Photobook. First edition. Text in Japanese, English and French.
- Published in: Kyoto-shi
Photographs of the Butoh dancer Amagatsu Ushio, the founder of the Sankai Juku dance troupe. “Ueda captures Amagatsu's body as a 'human mold'... It is where 'something' falls, flows, fills and swells, instant by instant; in respect to circumstances and the environment, this something metamorphoses mournfully, voluptuously, amorously. Still pictures, these photographs communicate the pulsations of some invisible dynamic. Even more, by virtue of their being non-moving images, they inscribe within themselves the process and the moment of 'the advent of something'. (Introduction: 'Imagining the Human Mold' by Ito Toshiharu. The book design by Yamagata Toshio could hardly be more sumptuous. The text is printed on delicately coloured paper - actually a different shade of green on recto and verso - and the colour plates are on a special heavy stock. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
2008 Jun-Oct 10, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
- PB.196 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF16382
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