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binbinFactory: Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa, Naoki Iwakawa,
Akiko Furukawa and Friends, Sayori Matsuyama & Shipra Saraogi
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday 1–5 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday noon–6 p.m.
16 ARTISTS FROM TOKYO & 6 ARTISTS FROM NEW YORK
PRESENTED BY HIRO SHIRAISHI, TOKYO BASED- GALLERY, PEPPER PROJECT
Directed by Akiko Furukawa (Movement; collaborated with the performers).
Performed by Gregory Bruhn, Courtney Jo Drasner, Jenni Hong and Akiko Furukawa
Costume by Akiko Furukawa, Music by Puccini (from Gianni Schicchi), Towa Tei and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
The idea: "The man is depressed. He shares an apartment with others who are going through adversities - It's tough. But, they face the adversities despite their anger, pain and sorrow. The man finds himself being inspired by their courage. "
binbinfactory is the name of Satoshi Haga’s performance company. For the past ten years, his fascination with the process of movement has shaped the company’s mission— the exploration and challenge of innovating physical-emotional expression. bin bin factory’s unusual antennae accesses and cultivates the reservoir of energy consciousness underlying universal human experiences. bin bin factory transforms basic ordinariness into alternate, parallel forms, shapes or feelings that are unexpected, poignant and brilliantly witty.
Photo Credit : Steven Schreiber
We are abstract performers and Shipra will be dancing around with abstract paintings. Sayori and Shipra are both coming from therapeutic fields of art and dance. We both think that creative arts are the most powerful way to express own feelings. At the show, we will express "development of life circles" by art and body movements. Every single seconds, we are evolving but at the same time, running to the end. We will all keep continue to evolve and this makes us unique and beautiful.
"In my art, I attempt to express a more primal state in which we once lived and in which we will live again. I believe man has an inherent understanding of beauty and truth. I attempt to show these in my art; however, when I paint on a canvas I see that I have fallen short.
"Action painting is another attempt to truly be in the moment. The same state I seek is the same state, which Zen Buddhists seek, an unmediated awareness of existence. Although Zen and action painting may seem very different, they have the same goal. In the process of creating a work paint drips and spills, I move and tire, the canvas sometimes tears and brushes often break. I feel that the untidiness of this truly reflects life.” -Naoki
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PEPPER'S PROJECT, a Tokyo-based gallery and art project, has organized since 1998 many exhibitions to present the works of young Japanese artists with pieces from a variety of genres and media. Since 2006, the PEPPER'S PROJECT has promoted overseas artists in key cities around the world. J_ART brings together the artists who participated in our past exhibits to display their latest work to the New York art scene.