1983 Ms. Hands and Feet, 1988-1992 BITWIN – Collaboration with Hanayagi Suzushi

Back in the 1950’s, I worked with the butoh dancer Suzushi Hanayagi to design several pieces of stage equipment. I actually installed an object on-stage in 1970 and thereafter began using media in the theater. Joint recitals of this series were held in cities like New York, Paris, Madrid and Milan before ending up in the Chekhov Theater in Moscow. One live performance involved suspending a great many TV monitors over the stage for a live screening of Suzushi Hanayagi, dancing. I used a camera to film her myself on­ stage.

舞踊家・花柳寿々紫に協力して幾つかの舞台装置をデザインしたのは 1950年代のこと。1970年にもオプジェを舞台に設置したが、やがてビデオのメディアを舞台に用いるようになり、そのシリーズによるジョイント・リサイタルをニューヨーク、パリ、マドリッド、ミラノなどで開き、最後はモスクワのチェーホフ劇場で開いた。特に舞台上に多くのモニターを空中から吊し、私は舞台の上でカメラにより踊る花柳寿々紫のイメージを撮影し、それをライブで上映した。

(from “The Document Video of Video Installation and Video Sculpture by Katsuhiro Yamaguchi”)

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1983 – Ms. Hands and Feet – Americium 231 (1982) / Americium (1983)
Jean-Jean Theater, Shibuya, Tokyo


1988 Bitwin – Dance in Media
The 1st New York International Festival of the Arts, Asian Society, New York

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