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The "UBI SUMUS" Series 2: A Very Dramatic Evening with Toshiki OKADA

2013年2月20日(水) 16:30-

UTCP The « UBI SUMUS » Series

The Second of the Series:
A Very Dramatic Evening with Toshiki OKADA

Provocation: Tadashi UCHINO
(UTCP, Professor in Performance Studies, The University of Tokyo)

“Database Animals” and the Avant-garde:
Materializing Transnational, Transient Subjectivities in Posthumanity

Response: Toshiki OKADA
(Playwright, Novelist and the Leader of “Chelfitsch”)

Facilitator: Cody POULTON
(Professor of Japanese Literature and Theatre, University of Victoria, Canada)

Moderator: Yasunari TAKADA(UTCP)

Media Lab Room 2, 1F, Bldg. 18, The University of Tokyo, Komaba
16:30-, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | Language: English | Admission Free

Toshiki OKADA won as playwright the 49th Kishida Kunio Drama Award with Five Days in March in 2005, and as novelist the 2nd Kenzaburo Oe Award with The End of the Special Time Allowed to Us in 2007. The most recent dramatic work, Zero Cost House,* in which he deals with his own life, is an international collaboration with the Philadelphia-based “Pig Iron Theatre Company.” In it he tries to propose an alternative way of life in the post-Fukushima Era, getting some motifs from Walden; Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau and the artistic activities of Kyohei Sakaguchi, “an architect who produces no architecture.”

*On stage on 11-13, February at KAAT(Kanagawa Geijutu Gekijo):


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