Take note: The installation is free to visit, but you do have to reserve a time slot.
Usually when you close your eyes, the world goes pitch black. Not in this work of art, made by Japanese artist Hiroaki Umeda. In a small, darkened room, you watch the video installation Haptic Installation with your eyes closed. Behind your eyelids you begin to detect lines, in black and white, in colour. Mixed with intense electronic sounds from your headset, the experience is a visceral one. Did you see light in the darkness?
Umeda is a leading choreographer and multidisciplinary artist from the Japanese avant garde art scene. To him, dance is not just something physical, but in his choreographies he also takes on board optical, sensorial and, most importantly, spatial components.
Direction: Hiroaki Umeda
Production manager: Suzuko Tanoiri
Tour manager: Suzuko Tanoiri
Marketing & communication: Suzuko Tanoiri
Sound & image design : S20