1. Suchan Kinoshita developed a new work as part of If I Can’t Dance’s Edition III – Masquerade (2008–2010), that was presented at different stages at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Kopenhagen; de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao; Project Arts centre, Dublin; and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

        Suchan Kinoshita (1960) lives and works in Maastricht. She studied contemporary music at the Music Academy in Cologne and art at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. Kinoshita teaches at the Kunstakademie in Münster, Germany. Solo shows of her work were exhibited in the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2006), Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège (2006), Marres, Maastricht (2004) and the M HKA, Antwerp (2002–2003). Recently, her work has been included in the 7th Shanghai Biennale (2008), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007) and ‘A for Alibi’ in de Appel, Amsterdam (2007).

      1. The basic elements of Detournement are: a revolving circular set, a performer seated in the middle, and a juxtaposition of words, placed on music stands that are positioned around the platform. The performer is confronted with unassociated words and challenged to surpass his of her structured mode of apprehension and narrative skill while creating (unpredicted) scenes with the ingredients at hand.

        Detournement, a work which Kinoshita developed as part of Edition III – Masquerade, is thus an exercise in deviation, a wandering from established rules and paths. Being an incentive for a ‘detour’ from habitual patterns, Detournement is at the same time an exploration of the oscillating field between mimesis and mockery: it encourages voluntary ‘misuse’ (another connotation of the meaning ‘detournement’) and challenges the performers to sidestep their persona.

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