iwai shigeaki


in repose

2007 -

A collaboration project with the artists who were born in Japan and emigrated to Australia, and Australian artists. Research on the graveyard where the Japanese laborers were buried was done. They devoted themselves to pearl and sugarcane industries in the early 20th century in Australia. Studies on “naturalization” and “to die in a foreign land” for the Japanese were carried out to try expressing them on inter media practice. In 2007, music and dance performance in the Japanese cemetery in the eastern city, Townsville was filmed by Iwai. The project is planned to be continued in some cities in Australia.

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