Design And Performance Lab

Networked Virtual Performance Envirorments 3: London UKIYO LAB

The Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance & DAP-Lab, School of the Arts, Brunel University (West London) with Maison Artaud [dir. Hironobu Oikawa] and Keio University


Saturday June 6, 2010: premiere


"Becoming Leaf"



Film shoot with Biyo Kikuchi, Yumi Sagara, and Jun Makime , directed by Johannes Birringer and designed by Michèle Danjoux took place on June 5, Additional outdoor filming was done outdoors at sunrise on Saturday, June 5, with Jun Makime on camera.


The first edited version of BECOMING LEAF was shown on June 6

Antonin Artaud Performance Centre



BECOMING LEAF is dedicated in memoriam KAZUO OHNO



The second real-time version of BECOMING LEAF was shown during the UKIYO 2 installation at KIBLA Media Arts Center in Maribor, Slovenia, on June 18, 2010.

It was accompanied by live music created by Alexander Finlayson.

Olu Taiwo danced in the center stage to the two projections of Becoming Leaf.





Further research materials from the exchange between DAP lab members and Japanese artists will be made available here.


Johannes Birringer, artistic director, DAP

Tokyo artistic partnership (Keio University) coordinated by Yukihiko Yoshida

Lab Photos (c) DAP



This research project is funded by a PM12 Connect/British Council Grant, a RDF (Brunel University) grant, and is further supported by an award from The Japan Foundation.



dance tech network site of Ukiyo project


(c) dap 2009


Project directors: Johannes Birringer & Michèle Danjoux

Brunel University, West London