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Vancouver, Canada
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ArchiveEvent
30 Jan 16

Boat Tour

Cindy Mochizuki: Paper

Offsite at Burrard Marina Field House

An erial view of a small white boat on a river that flows through the village. Ten people wearing orange life jackets and a person in a blue happi coat sit on the boat facing the front.

Cindy Mochizuki, Paper, (2014). Boat tour, Yonago, Tottori-ken, Japan Courtesy the artist and AIR 475.

Paper introduces us to K, a woman who runs a small, family restaurant off a mysterious island along the shores of Japan. One evening, just before closing, a man appears at the door for a meal. What follows is a series of strange events that allows K to peer into a portal created by a tiny hole in her paper menu. A second chapter of Rock, Paper, Scissor is an ongoing trilogy of multimedia experiences set in the time frame of 1900’s – 2100, Paper bridges Canada and Japan through migration, water and the natural resources of coal, lumber and iron. The original Japanese version of Paper was completed in 2013 through AIR 475 artist-in-residence program in Yonago, Tottori, Japan.

For the CAG, Mochizuki has produced the English version of the audio narrative experienced on a boat ride across False Creek. The journey will culminate in a traditional chagayu (tea porridge that integrates salmon and rice) often consumed by Japanese Canadian fishermen on lengthy fishing trips out at sea.

Biography

Cindy Mochizuki creates multi-media installation, performance, animation, drawings and interdisciplinary collaborations that integrate historic ephemera and stories present within public and private archives. Interested in the methodologies of memory work and experimental narratives, her projects invoke a timeless space of both fiction and documentary. Recent exhibitions and projects include Shako Club, grunt gallery (2015), AIR 475, Yonago, Japan (2014), Fictive Communities Asia, Koganecho Bazaar, Koganecho, Japan (2014), and On the Subject of Ghosts, Hamilton Artists Inc. (2013).