Live Locally, Grow Globally

What's NEW

Culture, Art 
Seminars & Symposiums

Research Art & Workshop #1 -- "How can we realize a place where the voiceless can gather?"

2013-9-28 (Sat) - 2013-9-29 (Sun)

As part of the Program for cultivating personnel for art festivals in cooperation with theaters, concert halls, and art museums -- "Art Festivals that give 'voice to the voiceless, voice to that which is everywhere, and give voice to my voice'," four research workshops will be held this academic year.

In these research workshops,  two lecturers TAKAYAMA Akira (producer, Port B) and HAYASHI Tatsuki (Translator, theater researcher), and a moderator TANAKA Hitoshi (Graduate School of Letters) will discuss issues regarding participation in art and society with a different guest in each class. The first research workshop will be held over the two days of Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29.
On September 28, under the title of "How can we realize a place where the voiceless can gather?" the above three will talk with a guest speaker, NAKAMASA Masaki, a researcher in the history of thought, including the thinking of Rousseau and Benjamin, about voice, democracy, and the association voice and democracy have had or will have with art.
Based on the discussion, a debate will be held between TAKAYAMA Akira who has developed "Referendum Project" and HAYASHI Tatsuki as a translator and researcher who has been exploring the possibilities of theatrical language confronting politics.
On September 29, based on the characteristics of Osaka, TAKAYAMA Akira and HAYASHI Tatsuki will talk with students in this program about the meanings of "collecting voice" and "creating a place to gather voice," "what is required to realize these as a work of art," and "what research is needed."

Program


Saturday, September 28, 2013, 14:00~16:30

  • "How can we realize a place where the voiceless can gather?" -- Dialogue between political thought and art regarding democracy"
  • NAKAMASA Masaki, Professor, School of Law, Kanazawa University
  • TAKAYAMA Akira, Port B
  • HAYASHI Tatsuki, Japanese-German translator, theater researcher
  • M.C.: TANAKA Hitoshi, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Venue:  Room Law #22, 2nd floor, Letters, Law and Economics Lecture Building, Toyonaka campus, Osaka Universiy

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 13:00~15:00

  • "Designing a project to collect voices in Osaka"
  • TAKAYAMA Akira
  • HAYASHI Tatsuki
  • M.C.: TANAKA Hitoshi

Venue:  Room Law #22, 2nd floor, Letters, Law and Economics Lecture Building, Toyonaka campus, Osaka University


Brief bio of lecturers


NAKAMASA Masaki, Professor, School of Law, Kanazawa University
Professor Nakamasa's specialties are history of politics and German literature. His research started with linguistic philosophy and critical theory of German Romanticism, developing into research on modern thought such as Frankfurter Schule, Derrida, and Cornell. In recent years, he has focused on research in politics and the legal philosophy of liberalism in the UK and the U.S. He is also interested in making use of critical theory of political philosophy in art criticism.
His publication includes Walter Benjamin, Modern German Thought, A Guide to Carl Schmitt (all Sakuhinsha Co. Ltd.), Intensive Course -- Japanese Modern Thought, Rereading Rousseau's Works (both NHK Publishing Co., Ltd.) and more.
TAKAYAMA Akira
Mr. Takayama established a theatrical unit Port B in 2002. He has been involved in activities beyond theater: Tokyo/Olympics (Hato Bus tour), Sunshine 62, Private Video Parlors Series in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Vienna, Evacuation Instructions Tokyo Version, Referendum Project, and Fukushima -- Epilogue? (Kein Licht II).
His technique of developing tours and experimental social projects in real cities has drawn attention from Japan and abroad as a means to expand the possibilities of theater.
HAYASHI Tatsuki, Japanese-German Translator, Researcher in theater and traditional form of theater, Theater Researcher Arts Council Tokyo
Mr. Hayanshi won the 5th Odajima Yushi Drama Translation Prize for his translation of Kein Licht by Elfriede Jelinek, Hakusuisha Publishing Co., Ltd. His publication also includes Elfriede Jelinek's Theatrical Language in the April 2013 issue of the Monthly Modern Poem Magazine. He has been engaged in research and efforts to share his translation theory and theater theory with the public.

The general public is cordially welcome to attend this workshop, but priority will be given to students in this program. This workshop is held under the project of  Culture and Art Promotion Project using Universities from the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Date: 2013-9-28 (Sat) - 2013-9-29 (Sun)
Organizer: Graduate School of Letters
Venue: Room Law #22, 2nd floor, Letters, Law and Economics Lecture Building, Toyonaka campus, Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is required.
URL: http://www.let.osaka-u.ac.jp/ja/research/activities/projects/artfestival/contents
Contact: TANAKA Hitoshi, Graduate School of Letters
h_tanaka@let.osaka-u.ac.jp

Back to top