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  • Organization : CHIHARU SHINODA
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


This piece is based on Manuela Infante’s Zoo, a post-colonialist performance in the format of a lecture by scientists who have discovered a lost tribe. Shinoda’s ZOO dramatically shifts focus to interrogate the nature of “the other.” It is a cutting edge performance that makes use of virtual reality technology to execute the concept of a Human Zoo.
The audience has assembled to witness the strangest animal of them all, the Human Being. Using VR, it creates spaces that continually expand, as well as spaces that unceasingly split apart and merge together. In these spaces, ZOO explores not only how human beings can be observed, but also whether or not it is even possible to observe other human beings.


Born in Tokyo in 1982. She starts in her career with FAIFAI, Japanese theatre company, which was founded in 2004 by students of the same faculty of Tama Art University until 2012. Shinoda took a major role in the group, mainly direction, scriptwriting, and organising event.
Since 2012 Shinoda based in Bangkok, and start her solo project.




Buoy Kitasenju Art Center (Adachi City, Tokyo)