• Echoes & Callings

Leister, Wiebke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0050-6485, 2018, Show, Exhibition or Event, Echoes & Callings

Abstract or Description:

Live performance (17min)
Hall 1, Kings Place, London, 30 June 2018.
Noh Reimagined:'The Transformative Powers of Noh', commissioned and curated by Akiko Yanagisawa (mu:arts).

Wiebke Leister: photographs, live collage, projection
David Toop: sound improvisation, electro-acoustics, flute
Yukihiro Isso: nohkan flute.

Press text:
In this performance, we will be meeting Hannya. And Namanari. And possibly Hashi-Hime. Masks of angry spirits that emerge from Japanese Noh drama and storytelling. She will be met in different figurations and materialities, but we will encounter her through her transformative states as woman who has become a demon – through pain or betrayal. Her images themselves now returning ghosts, apparitions and echoes, seeking both revenge and release. Re-embodied, contradictory and intertextual, we will be following her imaginary genealogy in word and image. Telling tales of silence and manifestation, pain and embodiment, stillness and fury – from abstraction to figuration. Body in pieces, mouth half-open, part shouting, part screaming; troubled and maltreated, while setting out to frighten. Conjuring up her liminal existence as she reveals herself as a terrifying image that is being upheld. In this way, she has existed throughout times and cultures. But today, more than ever, recognized as released and untamed, and finally, speaking out, loud.

ContributionNameRCA ID
MusicianToop, David0510031116934
MusicianIsso, Yukihiro
Echoes & CallingsKings Place, London30 Jun 2018Other event
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
School or Centre: Research & Innovation
Funders: Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Additional Information:


Uncontrolled Keywords: Noh Theatre; live performance; photographic animation; projection; improvisation; sound arts; Hannya; demoness; anger; rage
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 10:58
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2023 10:58
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5259
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