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Exploration in Underground by GALLERY MoMo :

Tomoko Konoike “Dancing Hands


November 27 (Sat.) - December 25 (Sat.), 2021

Open : Tuesday - Saturday  11am - 7pm / Closed on Sunday, Monday and National holiday

Writing Talk Event 
Dance in writing|Tomoko Konoike, Tomotake Kinoshita
November 28(Sun),2021  3:00pm - 4:30pm


GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku will hold "Writing Dance in writing" by Tomoko Konoike and Tomotake Kinoshita from 15:00 on Sunday, November 28th.

Tomotake Kinoshita is a historian who considers blind people and deaf people through the architectural space, society, and culture of the blind school from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji and Taisho eras. While communicating in sign language, I am on stage at various events.

Koike described his encounter with Kinoshita as "I suddenly came like a Zashiki-warashi, sat down in front of me, and started writing with firm pressure." "At that moment, somewhere in my body. It popped open and I strongly thought that I should be in the play too! " Fascinated by Kinoshita, who draws letters with a wonderful rhythm and speaks intellectually and with a childlike sensibility, he talks like dancing together and cannot catch anyone who is going back and forth between letters / pictures and words. mosquito? I thought, this live was realized. And until the concert, the correspondence between the two people will be exhibited.

There is no audio in the written talk. Then, I decided how to convey it to the blind people, so I asked Akiko Otake, a writer, to help me and read the text of the writing aloud.

The event, which reads out the words spun as if they were dancing and broadcasts live, is like a radio station in a small town.

The people at the venue and all the people watching the live stream feel that Koike says "somewhere in the body pops open" and the unknown time when the sensor of the body is driven and the control is not effective. I hope you can experience it. I wonder what will happen! You will get a glimpse of the moment of serious play. Please participate in the new attempt "Dance in writing".


Tomotake Kinoshita (historian) Tomotake Kinoshita

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1977. Ph.D. (Engineering). I am studying the body and community of the physically handicapped in Japan during the Meiji era. Recently, he clarified how wheelchairs and Braille came to Japan. His writings include "The Birth of a Wheelchair," "Before Braille," "Penetration of Fingerspelling," and "Survival of One Person." He is a Deaf person and usually talks in sign language and written conversation.


Read aloud

Akiko Otake (writer) Akiko Otake

Stayed in New York in the early 1980s and started writing. Writing across genres such as novels, essays, and criticisms. He has written many books such as "Picture Book Boy", "Visit at any time", "Floor Plans and Delusions", "Atsuko Suga's Journey", and "Tokyo Rough Walk". His photography-related books include "The Desperateness of Their Photographs," "New York 1980," "This Photograph is Amazing," and "Events and Photography" (co-authored). Since 2007, a talk and reading event <Katarikoko> has been held at an antiquarian bookstore in Tokyo. Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake, a talk event <Language Potrack> was held and is still ongoing. In 2019, we will start publishing "Katarikoko Bunko" based on those activities. The latest issue is "People who can't lie", which contains a dialogue between novelist Hiroko Oyamada and Akiko Otake + their palms.

Event Catalico

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Live site master

Shinnosuke Yoshida (artist) Shinnosuke Yoshida

Born in Saitama Prefecture in 1983. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School in 2012, he has held solo exhibitions at this gallery. In paintings with the theme of "immutable terms," concrete motifs are layered with paint to create a screen that feels abstract. In recent years, as with paintings, he has also produced video works that are expressed in a layered composition with the theme of "immutable terms." In charge of live distribution at the event.

Planning cooperation

Miyuki Tanaka (curator / producer) Miyuki Tanaka

Born in 1980. Part-time lecturer at Tokyo Institute of Technology Liberal Arts Research and Education Institute. After being involved in the planning of exhibitions and performances at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, the theme was "Disability is a perspective to recapture the world in a new way." Plan an agnostic project. Currently planning "Multiple Narratives" (until December 26) currently being held at the Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery in Tokyo.

Event name: Writing Dance in writing

Performer: Tomoko Konoike

Tomotake Kinoshita

Cooperation: Akiko Otake | Read aloud

Shinnosuke Yoshida | Live Streaming

Miyuki Tanaka | Planning cooperation

Date and time: Sunday, November 28, 2021 15:00 --16:30

Venue: Gallery Momo Ryogoku

Capacity 20 people | Free: First-come-first-served 20 people * Registration will be closed on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as the capacity is reached.


* The exhibition cannot be viewed on the day of the event due to preparations. Please note.

Capacity 20 people

Live streaming will be performed on the day. Please see from the following site.

Live distribution site ( Youtube )


・ Admission will be accepted from 14:30. Feel free to sit in the chairs that are arranged.
・ Please refrain from customers who have symptoms such as fever, cough, and breathlessness on the day of the event.
・ Please take thorough infection control measures. Please wear a mask and disinfect your hands with alcohol at the store when you enter the store.
・ The exhibition cannot be viewed on the day of the event due to preparations for the event.
・ Please refrain from entering the venue other than the customer who made the reservation.

・ Shooting and recording of events (shooting of cameras / mobile phones / smartphones / tablets, etc.) is prohibited.
・ Photos and videos will be taken at the venue for live distribution on the day. At that time, customers in the venue may be reflected.
They may be exposed / posted on the internet on the day of the event and on exhibitions after the event. Please note.

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