Saturday, November 03, 2018

Saturday, November 03, 2018 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments

Wuthering Heights meets Japan in a new installation at the Old School Room in Haworth:
Stormy House/Arashi no ie

Old School Room, Church Street, Haworth
Saturday 3 – Sunday 11 November 2018
10.30am – 5.00pm daily (last entry 4.30pm)
Entry free, all welcome. Suitable for children over 7

Stormy House/Arashi no ie is a walk-in video and sound installation which immerses visitors in text fragments and hauntings from the ghost world of Wuthering Heights and a parallel universe of kaidan (Japanese ghost tales). The uncanny elements of Emily Brontë’s novel are explored in an extended comparison with these ancient tales, which were collected and translated over a hundred years ago by Greco-Irish author Patrick Lafcadio Hearn.

In a space inspired by a Japanese tea hosource of the immersive experience, which plays out in the form of multiple projections across several screens.
use, visitors find themselves between two writers and their writing rooms. Their words and drawings are the

Stormy House/Arashi no ie was created by Judith Adams, Stacey Johnstone and Simon Warner in collaboration with Misuzu Kosaka, Natsuko Toyoshima, Ima Tenko, Riko Murakami, Ayaka Morimoto, Aaron White and Zoe Katsilerou.

Stormy House/Arashi no ie is an installation by Whitestone Arts and 59 Productions, in partnership with Brontë Parsonage Museum and Theatre in the Mill. It is supported by Arts Council England, British Council, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, The Japan Society and Wabi Sabi Design.
Keighley News has further information:
Led by Simon’s Whitestone Arts, Simon created the installation with Judith Adams and Stacey Johnstone in collaboration with Japan specialists.
Simon said: “In Emily Bronte’s bicentenary year the uncanny elements of her only novel are explored in an extended comparison with Japanese ghost stories, where ghosts remain earth-bound entities and share a mythological ancestry with Cathy’s ghost that bleeds.
“Entering a space inspired by Japanese tea house architecture the visitor encounters multiple screens telling stories through shadow play, landscape and sound that all provoke the same question: What are the consequences of swallowing a soul?”
Simon added: “Irish-Celtic Emily Bronte chose the explorer Parry for her creative alter ego and sited her imaginary world of Gondal in the North Pacific.
“Within Emily’s immersive game of acting out personas and imaginary worlds, the novel’s groundbreaking content and structure took root. The landscape of Wuthering Heights is a hybrid of Haworth Moor and unbounded childhood imagination.” (David Knights)

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