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.