There was the wall filled with a lot of old clothes represent huge memories and times.
The video images were projected ephemerally on the wall. It is also metaphor of memory.
The four performers were standing in between.
Understated movements of the performers emphasized their existences. And we tried to make audience has to face to it.
To see its existence.
Facing to it intently, watching things as "The" things.
Afterwards, I will be able to see myself beyond it.
Words of "U-tsu-tsu" means being actual in Japanese.
A hope of "U-tsu-tsu-na-re" - being in actuality.
I can't feel existence of anything, a sense of reality, a sense of actuality. What is "a sense of reality" for me?
I get just floatage, illusionary feeling from its sounds "U-tsu-tsu" instead of acutuality.
The scenes of the work is formed by fragments of personal memories.
Under the vague concept "To see its existence", we have approached to probe our reality of existence from our memories. We thought that grabs the memories out to get present.
But it is not mean to trace the past. We hope to you to see the things on the stage as itself. If you can see something beyond it, that is the real for our work.
U-tsu-tsu-na-re / 2003 / photo by Toshihiro SHIMIZU / ABOUT WORK