Japan Syndrome – Kunst und Politik nach Fukushima


How did the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima contribute to disclose rifts within Japanese society? This interdisciplinary festival explores that question with a rich program of performances, installations, talks, films and concerts, mostly with English surtitles. Starting with Toshiki Okada’s conversation play Current Location, one of the first artistic reactions to the catastrophe, it ends with his current project Super Premium Soft Double Vanilla Rich, set in a 24-hour convenience store: a metaphor for an increasingly darkening world with part-time employees, bosses and customers giving free reign to their irritability. At HAU 1, 2 and 3.

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