Rock, Paper, Scissors

February 4 – April 30, 2017

Cindy Mochizuki

Rock, Paper, Scissors is a multi-media installation comprised of radio drama, video/animation, and sculpture. Upon entering the hauntingly, mysterious space of K’s restaurant – one is led through an immersive time-travel to sites off the shores of Yonago, Japan to the islands of British Columbia. Spanning the 1900s – 2100, this 60 minute installation invites audiences to experience an immersive trilogy of short storiesEach short story bridges a connection between Canada and Japan by way of early Japanese migration and the natural resources of coal, lumber, and iron.

In 2017, as we enter Canada’s 150th year, and the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Canadians, this exhibit imagines the complexity of history through a transpacific, speculative fiction.

Public programs

Opening reception
Saturday, February 4, 2017. 12-3pm. Admission free.
*Opening remarks at 12:15pm, lunch service to follow.*
Limited edition of 50 exhibit lunches available.

Artist Talk
Saturday, February 18, 2017. 2pm. Admission free.

Kitsilano Walking Tour
Saturday, March 4, 10am, 2017. Stories of Tottori immigrants. Reservation [email protected] | 604.777.7000 ext.113. $10/8 members + tax.

Conversation with Cindy Mochizuki and Curator Makiko Hara
Saturday, April 1, 2pm, 2017. Admission free.

Sunday Family Corner
12-4pm. Admission free.
Free drop-in program for families, inspired by gallery exhibits and seasonal Japanese events. We provide Japanese traditional toys to play with as well as teach origami. Every month we introduce a special craft to create in relation to the gallery exhibits.

  • Sunday, February 26. Print making presented by WePress. Suitable for all ages.
  • Sunday, March 26. Play with clay.
  • Sunday, April 23. Giant making workshop.

Supported by BC Arts Council, Province of BC, and City of Burnaby, Opus Art Supplies.