In this performance Tsuchimoto plays with our expectation of otherness. By staging a ceremonial performance, she challenges the interpretation of Japanese culture in western countries. Sometimes stereotypes becomes a fantasy, and our eyes are misguided by imagination. Tsuchimoto asks us to look through the reflecting shell of mirrors. Deeper and beyond. This is called Ma-bo-ro-shi, an illusion, the everyday exotification of unordinary commodities.


Performance at DIVERSE UNIVERSE Performance Festival, Alytus Art School, Alytus, Lithuania


Live sound: Terho Sire