“Jejak-旅 Tabi Exchange: Wandering Asian Contemporary Performance” proposes the need to map, network and understand the dynamic of international presentation of the work bycontemporary artists from or in Asia.
It is the first of such a regional platform for Asian contemporary performance.
This exchange platform is an effort to distribute contemporary performance knowledge and know-how within and across various modest-sized Asian cities.
We aim to start building various performance stories, records and eventually historiographies of Asian contexts, identifying the interlinking as much as the disconnections of such nodes.
The project was borne out of our urgent observations and responses to the current developments of contemporary performance in the Asian region.
Our core team is made up of curators and producers Akane Nakamura (Japan), Helly Minarti (Indonesia) and How Ngean Lim (Malaysia/Australia).
Fascinated by the idea of urban “drifting,” an exploration of hidden connections in the city, the three directors—Akane Nakamura, Kao Kanamori and Teppei Fujiwara—have founded the organization to produce encounters among diverse and energetic creators in such fields as architecture, performance, fashion and art. Our goal is to create one cultural scene after another that are immediate and cosmopolitan, pop and serious, in our own backyards, and promote them abroad.
Kedai Kebun Forum, Langgeng Art Foundation, Postgraduate Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, Cemeti、Mes 56, Ace House (Yogyakarta, Republik Indonesia)
ASWARA (Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan), DPAC (Damansara Performing Arts Centre) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)