Anushiye Yarnell takes fragments from everyday life and turns them into existential daydreams. Her works draw on personal experience, past and future mythologies, notions of paradise and civilisation, dreams and cultural diversity.
Archive :: production:T467589053, dance or ballet:S253122380, venue:V827
Massive Water/Bubble Writing (On Heavenly Love)/Pas de Deux (with Shopping Trolley)
Shirotama Hitsujiya: Massive Water
- "I don’t want to die. I don’t believe in the existence of heaven. I want to be zombie. But someone told me that we all figure out the meaning of love when we get to heaven." The artistic director of Tokyo’s Yubiwa Hotel (previous shows at Chapter include Candies - Girlish Hardcore and Exchange), Shirotama Hitsujiya’s work aims to seek and suggest new views and images of society, the world and women. Her performances focus on human desires, sexuality, violence and the instinct for food, life and death. In 2006, she was named by Newsweek as one of Japan’s 100 most influential women. Davida Hewlett: Bubble Writing (On Heavenly Love)
- Davida Hewlett attempts to present a performance lecture exploring ‘what is heavenly love?’ while she looks after her daughter and does lots of other things. She poses questions to an expert panel including an altruistic and very active Christian who finds joy in helping others, and a furry-legged singing feminist with a PhD on Kate Bush. There will also possibly be a bit of singing and dancing thrown in. Hewlett works in various combinations of video, performance, writing, and music. Her work is often playful and humorous, context responsive and collaborative. Anushiye Yarnell: Pas De Deux (with shopping trolley)
"Two bodies - one human, sometimes a woman... and the other sometimes a shopping trolley." I am as hungry as a cage - A haloed dinosaur for a futuristic age - I want to fly away as much as the secret manoeuvres of my shopping trolley - I am your slave - in this wilderness - You are my angel (Forever - for convenience) Y Llofft