Kan観

A scenography and performance in collaboration with Lee Jian Long
Feb 2004 , Tokyo

photos of performance

photos of performance

This event was held in a basement exhibition space in Kodaira, Tokyo .

It is an installation that becomes performance space over five days with invited artists asked to give their own interpretations of ‘body in space’.

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Crois Quoi

A scenography and choreography for the arts festival – “Vues d’Ici: Scenographie d’un lieu”
March to May 2001, Paris

sketches and photos of performance

sketches and photos of performance

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Dance project with original music and choreography. Inspired by the daily household objects that surround and dictate our everyday life, this is a dance that borders between practical and hyperrealist motion.
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Mnemonic- A Thousand Cranes

A scenography and cat-walk choreography for a fashion show by Gim Tok Choo
September 2003, Tokyo

sketches and photo of scenography

sketches and photo of scenography

This event was held in a garage-turn-gallery space in Shibuya, Tokyo.

In imitation of the fashion designer’s textile weaving techniques and achievement of light nuances through subtle fabric shifts of black, a catwalk inscribed in light was conceived.

Optimising the ‘biais’ of the space, the flow sequence for the models is likened to the diagonal weaving of the fabric. The audience’s eye shifts from spartan silhouettes to crisp detail and back to shadow again in a crescending and decrescending play of light.

The cold solemn aura of silently-advancing ‘faceless’ models moving in surgical precision is enhanced by the atmospheric electronic music of Charles Christophe. A live video projection of the fashion show on the outside of the performance ‘box’ engages the passer-by from the street.

P.S. – Permutations of Shopping

A conceptual design in nomadic architecture in collaboration with Alonso Toledo, Ole Baggethun and Regein Cox
January 2002, Paris

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photos of prototype

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P.S. fuses architecture with couture (archicouture). As a hiker must carry his ‘house’, the travelling salesman carries the genius of a SHOP-HOUSE puzzle, becoming at all times a LOGO for his product. Freed from the constraints of a fixed venue, P.S. takes form during his travel, becoming its context. The act of installation becomes a spectacle; engaging his public while demonstrating the multiple Permutations of Shopping.
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X-Culture Phase I & II

Phase I: An interactive live-streaming performance in collaboration with vocalist Tomoe
2005, Tokyo and Seoul
Phase II: A live sound art painting performance-cum-installation with vocalist Tomoe
2005, Super Deluxe, Tokyo

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photo of performance


Phase I video recording of live streaming to Seoul


Phase II video recording

[X-Culture] is an exploration of the states of mind of migratory peoples, motivated by varying circumstances to leave their homeland and seek ‘greener pastures’ in foreign lands. The psychological impact of uprooting oneself from a place and resettling somewhere else having to adapt and assimilate old and new cultures; is a recurrent question on identity.
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