Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Tsuneko Taniuchi

Micro-Event n°5 /Nine Female Characters (Ganguro Girl)

Micro-Event n°5 /Nine Female Characters (Ganguro Girl)

Tsuneko Taniuchi. Micro-Event n°5 /Nine Female Characters (Ganguro Girl), 2000.

Micro-Event n°5 /Nine Female Characters: "Paris pour escale", Museum of Modern Art, Paris, 2000-2001.During a five-hour period, I enclosed in a 27 cubic-meter transparent plastic cube; I played nine female characters, each identifiable by a simple gesture and different costumes. These nine characters are: a female narrator, a waitress, a homeless woman (the Plastic Bag Lady), a Japanese high school girl, a Japanese school girl, "Ninja Girl", a female boxer, a sale rep for baby nappies, Ganguro Girl (the bimbo: with a faced blacked from ultra-violet rays, in colorful clothing and platform shoes).The furnishing of this cube was composed of a bed, a table, a chair, a television, a mirror and a punching ball. The five hours of activity were video taped and shown during the exhibit next to the cube containing the traces of this action. At Transpalette Gallery, I transformed the exhibit space into a discotheque. I invited a DJ (X.K.I) to play while I simulated the 9 women characters


discotheque, gender, identity, feminity, Performance, ethnicity, Japan

Micro-Event n°5 /Nine Female Characters (Ganguro Girl)Micro-Event n°9bis /A Female BoxerMicro-Event n°14 /Future Bride Likes to PaintMicro-Event n°18bis /MarianneMicro-Event n°20 /How to Become a Good HousewifeMicr-Event n°25 /VIP CocktailsMicro-Event n°29 /When I Fall in Love

Micro-Event n°5 /Nine Female CharactersMicro-Event n°14 /Love me TenderMicro-Event n°18 /Marianne Tsuneko / Tsuneko Marianne

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