“For Sotoba Komachi, I will use transform The Back Room into the set of Yukio Mishima’s play of the same name. Adapted from a Noh Drama, Sotoba Komachi tells the story of a drunken poet who confronts an old woman in a park at night, disgusted by the presence of an old woman amidst the lovers who desire privacy. He subsequently finds himself enthralled in the tale of her youthful beauty, and possessed by the spirit of her former lover.
With Halloween approaching, a tale of love, delusion, drunkenness and death seems all too appropriate. I hope to complement the horror vacui of Kim’s Corner Food—Thomas Kong’s de facto studio—with an installation that evokes the stillness of an autumn night.”