The project “2×2 WindowS” is a collaboration between Vietnamese multimedia composer Tam Pham and Japanese dancer Minori Sumiyoshiyama.
It is an improvised networked music and dance performance project started in May 2020.
We will stream our performance every week; improvised live-performance in the first week and the recorded and edited version in the week after.This project is supported by Chikara Fujiwara, Goran Lazarevic, and “the Kyoto City Cultural Arts Activity Emergency Incentive Grant in Response to the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”.
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During the Covid-19 pandemic our mobility is limited and it’s difficult to meet each other. We all suffer this lack of freedom, so people have experimented with many different kinds of online-performances. Are these online-performances just makeshift-substitutes for the real-life events? Or, will the necessities of our “new normal” survive and give rise to more diverse and advanced online-performances?For artists like us, who live in different areas, online collaboration frees us from geographical constraints. We have been testing different approaches since May this year, overcoming the time difference between Hamburg and Yokohama and technical issues with video and audio streamings. Our experiment in creating a new online platform is still in progress, but from the end of August 2020, we would like to open the creative process and share our experiences and our journey through this digital world with you – our audience.