Skating Rink for Angleworms

2012, Performance

Performance at a shopping arcade in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. At first it seems that the masked figure is simply wandering around. However, his actions are captured by avideo camera that has been installed high overhead, with the footage relayed to a TV monitor onto the surface of which has been pasted a maze-like pattern. A person standing before the monitor guides the masked figure through the maze by calling out directions. Since the masked figure has no way of grasping his position in the maze, he is entirelydependent upon these vocal directions. The goal of the performance is essentially to complete the invisible maze, using the video camera and monitor to determine alternate rules to the real world.

Performance view of “Roppongi Art Night,” Tokyo, 2012