Defense Mechanism

Alison S.M. Kobayashi

2012, 18:37 minutes, colour, English, Japanese and French with English Subtitles


Documentation of a live performance by A.S.M. Kobayashi with Christopher Allen, 2012.

In her French debut, Kobayashi invites us into her imagination through her one woman show, produced especially for Ca Tremble. Kobayashi combines consumer security surveillance technology with her ensemble of characters and a collection of tenderly-curated narratives. The presentation resembles a box of Allsorts Licorice - colourful, nostalgic and difficult to predict.

This performance was developed at a 2012 residency at Les Subsistances, Lyon France.

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