Artists

Hiroaki UmedaJP
Hiroaki UmedaJP
Hiroaki UmedaJP
Hiroaki UmedaJP

Hiroaki UmedaJP
Hiroaki UmedaJP
Hiroaki UmedaJP
Hiroaki UmedaJP

Connect MUTEK.JP - Première

09.09 | 20:00_21:32 EDT
Live A/V: 20:00 EDT

Connect MUTEK.JP - Replay 1

09.10 | 07:00_08:32 EDT
Live A/V: 07:00 EDT

Connect MUTEK.JP - Replay 2

09.10 | 14:00_14:32 EDT
Live A/V: 14:00 EDT

Hiroaki UmedaJP

Hiroaki UmedaIntensional Particle

When waterfalls and rivers are seen from afar, they seem to maintain static forms; yet, when one zooms into the same objects in a microscopic level, it is noticeable that they consist of ceaseless motions such as swells, waves, vortex and crosscurrents. In this online adaptation of his dance performance Intensional Particle, Umeda reinterprets the particles in space as not static molecules but rather as ‘active particles (or, mass points)’; and, visualizes, in space, the ‘intensional force’ that particles conceal.

Hiroaki Umeda is a choreographer and a multidisciplinary artist recognized as one of the leading figures of the Japanese avant-garde art scene. Since the launch of his company S20, his subtle yet violent dance pieces have toured around the world to critical acclaim. Umeda is renown for his highly holistic artistic methodology with strong digital background, which considers not only physical elements as dance, but also optical, sensorial and, above all, spatiotemporal components as part of the choreography. Based on his profound interest in choreographing time and space, Umeda has spread his talent not only as a choreographer and dancer, but also as a composer, lighting designer, scenographer and visual artist.

Who

Choreographer and multidisciplinary artist Hiroaki Umeda, who is recognized as one of the leading figures of the Japanese avant-garde art scene.

Style

Experimental Dance

Latest

Median (2018), kinesis #1 – screen field (2016), Intensional Particle (2015)

More

Renowned for his highly holistic artistic methodology with strong digital background, combining physical elements such as dance, with optical, sensorial and, above all, spatiotemporal components into a joint choreography.

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Website
MUTEKs

Montréal: 2020, 2015

Tokyo: 2019, 2018

Buenos Aires: 2019

Mexico: 2016