1st of April – 10th of April 2015
Opening reception: 4 April 2015, 19:00-21:00
Admission: 1,000 yen (includes 1 drink)
DJ Set by Dr.Tommy
5-47-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Mon-Thu, Sun 11:30 to 23:00;
B1F 5-47-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Closed on Sun, Mon
Partners: Prints by Canon Inc
"Born in the sociopolitical context of the post-war Japan, the Butô is a subversive dance characterized by its slowness, its poetry and its minimalism. This dance, similar to a performance, is not spectacular as it arises as an introspection and can be done without any public.
Guided by Ichiara Akihito, a dancer from the famous band Sankai Juku, and by Sono Fukunishi, a Japanese artist established in Paris, Quentin did this series of 9 photos back in May 2013 as a cycle that can be read in different ways.
When photographing dance there is always the risk of limiting the photography to a documentary. However, they were looking here to create an original artwork with our 6 hands that would respect the traditional Butô codes. This lead them to decide to ask Ichiara to perform static postures, each one of them representing a sculpture.
An Egg, a Skull, a rice-powder whitened skin are fundamental symbols used in Butô. The way colors interact, invert their hierarchy in order to form an almost monochromatic artwork, making the body move from a constructivist architecture as in Moholy-Nagy’s pictures to a sentimental explosion as in the German expressionism."