Benshi is a place set to explore and reflect on narrative modes in multiple media: a narrative lab, a storytelling fab.

Building on experience in different scapes – film, media art, exhibition design, radio, publishing, festivals, pecha kucha and live storytelling, graphic novels and comic books … -, looks at storytelling in a transversal manner.

In 1996, as Japan Foundation fellow, I was proposing the Benshi, as metaphor of “interactive narrative”. In 2007, after number of high-tech installations in mixed and augmented reality, I launched PechaKucha Brussels, which can also be labelled as a low-tech interactive narrative, à la Benshi, of the early 1900’s in Tokyo and around.

A Benshi ? I began the journey in Kigeki No Hoshi in 1996, as Japan Foundation fellow, and continue these nowadays, a.o. with what I call Transintermediation.

Do get in touch and let’s talk, should you wanna know more …

Alok b. Nandi – –