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Oct. 9, 2018
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ANTIBODIES Collective holds “Entoropical Paradise” event at the Seto Inland Sea island of Inujima (Oct. 5 – 8, 2018)
On the island of Inujima in the Seto Inland Sea, Inujima Seirensho Art Museum was built by preserving and breathing new life into the ruins of a former copper refinery, and the island has now become known as a field for experimental performing arts. Using the entire island of Inujima, the Kyoto-based performance unit ANTIBODIES Collective held and event titled Entoropical Paradise from October 5 to 8, 2018.
ANTIBODIES Collective was established in 2015 by dancer and choreographer Yoko Higashino and the musician Toshio Kajiwara, with Dance Company Baby-Q as its mother body. ANTIBODIES” is a collective of specialists in the genres of dance, music and the visual arts with the idea of developing new interdisciplinary models for dynamic collaboration across spectrum of disciplines and boundaries, while specializing in site-specific works.
This event titled Entoropical Paradise is a re-creation of a work that was presented initially in 2017 as a work in progress at the Kyoto Art Center and then re-created for in April 2018 for a performance at the Red Brick Warehouse No.1 in Yokohama. Then it was presented again this time at Inujima as the culmination of a year of research and creation. Using materials from ruins, natural objects and art devices, sound installations and performances powered by solar power were conducted simultaneously across the entire island of Inujima as a free-form creation, for which the audience was given maps to enable them to walk freely from one installation and performance to another. After the event, an “ANTIBO Village” festival was planned featuring Okayama-based culinary creators, performers and musicians.
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