Paper introduces us to K, a woman who runs a small, family restaurant off a mysterious island along the shores of Japan. One evening, just before closing, a man appears at the door for a meal. What follows is a series of strange events that allows K to peer into a portal created by a tiny hole in her paper menu. A second chapter of 'Rock, Paper, Scissor' an ongoing trilogy of multi-media experiences set in the time frame of 1900’s – 2100, 'Paper' bridges Canada and Japan through migration, water and the natural resources of coal, lumber and iron. The original Japanese version of 'Paper' was completed in 2013 through 'AIR 475' artist-in-residence program in Yonago, Tottori, Japan.
For the CAG, artist Cindy Mochizuki has produced the English version of the audio narrative experienced on a boat ride across False Creek. The journey will culminate in a traditional chagayu (tea porridge that integrates salmon and rice) often consumed by Japanese Canadian fishermen on lengthy fishing trips out at sea. Embark from Yaletown Ferry Dock, Quayside Marina, 1088 Marinaside Crescent and disembark at the Burrard Marina Field House, 1655 Whyte Avenue.