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【Exchange: Berlin】 Yusuke Taninaka | Performance

Yusuke Taninaka, who is staying at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien through TWS Exchange Residency Program, presents an open-air performance!

Performance "In/Flesh/Out"

[Date] 9/11 (Fri)
[Time] 12:00-19:00
[Place] In front of Kunstquartier Bethanien (Marianneplaz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany)

*Document exhibition
[Date] 9/13 (Sun) - 9/19 (Sat)
[Time] 12:00-18:00
[Venue] Raum139-Tokyo Wonder Site/ Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
(Marianneplaz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany)

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Yusuke Taninaka, who is staying at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien through TWS Exchange Residency Program, presents an open-air performance, at Mariannenplatz, on September 11 (Fri).

Previously, he has presented sculpture works combined with performance, but now with this project, he tries to turn the relationship between the sculpture and the performance inside out. Yusuke carries out the project to prove some performative quality inherent in the act of creating sculpture. At the same time, it is an attempt to reconsider the contemporary role of sculpture in public space, by combining it with a performance based on the act of "eating," which is a private action as well as a communication tool.

He will carry parts of sculpture created in the studio outside to construct them into a large-scaled structure. This structure will function as a stage set for his performance work "Pygmalion". In "Pygmalion," Yusuke climbs the huge abstract sculpture, and bites into numerous tomatoes embedded in the structure. After the performance action, the structure will be carried in the studio. These whole acts will be regarded as his performance work titled "In/Flesh/Out."

Its document exhibition will be held September 13 (Sun) - 19 (Sat) in Tokyo Wonder Site Residence Room. It will not be a mere documentation showing photos or movies but will invite viewers to re-experience the performance.

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