Vier Zwei Eins – Noritoshi Hirakawa

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Der Mann, Die Frau, Das Alter, Der Geist und Der Sex: An Versuchen symbolischer Verdichtung mangelt es in Noritoshi Hirakawas Performance nicht. Sie muss sich eigentlich um den Alten kümmern, schläft aber lieber mit dem Jungen und gerät so ins Dilemma aus Zwangsverantwortung und Egoismus. Robin Baum gab der Inszenierung Hirakawas das filmische Format. Zu sehen ist ein Trailer des 26 minütigen Werks.

Hirakawa, born 1960 in Japan and residing in New York City since 1993 is now an internationally known contemporary artist after studying Applied Sociology. He has created numerous works in photography, film, dance, installation and performance.

"Although sexuality is non-institutional, it possesses at the same time a quality found both within and without institutional life. In our institutional lives, this quality produces a division of the human being into two images: the one public and the other private. When the private image, one's own sexual attraction, is censored in the public realm, while at the same time printed information about a person from familiar surroundings is provided in place of the missing criteria, the question arises as to how the observer would react to the new image of the person. The result is quite possibly the temptation to establish a personal relationship with the person if the observer has the means with which to deal with the censorship on his own."
Noritoshi Hirakawa

Client: Galerie Baukunst
DoP: Robin Baum
Camera: Robin Baum, Kay M. Kramme
Film by: Noritoshi Hirakawa
© 2006 / 01:23 min (Ausschnitt)