works

Dry Flower


Choreographer : Mikuni Yanaihara
Visual Director : Keisuke Takahashi
Costume Designer : Mitsushi Yanaihara
Sound Director : Yuki Kato, SKANK, Satoshi Kamijo, Yo Funahashi
Lighting Designer : Kai Takinoiri
Set Designer : Keitaro Hisano

performers :
Tomomitsu Adachi, Daisuke Ishidate, Reiko Inage, Chikako Iwata, Mayu Takagi, Sonoko Fujii
Masako Yasumoto, Mikuni Yanaihara

2004.
Feb. at SHINJUKU Park Tower Hall, Tokyo, JAPAN
Oct. at Kitchin in New York (U.S.)

- concept
Generally, the word “simple” is used for cutting down and scraping things off. For example, it is like dry flowers… The lively beauty of the flowers is still there with all the memories infiltrated, and yet,the existences of the flowers are carcasses. They are not “dead flowers”, but they are “flowers that will never wither". For example, pack of wild animals that are well honed to survive.There are no leaders that decide their directions, but rather the pack changes its direction by one of them with no individuality suddenly sense something and moving towards another direction. It is the moment when that first one begins its movement in search for something, and flowing into that direction.

- text
Chased by an aesthetic being,
chasing another aesthetic being.
The form of the aesthetics in living in the present age.

flier design : Keiko Itakura NY Times

exhibition:

2004. Feb.- Apr. at MORI Art Museum, Tokyo
2004. Sep.- Nov. at Shanghai Museum in Shanghai (China)

<AWARD>
2004 "The Mori Art Museum Contemporary Award"
2005 a Jury Recommended Works of "the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival"

Visual Director : Keisuke Takahashi
Choreographer : Mikuni Yanaihara
Sound : SKANK
Set Designer : Mitsushi Yanaihara