Seiji Shimoda (Performance)
December 7, 2009
Location: Gallery Maskara
One of Japans most active, well-known and respected performance artists, Seiji Shimoda is a performer, a poet, an arts advocate, organizer, curator and lecturer at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. His performance works are a combination of action poetry, performance and movement, employing simple objects like chopsticks, a chair, a table and his physical body in unique ways. Since graduating from Osaka City University in 1977, Shimodas work has been presented at over 100 international festivals, conferences and galleries, in more than 30 countries across western and central Europe, North and Central America and throughout Asia.
Shimoda is the first Asian artist to receive the prestigious Bessie Award (New York Dance and Performance). He is currently the Director of NIPAF (Nippon International Performance Art Festival) and has contributed greatly to its profile today as one of the most influential festivals in the global performance art community.
Program for this evening:
6:30 pm video presentation
7:15 pm break for refreshments
7:30 - 7:50 pm Untitled performance by Seiji Shimoda