The collaboreation with dance
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Mayakov eiji "HAIKU" MOVIE
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21st. August 2016 at HIROSHIMA animation festibal "freme in"
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About camera work in live shooting. Subjective camera is risky and funny. The line of sight following the target by the handheld camera is close to the actual vision.
The last greetings of five parallel worlds
Thank you for coming from afar today.It was the 4th round following the Hosono building、Zerogauge, Shimanouchi church because it wants to do an event involving sound and video jointly sponsored by Mr. Fumihiko Kimura and Eiji Koyama. It is surprisingly hard to find a place that satisfies the condition that it is a place with a moderate size that allws you to transfer pictures with white walls. This time Itami いphonic hall that was a bit far from the headquaters was selected
When I saw Parade that was handleed Stage art by Pablo Picassos, script,by Jean Cocteau, music by Eric Satie and Ballets Russes led by Diaghilev in the 1920's , I recieved a lot of shock from the fusion expression of visual art, music and dance. I also recieved a similar shock when I saw the picture of Doll Ballet of Oscar Schlemmer of Bauhaus. It seemed to make us feel the general art of the future. They were preconstructed and played、but what we are going to do now is a live of improvised sounds, images and dance. It was a dream for me to feel that the image is neither background music nor back dancer nor mere background. In fact the image tends to be thought as a thin one of existence in the background of the sound, but I think that such a time has ended. The picture is more verbose than expected. It does not quietly accept a background. Although sound, video and dance are improvised in that relationship, it is not easy to actually play and dance while watching the images reflected on the wall.
The reason why I came to stick to this kind of thing is that it is because there is no improvisation or liveness in the video work that was once created. It will be definitely screened all the time But when it is screened repeatedly, I feel unsatisfactory that there is no change. It was longing since 40 years ago that making images by live. At that time I used 8mm film or ink from a slide projector to challenge several improvised expressions, but it was the situation that I could hardly capture in a room with a space of six mats since the light intensity was low and the operability was bad. With the age, digital waves are on the rise and the system has changed drastically and various things can be done. What I am using now is the document camera that the school teacher uses to show samples. What is photographed with document camera in real time is projected with the projector. The world photographed by the camera is an elongated platform of about 90cm to 30cm on both sides. It is all the world in which it is operated. This world is terribly free. There is freedom to do anything, it is also a very scary space. In the sense that it is exposed to the public, it is nothing different from the performer who went up to the stage. It is different from the position of a dancer that you can confirm what you are doing with your own eyes. The advantage of visual manipulation is that you can overlook the whole things happening right now. In other words, it can be said that the visualist is in a place to balance in the whole.
I think honestly that pure improvised video is impossible. Perfect improvisation may be possible if it can operate at 10 times faster in real time. To be accurate, it is necessary to paraphrase that video has partially improvised effect. Video has to go with video strategy. So, in order to shorten the time, I started to stock the parts prepared in advance. The image created last time is connected and memorized in the form of a joint as it is finished. If there are some things kept, you will connect them to the new image. It is a saving and proliferating type improvisation. No matter how improvising it is, the performer has to prepare several drawers in each head. But in my case I am preparing it in a visible form by materializing its drawer.
Things that can be expressed using two hands are never few, but it is definitely the range of limited movement It seems that these hand movements are extremely already in various puppetry plays. But it is not about doing a puppet show. I do not need something shaped like a person right now. A character is generated in the doll, and the content is limited. In my case I would like develop as abstract expression to the last. I moves the abstract shape manually. As a result, it becomes a situation to say as an abstract puppet theater. Pseudo biological movements is acquired by the flexibility of the material and the joint structure to assist movement. It seems that people recognize something with joints as biological thing. It is not something that is not a face but a part of a specific body is not expressed, but it is almost like a undifferentiated process of personalization. By presenting the chaotic state before the concept is established, when sound and dance enter there, crystallization acts from the exited state, so that the audience will have some kind of image. I am going to do an intermediate phenotype between abstract and concrete things. It is also an abstract expression and a concrete puppet play.
How to handle incoming hands by any means regardless of intention. A hand with 16 joints will naturally have a new meaning. Hand is already an actor. Behave like a dictator. What kind of things did hand do in history? Hand is important as a factor that has evolved human evolution. To trace the gestures of the hand at once. To cut, to pinch to pull , to twist, to gentry, to hit, to stroke.----association of sexual gestures. Violent short circuit. It will be a conflicting two or a man and woman who loves each other when both hands appear.
The relationship between dancers and whole things is born unavoidably. You can behave like a creator or like a black curtain. To be able to create an animistic space. Anima is to breathe life. In this space, life is blown into everything that exists. An animistic space is a terrible world but it can also be said the world where people are not alienated. In such a world the substance has a spiritual presence rather than a simple object. It is to make a forest of relativity image like devil or temptation of St. Anthony by relentless detail description. At the same time it is also becoming a mythological world. Myth is not a stupid thing as it is a story that imagined the world when mankind began to have consciousness for the first time. Be in front of mythological world. It is exactly wild thought. However. there is no such unbearable image when the devastation of war and animism are related. Magical realism is born. In the end, I think there are two possibilities for animism. One is a rich world that fills modern emptiness, and the other is a world like a nightmare that you want to escape by suffering stubbornly. Visual pleasure is back to back with misery. It is also a physiologically structured trap.
From the ancient time it would have surrounded the fire and sing and dance. to beat and swing calls up the soul, and then It leads to sensitivity of ancient times. In particular percussion instruments, string instruments and whistle will suits well in the situation. The voice calls for a deep well and calls for the ancient era.