The Silence of Insects

By Yoko Seyama, 12 to 17 November 2015 (5.00 – 8.00 p.m.)

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, The goal of this art is to transform flat sheet of paper into Kafka’s creature, becoming a huge installation, through folding and sculpting techniques, and to pay much attention to “space” where Kafka’s protagonist’s body is able to move.

Pictures by Yoko Seyama ©

Unfolding Kafka’s metamorphosis will pose the question of how choreography, physical movement, Origami installation and visual art interact and which processes facilitate a translation from one to the other. Conceived as a performance installation, this new work focuses on the interaction between space and the human body, choreography and dance, sound and visuals, interaction and participation. The audience becomes a part of the work.

One of the many ways of interpreting The Metamorphosis is to see it as being about a person who puts forward flimsy little legs and a useless mouth as the signs of a total incapacity to bear the burden placed upon him. He literally puts up a protective shell around himself as an expression of his refusal to take responsibility any more. In this state he finds some sort of hope for peace. But the marvel of The Metamorphosis is that it has as many meanings as it has viewers. 

Date and time
Exhibition (free admission): 12 – 17 November, 5.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Live performance: 14 – 16 November, 7.00 – 8.00 p.m.

Free admission for exhibition.

Tickets for the live performance are available at the event, payable by cash.
THB 400 / THB 250 (for students)

It is highly recommended to make a reservation by e-mail ( in advance.

The Rose hotel Bangkok (show map)

Installation and scenography
Yoko Seyama

Jitti Chompee

Pattarasuda Anuman Rajadhon, Sun Tawalwongsri and Klittin Kiatmetha

Cicadas design (origami)
“Periodical Cicada” and “Flying Cicada” designed by Robert J. Lang
“Cicada” designed by Hisao Fukui

Origami folded by:
Yoko Seyama, Benjamin Tadif and Thai-Niche Institute of Technology Origami Club (ชมรมพับกระดาษ สถาบันเทคโนโลยีไทย-ญี่ปุ่น):
– เอกสิทธิ์ เข้มงวด (Ekkasit Khemnguad)
– พัทธนันท์ กุศลาศัย (Pattanan Kusalasai)
– รัตนา อัศวคงประทีป (Rattana Assavakongprateep)
– ธนาธิป โฆษิตพิพัฒน์ (Tanatip kositpipatt)
– ฟ้าคราม ศรีทอง (Phakram Srithong)

Lighting designer
Jirach Eaimsa-ard

Yoko’s art assistants
– กฤตธัช ทวีธนธาดา (Krittathat Taveetanathada
– ปริฉัตร ธนาภิวัฒนกูร (parichat tanapiwattanakul)
– พิรุณมาศ ขจรเดชากุล (Piroonmas Kajorndechakul)
– ชมพูภัค พูนพล (Chomphupak Poonpol)
– สกุลรัตน์ สัตตรัตนกุล (Sakulrat Sattaratanakpl)