Takuya Murakawa is theatre director and video artist. Employing documentary and fieldwork approaches, Murakawas practice traverses multiple fields from video/film to theatre and visual art. His work, which is born on the boundary between fiction and reality, not only questions current methods of artistic expression but also inquires in to what reality really is in the real world. Murakawas work "Zeitgeber", which recreates the relationship between a caregiver and the cared for onstage has been performed internationally at HAU Hebbel am Ufer "Japan Syndrome Art and Politics after Fukushima" (Germany, 2014) and M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014 among others. In his work "Everett Ghost Lines", presented at Kyoto Experiment 2014, Murakawa sends instructions to performers in advance about what to do on stage however has no control on whether they actually come on the performance day or not. In the past when performers did not turn up; the audience was left closely observing an empty stage. The work has therefore attracted a lot of attention for its careful integration of uncertainty. Recent works include "Independent Living" (Kyoto Experiment 2017, Theaterformen 2018), "Moonlight" (ROHM Theatre Kyoto “Circulation Kyoto: Participatory Theatre Event Series 2018, Festival/Tokyo 20), "Pamilya" (Kibiru Fes 2020) and "The Incident" (2021).
Last update : 01 Jun. 2022