Completing the costume
This is a video of the electronics on the skirt. The wires were still loose so it only worked on occasion or when I touched a part of the skirt.
Minor tweaks were made after this to ensure the connection was secured. Also, a layer of hot glue was put over the wires to prevent short-circuiting and to insulate Read more →
Continuation of costume design
Testing out the boning on the mannequin with Gladys’s dress. Interestingly, the boning complements her costume rather well.
Exploring different possible designs. Black tape was first used to secure the joints together.
Final design of boning with skirt. After determining the design, I sewed the joints together to make it more sturdy and seamless.
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Glitch art is the aestheticization of digital or analog errors, such as artifacts and other “bugs”, by either corrupting digital data or by physically manipulating electronic devices (for example by circuit bending).
In recent years it has found a central place in contemporary media art, particularly via the Internet where emergent low-resolution glitch forms and other so-called “accidents” of artifacts are Read more →
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Eiko & Koma: My Parents
Eiko Otake and Takashi Koma Otake, generally known as Eiko & Koma, are a Japanese performance duo. Since 1972, Eiko & Koma have worked as co-artistic directors, choreographers, and performers, creating a unique theater of movement out of stillness, shape, light, sound, and time.
In post-war Japan, nature was part of the life and life was simpler Read more →
Eiko & Koma: My Parents
Being a dancer only needs a body and nothing else. I thought that would be the least materialistic way of living. – Eiko
Eiko and Koma have a unique way of dancing that combines stillness, shape, light and sound. Both were born during the post-war era of Japan and lived in simple times where technology Read more →
Eiko & Koma, My Parents
In this choreography, the movements are explained with a voice over/narration: it depicts the life of both Eiko and Koma, who seek social change and self-aspiration by being dancers. In their gestures and movements, they always stick together and move in response to one another: as the female rotated her body, the head of the male Read more →
Gestures & movement:
@ 0:54 – A lady grabbing onto twigs placed against her torso with her arms tense and trance-like facial expression.
@ 1:07 – “Land” – twisting of body against the ground/ in a writhing movement.
@ 4:01 – crab walking with elbows crossed between two people, then falling and trying to stand up again Read more →
Video 1: Eiko & Koma, My Parents
About Eiko and Koma Nature is Eiko and Koma’s inspiration. They consider human body as a landscape and landscape as an extension of the body. They want to dance about the most elemental human conditions within an archaic landscape. Eiko and Koma believe our nameless, naked and vulnerable self is our commonality as people.
Movement They make Read more →
Eiko and Koma, My Parents
This piece was created by their son, Shin Otake, serving as a documentary about his parents’ upbringing and forming of relationship in post-war Japan. That period was a time of political strife and disorder. A prime featured piece in the film was “Land”.
“Land” explored the interaction between the human body and nature by merging themselves into Read more →