some recent work
Lately I got interested in what I call
the art of creating new beauty in cooperation with algorithms and neural networks.
The creation, transformation and mixing of images with software.
some butoh performances
Decisions by Happy Ghosts
students of the last class I gave before the corona lockdown at Lee's Subbody School
Dharamshala March 2020
a free butoh choreography by honza
Orange and the Red God
Solo Performance at the 6th Himalaya Butoh Festival
Sick Dancing Princess
a Butoh Performance
Black Butoh Machine
First public experiment using my system of generative choreography. It was interesting to notice that though the texts are randomly generated some synchronicity is happening. This shows that complex systems with a lot of randomity involved can resonate with life. (Which is why the Tarot works for some)
This experiment explores a concept discovered by Tatsumi Hijikata that I learned from Natsu Nakajima:
“I would like to talk about language and the body. The body is something that cannot be totally captured in words. In the depth of our body, there is something mysterious, something hidden, something that we want to discard. To give these formless matters a form is what Ankoku Butoh is about.
One of the key elements of Ankoku Butoh, especially Hijikata's Ankoku Butoh, is summed up in this irony: to put into words that which cannot be put into words, to give a form to that which is formless. Perhaps it can also be called the activities of words on the body.” – Natsu Nakajima
The performance was at IDFX Breda on 13 December