The guest-performance is supported by DANCE ON TOUR Austria – a project by Tanzquartier Wien in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
In LEMONISM x ACTIONISM Akemi Takeya confronts Actionism with her idea of “Lemonism”: She sets up a battle between the two concepts, adapts and re-enacts the strategies of Actionism. In Takeya’s cosmic and artistic world, “Lemonism” focuses on the body as material of “the I” including 72 items. It is a trial of finding a new perspective to present the body, which aims to reconstruct the way of the definition of the body. The presentation of this action through the 72 items re-identifies the body in a transfiguration – a multiple integration through action. The lemon becomes a metaphor and a vessel for transforming each of the 72 items, a means of imprinting or personifying nature itself. Flesh acts as flesh, juice for blood, cut for cut.
LEMONISM x ACTIONISM is inspired by the concept of the Mandala, which in Hinduism and Buddhism signifies the whole universe. Akemi Takeya picks up references to ritual practices and navigates the spectator through the 72 tokens of her cosmic world between Asian and European culture.
Akemi Takeya is a choreographer and performer, living and working in Vienna since 1991. She has collaborated with artists in the fields of dance, theater, film / video, photography and music. She has created numerous dance, video and performance pieces in collaboration with such artists as Granular Synthesis (modell 5), Ulf Langheinrich, Wolfgang Mitterer, Christian Fennesz, Tetsuo Furudate, Ong Ken Seng, Benoit Lachambre, Rechenzentrum, Ko Murobushi etc. And: Several of her pieces, such as Little Stories About S.O.S., (anti)*Clockwise, Feeler, So What!, ZZ, Black Honey Drops, Bodypoems etc. were presented at ImPulsTanz until now. Takeya has set up her own performance method and her bodywork training method of FEELER(s) – (re & in) formation of the body, interweaving the strategies of formation of one‘s own perception.