Inter-Resonance: Inter-Organics, The Second Edition Of Sharjapan

Jan 23,2020

Sharjah Art Foundation presents Inter-Resonance: Inter-Organics, Japanese Performance and Sound Art, running from Friday, 20 December 2019 through Saturday, 15 February 2019. Part of a four-year-long collaboration with curator Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, the second Sharjapan exhibition focuses on performances and sound-based installations that bring together new technologies and traditional Japanese practices to explore the interactions of nature, technology and human life.

The exhibition comprises two installations at historic Bait Obaid Al Shamsi and five performances that take place throughout the exhibition in venues across the city of Sharjah and features a variety of art forms including dance, music and readings. The six participating artists are Eitetsu Hayashi, Yuko Mohri, Mirai Moriyama, Tomoko Sauvage, Keiichiro Shibuya and Min Tanaka.


Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, Arts Square

Calls, Oni-bi and A Bit Lazy by Yuko Mohri

In Curved Water by Tomoko Sauvage


Upcoming Performances

Nature’s Rhythm: Heartbeat from Japan

Friday, 24 January 2020

8:00 pm–9:30 pm

Sharjah Academy for Performing Arts, University City

In his 90-minute performance, Taiko drum performer Eitetsu Hayashi demonstrates his distinct style of traditional Japanese drumming that requires unprecedented levels of virtuosity and physical prowess. Hayashi is recognised as an innovator in Japanese music for his rare and pioneering drumming technique.


Locus Focus

Thursday, 30 January 2020

6:00 pm–6:40 pm


Friday, 31 January 2020

3:00 pm–3:40 pm

Al Mureijah Art Spaces, Al Mureijah Square

Experimental dancer Min Tanaka will perform an improvised dance presentation that returns the process of dance to nature in the place where the performance takes place; it reacts to and interacts with the surrounding environment, challenging modern conventions of dance and its role in contemporary society.


Scary Beauty

Friday, 31 January 2020

4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Sharjah Academy for Performing Arts, University City

Previously shown in Tokyo, Japan and Adelaide, Australia, this one-of-a-kind opera performance features a robot conducting a human orchestra. Composed by Keiichiro Shibuya, Scary Beauty allows audiences to witness music created in real time by human musicians and artificial intelligence. Premiering for the first time in the Middle East, this performance explores the relationship between terror and beauty and humanity's fear of being made redundant in the future.


Exhibition events are free and open to the public.

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