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The quality and quantity of
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every day of the year
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Performance | Wish: Performance Art by Aya Rodriguez-Izumi

Performances, March 10, 2018, 03/10/2018, Wish: Performance Art by Aya Rodriguez-Izumi

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:00 pm

Free

Wish is an audience participation and installation piece based on the Japanese tradition of the Ema — a wooden wishing plaque onto which worshippers write prayers, wishes and gratitudes. They are traditionally used to convey a wish to the priests of the temple and the kamis (gods) but also serve a social function as public communication within the community that an individual has made a wish in. Historically, local artisans were periodically hired to create specialty plaques on behalf of the public to be offered to a shrine for a specific purpose.

Today, you can find emas sold and hung in temples and shrines across Japan. After New Years during the festival Setsubun, such good luck charms from the previous year are ceremonially burned in the annual ritual Otakiage. The burning of the ema is a symbolic gesture that liberates the wish from its writer. In its sister ceremonies the donko-yaki that takes place during the same festival, the bonfire is used by the community to come together to cook and eat new years mochi.

For Wish, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will create an experience that references this communal ritualistic process in a quotidian manner. Visitors during performance times will be prompted to pen a wish, hope or dream they have for the future. How this simple prompt is interpreted will vary. These adorned plaques will be tied onto a wooden structure reminiscent of what would be found at a temple, creating an installation that changes and expands through out the course of its exhibition.

During the performance times the artist will be present, dressed in pink to signal that she is also part of the piece. Her goal is to facilitate communal communication with and between visitors, asking them what their wishes are and creating a constellation of dialogue. Later this year, the used wooden talismans will be burned outdoors, symbolically relieving the public of the burden of their longings with fire and smoke, elements of cleansing. Marshmallows will also be offered at this public bonfire.

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