The Japan Foundation, Manila together with Komunidad X, the anti-disciplinary collective arm of Sipat Lawin Inc. (SLI), co-organize the UTSUROI Live Archives which is the first series of the website, kXchange.org, the Virtual Resource Center for Contemporary Performance in the Philippines. It will serve as an online platform for series of interviews, panel discussions, and premiere site supporting contemporary artists in their works and publications.
From November 24 until December 19, 2020, UTSUROI Live Archives will feature the works and interviews of contemporary Filipino and Japanese artists such as: Eisa Jocson, FUJIWARA Chikara, ISHIGAMI Natsuki, TAKEDA Riki, Guelan Luarca, Tuxqs Rutaquio, Issa Manalo Lopez, Chesca Casauay, Andrei Pamintuan, Sipat Lawin Inc, among others. Directors of Japan-led artist meetings and network exchanges MARUOKA Hiromi (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) and TADA Junnosuke (Asian Performing Arts Farm 2020) talked about the relationship between Japanese and Philippine artists, and the future of cultural exchange programs.
kXchange.org will run its pilot programming for 3-years through its On(Line) Stage and Live Archives series championing the contemporary performance scene in the Philippines and the world.
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UTSUROI Live Archives poster design by Tristan Ramirez