THE PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SUNDAY'S PERFORMANCE WILL BE EXTENDED FROM 2-5PM
Borrowed Landscape consists of a series of location-inspired performances set in diverse private and public spaces. Previous editions took place in a model house, a shopping mall, and the foyer of a theatre. The title of this project is derived from the Japanese term “shakkei”. It refers to the technique used in Japanese traditional garden design of integrating the surrounding existing landscape into the composition of a garden. This approach is reflected in the unique way in which Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki bring together different realities in the specific urban sites they choose to investigate.
Avdal and Shinozaki’s inventive, subtle and often humorous interactions with the chosen locations, their slightly exaggerated movements or incongruous actions and the ingenious soundscapes developed by long-time collaborator Fabrice Moinet, insert poetry into those spaces that define our personal and professional lives. At the same time, the hybrid realities created in this way invite the (accidental) audience to take a step back and look again, to interact with and experience these ordinary spaces differently and to rethink the notion of the everyday itself. Avdal and Shinozaki’s alluring performances reveal our routines, make us conscious of how the spaces we use every day are constructed, and of how we move and are made to move through them.
Working with local performance group Pones, Borrowed Landscape-Cincinnati will unfold at a local supermarket. The performance aims to highlight the unique reality that is the supermarket, to expose some of the rules and codes according to which it operates, and to put into question our personal shopping habits as well as the larger forces that shape our everyday behavior and experiences.
“Avdal and Shinozaki’s Borrowed Landscape clearly reveals the truth about our everyday reality, that is to say, about the kind of daily life we considered normal until now, and the feelings of security and dependence we all too lightly associated with this “everyday” – MOMM (Korean Dance Magazine)
2:00 – 4:00PM / Free to the public
Location: Whole Foods Market Cincinnati 2693 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208