Performance

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The Interpreter (06’29” single channel video + 15’00 performance)

NORIKO OKAKU (Visual)
JUNYA ISHII (Dance)
AKIHIDE MONNA (Drum)
LEO DUPLEIX(Music  Compose)

Oct 6th, 2016, CAMERA JAPAN OPENING PERFORMANCE
LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, Holland
http://camerajapan.nl/event/festive-opening/

The Interpreter is not only a single channel video but also is based on 22 Derbyshire Tarot cards, which were created by Noriko Okaku during a residency in Derby 2015. Each card represents the artist’s own interpretation of the county’s history, myths and legends. Because of the nature of this tarot, we can experience the multitude of possible interpretations. Messages can be revealed depending on which combination of the cards we pick – the translation of the cards are distinct as to who is reading, where they are reading, when they are reading and what intention is being transmitted in the moment of the reading. Our intention here is to expand on the experiment of ‘interpretation’. In this performance, we would like to invite the audience to experiment if they can witness any subconscious stories within themselves by interpreting the performers interpretation of the cards, which reveals clues to the patterns of symbol within the spread of the cards.

Dancer Junya Ishii performs to music by Akihide Monna and Leo DUPLEIX.
The intention of the performance is to expand on the experiment of ‘interpretation’. The artists would like to invite the audience to pay attention to their own subconscious and the stories that emerge as they interpret the performers’ interpretation of the Tarot cards.

©Noriko Okaku
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Photo by mamorukin.com
©Noriko Okaku
©Noriko Okaku

NORIKO OKAKU
Noriko Okaku was educated at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art, completing an MA (RCA) in Animation. Her work in various media often retains a collage art element. She borrows, adopts, copies and recycles existing images to explore the diverse avenues of perception. Her work explores the eclecticism and mystery/strangeness underlying everyday objects and actions.
www.norikookaku.com

JUNYA ISHII
Actor/Dancer. Born in Japan and grew up in Mexico- city and Toronto during childhood age. Junya Ishii has been working across the fields of dance, theatre and film. His interest is to discover the state of consciousness and unconsciousness, state of being through the body and its perception. In ’09, he moved to Budapest to explore performing arts and to work with choreographer / visual artist, Josef Nadj. He plays the leading actor of Japanese noise Sci-fi film “2045 Carnival Folklore” directed by Naoki Kato. Recently, he started new project with Akihide Monna (Drummer) to explore physical presence and rhythm. He is currently based in Yokohama.

AKIHIDE MONNA
Drummer of London-based Japanese band BO NINGEN is known for his unbridled, animated and visceral drumming technique. Influenced by krautrock, Japanese noise, techno, free jazz and contemporary music. Performed collaboratively with Damo Suzuki (ex CAN), Faust, WIRE and Savages. He started audio visual performance project OvO with Noriko Okaku in 2016. Coincidentally he formed improvised physical expression duo with Junya Ishii in the same year.

LEO DUPLEIX
Born and live in Paris. Used to live in Belgium and Japan. Léo Dupleix is an electronic musician, piano player, mainly working in the improvised and experimental fields. He uses,computer, contact microphones, speakers, electronic devices, Pianet (electric piano from the 70’s), synthesizers, field recordings, to create his music. He is interested in non-idiomatic (and sometimes idiomatic) improvisation, and composition, mainly electro-acoustic (but also for acoustic instruments). Collaboration with Simon Roy Christensen, Seijiro Murayama, Louis Evrard, Laurens Smet, Seppe Gebruers, many others …….
http://www.leodupleix.com/