two rivers

A collaboration between Takako Matoba and Minoosh Zomorodinia

Photo cfredit Graham Holoch

Performance night
Feb 9, 2019
Wander Woman an exhibition curated by Rea Lynn Guzman at Root Division Gallery

Two Rivers is a performance that honors two distinct cultures, Iranian and Japanese, while allowing an exchange between them. The main symbol used in the performance is water, the most important and sacred element for humanity. Each performer flows out a river in a different hue: a silver one representing Iranian and a white one representing Japanese. Situated on the border between two rivers is a spiritual Iranian instrument that represents the Moon. The Moon sheds light and illuminates. It also creates waves and the sound of water. Two rivers are initially separate, but eventually meet each other. They interact but remain distinct.