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Stranger in the Fruit :

 

is progressed work from New Gender Bending Strawberry. It is inspired by "Strange Fruit" is a song recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939, written by Abel Meeropol. Since Kobayashi has been seeking of the racial stereotypes, he felt a contradiction in categorising his identity in the performance. looking for the way to taking off a head piece, he met the song "Strange Fruit" that is protests the lynching of Black Americans, with lyrics that compare the victims to the fruit of trees. As they both uses fruit as a metaphor, Kobayashi reconsider what is being something else in this preset era through a metaphor of fruit that was represented by a victim of racial discrimination and violence.

Costume design : Kota Gushiken

Exhibition details : 

 

アジテイション:攪拌のポートレイト

Date:2020年11月6日(金)~11月29日(日)
Opening Event:11月6日(金)19:00-21:00
小林勇輝ライブパフォーマンス 19:30-20:00

 

企画:平澤賢治、石橋征子
 

主催:コートヤードHIROO
 

参加アーティスト:
CIBELLE CAVALLI BASTOS、NEIL HAAS KENJI HIRASAWA、MOTOKO ISHIBASHI、KODAMA KANAZAWA、YUKI KOBAYASHI、VICTORIA SIN

 

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Stranger in the Fruit / Photography / 2020

"Stranger in the Fruit" video documentation at CourtYard HIROO Gallery

https://vimeo.com/484829342

© 2020 Yuki Kobayashi