Museum × KNZ Fringe ―Meeting with the City

2015.10.9(Fri) - 2015.10.11(Sun)



2015.10.9(Fri) - 2015.10.11(Sun)


Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Kapo, Badass Gallery, Sanki Bunko

For More Information:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Phone: +81-76-220-2811 / Koryuka Section

*Schedule and contents are subject to change.
*Please contact us if you are accompanied by a caretaker.


Installation & Site-specific Performance from UK
Museum x KNZ Fringe is a four week residency project organized by 21 Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa inviting three performance artists from Forest Fringe, a community of unusual performance artists based in the UK. Each will create a new piece in a different small arts space in Kanazawa, working in collaboration with local artists.

Date / Venue

  • Action Hero “From Ashes”
    [Date/Time] 10.10 (Sat.), 11 (Sun.) 14:00-18:00
    [Venue] Kapo(3-1-27, Nomachi, Kanazawa)

    Nic Green “Song For The Departed (Seven Bridges)”
    [Date/Time] 10.10 (Sat.), 11 (Sun.) 10:30-18:30 (13 shows each day)
    [Venue] Sanki Bunko(5-27, Sakuramachi, Kanazawa)

    [Date/Time] 10.10 (Sat.), 11 (Sun.) 18:00-21:00 (9 shows each day)
    [Venue] Badass Gallery(1F, 42-1, Sanbancho, Ikedamachi, Kanazawa)


  • Set Ticket for 3 Venues: ¥1,500
    Single Ticket for 1 Venue: ¥600

    *Set Ticket is sold in advance only. Limited 15 sets.
    *Please reserve the date and time you wish to see the performance for Nic Green “Song For The Departed” and Scottee “DERU KUGI WA UTARERU”.
    *Ticket for Action Hero “From Ashes” allows entry for either Oct 10 or 11.

Ticket Reservation

  • Please send below information through either
    FAX: 076-220-2806
    TEL: 076-220-2811

    [1] Type of ticket (Set or Single)
    [2] Program Title
    [3] For reservation for Nic Green “Song For The Departed” and Scottee “DERU KUGI WA UTARERU”, please request the date and time of performance with up to three options.
    [4] Number of tickets
    [5] Your name
    [6] Your address
    [7] Your phone number
    [8] Your fax number
    [9] Your email address

    · Ticket Reservation and Sales: Aug 17 to Oct 9(10:00-18:00, closed on Mondays)
    · Inquiries: Koryuka Section, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa TEL: 076-220-2811

Program Details

  • Photo: Action Hero

    Action Hero “From Ashes”

    A yellow and sea burst into view, painted in flaming sunset colours. White particles were falling on us, just like sleet. -Matashichi Oishi, crewman, Lucky Dragon 5.

    In an act of hope and renewal, Action Hero uncover a city still standing beneath the ashes. Over two days, we move through a gentle process of recovery and restoration, working collectively with visitors.

    Date/Time: 10.10 (Sat.), 11 (Sun.) 14:00-18:00
    Venue: Kapo(3-1-27, Nomachi, Kanazawa)
    Duration: Audience can spend as much time as they
    like between 14:00 and 18:00. (no reservation required)
    Last entry at 17:30
    Language: Japanese/ English

    In Cooperation with CAAK

    ★ Action Hero are collecting ashes.
    These ashes will be used in the creation of the installation.
    Please send to Kapo by September 25.
    Forward to: Kapo (3-1-27, Nomachi, Kanazawa)

  • Nic Green “Song For The Departed (Seven Bridges)”

    Presented in the beautiful surroundings of Sanki Bunko, Song For The Departed (Seven Bridges) is a delicate encounter for one audience member at a time. Inspired by the archetypal qualities of Kannon, the piece invites people to co-create and dedicate a unique vocal composition (performed by Nic Green) to someone/something departed, lost or past. The expressions of this lamentation will be electronically transformed to communicate with indigenous birdlife living on the Asanogawa River.

    Date/Time: 10.10 (Sat.), 11 (Sun.) 10:30-18:30
    Schedule: 10:30 / 11:00 / 11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:00 / 17:30 / 18:00
    Venue: Sanki Bunko(5-27, Sakuramachi, Kanazawa)
    Duration: Approx 30 min(upon reservation)
    For one audience at a time
    Please come 15 minutes before your reservation
    Language: Japanese/English
    *One on one performance with the Artist
    *We advise you to wear comfortable walking shoes.
    *Please mind the time as you may miss the performance in case you are late.


    A performative installation exploring the westernisation of Japanese women through purikura, gyaru and the detrimental affects of kawaii. Accompanied by sound pieces from Japanese women sharing their thoughts on women’s equality in Japan.

