Work No. 1020 (Ballet)
Created by a groundbreaking British artist, this “ballet” defies all expectations!
Winner of one of Britain’s top contemporary art awards, the Turner Prize, in 2001, Martin Creed’s work systematically arranges or moves the objects that surround us. Creed detaches things from their social contexts, newly presenting their repetition or regulation as a kind of rhythm. A true radical, the artist seeks out a minimal aesthetic to create work that unexpectedly involves the viewer, yet also does not hesitate to provoke with references to physiological actions such as excretion or vomiting.
This is the Japanese premiere of Work No. 1020 (Ballet), which comprises conversation as well as Creed’s songs and videos accompanying the movements of dancers restricted to the five basic ballet positions. With the geometrically controlled on-stage movement also interwoven with plenty of humor and fun, this “ballet” condenses the artist’s varied activities into one. Emerging from the extension of Creed’s artistic explorations, the performance casually meddles with the conventions and history of dance that accumulated through the modern and postmodern periods. Even for connoisseurs of the performing arts, it defies all expectations.
- 2016 AUTUMN
- Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI
- English with Japanese surtitles and consecutive interpretation
- London, U.K. / Alicudi, Italy
Martin Creed (b. 1968, Wakefield, England) lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions of his work have been recently presented at Park Avenue Armory, New York (2016); the Hayward Gallery, London (2014); Tate Britain, London (2013); The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2013); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2012); MAMAC, France (2011); and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2010). He was the recipient of the Turner Prize in 2001 for Work No. 227: The Lights Going On and Off. An accomplished musician, he has released several albums including Thoughts Lined Up (2016), Mind Trap (2014), Chicago (2012), and Love to You (2012). His work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate in London, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He studied at Slade School of Fine Art in London. Creed is represented by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Hauser & Wirth.
|Concept, video art, music, performance||Martin Creed|
|Performers||Emma Arden, Delphine Gaborit, Anouchka Grose, Rinako Iida, Meg Jenkins, Andy McDonnell, Ayako Nomura, Keiko Owada-Bromley, Lorena Randi, Eriko Yamasaki|
|Translator – onstage||Keiko Yamaguchi|
|Lighting design/production manager||Antony Hateley|
|Musical direction||Andy McDonnell|
|Stage manager||Shuji Hamamura|
|Lighting||Wataru Kawasaki (RYU)|
|Sound||Fumihiro Takada (S.O.L. Sound Service), Satoshi Takatori (S.O.L. Sound Service)|
|Video operator||Yoshitaka Shimada|
|Wardrobe||Atsuko Kiyokawa (atm)|
|Project manager||Cliodhna Murphy|
|Technical coordinator||Nobuaki Oshika|
|Technical coordinator ‒ lighting||Kosuke Ashidano (RYU)|
|Technical coordinator – sound||Ayumu Okubo (KWAT)|
|Translator – offstage||Taku Ito|
|Production coordinators||Mizuho Fujita (Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA), Ellie Nagata (Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA)|
|Production assistants||Mitsuhiro Kishimoto (Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA), Paweł Pachciarek|
|Organized by||Kyoto City University of Arts and Kyoto Experiment|
|Curated/planned by||Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA and Kyoto Experiment|
|With funding from||Pola Art Foundation|
|With the cooperation of||Misako Terada|