To Visit, Research and Trace: How to Represent Invisible Spaces
Performances by Hiroko Tsuchimoto and Malin Pettersson Öberg
Followed by a conversation with Valentina Sansone
Since 2011, Hiroko Tsuchimoto has been researching Tanzanian origins of Kanga (a traditional female garment decorated with Swahili proverbs) and the Japanese secondhand car market in East Africa. For the event at Fylkingen, Tshuchimoto has developed a new performative piece, that deals with the correspondences between Tanzania and Japan.
After an inquiry that led the artist to Japan two years ago, Malin Pettersson Öberg has returned and traveled through the irradiated zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2016. Whilst there, she collected research material and shot film sequences of deserted places, to be presented as a performative adaptation of her video installation
Precarious Spaces, Radiant Days (2016).
Thursday, December 1st
18.00 Doors and bar open
18.30 Performance ”INGAWA SI MWEMA NA UBAYA SINA (Although I am not good, I am not bad either)” by Hiroko Tsuchimoto
19.30 Performance “Precarious Spaces, Radiant Days” by Malin Pettersson Öberg
20.00 Conversation with Hiroko Tsuchimoto and Malin Pettersson Öberg, moderated by curator Valentina Sansone
Hiroko Tsuchimoto (*1984, Sapporo, Japan) and Malin Pettersson Öberg (*1979, Falun, Sweden) have been working together since 2011, exploring shared interests relating to cultural and national identity, ethnography and representation. Collaborations between Tsuchimoto and Pettersson Öberg were carried out both in Sweden and Japan: SITE SENSITIVE ACTS at Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (2011), SOMEWHERE NOT HERE at D&Department Project Sapporo by 3KG, Sapporo, JP (2012), SITUATIONS OF KEKKO at Konsthall C, Stockholm (2014), lecture/performance in relation to TRANSLATION THEME PARK, Uppsala konstmuseum, Uppsala (2015), JAPANESE BOOK CIRCLE, Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm (2015).
Valentina Sansone is a writer and an independent curator of contemporary art based in Stockholm, Sweden, and Palermo, Italy.
The works presented at Fylkingen have been made possible through support from the Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation, the Fredrika-Bremer-Association and IASPIS The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists.
Documentation photos: Hironori Tsukue (2016)