GE-SHUKU, KANAZAWA, JAPAN, 2018
PALOS VERDES ART CENTER, CA 2018
installation, performance, collage, sound
DAY 3 perf with M-Shukai and N&N
Sponsored by Palos Verdes Art Center
DAY 1 (45min performance) photos by Takuya Kosaka
DAY 2 (60min perf) photos by Imao Takuma; video by Takuya Kosaka
DAY 3 (90min perf with M-Shukai) photos by Eisuke Kikkawa; video by Takuya Kosaka
...i.e. Schizophrenic Street Fighter in which good and evil battle it out inside the mind
with complete manifestation in the body as if documented by a seismometer.
I venture to examine reactions to curses and blessings (is there an absolute difference?),
the taffy pulling machine of the soul.
Translations of said reactions will be displayed during a week-long exposé of process at PVAC
and a three-day performance at Ge-Shuku
specifically relating internal battles with my reasonatingly-similar responses to the 1967 Japanese novel
10 Billion Days and 100 Billion Nights by Ryu Mitsuse.
Within its pages, religious and philosophical icons become fighting machines on and beyond Earth
as the planet's history is filleted from beginning to end.
This method of dissection, hypothetically, will provide a putting-to-rest
of black-and-white perceptions of the rabbit hole through a rite of passage welcoming spectrums of color.
But who can tell what alchemy is truly in store...
In preparation for this experiment, I investigate: tarot aesthetics, intimate conversations with Gods, time travel,
relations of the body possessed by strings that relate to space (Dance of Utter Darkness),
purgatory, military fashion, breathing stitches between mental and spiritual physics,
the improbability of infinity, the improbability of linear time,
Is there meaning? Are ethics relative or global/universal/galactical? What IS being?
Artist-In-Residence at PVAC: September 24 - 28, 2018
sewing, composing and rehearsing live
Exhibition at PVAC: September 24 - November 3, 2018
3-Day Performance at Ge-Shuku: October 9 - 11, 2018
live performance, installation and collaboration with M-Shukai and N&N
For this project's development, past performances will be revisited,
such as Maraschino Alter, 2001:
a “behind closed doors” video performance in which transformations of physical appearance
take place from demon to Jesus to Pope;
and, similarly, Face, 1999
in which physical transformations shift with spontaneous inner-dialogs.
I will also revisit interfacing with Japanese culture
instigating the colonization of the moon in AOTM Bombshell, 2006.
Add'l influences include: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Tadanori Yokoo, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno,
Tangerine Dream and soundtracks from popular extraterrestrial films.