The Suitcase Project: A collaboration with Kayla Isomura
The Suitcase Project asks yonsei and gosei (4th and 5th generation Japanese Canadians and Americans) what they would pack if uprooted from their homes in a moment’s notice. While these descendants of the internment and incarceration may never have to endure the same forced uprooting as their ancestors, Kayla Isomura’s work examines how they remain affected by this history today.
Featuring more than 50 individuals aged two to 50, this photography-based exhibit (with additional video and audio highlights), will exhibit at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby, B.C., Canada from June 16 to Sept. 3, 2018.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 16, 2 -5pm. With Special Performance of Question 27, Question 28, directed by Tamlyn Tomita