true / 本当のこと by 10 Japanese Artists Collective

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 20:00




-----Place: LIG ART HALL / BUSAN ( subway-Bum il station,gate 8 )
-----Time : March 08(Thu)8pm / March 09(Fri)8pm
-----Ticket Price: 20000 won


- Description of work:
The new sound, light and dance performance, true is a stage performance piece that explores the relationship between the brain and the reality we face, and is performed by two performers.
The white-floor stage is sandwiched by metal scaffoldings on both sides, gas and circular truss 8 meters in diameter up in the ceiling to hang LED lights, a screen in the back onto which computer-generated graphic images are projected; and a table that looks like a simple, regular wooden table, although a bit bulky, but is in fact loaded with a number of mechanical devices, and works as the main “neural center” of the stage. On top of the table are some usual things like books, a photograph, a globe, cups and glasses, etc, and the two performers play with them, on, through and around the table. As or lighting, the digitally controlled LED technology enables instant color changes and high-speed synchronization for a whole – new lighting experience. For sound, oscillators are attached to the metal scaffoldings on either to enhance the acoustic experience of the audience.
Using myoelectric sensors attached to the performers’ bodies, the above effects as well as visuals are linked and synched to, and even controlled by, the performers’ actions at amazingly high resolution levels that are only possible with today’s advanced technology. Filled with such new kind of light and sound, the theater space itself becomes the extension of the performers’ bodies that repeatedly flickers and vibrates to provide the audience with a totally new sensory experience.

-About the production:
True was created and premiered in the summer of 2007 at Japan’ s Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], by a group of ten artists from different fields under the direction of Takayuki Fujimoto of Kyoto collective Dumb Type.True is one of the first works in Japan to be co-produced by artists and three public art centers and theatres: Kanazawa 21st Century Art Museum, Yokohama Redbrick Warehouse and YCAM.

-True Production Team:
Direction/Lighting Design: Takayuki Fujimoto (dumb type) Choreography/Dance: Tsuyoshi Shirai (AbsT/baneto)
Choreography/Text /Dance: Takao Kawaguchi (dumb type) Sound/Oscillation/Programming: Daito Manabe
Sound/Video/Visual Design: Takuya Minami (Softpad) Video/Programming/Web: Satoshi Horii (rhizomatiks) Table Design/Mechanics: Seiichi Saito (rhizomatiks), Motoi Ishibashi (DGN) Myoelectric sensing/Vibration mechanism support: Masaki Teruoka (VPP) Costume Design: Noriko Kitamura

-Technical support:
YCAM InterLab 
Color Kinetics Japan Incorporated Tama TechLab 

Yamaguchi Center of Arts and Media [YCAM] [Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion]
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa [Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation]
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse [Yokohama Arts Foundation]
Hi Wood
dumb type Office

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