Artist Interview アーティストインタビュー
Dome video artist Masashige Iida
Projecting the Butoh worldview
Masashige Iida (visual artist)
Masashige Iida is a creator of dance video works projected on a large dome-shaped screen like that of a planetarium. The absence of any frame gives the depictions of body motion an incredible immersive quality in his works. Iida’s works meet with high acclaim in overseas fulldome film festivals as well as in Japan. In works like his most recent one titled HIRUKO, done in collaboration with the Butoh artist Kazuko Mogami, Iida seeks to express the unique world of the Japanese-born art of Butoh. In this interview we asked Iida about fulldome film and why he uses it for expressing human motion.
Interviewer: Takao Norikoshi [dance critic]