At the Kiwa 2021

Audio Visual Performance

At the Kiwa

 

 

 

 

Co-creation of Public Projection and Hamon Performance

Tomoko Mukai / Sachiko Nagata

 

 

“At the Kiwa” will be co-created as a collaboration of a spatial projection by Tomoko Mukai
and a sound performance with iron slit drums named “Hamon” by Sachiko Nagata.

As a note on the “Hamon”, it is an original instrument produced by the Japanese iron sculptor Teppei Saito.
Saito was inspired by the sound of water drops created by the Japanese traditional garden ornament “Suikinkutsu”.
“Hamon” is written with the Chinese letters “the sound of wave patterns”. Its pronunciation itself means ripple.

Shinjuku is a central location of a large metropolis.
Through each era, it has been developed over time with artificially constructed water’s edges.
The area around Tochoji Temple was called Naito-Shinjuku as the former center of Shinjuku in the 17th century.
Today it is the center of Shinjuku.

A public projection onto the temple’s architecture contrasts images from far away with the skyscrapers.
The skyscrapers serve as a borrowed landscape.
The sound of “Hamon” will harmonize with urban environmental sounds and digital soundscape.

The performance will emerge like a journey at the “KIWA”, the water’s edge in urban life. 

This performance can be viewed at the venue and online live streaming.
Before the performance, the public talk will also be streamed online.

 

 


〈 DATE 〉

August 20, (Fri), 2021


In case of stormy weather, postponed to August 26, (Thu).

19:00 -19:40/20:30 – 21:10

(The doors open at 18:40 for the 1th stage / 20:10 for the 2nd stage)

Audio Visual Performance, Two Stages
Viewing at the Venue and Online Live Streaming

Public Talk|Online Live Streaming

 

〈 LOCATION〉

Mizunoniwa〈Water Garden〉Soto Zen Tochoji Temple

Address|4-34 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access|7 min. from the exit “Okidomon”, Shinjuku Gyoen Station, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line

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〈 SCHEDULE〉

The 1th Stage “At the Kiwa” |19:00 -19:40 (The door opens at 18:40)|The Viewing at the Venue / Online Live Streaming go on sale from 10:00 AM on July 17
Tomoko Mukai|Public Projection
Sachiko Nagata|Hamon Performance
Ippei Ogura|Sound Design

*Tickets for the performance include the online live public talk, and recorded video streaming until September 5.
The 2nd Stage “At the Kiwa” |20:30 – 21:10 ​(The door opens at 20:10)|Only The Viewing at the Venue go on sale from 10:00 AM on July 17
Tomoko Mukai|Public Projection
Sachiko Nagata|Hamon Performance
Ippei Ogura|Sound Design

*Tickets for the performance include the online live public talk, and recorded video streaming until September 5.
*On sale from 10:00 AM on July 17
Public Talk “KIWA Dialogue”|13:00 – 15:00|Only Online Live Streaming go on sale from 10:00 AM on July 17
Speaker on site|Takashi Serizawa|Guest Speaker, P3 art and environment Excutive Director
Tomoko Mukai|Creative Director, KIWA Project, Spatial Projection and Supervision of “Inclusive Picnic”
Yuri Yoshida|Art Director, KIWA Project, Concept and Planning of “Inclusive Picnic”

Video Appearance|
Dr Junji Watanabe | Guest Speaker, Senior Distinguished Researcher, Human Information Science Laboratory, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Prof. Dr Sven Hirsch|Concept Partner, KIWA Project, Professor of Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Science Curator of the Stiftung Insel Hombroich.
Dr Clea T. Waite|Guest Speaker, Intermedia Artist, Scholar, Engineer, and Experimental Filmmaker

*Tickets for the performance include the online live public talk, and recorded video streaming until September 5.
*On sale from 10:00 AM on July 17
* In case of stormy weather, the event will be postponed to Thursday, August 26,
since it will be broadcasted on the same day of the outdoor performance “At the Kiwa (Kiwa ni Tatsu)”.
*There is no parking space in the venue. Please use public transportation.
*Please wear a mask to protect yourself from infectious diseases.
*We will take your temperature
*Please disinfect your hands before you enter the venue.
*We recommend that you arrive early.
*The event will be held outdoors, so please take your own precautions against the heat.
* We will have seats in the corridor. Please take off your shoes before the performance.
*The number of tickets sold may end up being less than the planned number depending on the spread of COVID-19.
* Please check the website on the day of the event.

 

 

〈 チケット 〉

Reservation

“At the Kiwa”| The Viewing at the Venue / Public Talk “Kiwa Dialogue” | Online Live Streaming go on sale from 10:00 AM on July 17
Adult (front seats)| advance ticket 4,000 yen / day-ticket 4,500 yen
Adult (side seats)| advance ticket 3,500 yen / day-ticket 4,000 yen

*Capacity for the performance at the venue | 35 seats each time
*Tickets for the performance include the online live public talk, and recorded video streaming until September 5.
“At the Kiwa”| Online Live Streaming / Public Talk “Kiwa Dialogue” | Online Live Streaming go on sale from 10:00 AM on July 17
Live Streaming 2,000yen ~(support tickets)

*Tickets for the performance include the online live public talk, and recorded video streaming until September 5.
*Due to the prevention of COVID infection, you can only choose the front or side seats category. We will guide you to your seat on the day.
*There are some side seats with an obstructed view.
*No set ticket due to reduction of numbers of the seat.
*After purchasing tickets, we will not be able to refund your money and make any cancellations. However, you can “transfer tickets” to your friends on peatix. Please use it in that case.
*The tickets for the outdoor performance “At the Kiwa” for the venue and streaming are valid for the online public talk. If you view the public talk, please purchase a ticket for the performance “At the Kiwa”
*If you are planning to come with a wheelchair or guide dog, please contact the organizing committee in advance for smooth guidance.
*Please note that there may be some changes depending on the future spread of the infection. Please check the website.

 

 

〈Project Staff〉

Creative Director / Spatial Projection
Tomoko Mukai
Sound Composition /Hamon Performance
Sachiko Nagata
Sound Composition / Sound Design
Ippei Ogura
Art Direction / Concept and Planning for the Workshop “Inclusive Picnic”
Yuri Yoshida
Programming
Ryoji Murata
Video and Projection Engineering
Hiroshi Kanechiku
Construction Plan
Taiki Tamamura, TOKYO STUDIO CO., LTD.
Stage Management
Yoshie Tahira
Videography / Streaming
Kazuomi Furuya /TakuArai /Akihide Saito / Erika Kondo
Photography
Taisuke Yajima
Production Management /Editing
Minori Shimazaki
Production Management / Public Relation
Miki Osawa




Planned and organized by
The Executive Committee of KIWA Project
In cooperation with
Soto Zen Tochoji Temple
Hibikinada Biotope
NS Wind Power Hibiki Co.,Ltd
Supported by
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Japan Arts Fund
Nomura Foundation
The Asahi Shimbun Foundation
‘GBfund’ Disaster Recovery Support Fund” of the Association for Corporate Support of the Arts