Kotobukia Oita Japan
Kotobukia Exhibition 2018
Bon Odori dancer
Sax playerwelding rods and paper
Kotobukia Oita JapanA recent Exhibition of work by Gareth Naylor and Mark Truscott February 2018
Freedom dancersForged and welded steel one dancer liked African dance the other performer liked Hip Hop together they created anamazing live perforance inOita at the Freedom club.
Kotobukia Exhibition 2018Another view
Bon Odori dancerStained glass paper and steel. here in Beppu on the isle of Kyushu in Japan , during Obon the streets are closed off to cars and the local people dress up in beautiful kimonos and dance to Taiko drums shamisens and kotos . Live music and dance welcome back their ancestors --- its a magical festival
Kagoshima danceAn amazing dancer came to Beppu Art Month and danced outside Tokiwa in Beppu. She made the stone appear soft as grass. Imade several drawings added chinese water colour then made this sculpture. Forged and welded steel with paper and bamboo.
Butoh hatI was invited to show at Kunisaki Arts Festival in Emi. I contacted my new friends Mitcheru and Kenya , together we created an event. Mitcheru is a very good Butoh performer and Kenya plays a bamboo flute. I made the hat for Mitcheru and wore it during her performance. The hat is made of steeland paper
My coloursDuring the show in Kotobukia i create drawings from shows i have seen , Butoh in Fukuoka or Yosha Koi from Sasebo or events i just stumble into. I draw from direct observation, the colour is a process of simplificaion, trying to see what i have drawn, as many performances are drawn in the dark. So its a series of mark making using black ink
Street PerformanceA group of street performers and artists came from Tokyo and created a beautiful street performance as part of Beppu project for Beppu Art month. Fire , jugglers and acrobats filled the arcade with music and dance. This is a drawing of one of the dancers.
Butoh Pianosteel and wood and shogi
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