An extraterrestrial’s view of an unfamiliar world
Moshimoshi City, which launched at Kyoto Experiment 2021 Autumn amidst the pandemic, is a program in which artists conceive imaginary performances to be experienced by audiences through audio at various locations in Kyoto City. The project is an attempt to generate otherwise non-existent performances using the power of the imagination.
This year’s venue is limited to one area, the Higashi Kujo neighborhood, which has been undergoing redevelopment in recent years. Lang Lee, a singer-song-writer and writer based in Korea, employs life-size voices and words to represent social experiences. Through visiting the area and also connecting online with an artist who works at a local community cafe, Lee considers how others blend into the area while rediscovering the changing neighborhood. What will this process reveal to us?
Putting the audience into the shoes of an extraterrestrial being, Moshimoshi City explores the daily habits of earthly people through an audio text in Japanese, Korean, and English.
Period: 9.30 (Sat)-10.22 (Sun)
Reception: 11:00-18:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the festival period.
This is an audio performance. Audiences collect a map from the reception, visit each location on the map in the Higashi Kujo area and listen to an audio recording that can be played on a smartphone.
After receiving the map from reception audiences can experience the work at any time.
Total time required: 60-90 (TBC)
Language: Available in Japanese, English or Korean
⚠️ Please bring a smartphone and headphones to listen to the audio recordings.
Customers without a smartphone may rent an audio device for a fee. Please note advance reservation is required and the number of devices are limited.
Please note Kyoto Experiment does not cover transportation costs to and from each location or for any fees incurred when listening to audio recordings on a smartphone.
Youth (25 and under), Students ¥1,500
High School Students & Younger ¥1,000
Day tickets: Same as Advance Ticket Price
Seating: Participation Fee
Born in Seoul, Korea in 1986, Lang Lee is a singer/songwriter, essayist, author, and filmmaker. In 2012 she released her first album Yon Yonson [욘욘슨] and in 2016 her second album, Playing God [신의 놀이] which included a song that won Best Folk Song at the 14th Korean Music Awards. In 2021 she released her latest album There is a Wolf [늑대가 나타났다] which combines dynamic sounds with new voicings. This won the Discovery of the Year at the 31st Seoul Music Awards and Best Folk Album and Album of the Year at the 19th Korean Music Awards. Lee is also active as an essayist, author and illustrator. Her writing is often described as open, sincere and honest; evoking sympathy in her readers. Her writing is also published widely in Japan including the essay series Who Do You Think You Are [대체 뭐하자는 인간이지 싶었다].