Takao Kawaguchi: Slow Body

Like in an art class, here in this program, audience/participants surround and draw the body of the model/performer who moves constantly;y at an almost imperceptible speed. It’s about the body, it’s about the speed, and it’s about how you look at it in the world where only images of the body are incessantly consumed.

Since its start in summer 2013, the project targets at 100 sessions out of which 23 sessions have been already held.

This time round at Perforacije Zagreb, Kawaguchi will show a performance/demonstration/presentation in search of possible future collaborations for an approach to the concept from a cinematic point of view. Your participation (in drawing  as well as discussion and future collaboration) is encouraged and appreciated.

Takao Kawaguchi was active in the Japanese multimedia performance collective Dumb Type from 1996 to 2008. Since 2000, he has been exploring the fertile field of live performance in the intersection of theater, dance, visual image and fine arts, mainly through solo works and collaborations with artists of different disciplines.

From 2008 he started the solo performance series “a perfect life.” The 6th in the series, from Okinawa to Tokyo, was presented at the 5th Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2013).

His more recent works include: “About Kazuo Ohno – Reliving the Butoh Diva’s Masterpieces” (Kazuo Ohno Festival 2013, currently touring around the world ) and “TOUCH OF THE OTHER” (ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, 2015, and Spiral Hall in Tokyo, 2016).

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