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TODOME Da Fox (Noe Iwai)   

Noe is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher based in the UK.

Her practice explores performance art, painting, outdoor installation, mask and costume making which she combines with the method of poetry, movements, martial arts, sound art, storytelling and mythology to create multimedia experiences.

Her practice is a dialogue between politics, humanity, and poetics. She mostly focuses on and explores the otherness of the Japanese diaspora in the West through personal experience, as well as the simultaneous otherness and prejudice directed at returnees in Japan.

The experience of life in the West as a Japanese female is an integral part of her work. Within this, traditional gestures and cultural rituals of various countries mirror her multicultural heritage and upbringing, as well as her interpersonal and emotive narratives. These relationships centring on care and respect for family and friends in Japan and in England are ongoing veins of research in her work, as a connection to the broader cultural past.

She also focuses on the importance of notions of equality, inclusivity, and openness. She, therefore, emphasises the exclusive characteristics of Kabuki which is a Japanese traditional theatre performance strictly performed by males. For example, in her performance of 'Fox Rain’ (2017), She questioned the exclusivity of Kabuki by creating a group performance referring to elements of Kabuki, but without sexual or racial boundaries. The choreography was also inspired by Butoh, a more modern (post-war) Japanese dance performance genre, to express each individual's grief and struggle.

Shinto and Buddhist interpretations, the sanctification and spiritualization of objects are also part of Japan's great culture, a country where yokai (monsters), ghosts, and incarnations have long been familiar to the public.

She is therefore deeply interested in recreating the ‘foxes’ trickery’ (The Shapeshifter) by performing in the open air - most of her performances take place in nature with minimal additions of man-made objects. Restricted sites such as theatres, churches, or houses, are therefore avoided in her performance work.

-What I like-

Butoh (Ankoku Butoh)
Brewing my cup of tea
Flowering & Planting

"I may save you I may trick you.
Shall play shall play... I shapeshift into what you are afraid of, what you hate, and what you desire.
You don't need to listen it's just a fox mumble at the end of the day."


London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

- Semester Classical Acting, Sep 2021 - Dec 2021

Royal College of Art

- MRes Fine Arts & Humanities,  2019  - 2020 

Royal College of Art

- MA Contemporary Art Practice: Performance, 2017 - 2019  

Goldsmiths University of London

- BA FINE ART  2013 - 2017

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies

- A level: Fine Art, Design and Photography, 2011 - 2013

Licensed Victuallers School

- A level: Fine Art, Music and English, 2010-2011


Performance as a Poetry - Poetic gestures.

- Chelsea School of Art

Performance Art Workshop 

 10th March 2023

Work Experience

Film "Thieves" by Michelle Williams Gamaker 

- Choreography Director  & Casting

- Acting the role of Annamaytons 

2022 January - 2022 December

At the South London Gallery

RED  (play) - John Logan

 - Scenic Artist for the stage set

(Painted seven well-known Mark Rothko paintings (3m in size) for the theatre set.)

- Movement Director for the painting scene.

(Teaching actors how to paint the under layers of Mark Rothko’s painting using theatrical methods.)

July 2015 - September 2015

At the New National Theatre, Tokyo, Japan.

Exhibitions and Presentations

- Water Children Performance for the Mizuko Jizo by Todome da Fox (Noe Iwai)

- Crossbones Graveyard,

Union St,  London

Presented work - Playing Alone with a Fox Inside a Cocoon: 繭の中で狐と二人ごっこ

27th May 2023

-What Do We Know Anyway?

- Bloc Project
71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield
10th July - 17th July 2021


-Make It Public

-Design Museum online link

Jonathan Ashley-smith and Diane Ashley smith in conversation with Noe Iwai - LINK

11th of July 2020


-San Mei Gallery online link

Presented work - Human Play A-Loan Game

Performed from at home in Portobello, London

13th - 27th of May 2020

-Work in Progress Show (WIP)

-Dyson Gallery

Presented work - Bug Loves MoーNey: 金食い虫

At the Royal College of Art, London

31 January - 2nd of February 2020




-Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Presented work - Fox Says: 狐言葉

Lichfield St, WV1 1DU

5.6.7th of July 2019

-SHOW 2019

-Royal College of Art

Presented work - Fox Says: 狐言葉

1 Hester Rd, SW11 4AN

28th of June - 7th of July  2019


- Ustinov College

Presented work - Cocoon 冬季繭 II

Sheraton Park, Durham, DH1 4FL

2nd March 2019

-Stage of Life

Presented work - Fox Says: 狐言葉

171 Uxbridge Road, HA5 4EA,

Harrow, UK

27th February 2019

-DisORDER Presents Disorders

- Studio 9294

Presented work - Fox Says: 狐言葉

92-94 Wallis Road, E9 5LN, London

27th February 2019



At Grow Tottenham

Ashley House, Ashley Rd, London

'Word or no words? A wine bottle or a bottle? Notes or paper?'



At The Doodle bar

JUNE 2018

- Revolve  Performance Art Days

At Uppsala, Sweden

Presented work - 春季繭

MAY 2018

- Live pt 1 

At the Royal College of Art, London

APRIL 2018

 - CAP Baret

At the Royal College of Art, London

Presented work - ‘The Sound of Wind Chimes

MARCH 2018

- ‘Rumble to the Core Mexico Fundraiser’

At the Deptford Cinema,

London, United Kingdom


- Work in Progress Show (WIP)

At the Royal College of Art, London

‘Beyond the Curve is Cold’





- Degree Show

At the Goldsmiths College, London

‘Fox Rain - 狐雨’

JULY 2017


 - ‘Inhabit’

 At the 137 – 139 Copeland Road, London

MARCH 2017




- ‘On the Threshold ll.’

At the Oriental Museum in Durham, Supported by Durham University,

The Oriental Museum, and Ustinov College, United Kingdom.



"Nocturne, Olibird with Nesting" by Ingela Ihrman

- Gasworks London

- Performed as a baby bird

2023 March

'Thieves'- by Michelle Williams Gamaker

- South London Gallery

- Performed as Annamaytons

2022 January - 2022 December

- ‘Instruction For the Sky’ by Eduardo Navaro

- Gasworks London

- Performed as a movement artist

15th Sept 2021

- ‘CUSP’ by Isobel Adderley


- Performed as a movement artist

8th-9th Feb 2019

- ‘On the importance of Insects’ by Hattie Godfrey

- New Shoreditch Theater 

- Performed as a movement artist


- ‘QWAKE’ by Isobel Adderley

- Dungeness sound mirrors


- ‘CUSP’ by Isobel Adderley

- Goldsmiths College London



-Make It Public

Jonathan Ashley-smith and Diane Ashley smith in conversation with Noe Iwai

-Design Museum online link

11th of July 2020 

'Do you Wanna Play?' by Noe Iwai Featured in  'Nothinhg Really Matress'  by PANICATTACK DUO

- Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018

At the South London Gallery


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