Toshiki Okada / chelfitsch, Teppei Kaneuji
Theatre, Visual Arts
Language: Japanese with English and German surtitles
Duration: 2 hr 10 min
Prices: EUR 15 / 25

Due to the travel and quarantine regulations currently in place, we still do not know for definite whether this production can take place as planned. Up to date information will be provided on this site as soon as possible.

24. Sep
Time: 8.30pm
25. Sep
Time: 8.30pm
26. Sep
Time: 8.30pm
© Shota Yamauchi
© Yuki Moriya
© Yuki Moriya
© Yuki Moriya

    In the wake of the 2011 tsunami, the Rikuzentakata coastline was raised by excavating material from the surrounding hills. The landscape was radically altered as a result. Toshiki Okada, the foremost protagonist of Japanese contemporary theatre, presented at the Wiener Festwochen in 2019 Five Days in March Re-creation. In this new piece he examines the topographical intervention of Rikuzentakata and discusses some of the pressing issues of the Anthropocene. Okada’s Eraser Mountain explores the hierarchical relations between people and objects, in a collaboration with visual artist and set designer Teppei Kaneuji. He attempts to establish an egalitarian landscape comprised of materials, projections, performers and sound. It all begins when a washing machine breaks down. Now redundant, it no longer has a useful purpose and becomes uncontrollable. On stage the performers disappear among the objects. Deprived of their connections with mundane life, they create an unmanageable commotion. Space and time not conceived from a human perspective. What might that be? Does humankind exist if time does not? Is there time without humankind?

    • Artistic Team

      Text, Direction Toshiki Okada Scenography Teppei Kaneuji With Izumi Aoyagi, Mari Ando, Yuri Itabashi, Takuya Harada, Makoto Yazawa, Leon Kou Yonekawa Costume Kyoko Fujitani (FAIFAI) Lighting Direction Masayoshi Takada (RYU) Sound Planner Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG) Video Direction Shimpei Yamada Technical Direction Koro Suzuki Stage Management Chikage Yuyama Direction Assistance Nagara Wada English Translation Aya Ogawa Producer Tamiko Ouki (precog) Associate Producer Miyuki Tanaka Production Assistant Nanami Endo (precog) Visuals Shota Yamauchi Web Design Yosuke Hayashi (HAUS) Production Management precog co., LTD. Director precog Akane Nakamura Senior Producer Kumi Hiraoka Administration Yuka Morita Tour Management Megumi Mizuno International Sales Manager Takafumi Sakiyama Education Coordination Yuika Kurita

    • Production

      Production chelfitsch Co-production Eraser Mountain Wiener Festwochen, Kyoto Experiment, T2G – Théâtre de Gennevilliers, centre dramatique national & Festival d’ Automne à Paris, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. M.) Co-production Eraser Forest 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa)

      Premiere October 2019, Kyoto Experiment

      This project consists of two versions, Eraser Mountain for the theatre, and Eraser Forest for the museum (opened in February 2020).

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