LIVE Panel: Hiroaki Umeda "Dancing with the Science"
A choreographer and a multidisciplinary artist from Tokyo, Hiroaki Umeda, joins us in the discussion on the role and influences of science in his work. Based on his artistic practice, we’ll talk about the possibilities of choreographing not only bodies but also time, space, light and sound. Among many, we’ll get a chance to get a closer look at such projects as “Holistic Strata” based on the artist’s post-anthropocentric perspective that involved sensing technology to allow for synchronization between Umeda’s muscles and visual material during the performance.
Hiroaki Umeda is now recognized as one of the leading figures of the Japanese avant-garde art scene. Since the launch of his company S20, his subtle yet violent dance pieces have toured around the world to audience and critical acclaim. His work is acknowledged for the highly holistic artistic methodology with strong digital background, which considers not only physical elements as dance, but also optical, sonal, sensorial and, above all, spatiotemporal components as part of the choreography.
The discussion is in English.