Fox Rain 狐雨
Scale of background 3m × 5m
Duration - Every 10 days, 30 minuets
Materials : Bucket of Rain Water, Baby Powder, White Cloths, Fox Masks, Bodies, Collected Materials (Wall dusts, Pigment, Ink, Rainwater, Dusts)
Dancers : Benjamin Anthony, Camilla Isola, Dan Calder, Ena Yamaguchi, Hattie Godfrey, Kwangjae Jeon, Lois Wong,
Noe Iwai, Sammie Hayward, Silvia Carradori and Sophie Zosia Bassett
Artists and Dancers from different international backgrounds were performing a fox in this piece.
Their face and upper body was painted in white and Japanese traditional Fox mask was put on top.
Movement started from all of them scratching the wall with rhythm of the wood stick.
Each person performed an uncanny movements - 'fox', 'Human Shape of something' and 'Human' based on Butoh movements as such.
White smudged face was washed off by a bucket of rain water and in the end of the performance, I painted the wall with a bucket of water and these actions were repeated for 10 days.
Live to Camera
Duration 2- 3 Hours
Materials : White face paint, White clothes, body and water from the river
Face was painted white with paste and laid on the river. Laid on the river for about 2 hours and waited for it to get slowly wash off from my face.
Title : It falls from the body - ソレは躰カラ堕チル 2015
Performing with symbolic elements
Materials: Bucket of water, Black Paper, Baby powder, Lilies, Body and music.
Scale of the trace 2.5m × 3m
Duration 15 - 20 minutes
I have painted my face with hand made white paste and after it dried, I performed movement of animals (cat and fox) on top of canvas with symbolic elements.
Music was played as a back ground, the lyrics sings 'I am a lonely soul, I am a lonely soul. Oh yes its true. Don't blame me, don't blame me' rapidly.
With the movements, white face paint dried, cracked and gradually it was subtitling on the canvas and left some traces that were not erasable.
Experiment on faces
Title: Same White - 同じ白 2015
Materials : White face paste, Lilies, White Fabric and Faces from different countries
I put hand made paste on peoples face and part of lilies were rubbed on their face. Waited for it to get dried and captured the moment of it to crack and fall.
Also shoot some pictures through white fabric to give some misty effect to blur the face shapes.