Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kimono Style in Modern Japan

I'm very happy to be participating in this exhibition and informal talk on Sunday 9th February. From the programme:
  Speakers and topics include:
·         Official Opening, introduction to and brief history of the kimono
Barbara Hartley, University of Tasmania
·         Indigo Garments and Garments from a Country at War
Jan Ochi, Wafu-Works, Kingston
·         Kimono Undergarments and Women Re-claiming Kimono
Sheila Cliffe, Jumonji University, Saitama
·         Dressing in Kimono
Minako Stewart, Bujinkan Tasmania Dojo


 The exhibition is in conjunction with a conference on 'Technologies of Gender: Shaping Women's Bodies through Kimono and Costume in Post-Meiji Japan.'  being held on the  10th - 11th  Feb by the University of Tasmania and the Japan Foundation. This is open to the public and there is no cost.  Please let me know if you would like to attend.

Conference Program
                       Monday, February 10, 2014

Venue: Room 312, UTAS Sandy Bay Campus


Time
Name/Event
Topic

9.00-9.30
Coffee and croissant

Panel 1

Technology, Costume and Visual Imagery 1

9.30-10.00
Rio OTOMO,
Japan Institute of the Moving Image
Working Women on the Silver Screen: In Search for Monpe Eroticism

10.00-10.30
Andrea GERMER,
Kyushu University


A Visual Chronopolitics of Dress in Wartime Japan

10.30-11.00
Michael FURMANOVSKY,
Ryukoku University, Kyoto

Yearning for YĆ“fuku: Women’s Fashion Culture in pre-War Japan as Precursor of the post-War Clothing Revolution

11.00-11.30
Morning Tea

Panel 2
Japanese Techno-Dress Goes Global

11.30-12.00
Sheila CLIFFE, Jumonji University, Saitama

Gender and the Kimono

12.00-12.30
Emerald KING,
Victoria University, Wellington, N.Z.

More than Meets the Eye:
Cosplay and Technology

12.30-1.00
Olivia MEEHAN, Australian National University
A Body of Work: Isogawa Akira, Second-hand Obi and Vintage Kimono Fabric in Contemporary Australia


1.00-2.00
LUNCH

Panel 3

Technology, Costume and Visual Imagery 2
2.00-2.30
Vera MACKIE,
University of Woollongong

Taisho Bohemia: Transnational Style in the Tokyo Art World

2.30-3.00
Helen KILPATRICK,
University of Woollongong


Technology, Nature and Costumery in the Illustrated Literature of Awa Naoko (1943–1993)

3.00-3.30
INUI Yoshiko,
Tokai University, Sapporo

War Images in Japanese Modern Kimono


3.30-4.00
Afternoon Tea

Panel 3 cont.
Costume and Visual Imagery 2

3.30 – 4.00
Barbara HARTLEY, University of Tasmania

Technology, Textile and Tone: Subverting Hegemonic Desire and the Images of Takehisa Yumeji

4.00-5.00/5.30
Post-graduate workshop

Content and participants to be advised




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Venue: Room 312, Sandy Bay Campus

8.45-9.15
Coffee and croissant

Panel 4
Technology Meets Weaving, Decoration and Costume
9.15-9.30
Formal Opening

Speaker TBC
9.30-10.00
Carol Hayes,
Australian National University

Sashiko Needlework Reborn: From Functional Technology to Decorative Art

10.00-10.30
Tomoko Aoyama, University of Queensland

Akaiko and Arachne: The Techne of Weaving

10.30-10.45
Brief coffee break (refreshments provided)

10.45-11.15
Yasuko Claremont, University of Sydney
The Impact of Western Technology on Women’s Clothing and Bodies in post-Meiji Japan

11.15-11.45
Jenny Scott,
Shujitsu University, Okayama, Japan

The Representation of Women Through Kyogen Costume


11.45-12.15
Summing up then move to lunch

12.30-1.30/2.00
Lunch (Lazenby’s, Sandy Bay Campus)
All participants
Continue summing up and “where to from here.”