Melodrama for Men #1
Performance,
performed at Camp, Tokyo, on Nov 28th, 2008

performed at Camp, Tokyo, on Nov 28th, 2008 Koizumi plays Vice Admiral Ohnishi Takijiro, known for instigating the Kamikaze attacks towards the end of the World War II. As he fiddles with a lump of clay sited between his legs, he begins to lecture on the inevitability of the suicide missions. The work is an art performance and its documentation, in which the artist attempted an abstract recreation of Ohnishi's intense harakiri suicide scene. The speech was adapted from Ohnishi's dialogue from the film For Those We Love (2007), which attracted particular media attention because the Governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara who is considered by some as a right wing populist, was the executive producer as well as writer of the film

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