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Improvisation dance class with Kenzo Kusuda and Alfredo Genovesi

This class tuned my sense and found new channel of my expression.
It started to think about “here” and “now” and explore my sense from a body to space.
During the class, my brain started to refuse to think about where is my body now.
I lost my control (consciousness) and connection of body and mind.
I throw up in bathroom and took time to recover.

Interestingly, there was no muscle pain next day.

Studio Visit by Hamid El Kanbouhi

I got the final studio visit by Moroccan artist Hamid El Kanbouhi.
He gave me both conceptual and practical advices.

I was still packaged idea how to present this piece. It was quite nice Hamid mentioned it. He pointed that this piece can crossover various categories of art, and it means this piece doesn’t have to frame by typical performance.

I re-think again how to present this piece.
I want to think how can I change a relationship between the artwork and the audience.

How to Start & How to End

I’ve been thinking about what difference between a performance at a theater and gallery.
At the theater, it’s easy to make clear sign of “start” and “end”.
For example, red curtain is one of the clear sign to show “start” and “end”.
Also lighting helped audience to find those sign.
It start and end on the stage. At some point, the audience stops to see performance as a performance.
My piece, I mean the performer and garment are still on the stage, but the piece is “end”.
There is a certain rule of the theater.

At the gallery, this rule doesn’t work in my opinion.
At least, there is more freedom about how to start and end.
I need to break my old idea of how to show a performance.

Positive/Negative Space of Sound

Conversation with So Oishi:

In visual field, we define space to “positive” and “negative”.
How can we create those two opposite in 3D space?


Maybe we can create positive space and negative space with sound.

Example 1 : John Cage “4.33”
This piece changed the idea of “music” or even “sound”.
Audience can find their own sound in this piece.
He reverse positive and negative space of sound.

Example 2 : Luc Ferrari “Presque rien” (1970)
The title means “almost nothing”.
He spend one day at the beach in Yugoslavia and recorded environment sound, then he edited to 21mins piece.
We usually think “sound” is positive and “environment noise” is negative and don’t pay attention.
This piece bring those kind of environment noise as positive.

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psycho acrostic 聴覚心理学