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The voice of Yujuku Onsen /KOTOBA Sketch

“dance notation drawing”  

2019

Pencil on paper​
 

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I choreographed images evoked from the sounds of dialect words I found in Yujuku Onsen.

I called this work  a "dance notation drawing" to distinguish it from a mere musical score or record. In general, a dance score requires that the described movement be reproducible. Instead, drawing does not have a role of reproduction, and as with dance, it has a strong one-time aspect. For me, drawing a dance is a way to discover and memorize the response of images.