI Masaru
    Play with graphite in Yokohama (for Episodo)

    ©︎Masaru IWAI, Courtesy of Takuro Someya Contemporary Art

    July 16, 2020

    1,2,3 Soleil! (2020)

    Chalk balls thrown by Natsuko Kurashige, Haruka Shibata (the Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale)

    July 15, 2020

    Quantitative Infinity of the Objective

    First rehearsal led by performers: Numata Sae, Sakuma Karin(all from Mizutori Sports Club), Fujii Kota

    July 14, 2020

  • SHINTAKU Kanako
    I’m still alive performance

    July 13, 2020

  • Dennis TAN
    The case of ringing bell performance (Sangenjaya)

    July 12, 2020


    ©️Yoi Kawakubo, courtesy of Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix

    July 11, 2020

  • Make or Break
    Speaking to the Street (Koganecho/Parramatta)

    Video courtesy: Make or Break

    July 10, 2020

  • IWAI Masaru
    Stacking Actions (for Episōdo)

    ©︎Masaru IWAI, Courtesy of Takuro Someya Contemporary Art

    July 9, 2020

  • Farming Architects
    The Space Coalition

    July 8, 2020

  • Elena KNOX
    Volcana Brainstorm

    Performer: CHIBIGUTS

    JuIy 7, 2020

    Time Counter Performance

    ©Kei Takemura

    JuIy 6, 2020

  • Amol K. Patil

    JuIy 5, 2020

  • Amol K. Patil
    Study oneself

    Camera: Yogesh
    Special thanks to Magicsprouts studio

    JuIy 4, 2020

  • IWAI Masaru
    Magic hour (for Episōdo)

    ©︎Masaru IWAI, Courtesy of Takuro Someya Contemporary Art

    JuIy 3, 2020