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
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