Dance Performance |
Lei Lenka, a Dance Performance with Video and Photography by Japanese Artist Noritoshi Hirakawa
Noritoshi Hirakawa creates performances, photography and films that explore the hidden social structures and desires that often go unrecognized or are sublimated and that he perceives as essential to what it means to be human. He exposes the unspoken, private moments of human interaction that we as a society repress, thereby liberating what remains fantasy for most people. As choreographer of an action or performance, Hirakawa is himself spectator, although there is an implicit interaction between the artist and the performers. We, the audience, also become complicit in the action, the liberation, as it were, of the private moment in the public eye.
Noritoshi Hirakawa was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1960 and has lived and worked in New York since the mid-nineties. He has exhibited extensively at museums and galleries internationally and his work is included in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; and the Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, among many others.
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