Rock, Paper, Scissors
February 4 – April 30, 2017
by Cindy Mochizuki
Rock, Paper, Scissors is a multi-media installation comprised of radio drama, video/animation, and sculpture. Upon entering the hauntingly, mysterious space of K’s restaurant – one is led through an immersive time-travel to sites off the shores of Yonago, Japan to the islands of British Columbia. Spanning the 1900s – 2100, this 60 minute installation invites audiences to experience an immersive trilogy of short stories. Each short story bridges a connection between Canada and Japan by way of early Japanese migration and the natural resources of coal, lumber, and iron.
In 2017, as we enter Canada’s 150th year, and the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Canadians, this exhibit imagines the complexity of history through a transpacific, speculative fiction.