BIWAKO BIENNALE 2016
BIWAKO BIENNALE | OMIHACHIMAN – Kita Tei House | Exhibition dates: 2016/9/17 – 2016/11/6
MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION in collaboration with music by Nicolas Laferrerie, Tokiko Ihara & Samuel André
LIVE PERFORMANCE | OCTOBER 30TH, 2016 | BIWAKO BIENNALE – MACHIYA CLUB
START 17h45 | WWW. BIWAKOBIENNALE.JP
Leo PELLEGATTA – Film & Photography | レオナルド・ペレガッタ (映像作家、写真家)
Nicolas LAFERRERIE – Composition & Saz | ニコラ・ラフェレリー (サズ・作曲家)
Tokiko IHARA – Shō & Voice | 井原季子 (鳳笙・唄)
Samuel ANDRE – Field Recording, Spatialisation | サミュエル・アンドレ (サウンドスケープ)
UMU・PRISM・O・LYRA – Glass harp & Lyre | グラス・ハープ/リラ
Kagome kagome / The bird in the basket,
When, oh when will it come out?
In the night of dawn
The crane and turtle slipped
Who is behind you now?
Kagome Kagome (かごめかごめ) is a Japanese children`s game and the song associated with it is a subject of much interest because of its cryptic lyrics. According to some interpretation “kagome” refers to the Star of David and is connected to mount Tsurugi, the highest peak of Shikoku island in Japan, where some scholars believe that the Ark of Covenant is secretly hidden in a cave. According to these researchers communities of ancient Israeli people, after the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, relocated Far East. These exiled tribes walking along the Silk Road, following the stars and crossing the sea, finally landed in central Japan 2.700 years ago. The faith in this theory, and the comparison between spiritual symbols and Biblical stories, reveal striking similarities.