A new form of subtle profundity born out of media art
Jean-Baptiste André is renowned for a dance style characterized by high physical ability and circus-like skills. For this new dance piece he collaborated with Takamasa Aoki, generator of a new trend in Japanese electronic music with his unique computer-based techniques, and Noriko Matsumoto, who flexibly operates in the realms of software development and video production. Their performance was themed around an "exposure of the hidden aspects of things."
Pinning down the true identities of various things
Offering seemingly dreamt-up answers to universal questions in the serene setting of delicate audio-visual clippings of everyday scenes in Yamaguchi, the work highlighted the fact that everything in this world has its hidden faces, while quietly closing in on such hidden aspects in the process of exploring the way all kinds of things – including human beings – exist.
- October 1 - 2, 2005
- Studio A
- Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
- French Foreign Ministry; Association Française d’Action Artistique Villa Medicis hors les murs
In association with:
- Yamaguchi City
- Yamaguchi City Board of Education
Production support and grants from:
- KORG Corporation
- Cameo Interactive Corporation
- Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
- Jean-Baptiste André