Japan Syndrome – step2 "Inside of the ball”"
Exposing Japan from the other side of the earth! This is a three year ongoing project.
This project is Kyoto Experiment’s second year of collaboration with “Panorama”, a dance festival in Rio de Janeiro. Last year, Takamine created a video installation with photos and videos he collected in Brazil. This year, he has a one-month residency in Kyoto together with the performers from Brazil to create a performance piece. Brazil has been experiencing rapid economic growth and their art has become world renowned, while Japan has finished its peak of the economic growth and suffers from the unparalleled aftermath of last year’s disaster. What would Takamine extract from the two countries, which are not only geographically but also culturally opposite?
- Auditorium, Kyoto Art Center
Takamine works in various media such as performance, video, installation and more. Known for his social commentary on US imperialism, sexual issues of the disabled, foreigners residing in Japan and migrant workers, he reveals the conflict and dissension in society: nationality, gender and language etc, through his own body. Without being vociferous, his art uncovers the power and oppression that lies at the bottom of discrimination and prejudice. Although in his recent work, including stage direction, his own body is not visually present, the presence a human spirit that resists uniformity, and a fanatic relationship of trust are always perceptible in Takamine’s work, no matter who he collaborates with.
|Concept, Direction||Tadasu Takamine|
|Cast||Giorgia Conceição, Layane Holanda, Yuka Kobayashi|
|Stage Manager||Masaya Natsume|
|Technical Staff for Pandeiro||KIMURA|
|Production Coordinator||Yoko Kawasaki (Kyoto Art Center)|
|Produced by||Kyoto Experiment|
|Co-Produced by||Festival Panorama|
|Supported by||The Saison Foundation|
|Presented by||Kyoto Experiment|