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Mon, Dec. 28th, 2009 11:16 am
Yes we are blok heads!

Hisae and I will board a bullet train to Osaka on Wednesday and spend three weeks at points south, mostly Kansai, so our Tokyo time is drawing to a close, alas. Most of the precious substance of the last three weeks has barely made it into these pages; the research I've been doing for the Aftergold show, the daily meetings I've had with friends, old and new.



Last night's Unreliable Tour Guide performance at NOW IDeA was shamanic fun; I turned artist Yusuke Mashiba's (very nice, outsider-ish) ink drawings into the gods of a parallel universe, and also interviewed the artist, posing questions like: "Would I find a black carton of black milk in your fridge?" and "Are you jealous of cockroaches?"



Another high point came on Saturday night, when we went to see excellent absurdist theatre group Crack Iron Albatrossoket at SuperDeluxe. Their piece, entitled Yojohan Oasis Rocket, ended with a blistering live performance from Oorutaichi, whose set with choreographer-dancer Masako Yasumoto in the Spectacle in the Farm video projected last week at Vacant was one of the most thrilling and inspiring things I've ever seen.

For me, the filament of life burns more brightly and beautifully in Tokyo than anywhere else; the question almost everybody asks me is: "Why not live here?" I've run out of reasons, so I'll just say (an Albatrossoket motto) BECAUSE WE ARE BLOK HEADS!

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(Anonymous)
Mon, Dec. 28th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
Kansai events

Are you performing anywhere, anywhen in Osaka? Sorry, I haven't found any "tour dates" or info on the blog.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Mon, Dec. 28th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
Re: Kansai events

The only Kansai engagement I have is a lecture, rather portentously entitled My Life in Art, on the evening of January 12th at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. I'm not entirely sure, at this point, whether it's open to anyone other than faculty and students.


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milky_eyes
milky_eyes
milky_eyes
Mon, Dec. 28th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
Re: Kansai events

"my life in art" sounds like a good title for you to lecture under...

"are you jealous of cockroaches?" I love your surreal stream of consiousness. Your whole everything seems to get tied together at that point.





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(Anonymous)
Mon, Dec. 28th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Kansai events

Oops! The lecture will be held in the a.m., not p.m..

10:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
in the Soshikan Conference Room (創思館コンファレンスルーム)
Ritsumeikan University, Kinugasa Campus (NW Kyoto)

Anyone may attend.

Cheers,

- Michael


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lana_sv
lana_sv
lana_sv
Mon, Dec. 28th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)

waw! Crack Iron Albatrossoket kaleidoscope


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(Anonymous)
Mon, Dec. 28th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)

Well, Japan is not too cheap right now if your main sources of income are dollars pounds & euros so that would be a fair argument to make against a move.


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