Extreme Rituals: A Schimpfluch Carnival is a retrospective and a celebration of Schimpfluch, a platform created by Rudolf Eb.er in 1987 for extreme and outsider artists and the generation of highly disturbing and irritating audio/visual works. As part of the programme over the weekend, there will be a rare appearance by Japanese artist Junko Hiroshige from the seminal band Hijokaidan, who will perform alongside Rudolf Eb.er and also participate in an accompanying discussion. The weekend will include an extensive programme highlighting the influence Schimpfluch has had since the late 80s, and audiences will be treated to performances from a range of artists, sound-installations, films, photographs and contextualising panel discussions.
2nd floor, Samuel House
6 St. Albans Street
Booking Essential Free for Japan Society members
Non members: £5
The Japan Society is delighted to welcome three outstanding exponents of Japanese vaudeville tradition for an evening of popular culture.
The evening will include:
Music by Shunputei Shomatsu and Yumiko on drums and shamisen
Paper cutting by Hayashiya Imamaru
Rakugo performed by Sanshotei Charaku
In Hayashiya Imamaru’s hands, a pair of scissors can produce detailed cut-out images with extraordinary speed and dexterity. He travels the world, impressing people with his kamikiri prowess, including in his show audience requests.
A master of the rakugo comic narrative,Sanshotei Charaku has nearly 50 years’ experience and a repertory of over 100 tales. He describes the story telling process as a developing relationship between audience and narrator, in which the choice of content emerges from their meeting.