KINBAKU (2014)

 

A strikingly original creation - InSuffolk, 2014

 

Since moving abroad, we are keenly aware of the difference between languages and cultures, and the limitations this can have on life. We noticed we were living in ‘binds’ of various kinds, even before leaving our home countries. These binds all come from our desires. We are binding themselves, finding liberty in limitation.

KINBAKU, meaning “bondage” in Japanese, is a performance installation that combines dance, live projection mapping and live music. It explores the notion of bondage/binding, questions how our inner desires form bindings and how we find freedom from it.

“The problem for us is not are our desires satisfied or not. The problem is how do we know what we desire”
Slavoj Zizek

KINBAKU is designed to be a living ecosystem. All elements – 360° soundscape, light and visuals, a changing object and human movements – are created and performed live. Audiences immerse themselves in a forever-evolving environment. Free to enter and exit the work, they are gently guided and invited to interact with the dancer.

KINBAKU will awaken audiences’ consciousness and feelings to denote unacknowledged parts of their personalities,
perceptions and judgments.


CREDITS

Performance: Aoi Nakamura

Video artist: David Altweger

Sound: endote, Esteban Fourmi

Supported by Jasmin Vardimon Company, the place and The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (NIPPON GOHSEI)

KINBAKU was part of SPILL Festival of Performance