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Hastings Park 1942: JAPANESE PROBLEM performance + artist talk back

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Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Museum Gallery

6688 Southoaks Crescent

Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7

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JAPANESE PROBLEM performance + artist talk back

with Yoshié Bancroft + Joanna Garfinkel, Universal Limited
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2-3:30pm

Join us for a post-show discussion with the cast and crew. Learn about their collaborative process and behind-the-scenes work to create this immersive performance using elements of traditional theatre, storytelling, and composition.




Nikkei National Museum's Hastings Park 1942 exhibit (September 30, 2017 - January 13, 2018) features a contemporary performance piece titled JAPANESE PROBLEM. This piece invites an audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination.

The work exists in the contemporary moment simultaneously where evidence of Hastings Park’s former tenants has been erased, where survivors are uncertain if they want their names included in a memorial, and where refugees to North America are being treated in a fashion that is terrifyingly familiar.

JAPANESE PROBLEM is a title derived from the nomenclature of WWII, but containing in it the understanding that the citizens affected at the time were neither Japanese--they were overwhelmingly legal residents/citizens of Canada, nor problematic--with zero verifiable connections to activities against Canada.

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This event is by donation and free for youth, elders, and low-income participants. The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre is wheelchair accessible.

To find out about other upcoming exhibit events & programming, please visit nikkeiplace.org

For event questions & inquiries, please email intern@nikkeiplace.org or call 604.777.7000 ext 113

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