This event now concluded.
- Thursday, July 25, 7:00 pm
- Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
- Artist: Aya Rodriguez-Izumi (US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
- Language: English (with consecutive interpretation)
- Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC)
- Admission: Free (reservations required)
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will weave and connect projects from her interdisciplinary practice which focuses on ritual, in its myriad and varied forms. She is interested in how common everyday activities and objects can take on a ritualistic significance. Rodriguez-Izumi will guide the audience through an overarching view of her work with a focus on the traditions of her Cuban/Puerto Rican and Okinawan heritage that inspire it. She approaches these ideas in a holistic way – installation, performance, sculpture, video and beyond are all utilized depending on the project’s needs. She aims to create a transformative environment and experience for the viewer, and with this in mind this forum will end with a Q&A and an interactive group engagement.
(Get Well Photo: Darnell Scott)