[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Solo Performance]

  • *This event has finished.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 pmPhoto: Kirk Murphy
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Created and performed by Kimi Maeda (Theater Artist; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
  • Language: English (with Japanese subtitles)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC)
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)

Kimi Maeda’s solo performance, Bend, tells the true story of two men incarcerated in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II: Maeda’ s father, an Asian art historian who suffered from dementia at the end of his life, and the subject of his research, Isamu Noguchi. Weaving together live feed projections of sand drawings with archival footage from the 1940s, Maeda’s performance poses important questions about how the Japanese American internment camps will be remembered.

Image: Bend

[All images are from previous performances of Bend]