Mariko HORI

 _in your coat

    performance / in collaboration with Bojana S. Knezevic / 2018

     My vision of your own vision and your vision of my own vision correlate with each
other in an endless loop. We know that our vision could be also an illusion.
Sometimes what we see is what we want to see.
This performance is a study about  ‘trust  /  expectations ’  and portrays our vision of
freedom inside and outside of our own countries. It is based on a traditional Japanese
act ' Ninin - Baori '  (two persons in one coat)  which is a type of comedic skit where
two people wear one large coat and pretend to be one person,  with one person being
the  ‘face’  while the other acts as the ‘arms’.  Humor arises from the arms being out
of coordination with the face.

What Bojana tries to read in Japanese is the reason why Japanese 'migrants' cannot  
live in Japan any longer. While Mariko tries to read about the difficulties to have 
a certain kind of freedom in Serbia, in her imperfect Serbian.  

photo credit : Mina Pavlovic, Golub Goran

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