Performance

Evoco

The Evoco project is an ongoing, multi-phase project about how we create, hold, interpret and alter memory, as subjective experience and as a neurological process.

A dancer’s form is altered with flowers and painted with sumi. The impressions taken from this are interpreted later in recollection and painted with gold leaf and paint.

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Midori with Evoco model


Hodoku / 解く/ The Ancient One

An interactive performance unraveling an ancient human silence from our frenetic modern existence. A multi-sensory experience involving motion, tactile experience, scent, participation and video.

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Midori in Hodoku performance


Yamamba / 山姥

Yamamba lives in the dusky edge of the primordial, on the fringe of civilization’s subconscious. The Yamamba, or the mountain hag, is a character that’s been with Midori since 1998. She appears in many of Midori’s performances, often in site-specific pieces.

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Midori in Yamamba performance


MumyoGami /  無名神 /  God of No Name

This fully interactive piece explores the indelible marks that strangers leave upon our lives. The audience is invited to use flowers and other objects to paint on an other-worldly being. At that moment the audience becomes the artist and they are audience no more.

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Participants adding paint to figure in paper kimono


Floating World opening party as participatory performance art

February 19, 2015

Commissioned by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco to create an interactive party-as-performance-art as the opening night gala for the Floating World exhibition. The party, titled “Seduction,” brought the attendees into the spirit of revelry and the reinterpretation of the pleasure quarters depicted in the 17th century scroll.

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Asian Art Museum event announcement


Kimono 2: What We Wear

2015     Oslo, Norway debut

A challenging interactive performance exploring the layers of identity and internalized expectations of performance of gender, race, culture, beauty and commodification of the Japanese American woman today.

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Midori with ears and Noh mask