After Shock: Artists Talks
Presented by Arts House and Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA
3pm, Sun 12 Feb
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Fukushima, Japan experienced an earthquake, a nuclear reactor meltdown and a tsunami in quick succession.
In the face of unimaginable human and environmental tragedy, how do artists respond to the aftershock? As local, national and international communities react (or don’t) to global crises and trauma, how do we discuss, document, grieve, remember, fight, or even imagine a new future?
Asia TOPA and Arts House present two works by contemporary Japanese performance-makers influenced by the 2011 disaster. Join Shun Hamanaka, director and writer of Kagerou – Study of Translating Performance, in discussion with Melbourne-based thinkers, writers and activists about life and art after Fukushima.
Supported by –Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian governments. Arts House gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne. After Shock: Artists Talk is supported by the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne.
Image by –Masumi Kawamura