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Pres-sitting + Temporal (2016)

These two pieces are further development of Jung In Jung and Javier Aparicio's previous interactive dance workshop presented at Universidad Carlos III Madrid in Spain called UnoChair, where they created sound environments using a chair as an hyper-instrument, vivifying and transforming situations taken from historical paintings such as Sorrowing Old Man by Vincent Van Gogh or The Poet Max Herrmann-Neisse by George Grosz.

In daily life we think about past and future, although we know that we only live in a present, current time. Embodied by Fumihiro Kikuchi, with music by Javier Aparicio, Pres-sitting articulates the conflict between understanding life as an eternal present, while unavoidably weighing the past and future, using a chair as a symbol of an everyday object at the same time that taking distance reviewing visual art overtones.

In Temporal Jung In Jung interprets the chair as a place to dream, turning it into a surreal object. Extending the use and metaphor of the chair though technology, Gametrak (hacked game controllers) are connected to the seat and frame. When moved by Valerie Green and Fumihiro Kikuchi, the chair triggers a soundscape composed by Jung In Jung.

Presented by Flux Factory

Choreographed and performed by Fumihiro Kikuchi
Music by Javier Aparicio

Dance Improvisation by Valerie Green and Fumihiro Kikuchi
Interactive Sound Composition by Jung In Jung