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Friction of Time - Perspective Study vol.2

Saburo Teshigawara

Original video piece produced in a YCAM+artist collaboration
Pursuing new images that emerge from the relationship between media technology and the human body

This videodance production project is realized in collaboration between YCAM and dancer/choreographer Saburo Teshigawara. Originating from the videodance piece "Perspective Study vol.1" introduced by Teshigawara in 2004, the new work - a "video as a form of body expression" based on a unique body image - is the result of a process of repeated trial-and-error with cutting-edge video technology.
After completion, the piece premiered in March 2008 at the IETM (international network for contemporary performing arts) conference and TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting), and was shown at Steve Paxton's "Phantom Exhibition" at YCAM in 2009.
Date
March 3, 2008

Works

Friction of Time - Perspective Study vol.2 (Commissioned by YCAM / World Premiere)

Saburo Teshigawara

Subtle body movements highlighted in visual images create a "video as dance performance"

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Friction of Time - Perspective Study vol.2 (Commissioned by YCAM / World Premiere)

Saburo Teshigawara

Subtle body movements highlighted in visual images create a "video as dance performance"

The second piece in Saburo Teshigawara's "Perspective Study" videodance series exploring 'new perspectives', this video was shot with a high-speed camera as normally used in sports engineering, car safety experiments and space exploration among others. The final result emerged out of a trial-and-error process that further involved the use of a computer-controlled vibration device to cause subtle movements of that camera while recording. The myriad video sequences shot this way were composed into one videodance piece by way of intricate synthesis, minute speed regulation and other elaborate processing. A successful attempt at depicting a body's presence and movements too subtle to recognize with the naked eye, the work presents at once a new image born out of the relationship between media technology and the human body.
Tour Information
  • March 3 & 8, 2008 Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting 2008
    Venue: ザ・ガーデンホール(東京)

Credit
Director / Editor: Saburo Teshigawara
Lighting design: Saburo Teshigawara
Music edit: Saburo Teshigawara, Rihoko Sato
Performance: Rihoko Sato, Saburo Teshigawara

Profiles

Credit

Organized by:

  • Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion

In association with:

  • Yamaguchi City
  • Yamaguchi City Board of Education

Grants from:

  • Asahi Beer Arts Foundation

Technical support:

  • IDT Japan, Inc.
  • YCAM InterLab

Produced by:

  • Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
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