contact Gonzo,, hey here's another arty propaganda

REVOLUTION PER MINUTE press

2009-03-30 Mon 00:33:27

4月5日から滞在するシンガポールからプレスリリースが届きました。
プロジェクトタイトルは「REVOLUTION PER MINUTE(毎分の進化)」。
3週間かけてカーファイという作家や、楽器を作るひと、ダンサー、とコラボ作品を作ってきます。
めっちゃテクノロジーを使うカーファイと、困ったら野宿のcontact Gonzo。
対極やね。


V.I.S.T.A Lab 2.0: PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTATION from Ka5 on Vimeo.

コラボ相手、カーファイの作品。




REVOLUTION-PER-MINUTE: ONE ACCIDENT; TWO PARTIES: THREE VERSION

RPM is a dramatic musing on collision: what happens when lives, bodies and memories plow into one another. One high-speed motorcycle totals itself, taking an unsuspecting pedestrian with it while an incredulous passer-by witnesses the whole event.

RPM distends this point of impact into a series of tectonic vignettes; making this an intensely warped encounter with the uncontrollable conditions of velocity.


Does your life really flash before you eyes before you expire?
What will you see?
Will you like what you see?

Conceived by Director Choy Ka Fai and Written by Robin Loon, RPM is a contemporary theatrical experience that flirts with what defines visual arts, dance and theatre. Featuring a unique collaboration with Osaka dance collective contact Gonzo, this installation performance of sound, lights and multimedia brings you an immersive experience of living at the edge of existence in our urban landscape.


contact Gonzo: The Philosophy of Pain
Contact Gonzo composes a unique dance form in which dancers strike each other while keeping their movements aligned with their partner. Watching a performance of this dance is like experiencing an uncontrollable event with fatal results. However, in the dancerユs refined movements and controlled facial expressions, one can clearly see that the violence is not provoked by hatred or anger. Contact Gonzo terms it as "The Philosophy of Pain, Technique to relate.モ They experiment with the possibility of sharing conflicting emotions, such as love and pain, instinct and temperance, and violence and dance; at the same time.

" Is it really possible to establish mutual trust through severe pain? Supposing that the actions like punching, kicking and striking were done not upon the hatred, but upon trust. It could be possible to exchange our perception of pain...”

Fumihiko Sumitomo (Curator)
Director, 2009 International Art Festival, Image Exhibition: JapanMA
Culture and Representation, University of Tokyo.


Conceived + Directed + Multimedia Design by Choy Ka Fai
Text + Dramaturgy by Robin Loon
Performed by contact Gonzo
[Yuya Tsukahara, Keigo Mikajiri, Itaru Kato]
+ Li Xie + Patricia Toh
Sound Installation by Zulkifle Mahmod
Set Design by Mohd Fared Jainal
Lighting Design by Andy Lim


www.theatreworks.org.sg
www.72-13.com
www.artsnetworkasia.org