UNBALANCE | 2019 | multimedia performance

CO-IKI art residency + PRISM CO. LTD

"Understanding the self in a matrix of relationship, one no longer searches for an enemy as the key to understanding every problem, but looks instead for imbalances in relationships."
The Coronation Charles Eisenstein
A reflection that is very actual in times of social isolation and distancing.
How people are relating to each other? What’s the impact of social conditioning on their relations?
Habits, obligations, expectations, a state of mind, the balance of power.

UNBALANCE is a multimedia butoh production on human relations where lighting is used unconventionally
as an invisible divider between people and the entire environment responds to the performers movement.
Imagine that space in between, in between moments, in between people. A morphing environment shaped
by volumetric lights. A forced cohabitation where the balance of power changes continuously. An experimental
project where nothing is like it seems: visual becomes light and the light becomes scenography.
The body transforms the environment but it is also transformed by it.

Choreography/performance Dai Matsuoka, Masahiro Nakanishi, Kei Ishikawa
Lighting/Multimedia design Mariano Leotta, Sho Tokura
Photo Shooting Bozzo, Noriko Kubota, Yasuko Tadokoro
Video Shooting Yuta Sugihara, Issam Kechouri
Post Production Mariano Leotta, Issam Kechouri
Music “Program Q Nex” by Plaster (Feat. Tonbo)
Made with the support of Co-iki Art Residency, Prism CO. LTD., TOHO university
Special thanks to Yoko Negami, Endo Youchi, Takato Henmi, Peter Goessner

TOHO Space, Tokyo, Japan