Port B "Jelinek Series: Kein Licht Ⅱ"

Cafe Cattleya

poster for Port B "Jelinek Series: Kein Licht Ⅱ"

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In September 2011 Elfriede Jelinek published her response to 3.11 on her website, the play text "Kein Licht." Then on March 12, 2012 she published a follow-up text, "Kein Licht II", branding a large question mark on the Fukushima situation, already being concluded and forgotten. In the text are scattered the words of "Antigone", the classical Sophocles play with a heroine who sided with the dead, and who never stopped speaking against authority and power.

F/T commissioned Port B's Akira Takayama to stage Jelinek's text and for this he will compose a fictional "Fukushima tour" using the urban space of Tokyo to stand in for Fukushima. Participants will experience Jelinek's words, while over the familiar Tokyo landscape they superimpose the representations of Fukushima impressed on them by media images. This is the first time in the world a Jelinek text has been staged in a tour performance like this, and it will form an attempt to re-grasp the actual relationship between Fukushima and Tokyo.

Please wear shoes that are suitable for walking.

Reception and departure point: In front of Cattleya coffee shop. For inquiries, please contact Festival/Tokyo (Tel: 03-5961-5202).


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From 2012-11-10 To 2012-11-25
Reception: 15:00-18:30 (Intake/departures every 30 minutes). Viewing time will depend on individual visitors, but 2 hours (including travel time) is the suggested time.


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