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Michikazu Matsune
BETWEEN MY NAME AND ME
Labor
Location brut nordwest
Language English
Price 25 Euro (Teilnahmegebühr)

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Date
8. September
Wednesday
12. September
Sunday
Time 11am - 1pm
 
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  • 1:1 Session

    Dates: 30-minute session over the period 8 – 12 September, 2 pm to 6 pm
    Location: brut nordwest
    Language: German or English

    Participants interested in a 1:1 interview session with Michikazu
    Matsune should apply in writing to names@michikazumatsune.info to
    arrange a date and to receive more information on the project.

What’s your name? And why? What does it mean? How do you experience having the name you have? Does it define you?

Between my name and me is a project about experiences with one’s own given name. Full of unspectacularly spectacular anecdotes, these personal stories evolve into a collective portrait of diverse individuals. Michikazu Matsune is hosting a group-lab as well as individual sessions.

Open call LAB (11 am – 1 pm)

Building on the fundamental question of his long-term project entitled Between my name and me, i.e. ‘What is your name?’, Michikazu Matsune heads up a five-day lab on the theme of storytelling under the motto stories and actions. It begins with a person’s name, events and incidents associated with it, and personal life experiences. A narration emerges and unfolds, and in the lab itself, it is linked with performative actions and plots. To what sort of movements does a story lead? What sort of sounds, thoughts, and interactions? Through the subtle sensitivity of storytelling the stories come alive within the space; in some cases they even begin to interact with one another. Narration becomes not just performative reality, but communication, too. What happens between the individual stories; how are they interwoven? Each individual person’s name story becomes a performative portrait of the group as a whole.

Over almost twenty years of performative practice Michikazu Matsune has developed a form of storytelling that has become the signature trademark of his pieces. He often positions himself as a narrator or observer, casting a net of tightly woven narratives. The tension inherent between cultural attributions and social identification in our globalised society is a theme that fascinates him greatly.

Open Call 1:1 Session (daily, 2 – 6 pm, registration required)

People of Vienna are warmly invited to share anecdotes of one’s given name to the story-archive of Between my name and me. Each participant will have an 1:1 conversation with Michikazu Matsune, going through simple questions about one’s own name.

The collected stories will be part of a book and an installation in the future, featuring the name-stories of 100 people based in Vienna.

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