Exhibit | Kizuna Tree with IS/LAND
Monday May 1, 2023: 10:00am to Wednesday May 31, 2023: 8:00pm
Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby
Kizuna Tree is an interactive installation/performance collaboration between Detroit Public Television, WDET, and IS/LAND. Comprised of an Ikebana Tree designed by Celeste Shimoura Goedert, sound recordings from the collaborative series ‘AAPI Stories’ developed by Zosette Guir of DPTV and Dorothy Hernandez of WDET as a response to the Atlanta spa shootings in 2021, and movement and readings by AAPI Performance Collaborative IS/LAND, Kizuna Tree is an exploration of communal healing for AAPI peoples, across generations, communities, and ethnicities; offering the audience an experiential exploration of the interactive connections between the dancers with each other, the audience, and the tree itself.
This exhibit is in partnership with IS/LAND and is in conjunction with the events: Exiled to Motown: The History of Detroit's Japanese American Community (May 4), Kizuna Tree: Origami Cranes (Tsuru) for Community and Solidarity (May 8 and May 16), Lessons for the Future, Lessons from the Past with Japanese Internment Camp Survivor Mary Kamidoi (May 15), Kizuna Tree Panel: Storytelling as an Act of Resistance (May 17), and IS/LAND Presents: Kizuna Tree (May 20).