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Digital Carnival 2017: Compass by Cindy Mochizuki

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Richmond Cultural Centre

7700 Minoru Gate

Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9

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YOUR KONTINENT DIGITAL CARNIVAL 2017: FEATURED ARTIST PERFORMANCE

Cinevolution and curator Wynne Palmer are proud to present Featured Artist Cindy Mochizuki and a limited run of her powerful and intimate performance - Compass - as part of Digital Carnival 2017: LAND. A deeply personal work by a masterful storyteller, this lyrical performance is not to be missed.


// SHOW TIMES

Friday, September 1 - 8PM @ Performance Hall, Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond)

Saturday, September 2 - 8PM @ Performance Hall, Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond)


// COMPASS BY CINDY MOCHIZUKI

Compass is a multi-media performance that brings together live-animation, historic ephemera and sound through a series of ‘palm-of-hand’ stories based on the concept of directions, lines, choices and paths that are forced upon us through the impact and effects of war. The performance is pieced together by fragments of stories that have been passed down and some remaining archival materials belonging to Cindy’s paternal grandmother, who owned and worked a strawberry farm in Walnut Grove before WWII and the internment of Japanese Canadians on the west coast. Working from what is often invisible and fleeting; the performance mixes together moving image and performance that brings us across a terrain of sites that shadow and reveal the many sides of a single person.

The project was originally conceived as A Compass For Your Silence through a Media Art and Performance Series called Bearing Witness, commissioned by Media Net in Victoria, B.C.

Sound Design: Nancy Tam; Lighting Design: James Proudfoot; Technical Assistance: Asa Mori; Production Assistant Cherry Wen Wen Lu; and Set Construction by Minoru Yamamoto.

Compass is part of Digital Carnival 2017, co-produced by Cinevolution Media Arts Society and Curator Wynne Palmer.


// ABOUT THE ARTIST

Cindy Mochizuki is an interdisciplinary artist that creates multi-media installations, performances, animations, audio fictions, illustrations, and community-engaged projects. Her projects are site-specific and engage with the ways in which we manifest and tell stories. A large body of her work looks at the intersections of fiction and documentary through the lens of family histories of dispersal and displacement in Canada and Japan. Cindy has exhibited and screened her work both nationally and internationally. In 2015 she was the recipient of the City of Vancouvers Mayors Arts Awards for Film and New Media. Cindy holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the School For Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and lives in Vancouver, B.C.


// ABOUT DIGITAL CARNIVAL

With LAND as its theme, Digital Carnival 2017 is a response to Canada 150. Featuring 15 works by 23 artists, each piece is a unique experience as diverse as the artists behind them. We invite you to think about questions of nation, land, and home as you learn to speak ocean, discover the Fraser River, write a love letter to land, or revisit the days of phone books and analog phones. Here you'll meet some of the coolest artists from in- and out- of town, and see some truly innovative applications of technology. Be prepated to feast your senses on art that you can see, hear, touch, and taste!

Thank you to our sponsors: British Columbia Arts Council, City of Richmond, Richmond World Festival, VIVO Media Arts

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Richmond Cultural Centre

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Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9

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