Co-presented by Mochizuki Studios in association with Vancouver New Music, Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, Theatre Replacement, and VIVO Media Arts
Interdisciplinary performance by Cindy Mochizuki and Emma Hendrix with Sean Marshall Jr., Lexi Vajda, Roselle Healy, and Justina Vanovcan Directed by James Long.
Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016; Doors at 7:30pm, Performance at 8pm
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver, BC V5X 3Z4)
Tickets $20, Limited to 30 audience members/night
Mörkö is a collaboration between Cindy Mochizuki and Emma Hendrix directed by James Long. Based on a collection of interviews from Vancouver residents around ‘monsters,’ the artistic team builds a landscape using only the audio recordings from the interviews and objects found in a basement closet called the ‘choo choo’ room of Mochizuki’s childhood home. At the heart of this performance is a conversation with Mochizuki and her mother of what to keep and what to let go. (Originally created in 2012 at the Russian Hall).
Loch was researched and developed by Mochizuki in a residency in Koganecho, Yokohama, Japan in 2014. During her residency, Mochizuki opened a fortune shop out of her studio and offered fortunes in exchange for personal monster stories. Mochizuki collected over 50 wonderfully fantastical stories, experiences and dreams from the residents of this area and the collected images from these encounters provide the performance framework of loch during her residence, Mochizuki also spent time circling the outer parameter of her mother’s childhood home in Yokohama. A home that was sealed shut, complete with grand piano and family heirlooms, following a 1995 earthquake. Mochizuki’s aunt and her doll companion Hanako still reside next door. Loch explores the underside of Vancouver’s monster stories through a ‘sister’ collection from across the Pacific.
Scenography & Animation: Cindy Mochizuki, Lighting: James Proudfoot, Production Design: Marc Hansen, Technical & Studio Assistance: Asa Mori, Project Coordination: Kazuho Yamamoto