On the Table by Seiji Shimoda

March 22, 2008Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue, Toronto8:00 pm

Over 15 years since he first performed On the Table in Toronto at the Ontario College of Art, Seiji Shimoda returns to present this seminal work again. Audiences are invited to experience this rare and unique opportunity to witness, in person, the work of one of Japan’s most respected and established performance artists. More so, the invitation is an opportunity to experience a performance work that has stood – quite literally – the test of time. Shimoda has been traveling and working with this performance, often (in the early years) bringing his own table, for over two decades. 

Shimoda’s performance is presented in the context of FADO’s on-going thematic series entitled IDea, which invited performance artists from around the world to respond to and create performances that relate to social, cultural or personal identity.

Thanks to Marilyn Arsem, Mobius and the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston for their support in helping to bring Seiji Shimoda to North America.







Books & Ephemera

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer