LinkUP is Links Hall's six month residency program supporting Chicago based independent artists and collaboratives in the research, development and presentation of new innovative work in movement based arts.
In Residency in parallel with Anna Martine Whitehead
Working on the performance work "Out/In Aka" .
"Out/In Aka" is solo performance drawing upon Mitsu Salmon's grandmother Takoko's history of fleeing to the countryside after WW2 in Japan as connected to her own life. The piece will interweave sound, voice, Butoh, sculpture and fractured narratives. She will collaborate with sound artists Simon Briggs and Ryotaro Sudo to create a soundscape for the piece. The work will explore how personal and family memories connect and collide, how ancestors are held and expressed in my body and the healing qualities of nature.
Work in Progress Showing Nov. 28th
Final presentation Feb. 24-26th
Out/ in aka
This piece was created while an artist in resident at Ox bow Fall 2015. Interacting with outdoor found sculpture, I create a choreography based upon my grandmother's experience of being exiled to the countryside in Japan after WW2. The film plays with ideas of mirroring, vulnerability, and memory. It has been shown at Chicago Filmakers and Columbia College as part of a screening about work made at Oxbow.