Emiko Lewis-Sanchez

Mobile Toy Theater (MTT)

  • Benjamin Harris (Photography/Faux Papparazzi)
  • Takeshi Lewis (Original Music)
  • Emiko René Lewis-Sanchez (Living Dolls)
  • Julia E. Sanchez (Photography/Faux Papparazzi)
  • Robert J. Sanchez (Installation/Faux Papparazzi)

DOLL POEM 1: Stand Sayonara Stand! Memoirs of the Apocalyptic Geisha

  • A re-construction of Barbie's Princess of Japan from a 4th-Generation Half-Japanese American perspective embodied in a packaged, performative human doll
  • MTT presented two 45-minute and two 30-minute sets of faux-paparazzi documenting the durational standing performance at Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, CA on May 21, 2006

DOLL POEM 2: Turn Jane Turn!

  • A baby doll spoiled and restrained in an undisclosed location created for a voyeuristic adult audience
  • MTT presented four 30-minute sets of faux-paparazzi documenting the durational turning performance at Ice Gallery, San Diego, CA on June 10, 2006. Guest Performer: Eloissa Leonna

DOLL POEM 3: Sit 515 Sit!

  • A posthuman doll of an imaginary animé icon contained in a portable, artificial environment
  • MTT presented four 30-minute sets of faux-paparazzi documenting the durational sitting performance at Art Around Adams, San Diego, CA on December 2, 2006

COMING SOON: DOLL POEM 4: The Ultramix Walk, Strolling between East & West

  • A 0.5 Yonsei Diva Doll on a postborder trek suspended in a liminal subspace between the evil east and the violent west
  • To be performed with live Electronic Music at the Triple Crown Pub in Spring 2007

The Doll Poem Series explores the concepts of "evil and violence" from the Japanese East to the American West. The events consist of 30-minute sets of durational meditations on one action performed by a living doll packaged in a 2'x2'x6' musical installation box, and documented by photographers and videographers.

Mobile Toy Theater is a California-based, mixed race, interdisciplinary, collaborative group that seeks to create portable, faux paprazzi-esque, performative audio/visual installations as interventions into various social spaces.

Mobile Toy Theater: myspace.com/mobiletoytheater

Mobile Toy Music: myspace.com/wwwmyspacecomtek


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