The project Quasicrystal (a.k.a. Complex Order) receives support from “The project to support emerging Media Arts Creators” run by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan

The project exploring new possibilities of the textile art with codes “Quasicrystal” received support from “The project to support emerging Media Arts Creators” run by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan.

This is a Research and Development project between Ken FURUDATE and the company HOSOO which is a Kyoto-based textile company founded in 1688 and specialized in superior quality fabrics for high-end interior design and fashions.

Exhibition “群れ” / MURE, 空間現代 kukangendai + Ken Furudate

30 Aug. – 13 Oct, 2019
at haku kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Related Event:
13 Sept.
19:00- Artist Talk
at haku kyoto / Kukangendai, Ken Furudate, and the guest Minoru Hatanaka(NTTICC)
21:00- DJ Event
at BnA Alter Museum / DJs: Minoru Hatanaka, DJ 外出(Kukangendai), Ken Furudate

Ryuichi SAKAMOTO with Shiro TAKATANI, “DIS·PLAY”, concert-performance

Ryuichi Sakamoto presents a production combining sound installation and musical performance. The music is taken from his new album async (2017) together with new material. Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani (Dumb Type) are currently developing unique visuals and a site-specific acoustic installation. The “cinematographic” music echoes both the visuals and sounds from the original acoustic elements, plunging the viewer into a universe of quasi-meditative discovery.

Concept and Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto / Visual Direction: Shiro Takatani / Visual Programer and Operation: Ken Furudate / Sound Programer: Satoshi Hama / Production Manager: Simon McColl / FOH Engineer: Jan Gieseke / Production Engineer and Associate Manager: Alec Fellman / Producer: Norika Sora

Shiro TAKATANI, “ST/LL”, New National Theater Tokyo

Feb 24, 25, 2018
New National Theater Tokyo

TAKATANI Shiro (Dumb Type) has pioneered new possibilities in contemporary dance using sophisticated “media art”, such as video, lighting, graphic art, and stage design. “ST/LL” (still) is his latest performance piece using silence, stillness, and “stills” (i.e., photographs).
First performed in Le Havre, France in 2015 as a collaborative work between Biwako Hall Center and Le Volcan Scène Nationale in France, it was further polished by way of performances in Brussels, Shiga, and Naples and now awaits its performance at the New National Theatre, Tokyo.

Direction: TAKATANI Shiro / Music: SAKAMOTO Ryuichi, HARA Marihiko, MINAMI Takuya / Lighting Design: YOSHIMOTO Yukiko / Media Authoring: FURUDATE Ken / Text: Alfred BIRNBAUM / Stage Manager: OSHIKA Nobuaki / Stage Technician: OZAKI So / Video Technician: HAMA Satoshi / Assistant Programmer: SHIRAKI Ryo / Cast: TSURUTA Mayu, YABUUCHI Misako, HIRAI Yuko, Olivier BALZARINI