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Exhibition: Cindy Mochizuki - Cave to Dream

Digital & new media History & heritage Intercultural Interdisciplinary Visual arts
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Richmond Art Gallery

Richmond, BC

Directions: Inside the Richmond Cultural Centre.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Vancouver-based artist Cindy Mochizuki presents a multimedia installation with hand-drawn animation, sound and live-action video, to create a theatrical setting for four fictional stories to unfold. In "Cave to Dream" stories are told by human and non-human characters that move through various dreamscapes and psychic spaces within the metaphor of the cave.

This installation is based on Mochizuki's 2017 research in Akita-ken, Japan where she examined the traditional folklore and ritual practices of the region, in particular the annual performances of the Namahage demon on December 31. "Cave to Dream" brings together fiction, experimental cinema, ritual, magic and live-performance storytelling to offer new ways of understanding old traditions.



Richmond Art Gallery

The only public Gallery in Richmond, the Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) is a municipal Gallery supported by the non-profit Richmond Art Gallery Association (RAGA), a charitable organization. In operation since 1980, the Gallery presents curated exhibitions by British Columbia, national and international artists, maintains a permanent collection, and presents innovative and diverse programming for children, youth, and adults. Since 1992, the Gallery has been located in the Richmond Cultural Centre, and has evolved into a well-regarded professional contemporary art gallery that was awarded a Richmond Arts Award for leadership in 2010. RAGA supports the gallery through membership, fundraising, and advocacy.


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