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ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

٩٩٩٩٩٩٩٩٩٩PARTY۶۶۶۶۶۶۶۶۶۶

♜♜♜ ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM ♜♜♜

@ BAG FACTORY

ORGANIZED BY HIROKO TSUCHIMOTO 2018.04.26

༄DOOR OPEN 6:30 pm
༄LIVE PERFORMANCE 7pm-8pm

(NOTE!! NO ENTRY DURING THE PERFORMANCE. COME ON TIME!)

༄DJ 8:00 pm

↺↺↺AGE LIMIT: OVER THE AGE OF 18↺↺↺FREE ENTRANCE↺↺↺

♛♛♛ PARTY IS PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE IS PARTY ♛♛♛ ______________________________________

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

To celebrate is to publicly acknowledge a significant day or event with a social gathering or enjoyable activity – when celebrating one is expected to express joy and present a light demeanour. Sometimes people will dress up in specially chosen attire or according to a theme. At a celebration one can expect food, drink and music. Another way to describe a celebration is to call it a Party(!).

What to expect at an adult party:

Invariable:

Music

More than one person (arguable)

(alcoholic) Beverages

Joy/Happiness/Laughter Conversation (light to robust)

(initial) Awkwardness

 

Variable:

Dancing Food

Arguments

Posturing

Bravado

Revelations

Romance and/or Lust

Elephant in the Room is Hiroko Tsuchimoto’s investigation of the performances, dialogues and sequences that make up a party. Her interest in the absurd and awkwardness has produced insightful, ironic work with a sociological outlook.

In any room there is a combination of personalities and/or types of people, it’s possible that at a party certain personality traits are suppressed or amplified. There are those who are there to entertain and those there to be entertained, those who are there to see and those there be seen. It’s a supposedly symbiotic atmosphere where everyone in attendance is to gain fulfilment within their respective limits and social abilities.

In a jovial setting what then could be the “elephant in the room”? Perhaps among a combination of strangers, acquaintances and close friends socialising within a white gallery space, everyone will bring their own elephant.

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Hiroko Tsuchimoto (b.1984, Sapporo, Japan) is a visual/performance artist, living in Sweden since 2008. She began her career at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and went on to study at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her works are generally manifested as stage performances and social experiments in public spaces. In her performance pieces, she often provides communal experiences to audience members through physical assignments, dialogues, and collective movement. Since 2008, Tsuchimoto has presented her works internationally both inside and outside art spaces. She is a working grant recipient from Swedish Arts Grants Committee for the year 2013 and the years 2016-2018, as well as a grant holder at IASPIS residency at Bag Factory in Johannesburg in 2018.
https://www.hirokotsuchimoto.info

SUPPORTED BY IASPIS/SWEDISH ARTS GRANTS COMMITTEE


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