    Created and directed by Scottee
    Performed by Masumi Saito
    Video by Holly Revell

    Date/Time: 10.10 (Sat.), 11 (Sun.) 18:00-21:00
    Schedule: 18:00 / 18:20 / 18:40 / 19:00 / 19:20 / 19:40 / 20:00 / 20:20 / 20:40
    Venue: Badass Gallery(1F, 42-1, Sanbancho, Ikedamachi, Kanazawa)
    Duration: 15 min(upon reservation)
    For 6 audience at a time
    Please come 15 minutes before your reservation
    *Please mind the time as latecomers will not be able to enter the show.
    Language: Japanese

    ★ Scottee is collecting unwanted purikura.
    Please send us fun or silly purikura to create the set of
    Scottee's performance piece!
    Forward to: Koryuka “Scottee” 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.(1-2-1, Hirosaka, Kanazawa)

Opening Event

  • Forest Fringe, Kanazawa Butoh Kan, ASUNA, kyo81, tanaka scat, sanchan, K.Onishi, Fumika Kanatsu (From top left to right)

    On the evening of the 9 October we will hold a public event to launch the project. We will have a potluck performance party with artists and local collaborators.

    Date/Time: 10.9(Fri.) 18:00-21:00
    Venue: Theatre 21, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
    (Free entry at anytime)
    Food and drinks on sale

    Artists /
    Action Hero
    Nic Green
    Andy Field
    Ira Brand
    Kanazawa Butoh Kan
    tanaka scat
    Fumika Kanatsu
    Yudai Shii
    Masumi Saito
    and more

Spin-off Event

  • Photo: Ayumi Hisada

    The Irrational Whisper

    The guests are guided into an empty room by a performer and led to listen to the irrational whisper ―. Performance created by Kanazawa based artists who met during the first residency phase of Museum x KNZ x Fringe – Meeting with the City.

    Date/ Time: 10.10 (Sat.), 11 (Sun.) 13:30-18:30
    Schedule: 13:30 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:00 
    Venue: Korinbo-kutsu(2-11-27, Korinbo, Kanazawa)
    Duration: 30min (upon reservation)
    For 5 audience at a time
    Please come 5 minutes before your reservation.
    Ticket: 600yen
    Performed by Yohei Yamada
    Video by Ayumi Hisada
    Inquiry and reservation:
    Tel 090-2839-0242

    Organized by Voluntary Artists
    In Cooperation with 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)


  • Photo: Action Hero

    Action Hero

    Action Hero is the collaboration between UK artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. Their work deals with the iconography of popular culture and its use as both a weapon and as a shared cultural memory. Whilst exploring the epic, they create performance that is intimate, distinctive and invigorating. “From Ashes” is their first performance in Japan.

  • Photo: Oliver Rudkin Courtesy of Ibt13

    Nic Green

    Nic Green works across the fields of Live Art, New Performance and Place-Based Practice. Her diverse art-making practice spans award-winning dance/theatre performance, community and public art projects and musical/audio composition. This summer she is thrilled to present a new site-specific performance created especially for Kanazawa and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

  • Photo: Matthew Brindle


    Scottee is an artist from London. He is currently an associate artist at the iconic Roundhouse. His work is about outsiderness; race, sexuality, class, age and gender. He creates spaces where the perceived underdog is celebrated, at the forefront and no longer ignorable.

1st Period : Creative Workshop

  • This project invites three groups of performing artists selected from Forest Fringe, an artist-driven community in the UK, to attempt experimental and adventurous creative activities with Kanazawa-based artists and creators. The first period (8th to 22nd June) involves making contact with the culture and history of Kanazawa, to which the performing artists are visiting for the first time, as well as interacting with artists and creators in the region. The second period (26th September to 12th October) involves developing ideas for new works to be created and unveiled. A creative workshop to be held will function as an opportunity for interaction. Artists will introduce their own activities and works while exploring the possibilities of creation through mini-workshops and the exchange of opinions with other participants.
    Registration is not required and participation is free and open to the public on the day. We look forward to seeing you!

    1. Akira Nakayasu (Interactive art / Video)
    Date : 2015.06.13 (Sat.) 17:00-19:00

    2. Scottee (Performance)
    Date : 2015.06.15 (Mon.) 19:00-21:00

    3. Nic Green (Performance)
    Date : 2015.06.16 (Tue.) 19:00-21:00

    4. Action Hero (Performance)
    Date : 2015.06.19 (Fri.) 19:00-21:00

    Venue : Theater 21, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
    For More Information : 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
    PHONE : +81-76-220-2811 / Koryuka Section
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Organized by:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)

Co-produced by:
Forest Fringe

Supported by:
the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2015

Special Cooperation from:
the British Council

Collaboration with:
Kanazawa Art Gummi, Kapo and Suisei-Art

Media Support by:
Hokkoku Shimbun, Hokuriku Broadcasting Co. Ltd., TV Kanazawa and FM Ishikawa