A beautiful end-of the summer day, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 I 5:30 p.m., we gathered at Concordia University, NE Portland, OR., and opened the one-hour work-shop. My opening introduction stating “this workshop is a collaboration between a butoh dancer, Teresa Vanderkin and me, a visual artist, Yukiyo Kawano. Together, we investigate what exists beyond the visible.” Then Teresa … Read moreWorkshop: KONPAKU 魂魄– the River of Elsewhere
On August 5th, 2015 (August 6th, Hiroshima time), Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) commemorated the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima by having the 100% scale, second “Little Boy (folded)” installing on the steps of the Seattle Asian Art Museum. For this one-day outside installation, I attended to meet visitors, and talk about … Read moreSeattle Asian Art Museum
Large black-and-white photos of the horrors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings were displayed along the walkway around the lake. A replica of “Little Boy,” the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, was also present. It was made by Yukiyo Kawano, who used tanmono … Read moreToro Nagashi
In my reflecting the pre-show performance (Centennial Play – “Words That Burn”) with a Butoh dancer, Meshi Chavez, on Sep., 27th, 2014. One of the way I understood about that moment — the moment felt like a phantom; the sense of impossibility filled the space; We all have experienced a nihilistic desire; imagine our own death… … Read morereflect on “Suspended Moment:Desperate Bid For Life”
Fat Man (folded) and Little Boy (folded) will be showing at Centennial Play – “Words That Burn” – Portland, OR/There will be a per-show performance —Suspended Moment:Desperate Bid For Life –with a Butoh dancer, Meshi Chavez, on Sep., 27th Suspended Moment: Desperate Bid For Life —-FREE EVENTS BEFORE WORDS THAT BURN PERFORMANCE 7:00pm – 7:30pm (the performance space open 30 minutes … Read moreSuspended Moment: Desperate Bid For Life
From Hiroshima to Hanford Wed., Aug. 6, 2014 In conjunction with a show at Columbia City Gallery, Etsuko Ichikawa and Yukiyo Kawano head north to Green Lake to participate in a special Hiroshima memorial lantern floating ceremony. Here the lanterns were float off the water: a symbolic gesture that started in Hiroshima to float … Read moreOne Thousand Questions/千の問 –Lantern floating ceremony
SUNDAY JUL 27, 2014 | 5 PM – 7 PM participated an artists’ crossroads event at Glyph Cafe: An Evening of Karumi. Karumi means a “light beauty with subtlety,” and defined the qualities found in the later poems of haiku master Matsuo Bashō. Mukashi yori yomi okeru uta makura…..Of all the many places celebrated in … Read moreSPECIAL HAIKU DINNER – AN EVENING OF KARUMI
SUNDAY JUL 20, 2014 | 5-7 PM In conjunction with Yukiyo Kawano’s current art installation at the Café, Glyph hosts an evening of music, poetry readings and artists’ talks on the intertwined topics of Hiroshima, Fukushima and Hanford. Poet and editor Leah Stenson reads from her newest book,Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out.
Featured in The Stranger, Seattle’s Newspaper: Currently Hanging: Yukiyo Kawano’s Beautiful Bombs posted by JEN GRAVES on WED, MAY 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/05/07/19468530-currently-hanging-yukiyo-kawanos-beautiful-bombs The show ended May 8th 2014
Performance, August 1 2012 from Yukiyo Kawano on Vimeo.