Rules of Disengagement (2017)
Role Playing Game
Paradise Air, Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
Rules of Disengagement is a participatory role-playing game that confronts participation itself as an ideological concept. A workshop to help citizens drop out of their commitments, obligations and economical traps set up by an undercover courier agency based on traditional Japanese running messengers. 4 lessons in the form of non-verbal micro games were set up at different stations in an outskirt of Tokyo. Participants could walk through the suburb and experience their character and that of their co-players to collectively withdraw from formalized behaviors in public spaces. The role-playing game was preceded by a character workshop and concluded with a review session.
Performances and game design by Sachiko Fujita, Hiroshi Iwata, Kun Jinnai, Kristof Trakal
Directed by：Kristof Trakal
Collaborators：Sachiko Fujita, Hiroshi Iwata, Kun Jinnai
Assistant Director：Rikka Katase
Costume Advisor：Kaori Tamura
Lantern Making Supervisor:Masanori Yashima(Yashima Lantern Shop)
Props Assistants：Marika Makino, Kotone Takahashi
Subsidized by : Matsudo City, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Special Supported by : Hamatomo Kanko Co.,Ltd.
Supported by : Matsudo Community Planning Council, Matsudo City Tourist Association, Machizu Creative Co., Embassy of Canada, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
>> Photo documentation by Hajime Kato and Minwoo Lee
Atarashiki Mura Research
as part of the research I visited I visited Atarashiki Mura, the oldest still existing commune in Japan (founded in 1918!). We held a dinner at Paradise Air with food entirely produced at the commune.
Research Sketch Book