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TURN Meeting No.10

2020.2.2

Finding enjoyment in unknown territory

In TURN meetings, we think about and discuss possibilities for the TURN art project.
For this tenth TURN meeting, we discuss diversity found in words, and how to face up to new emotional territory.
Reiji Suzuki, director of Kapu Kapu Hikarigaoka assisted living facility, has created a space where local elderly and people with disability can socialize naturally at the facility’s coffee shop Kissa Kapu Kapu. Poet Kanayo Ueda launched “The Room for Voice, Words and Hearts (cocoroom)” a cafe and guest house in Osaka’s Kamagasaki neighborhood for day laborers and travelers. In community spaces rooted in local communities, Suzuki has created an environment which encourages an easy, good-natured relationship between customers and staff, and Ueda continues with activities that shape “poetry.” Placing importance on a little greeting or a few words as well as on “words” expressed through gestures and a sense of personal/emotional space may be the secret to unlocking the expressiveness and diversity of an individual person. Between talks you can enjoy a reading/story-telling session with Madam Bonjour JohnJ.

*This event will be conducted in Japanese.

Outline

Period

Sunday, February 2 2020, 13:30 - 16:30 (Doors open at 13:00)

Venues

Classroom 109, 1F, Building 5, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts (12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo)

Admission

Free
*Advance reservation not required.
*Sign language and speech-to-text support available.

Credit

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Nonprofit organization Art's Embrace, Tokyo University of the Arts

Meeting schedule

13:00

Doors open, admission

13:30

Opening remarks

13:35 – 14:10

Keynote talk (1): Relationships that develop at Kissa Kapu Kapu
Speaker: Reiji Suzuki (director of Kapu Kapu assisted living facility/writer of theater)

14:10 – 14:45

Keynote talk (2): Words and expression engendered by NPO cocoroom
Speaker: Kanayo Ueda (poet / representative of NPO cocoroom)

14:45 – 14:55

Break

14:55 – 15:15

Performance
Performer: Madam Bonjour JohnJ (Drag queen)

15:15 – 16:15

Interactive discussion: Diversity found in “words”
Moderator: Chikara Fujiwara (critic, orangcosong art collective artist)
Speakers: Reiji Suzuki, Kanayo Ueda, Katsuhiko Hibino (TURN Supervisor/artist/ Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts & Professor, Department of Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts)

16:15 – 16:30

TURN developments for 2020
Speakers: Katsuhiko Hibino, Tsukasa Mori (TURN Project Director)

Guests

Reiji Suzuki
(director of Kapu Kapu assisted living facility/writer of theater)

Kanayo Ueda
(poet / representative of NPO cocoroom)

©️ 村山康文

Chikara Fujiwara
(critic, orangcosong art collective artist)

Madam Bonjour JohnJ
(Drag queen)

©️Leslie Kee

Access

JR Line

About a 10 min. walk
From either “Ueno (Park exit)” or “Uguisudani” stations.

Subway

About a 15 min. walk
From “Ueno” station on the Ginza and Hibiya subway lines.
About a 10 min. walk
From “Nezu” station on the Chiyoda subway line.

Keisei Electric Railway

About a 15 min. walk
From “Keisei-Ueno” station on the Keisei electric railway.

Toei Bus

About a 3 min. walk
From “Yanaka” bus stop on the Toei Bus(26 Kameido-Ueno Park).