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CURRENT PRODUCTIONS
Performances
> dis.play (2018)
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dis.play © Da Ping Luo, courtesy of Park Avenue Armory. Photomontage by Shiro Takatani
Ryuichi Sakamoto presents a production combining sound installation and musical performance with a visual creation by Shiro Takatani.
The music is from Sakamoto's new album async (2017) together with new material.

A co-production Centre Pompidou-Metz, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes and the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (MCJP).

Premiere: 3 March 2018, Centre Pompidou-Metz (FR).
> LIFE-WELL (2013) - with Mansai Nomura
A collaborative stage performance by Sakamoto+Takatani with Mansai Nomura and other leading figures in the contemporary Noh scene is shown in the space where a new version of LIFE – fluid, invisible, inaudible… by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani is on display. The piece is themed around Irish poet/playwright W.B. Yeats, whose work has been influenced by Noh, as well as elements like water and trees that correspond with the philosophy behind the oher work Ryuichi Sakamoto presents here. A performance of classical material, and a session of experimental improvised music, classical performing arts and video, will highlight a new type of art that emerges out of the relationship between nature and civilization, against a backdrop spanning from ancient times to the present.

Premiere: 22 October 2013, YCAM - Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (JP)
Installations
> PLANKTON (2016) - with Christian Sardet
PLANKTON is a collaboration work with Christian Sardet, Research Director at the Observatoire Océanologique of Villefranche-sur-Mer. The biologist's new images of planktons in Shimoda, Japan are shown in Shiro Takatani's video installation with original sound by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Premiere: 23 April - 22 May 2016, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (JP), as part of KYOTOGRAPHIE-Festival international de la photographie.
> LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible... (2007-2013)

LIFE-fluid, invisible, inaudible... © Ryuichi Maruo
The installation LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible … was commissioned by the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM).
Their attempt at a new experimental installation space in combination with sound and image has reached fruition as a collaborative piece of artwork.

A new version was premiered at the YCAM from the 1st of November 2013.

> water state 1 (2013)
water state 1 Commissioned by the YCAM, water state 1 is inspired by the theme of the 10th Anniversary Program "Art / Environment / Life", focusing on water (droplets) as a familiar element in our daily living environment, and a substance that covers most of the earth's surface.

Creation at the YCAM - Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (JP) in November 2013.

 
> LIFE-WELL (2013)
life-well Presented in the shrine precincts, this is an installation based on the same theme as the performance LIFE-WELL, creating a fantastic world in a space that communicates the history of traditional culture to the present day.

Opening the 20th of October 2013 in the Noda shrine, Yamaguchi (JP).

 
> silence spins (2012) - with Seigen Ono
life-well silence spins is a collaboration work involving composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, the internationally acclaimed sound designer, Seigen Ono, and the artistic director of Dumb Type, Shiro Takatani.
This installation was inspired by the traditional Japanese tea-ceremony room in which one is able to hear the infinite universe.

Opening the 27 October 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (JP), as part of the "Art & Music - Search for New Synesthesia" exhibition.

> Collapsed (2012)
life-well Collapsed is an installation with two pianos and laser projection.

Opened the 27 October 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (JP), as part of "Art & Music - Search for New Synesthesia" exhibition.

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