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CURRENT PRODUCTIONS
Performances
> TIME (in progress)
A new musical performance with sounds, movements and visual arts.
The creative idea is based on mixing performance and installation using expansive visions, expressions and senses through audio and visuals.
It will be a reflection of the early half of the 21st century, and to envision the latter.
> dis.play (2018)
display
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).
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.

 
> 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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