Steve Paxton “Phantom Exhibition” 2009. 5.24 – 8.31
Body as Inter image 2009. 4.25 – 8.31
at YCAM – Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
[Logo, Exhibition Sign Design, Poster, Booklet]
Introducing Paxton’s body philosophy reinterpreting the frameworks of various physical sensation and action in a fusion of contemporary dance and art.
A leading figure in American post-modern dance, dancer/choreographer Steve Paxton is visiting Japan for the first time in 34 years. At YCAM, Steve Paxton presents a new video installation, centered around which a variety of events including demonstrations by the artist himself, and lectures with invited experts, take place as a comprehensive introduction to Paxton’s body philosophy.
Through the experience of a video installation and other events explaining Paxton’s methods and original artistic work, which keep influencing the current dance scene, this exhibition introduces Paxton’s work from the contexts of social and historical circumstances in the 1960s, and looks at the present form of the new physical and spatial qualities discovered through media-based artistic expression.
Steve Paxton “Phantom Exhibition”
Organizer: Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
Support: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi City Board of Education
Co-organizer: DANCE DOCUMENTS JAPAN COMMITTEE (DDJC)
Co-sponsor: Japan-United States Friendship Commission, Asian Cultural Council, The Saison Foundation
Produced by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
Technical support: YCAM InterLab
Curator: Kazunao Abe (YCAM)
Design direction: Shun Kawakami (artless)