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scopic measure #9


Held concurrently with Steve Paxton's "Phantom Exhibition", volume 9 of the "scopic measure" series introducing promising young artists' installations and other pioneering projects challenging the frontiers of art featured the installation "skinslides" by newClear, an artist group around central member, dancer Richi Owaki.
April 25 - August 31, 2009


skinslides (Commissioned by YCAM / World Premiere)



skinslides (Commissioned by YCAM / World Premiere)


Videodance piece as an "interface for the permanent preservation of a dancer".
Projected onto three screens set up on the floor of the exhibition space is video footage of a dancer moving after improvised choreographies. These images are roughly divided into five scenes that are switched according to visitors' movements in the space. The scenes are composed of short video sequences, whereas algorithmic combinations of these sequences make the same scene appear totally differently each time. Furthermore, the soundtrack for the piece was composed by Otomo Yoshihide based on the dancer's movements at the time of filming, and like the video images, the sound is played back in varying shifts.
Tour Information
  • September 5 - 21, 2014 Japan Media Arts Festival in Matsuyama
    Venue: 愛媛県立美術館(愛媛)

  • February 26 - March 9, 2014 Japan Media Arts Festival in Kushiro
    Venue: Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido (Hokkaido)

  • February 13 - 24, 2013 Exhibition of Award-winning Works of the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival
    Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo (Tokyo)

  • July 20 - September 13, 2011 NJP Summer Festival – 21 Rooms
    Venue: Nam June Paik Art Center (Korea)

Perforamance: Alessio Silvestrin
Sound: Otomo Yoshihide



Organized by:

  • Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion

In association with:

  • Yamaguchi City
  • Yamaguchi City Board of Education

Co-developed with:

  • YCAM InterLab

Produced by:

  • Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
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