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"Takashi's Seasons"

Winter 2006

( a collaborational project with Takashi Kawashima and Niwa Yoshimasa )

"Takashi's Seasons" is a sequential live shadow puppet / video performance in which various scenes interpreting the four seasons are performed by a modern Utsushi-e artist.

In the spring children are seen walking back to school with their school bags (the academic year begins in April in Japan). The proud performance of cicadas can be heard on a hot summer evening. Dragonflies smoothly glide in the cool air of a fall afternoon. On New Year's Eve the chimes of temple bells are heard in the freezing winter night.

view quicktime video

read acm short-paper (pdf)

download full-res video (152mb)

public showings

"Japan Media Arts Festival", JPN, Winter 2007
"ACM Multimedia" Santa Barbara, US, Fall 2006
"Ars Electronica" Linz, Austria, Summer 2006
"File-2006" Sau Paulo, Brazil, Spring 2006