Move the Unmoved

動かないものを動かす

 


2016

Tokyo, Japan

Performance

20 minutes

Photo: Naoki Takehisa 
Performance: Misato Koyata

 


 In this performance, I intervene in another performer by moving her body itself. She unplugs all muscle power from her whole body, removes the center of gravity, and stops all movements on her body. Her body which never moves just gets to be passive. In the other hand, I try to hold her body up carefully and make her move somewhere with activeness. We make unilateral relationship between moving and not moving while changing each posture.


 This work is based on an experience that I touched a dead animal at past. The body before starting to be stiff after death changed to another construct at the same time that it lost any feels and weight of lifetime. I made this performance as an exploring the feeling beyond connection and disconnection between life and death with an inspiration from physical and inevitable change of the body.

 全身の力を抜いた動かない人物を、作者が動かすパフォーマンス。動かされる人物は全身の重心を消し、筋肉の動きを落としている。一方で作者はひたすら相手を支え、お互いの重心を変えていく。

 このパフォーマンスは死の直後の動物を抱き上げた経験を元にしている。死後硬直を始める前の身体は、生前の感触や重みを消していくと同時に、新しい「構築物」へと変化していくようにも見えた。「存在すること」と「存在したこと」との間にある断絶やつながり、あるいはその先にあるイメージを探るための実践。

Move the Unmoved

​©︎ 2016 Riko Takahashi