Fox Rain 狐雨

2017

Live Performance

​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.

Reflect 

 2017

​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. 

white face dool

Rise 2016

white face dool

Live to Camera

​Materials : White face paint, White clothes, Bells and Body

I put Japanese Traditional make up on my face and performed to a camera.

​I experimented with uncanny body movement and facial expression.

​I stopped moving my body at sertain point. 

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.

Live Performance

​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

Photograph

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.

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