- Born 1988 in Tokyo, Japan.
- Based in Tokyo, Japan.
Momose Aya creates movies and performance pieces that, through the act of performing, examine the communication imbalance and the sense of discomfort that emerge from one’s own body in relation to others, as well as the related questions of gender and sexuality. In recent years, Momose broke new ground with a genre she coined “therapy performance”—works that combine the theatrical experience with therapeutic processes, for example by involving the practice of acupuncture in a performance.
Momose Aya’s recent masterwork Jokanaan (part of the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art’s collection) is scheduled to be screened as part of her Contemporary Art exhibition.
Momose will also present a new work as part of Aichi Triennale 2022’s Performing Arts program. With physical contact having become quasi-taboo, Momose stages a therapy performance that unearths the roots of desire and overcomes the artificial divisions erected by our modern worldview, such as caregiver/care-receiver, healer/patient and healthy/disabled.
- Selected Works & Awards
- Performing Acupuncture, Theater Commons Tokyo ’21, Tokyo, Japan
- I.C.A.N.S.E.E.Y.O.U, ZIPPED Performing Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan
- Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- Artist File 2015 Next Doors: Contemporary Art in Japan and Korea, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
- Voice Samples (solo), Art Gallery 1, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
New Creation, World Premiere
- Mini Theater, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (B1)
- 5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
- 5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.
- Performance brochure
- Available after the performance