Intermediatheque (IMT) Special Performing Arts Event by UMUT 2010
LAMINARIE TU NON MI CONOSCI (You don’t know me)
The University Museum, The University of Tokyo (UMUT), has been holding various events in its aim to lay a bridge between Art & Science. In April 2009, it launched the “Intermediatheque (IMT)” department in order to pursue its research activity in the perspective of an “International Multidisciplinary Museum of Science and Culture”.
In this context, the UMUT will be inviting the Laminarie theatre group from Bologna (Italy) to present “TU NON MI CONOSCI (You don’t know me)”, at the Koishikawa Annex. Laminarie has been founded in 1994 with the aim of discovering new ways to communicate within the avant-garde theatre. This particular performance is staged in relationship with each place hosting it, with a specific attention paid to the different architectural characteristics of each location. The hosting place for this performance is the Koishikawa Annex, originally built as the main building of the Tokyo Medical School (Tokyo Igakko) in Hongo, and actually the oldest building to remain in the University of Tokyo. It was relocated and rebuilt in the Koishikawa Botanical Gardens and has been designated as an Important Cultural Property.
Through this Laminarie/UMUT collaboration staging a contemporary theatrical performance in the Koishikawa Annex’s historically and architecturally significant museum space, we expect to unite the past and the present, thus establishing a multi-layered perspective on history, and we aim at establishing an experimental collaboration for a new form of artistic expression, fusing the usually distinct fields of museum and theater. We also hope this collaborative work will contribute to the promotion of scientific and cultural exchanges between Japan and Italy.
■Date and Venue
7th March 2010 h.14:00- / 17:00- *doors open 30 minutes before
The University Museum, The University of Tokyo, Koishikawa-Annex
3-7-1, Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
8 minutes walk from Myogadani Sta., Marunouchi-line
http://www.um.u-tokyo.ac.jp/exhibition/annex.html (Annex website)
http://www.um.u-tokyo.ac.jp/exhibition/annex_map.html (Annex map)
Booking period is over
You don’t know me puts us some questions. It asks us to pay attention and look deeper. Those things we thought we knew, are changing their shape. You don’t know me starts from these idea in search of changing shapes. In the show, two different bodies, the one of a child and the one of a man willing to listen to her, bring on stage the unaware transformation of materials and the fearless changing of growing up.
The performance You don’t know me is situated in the field of contemporary theatre and it is staged in relationship with each different place hosting the performance, with a specific attention to the different architectural characteristics of each location.
You don’t know me.
Just for example, you think I’m upstairs in my room doing my homework. Wrong. I’m not in my room. I’m not doing my homework. And even if I were up in my room I wouldn’t be doing my homework, so you’d still be wrong.
And it’s really not my room. It’s your room because it’s in your house.
I just happen to live there right now.
And it’s really not my homework, because my math teacher assigned it, and she’s going to check it, so it’s her homework.
Confused? Deal with it.
You don’t know me at all. You don’t know the first thing about me. You don’t know where I’m writing this from. You don’t know what I look like. You have no power over me.
What do you think I look like?
Skinny? Freckles? Wire-rimmed glasses over brown eyes?
No, I don’t think so.
Better look again.
It’s like a kaleidoscope, isn’t it?
One minute I’m short, the next minute tall, my shape constantly changes, and the only thing that stays constant is my brown eyes.
By Febo Del Zozzo
Performers: Agnese Del Zozzo, Febo Del Zozzo, Sofia Del Zozzo
Images: Lino Greco, Bruna Gambarelli
Organization: Federica Rocchi, Sawaya Natsuko
with the support of Regione Emilia Romagna – Assessorato alla Cultura
Thanks to Yukiko Nagashima and Katsu Nagashima
with the partnership of Italian Cultural Institute of Tokyo
A UMUT Collaboration
Supervision: Yoshiaki Nishino
Coordination: Ayumi Terada
Graphic & Stage design: Hiroyuki Sekioka
Assistant staff: Museum Technology Seminar
Laminarie theatre group has been founded in 1994, it has its headquarters in Bologna, Italy, and it is headed by Bruna Gambarelli and Febo del Zozzo. The group’s mission aims at discovering new ways to communicate within the avant-garde theatre. The group has a mature audience production line and a young audience production line. For well over ten years the company has developed its own character, which borders with architecture and visual arts. The final works have been performed at festivals, in theatres and hosted by domestic and international institutions.
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