Podcast: Art, Advocacy and Accountability - the case of a Nikkei artist in Australia

23 Dec 2016
Speaker: Mayu Kanamori

Whilst discussing the process of creating her performance works such as The Heart of the Journey, In Repose, and Yasukichi Murakami – Through a Distant Lens,

Mayu Kanamori will introduce her lesser-known, yet related work including the Civilian Internment Arts Program in Cowra NSW, her on-going involvement in groups such as Nikkei Australia and the Asian Australian Studies and Research Network (AASRN), and collaborations with the Japanese Indigenous community of Broome. In the process, she will challenge prescribed boundaries of the role of the artist in addressing social history, examine social responsibilities in making ethical choices pertaining to identity, diaspora, and imagined national and ethnic borders, and explore ways of working with culturally specific stories to make a contribution to the wider community.

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