Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hold the Clock

New York premiere of Hold the Clock, the latest installment of Yoshiko Chuma's ten-year project, Page Out of Order. Hold the Clock uses a combination of text, movement and media in a live installation to confront the personal and public histories of The School of Hard Knocks and its experience in Eastern Europe for the last 20 years.

Inspired by the writing of Japanese author Genichiro Takahashi, Hold the Clock continues Chuma's multi-year investigation of the aesthetic and philosophical questions and responses that arose during the revolutionary movements across the globe during the 60's and 70's. Takahashi was arrested as a student radical and spent half a year in prison.

To view the full coverage of the showcase, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.