Set in the year 2100, a blind ghost by the name of K enters a tatara steel factory in an unknown and yet familiar place. As she circles and circles what we know is a Giant, she realizes that they too share common knowledge and a deep connection to each other’s lives. The Giant makes an offer for her to get her vision back in exchange for one thing.
Scissors is the last chapter of a trilogy of short stories called Rock, Paper, Scissors (2017) which was originally commissioned by a residency called AIR 475 in Yonago, Tottori Japan curated by Makiko Hara. The final installation was a multi-media installation comprised of audio, video and animation that explores the mysterious life of narrator K who time travels across the shores of Yonago to the islands of British Columbia from the years 1900 -2100. Each chapter bridges Canada and Japan by way of early Japanese migration and the natural resources of coal, lumber and iron.
Sound Design: Antoine Bédard
Performers: Sean Marshall Jr, Linda Hoffman, Lexi Vajda, Renée Sigouin
Cinematography/Camera Scissors: Aya Garcia
Lighting: James Proudfoot
Project Assistant: Cherry Wen Wen Lu
Movement Assistance: Caroline Liffmann
Make-Up: Justin Saint
Costume Design: Leah Weinstein