- Wednesday, Decemeber 6, 2023 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
- Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
- Speaker: Dakota Gearhart (Animator; U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
- Language: English (with consecutive interpretation)
- Co-sponsored by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
- Admission: Free (reservations required)
A screening and presentation from U.S.-Japan creative artist fellow Dakota Gearhart, who spent five months researching techno-feminist animism in Japan for her ongoing collaborative video series “Life Touching Life”.
Dakota is a transmedia artist whose practice concerns the effects of modern science and technology, focusing on the radical deconstruction of contemporary power structures according to an ecofeminist worldview. Her current animated video project, Life Touching Life, invites scientists, researchers, and caretakers to share their observations on consciousness and its relationship to biodiversity.
During her fellowship, she traveled to Hokkaido, Honshu, and Okinawa to meet contemporary artists, scientists, and thinkers who are expanding the field of animism from a nonhierarchical point of view.
In this Artists’ Forum, she will screen her past animation works and present her findings.