1st and 2nd chapter of a series of work "a long listening journey of a Possible thiStory especially of Japanese & Dutch & something more"
Lecture Performance (24'23"), 2ch projection, sound system with occasional live feedback on voice
a long listening journey of a Possible History especially of Japanese & Dutch & something more
About the project:
It is inspired by a geography book published in Amsterdam in 1669, titled "Gedenkwaerdige Gezantschappen der Oost-Indische Maatschappy in ’t Vereenigde Nederland, aan de Kaisaren van Japan". This book, 456 pages of text with 71 engraved illustrations and 23 double-paged engravings folded in, comprehensively showcases Japanese people, culture and history to Western society. The bookmakers who had never been to Japan collected information and images, created a possible world, which was in between imaginary and actual. The project is based on the research around this imaginary world, and realised with a series of works including performance, video, and a publication.