Natsumi Sakamoto 「Dismantling Motherhood」Open Studio

Image by Natsumi Sakamoto

「Dismantling Motherhood」
オープンスタジオ(English Information below)

Dismantling Motherhood は、「母」という言葉を「解体」し、母親業がもつ「他者をケアする能力」を「ひらく」ことを目指す実験的なアートプロジェクトです。公募であつまった6名の横浜在住の母親たちと、2023年9月から約半年間にわたり、クリエイティブな複数の実践を共に行いました。
現代における子育ての孤立と向き合い、 母親が自身の「声」に耳を傾け、表現するため、小さなネットワークとしての集まりを作る試みです。そこで語られたことを共有し、最終的に集められた声を「作品化」していくプロセス を、参加者で共有しました。
約半年間戸塚を拠点に活動した成果を、活動拠点となったMurasaki Penguin Project Totsukaにてレクチャーパフォーマンス、オープンスタジオとして発表いたします。


時間:13:00~16:00 / 17:00~18:00



〒244-0003 神奈川県横浜市戸塚区戸塚町4247-21地下1階

協力:Murasaki Penguin Project Totsuka 大洋建設(株)

Natsumi Sakamoto
‘Dismantling Motherhood’ Open Studio

‘Dismantling Motherhood’ is an experimental art project that aims to “deconstruct” the word “mother” and “open up” the “ability to care for others”, inherent in motherhood. Over a period of about six months starting in September 2023, we worked with six mothers living in Yokohama, who participated via open call, to carry out multiple creative practices. This is an attempt to create a small network of mothers to listen to and express their voices in order to face the isolation of raising children in modern times. The participants shared the process of turning their gathered voices into a work of art. In this project, Ritsuko Saito collaborated on the research and management, to walk through these processes, consider and analyse them, and compile the results into a book of documentation and essays. The results of our activities based in Totsuka for half a year will be presented as a lecture performance and open studio at Murasaki Penguin Project Totsuka, which has become their base of creation.
Natsumi Sakamoto website

2024. 2. 24 (Sat), 25 (Sun)
Free entry

【Open Studio】
13:00 – 16:00 / 17:00 – 18:00
Noise Friendly Time: 15:00-16:00 (This is a time slot where you can watch without hesitation even if you make noise. There will also be a children’s craft area within the venue.)
– No bookings are required to visit the open studio. Please come directly to the venue.
– Attending the lecture performance requires prior booking.
– You are free to come and go as you like during the open studio hours.
– There will be nursing and diaper changing spaces on site.
– MPP Totsuka has a no shoes policy.

【Lecture Performance】
16:00 – 17:00 (Limited to 30 people)

– The performance will be held in Japanese without interpretation.
– We have reached the reservation capacity for both days. Please note that you will not be able to enter from 16:00 to 17:00.
– During the performance, audience members with children are free to come and go as necessary.

Murasaki Penguin Project Totsuka
4247-21 Totsuka-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 244-0003

Cinematography by Ryusuke Ohno
Supported by Arts Commission Yokohama
Technical Support by Murasaki Penguin Project Totsuka, Taiyo Construction Co., Ltd.

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