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Toshiki Okada / chelfitsch, Teppei Kaneuji
消しゴム山
ERASER MOUNTAIN
Theatre, Visual Arts
Language Japanese with English and German surtitles
Duration 2 hr 20 min
Prices EUR 15 / 25
Dates
19. November
Friday
Time 8pm
 
20. November
Saturday
Time 8pm
 
21. November
Sunday
Time 8pm
 
© Yurika Kono
© Yurika Kono
© Yurika Kono
  • Q & A

    20 November, following the performance

Toshiki Okada, for Europe one of the foremost protagonists of Japanese contemporary theatre, is returning to the Wiener Festwochen. This time with the charmingly chaotic arrangement Eraser Mountain. In a collaboration with visual artist and set designer Teppei Kaneuji, Okada explores increasingly unstable relations between people and objects. It all begins with a broken-down washing machine. Rendered redundant, it no longer has a useful purpose and becomes uncontrollable. The performers disappear among brightly coloured tubes, balls and nets. Taken out of their everyday context, they all create an unmanageable commotion. An egalitarian landscape comprised of materials, projections, performers and sound emerges, radically challenging humankind’s presumptuous interventions in nature. For Okada, the starting point for Eraser Mountain was the man-made raising of the Rikuzentakata coastline in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. With urgency and poetry, he explores the possibility of humankind’s presence in a world not based on hierarchies. The Anthropocene? That’s so passé!

  • 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 planning 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 management Megumi Mizuno Production assistance Nanami Endo Graphic Teppei Kaneuji Special web design HAUS Production partner precog co., LTD. Executive producer Akane Nakamura Executive Officer, Publicity, Branding direction Kao Kanamori Senior producer Kumi Hiraoka Chief producer Mai Hyodo Chief administration Yuka Morita Project management Hitomi Sato Project assistance Tomo Setou

  • Production

    Production chelfitsch Coproduction Eraser Mountain Wiener Festwochen, Kyoto Experiment, Festival d’Automne à Paris, T2G – Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. M.) Coproduction Eraser Forest 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa) Cooperation Eraser Forest CONNELING STUDY/YAMABUKI FACTORY, Steep Slope Studio, Kyoto City University of Arts With the support of Kyoto Art Center Artists-in-Studios program

    Copresentation Tanzquartier Wien

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

    Premiere October 2019, Kyoto Experiment

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