chelfitsch & Teppei Kaneuji “Eraser Mountain”

  • Events
  • October 5 - 6, 2019
  • South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto

About the event

chelfitsch & Teppei Kaneuji
Eraser Mountain (Theater), Eraser Forest (Museum)

 Eraser Mountain: OCT. 5th (Sat),6th (Sun), 2019
 Eraser Forest: FEB. 7th (Fri)~16th (Sun), 2020
  @21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

 What is theater released from a human scale?
 People, objects, time, space, and language appear in unknown forms…

Playwright/Director: Toshiki Okada
Scenography: Teppei Kaneuji
Cast: Izumi Aoyagi, Mari Ando, Yuri Itabashi, Takuya Harada, Makoto Yazawa, Yo Yoshida, Leon Kou Yonekawa

Is it possible to create theater not only for the people watching at one moment in time? Can we use theater to present a world in which people and objects are completely equal, rather than trapped in their usual subservient relationship?
Devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, the city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture is now undergoing immense reconstruction to elevate the area as a countermeasure against future tsunami waves and restore the lifestyles that the residents lost. However, the use of local rocks to raise the land more than ten meters (33 feet) higher than it was before has led to severe damage on surrounding mountains.
Visiting the area in 2017 and witnessing the landscape that had been so rapidly and artificially changed, Toshiki Okada started to conceive a new work in which he would raise doubts about the so-called criteria or measures that humans use. As his collaborator, Okada welcomes Teppei Kaneuji, the artist who has expanded the possibilities of his practice by voraciously incorporating theatrical perspectives into his main methodology of collage. The resulting work also integrates the “EIZO Theater” that chelfitsch has developed since last year, attempting to take yet another approach to language and the body of the actors. What is the landscape that emerges when we deviate from anthropocentrism?
Eraser Mountain is the very latest in chelfitsch’s ongoing endeavors to update theater.

Ticket information

On sale July 26th (Fri) ,2019 11pm~

Adult Advance ¥4,000 / Day ¥3,500
Youth*, Students Advance ¥3,000 / Day ¥3,500
High School Students & Younger Advance and Day both ¥1,000
Pair ¥7,500 (Advance Only)
*Youth Tickets: available for those aged 25 and under


South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto

13 Okazaki Saishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 606-8342


Eraser Mountain
5th (Sat) 18:30-
6th (Sun) 14:00-*, 19:30-
*Post-performance Talk
Duration: 100min
*Performed in Japanese with English surtitles

South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto
KYOTO EXPERIMENT: https://kyoto-ex.jp/home/

Eraser Forest
FEB. 7th (Fri)~16th (Sun),2020

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa: https://www.kanazawa21.jp/


Toshiki Okada
Teppei Kaneuji
Izumi Aoyagi
Yuri Itabashi
Takuya Harada
Makoto Yazawa
Yo Yoshida
Leon Kou Yonekawa
Kyoko Fuzitani (FAIFAI)
Lightinig Director
Masayoshi Takeda (RYU)
Sound Director
Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG)
Video Designer
Shimpei Yamada
Technical Director
Koro Suzuki
Stage Manager
Chikage Yuyama
Assistant Director
Nagara Wada
Tamiko Ouki (precog)
Associate Producer
Miyuki Tanaka
Publicity Design
Shota Yamauchi
Flyer Design
Yusuke Akai(paragram)
Web Design
Yosuke Hayashi(HAUS)
Co-produced by
[Eraser Mounrain] KYOTO EXPERIMENT, Wiener Festwochen, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt
[Eraser Forest] 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Planning & Production Management
precog co.,LTD.
In co-operation with
CONNELING STUDY/YAMABUKI FACTORY, Steep Slope Studio, Kyoto City University of Arts
Kyoto Art Center Artists-in-Studios program
This project consists of two versions, “Eraser Mountain” (premiere: October 2019 / KYOTO EXPERIMENT) and “Eraser Forest” (premiere: February 2020 / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa).

Press release

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