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Seeking activity members: Sunday Interviewers

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We’re recruiting Sunday Interviewers

Sunday Interviewers is a recreational project involving people from the ‘lost generation’ exploring where they are now through 8mm film showing Setagaya in the Showa era. We are currently recruiting project members for fiscal 2021.
Please participate in a briefing session (pre-registration required) before applying.

Guidelines

Eligible participants
– In principle, people from the ‘lost generation’ (those born between 1970 and 1982)
– People who have someone in mind they would like to interview
– People with a connection to Setagaya (place of birth/residence/work, etc.)
– People interested in the Showa era
– People interested in the 8mm film medium

Details of activities
In three steps over one month, participants will work on one of the 84 video titles recorded on the website Setagaya Chronicle 1936-83.

*Online workshops (step 2) will comprise a total of 7 sessions of approximately 2 hours each
*Communication with members will be conducted mainly via Slack and Zoom.

Activity schedule
Online Workshop 1
Sunday, July 25, 2021 10:00 – 11:30
First half: Self-introductions
Second half: Talking session“Keio pool”(filmed on August 13,1961)

Online Workshop 2
Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:00 – 11:30
First half: Listening session“Keio pool”(filmed at Keio Yuenchi amusement park on August 13, 1961)
Second half: Talking session“Yabusame” horseback archery (filmed at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine in Kamakura on September 16, 1962)

Online Workshop 3
Sunday, September 26, 2021 10:00 – 11:30
First half: Listening session“Yabusame” horseback archery (filmed at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine in Kamakura on September 16, 1962)
Second half: Talking session “Barbershop 2” (filmed at the Kitazawa barbershop on Enoshima island in about 1969)

Online Workshop 4
Sunday, October 24, 2021 10:00 – 11:30
First half: Listening session “Barbershop 2” (filmed at the Kitazawa barbershop on Enoshima island in about 1969)
Second half: Talking session “Makoto aged 5 years 9 months, Yumi aged 3 years 11 months”(filmed at home in Yoga and in Kinuta Park in November, 1970)

Online Workshop 5
Sunday, November 28, 2021 10:00 – 11:30
First half: Listening session “Makoto aged 5 years 9 months, Yumi aged 3 years 11 months”(filmed at home in Yoga and in Kinuta Park in November, 1970)
Second half: Talking session “Mochi rice cake pounding” (filmed in Kitami in December 1981)

Online Workshop 6
Sunday, December 26, 2021 10:00 – 11:30
First half: Listening session “Mochi rice cake pounding”(filmed in Kitami in December 1981)
Second half: Talking session “Shoin Shrine, Futaba-en, a snowy day” (filmed at Shoin Shrine, Wakabayashi Park, Mukogaoka-Yuen in January-February 1975)

Online Workshop 7
Sunday, January 23, 2022 10:00 – 11:30
First half: Listening session “Shoin Shrine, Futaba-en, a snowy day” (filmed at Shoin Shrine, Wakabayashi Park, Mukogaoka-Yuen in January-February 1975)
Second half: Review

*Schedule is subject to change in line with the progress of activities.

Capacity
A small number of people (In the case of over-subscription, applicants will be selected through screening)

Participation fee
Free of charge (Participants are responsible for internet costs incurred through participation in online workshops)

In order to participate in activities
Firstly, please register for one of the briefing sessions before taking part in the workshops
– Online briefing A/Friday, July 9, 2021 19:00 – 20:00
– Online briefing B/ Sunday, July 11, 2021 10:00 – 11:00

*Contents are the same for both briefings.
*Please register to attend briefings using the form here.
*Pre-registration for the briefings closes at 23:59 on Thursday, July 8
*Those who have preregistered for the briefings will be invited to a Zoom meeting.
*Briefing sessions will be held as Zoom meetings (in which participants can see each other), but you may turn off the camera as necessary.
*If you have any questions or concerns, please include them when filling out the application form.
*If you are unable to attend a briefing, please contact the office below.
*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential, and used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.

Q&A

Q1: I’m not from the “lost generation” but may I still participate?
A1: Yes. “Lost generation” participants are desirable, but it is not a necessity. The kind of interest you have in this initiative is more important.

Q2: Why are people from the “lost generation” the subject of this project?
A2: One of the reasons is that we want to try and reconsider the 8mm film medium that became popular between 1955 and 1975 not from the perspective of the generation of the photographer looking through the viewfinder, but from the perspective of the generation of the subjects seen through the viewfinder. Another reason is that the motive for many people documenting things on 8mm film at that time was to make a record of children’s growth, and we believe that there are overlaps between that age group with the current lost generation (around 38-50 years old).

Q3: Is it OK if I don’t have any connection to Setagaya?
A3: Yes. It is desirable for participants to have some sort of involvement with Setagaya such as living or working there, but it is not a necessity. The kind of interest you have in this initiative is more important.

Q4 There are some days when I simply cannot attend the online workshops.
A4: It is a condition for participation that you attend all workshops, but if you are unable to attend, please contact the office in advance.

Contact

remo [record, expression and medium-organization]
E-mail:info@aha.ne.jp

Credit

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), remo [record, expression and medium-organization], Lifestyle Design Center, Setagaya Cultural Foundation
Operated by
AHA! [Archive for Human Activities] Project