We will sea _ UlotamloFukuoka, JAPAN 26.Nov – 28.Nov 2021
This project was started in May 2021 by Soh Souen, an artist based in Kitakyushu, and Sara Milio, an artist based in the Netherlands.
This performance is performed by two people approximately 9,000 kilometers apart, communicating using web conferencing services such as zoom and Skype, and using projected body images next to physical bodies.
It is an attempt to continue to confirm the "separation" and "sharing" between the two artists while involving phenomena such as "delay" that occurs in live web connection.
In the synchronization part, where the two same moves try to breathe in sync at the same time, but the online lag makes the gap between them visible.
Tracing the projected body image and drawing part where the two pen tips of each other's align have the meaning of leaving traces of their existence with lines even though one of them is not present in the current space. This also provides an opportunity to touch and test the possibilities and limitations of both virtual and real space.
Trust and conflict in relationships. The possibility of virtual space and the hope of owning a body.
These contents ambivalently include what was mentioned above will present an opportunity to think about the future of our community as a question in today's when globalism and acceleration are "delayed".
Finally, when the Covid-19 pandemic is over, and the walls fall apart for us to cross the borders again, we want to verify and discover what we see when we perform in the same space.
We hope that this whole project including the communication/discommunication that led us to choreography and methodology can present an opportunity of questioning ourselves "how is it possible to communicate with others" while the "separation" and "sharing" that lie quietly between us.
Photo by Kenta Nakamura, Miyuki Todo, and Aska Ota