Holistic Strata (creation 2011)

Performance by S20 Hiroaki Umeda

In Umeda’s works, all components on stage – bodies, lights, and sound – are treated as equivalent means of expression based on his post-anthropocentric perspective. In Holistic Strata, all the elements are dissolved into the same information units (pixel) and, by doing so, Umeda searches for an “axiom of kinetic movements” that exists as a common denominator of all movements.

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Courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, photography by Ryuichi Maruo ©

“The individual stratum decides the holistic strata, and the holistic strata decide the individual stratum: there are two equal determinants in the world”. Based on this philosophy, Umeda creates a holistic living organism in which all movements transcendentally coalesce into a harmony. Immersed in this harmonious world, where all movements are expressed through pixels, the audiences’ senses are challenged to the limit: to experience sensations preceding the materialization of emotions.

Date and time
20-21 November, 7.30 – 8.00 p.m.

Tickets are available at the venue, payable by cash. All prices allow you to see Goofy performance as well.

Student: 300THB, General: 600THB, Festival Pass (only for 21 November)
Professional artists and audiences younger than 27 years old: 400THB

Sodsai Pantoomkomol Center for Dramatic Arts, Chulalongkorn University

Commissioned by: YCAM (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media)
Choreography & Dance: Hiroaki Umeda
Image Direction: S20
Image Programming: S20, Satoru Higa, Yoshito Onishi
System Design: Satoru Higa, Yoshito Onishi
Sound Design: Satoshi Hama (YCAM), S20
Lighting Design: Fumie Takahara (YCAM), S20
Costume Design: Ryoko Katayama
Sensing Engineer: Yoshito Onishi, Richi Owaki (YCAM)
Video Engineer: Richi Owaki (YCAM)
Technical Coordination: Takuro Iwata (YCAM)