Naoko Tanaka Uninternalized (light)
October 20 (Fri) 17:00-
October 21 (Sat) 19:00-
October 22 (Sun) 17:00-
Post-performance: October 22
Duration: 50 min.
Adult Advance ¥3,000/Day ¥3,500
Youth , Students Advance ¥2,500/Day ¥3,000
High School Students & Younger Advance ¥1,000/Day ¥1,000
Pair ¥5,500 (advance only)
Youth Tickets: available for those aged up to 25 years old.
Naoko Tanaka Uninternalized (light):
The shadows in between consciousness and memory, emerging from the choreography of light
Naoko Tanaka has spent over 15 years working in Germany across both the visual and performing arts. Her unique career has encompassed wide-ranging collaborations with such musical talents as Germany’s OVAL and France’s Colleen.
In 2011 she started a trilogy of light and shadow performance-installations, created by controlling various lights and intricately assembling everyday materials in a space. The second part of the trilogy, Absolute Helligkeit (Absolute Luminosity), was previously presented at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2015 but now comes the long-awaited premiere in Japan of the concluding work in a series that has investigated perceptual experiences.
Inventively harnessing the minimal physical phenomena of light and shadow, Unverinnerlicht is the culmination of Tanaka’s fantastical and speculative world. Audiences will be beguiled by its landscapes, narratives, and moments.
Naoko Tanaka was born in Tokyo in 1975, and is based in Berlin. After completing a master’s degree at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1999, she studied at Düsseldorf Art Academy as research fellow for Union Foundation for Ergodesign Culture. In 2001, she founded the art group Ludica in Düsseldorf with the choreographer Morgan Nardi, since when she has created numerous performances and installations fusing performing arts and visual art. In 2010, she started working as a solo artist responsible for everything from the concept to the stage design, direction, sound and performance. As such, she has attracted attention in the typically collaborative field of performing arts for this unique approach whereby the artist herself becomes an installation space as a performer. From 2011 she created spectacular visual worlds with simple materials of light and shadow through a trilogy of performance-installations that expanded and reflected on the actions of looking and appearing. Her work has been invited to such international festivals as Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2015 (Niigata), Implus Dance Festival (Vienna), and Theater Spektakle (Zürich). To date, it has been performed in 15 countries and over 30 cities. In addition to her solo work, she also collaborates with German composer OVAL (Markus Popp).
ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Tel: +81 (0)75-746-3201
Audiences may not enter after the performance has started
【Concept, stage, sculpture, performance】
【Technical direction, set】
【Lighting plan, technics】
ehrliche arbeit – freelance ofﬁce for culture
Sophiensæle,Berlin ｜PACT Zollverein,Essen
Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Kunststiftung NRW, The NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN)
North Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Access: 509-1 karasumadori-ichijyo-sagaru, kamigyo-ku, Kyoto Japan