EPHEMERAL, ETERNAL |  IMPROVISED SOUND DESIGN + LIVE CALLIGRAPHY

2016 | CONCEPTUAL CALLIGRAPHY PERFORMANCE AT ICE HILLS HOTEL IN TOBETSU

"Ephemeral + Eternal" was a collaborative conceptual live calligraphy performance by Aoi Yamaguchi and a Tokyo-based sound artist Corey Fuller (Illuha / 12K), performed at Ice Hills Hotel in Tobetsu, Hokkaido. Inside of a hut-shaped bar lounge all made of ice and snow, even the chandelier, bar table and cocktail glasses, everything is "ephemeral, transient, impermanent" - that will all melt away and disappear in the Springtime. "Ephemeral + Eternal" was written by a large brush on a sheer fabric illuminated by the light, accompanied by Corey's ambient sound beautifully transforming this intimate space into a sublime dream, frozen in time.” - Aoi Yamaguchi


CREDITS:

Japanese calligraphy: Aoi Yamaguchi | Sound Design: Corey Fuller | Costume Textile: Hiroko Tsuchimoto | Costume: Katsura Kiguchi | Assistant: Taketo Oguchi & Ayumi Yakura | Curated by Clark Gallery + SHIFT | Hosted by "Cross Generation" by Cross Hotel Sapporo & Ice Hills Hotel | Photos by Akko Terasawa.