Scene / Asia Workshop & Assembly
Meeting | Talk | Workshop
Scene/Asia is a platform aimed at fostering communal ownership of Asia’s many “scenes” (social settings and theatrical stages), and at actively experiencing and harnessing knowledge of these scenes. It is involved in online curation as well as research across Southeast Asia.
In conjunction with Theater Commons Tokyo, Scene/Asia is hosting a two-day workshop and an assembly to share with participants the ideas and dialogues it has amassed in its three years to date. Participants will take part in four events: 1) an introductory lecture, 2) watching a performance (Mark Teh’s Version 2020 – The Complete Futures of Malaysia Chapter 3), 3) the workshop and 4) the assembly. In the process, they will encounter contemporary Asian forms of expression, and acquire both perspectives and skills that will help them to think critically.
In the Scene/Asia Assembly held on the final night, workshop participants and lecturers will gather to give presentations on the outcomes of the four-day event, covering topics including creation, curation and critique. Through group discussions and other exchanges with the audience, we will consider the topics raised in the presentations.
- Program details
February 25th [Sun] / 11:00-17:00
Introductory lecture: Kyoko Iwaki “Post-intercultural Theater in Asia”14:00-17:00 Mark Teh’s Version 2020 - The Complete Futures of Malaysia Chapter 3 followed by group discussion
A post-event gathering will be held after the workshop.
February 26th [Mon] / 10:30-18:00
10:30-16:00 Special lecture by leading Vietnamese artist Tran Luong; Lecture on re-evaluating the historical outlook on “Asianism”16:00-18:00 Sharing workshop topics, discussion
February 27th [Tue] / 10:30-18:00
Workshop: Discussion, research etc.
February 28th [Wed] / 10:30-18:00
Workshop: Discussion, preparation for Assembly etc.
February 28th [Wed] / 19:00-21:30
Workshop participants and lecturers will gather to give presentations on the outcomes of the four-day event, covering topics including creation, curation and critique. Through group discussions and other exchanges with the audience, we will consider the topics raised in the presentations.
Speakers | Participants of the Scene/Asia Workshop, Tran Luong, Kyoko Iwaki, Chiaki Soma, and others
Born 1960 in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he lives and works today.
Tran Luong, a graduate of Vietnam University of Fine Arts, is one of Vietnam’s leading artists. Through performances, installations, paintings, and many other media, he expresses the turbulence of the political system and society from a critical perspective. He also works as a curator. In 1983, he co-founded the Gang of Five, an artists’ collective, and until its disbandment in 1996, he continuously organized avant-garde exhibitions. He also co-founded Nha San Studio in 1998, the first artist-led experimental space in Vietnam, and held numerous important shows until it closed in 2011. Tran also served as the first director of the Hanoi Contemporary Arts Centre, from 2000 through 2003.
- February 25th [Sun] / 11:00-17:00
- February 26th [Mon] / 10:30-18:00
- February 27th [Tue] / 10:30-18:00
- February 28th [Wed] / 10:30-18:00
- February 28th [Wed] / 19:00-21:30
- Workshop: Shibaura Ward Residents Co-working Space
- 1F Minato Park Shibaura, 1-16-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0023
- Assembly: SHIBAURA HOUSE
- 3-15-4 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0023
- Tel: 03-5419-6446
- How to Participate
- Workshop: Free / Booking essential (In case of high demand, participants will be decided through a selection process）
- - Limit: approx. 15 people
- - Must be able to participate for all four days of the workshop
- - Application deadline: February 10th / 23:59 (In case of high demand, participants will be selected by lottery. Applicants will be notified of the results by February 12th.)
- Apply for workshop
- Assembly: Free / Booking essential (first come, first served)
- - This event is open to the general public
- Make a reservation
- Japanese, partially in English (with Japanese interpretation)
- Supported by The Japan Foundation Asia Center Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration and The Saison Foundation