Ryo Takahashi:The Ropewalker

performance with sound and light
granary basement

Section

Media & Resources

Classification

ArtistPerformance

Artist

Ryo Takahashi

Project

Growthrings

Venue

Plasy Monastery

During the festival Ryo Takahashi suddently appeared in Plasy, sitting in front of the convent. He spoke almost no English, but we showed him eround and Ryo liked the groundfloor room in the granary. He fixed two ends of a rubber strip on the ceiling and used the rubber as a ropewalker would. Using hot wax, he was fixing candles onto his body and the ribbon during the performance. As its soundtrack, he played from the cassette the noise of trains he recorded while waiting in different railway stations across Europe.

Miloš Vojtěchovský, 2018


Ryo Takahashi (born 1966) is a Japanese visual artist and performer who lives in Toulouse, France. He studied at Tama Art University in Tokyo. He exhibits his paintings or performance.

Group Expositions

1999 VIA#5, ART PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, Paris INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL(C.R.A.N.E.), 
—     LES FRIGOS, FESTIVAL ’99, Paris
1996 L’ART AUJOURD’HUI, ART HALL PREFECTORAL, Nagano, Japon
1995 HUMAN TIDE - Pusan, Korea and Nagano, Japan.
—    DIALOGUE PLACE - BEAUX-ARTS ZOKEI, Tokyo, Japan 
—    THE MEETING - OPEN AIR SCULPTUR , Suzaka, Japan  
—    STEPPING STONES - CH’ANG WON NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Korea
1994 VIA AU JAPON - ART PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, KID I LAC HALL, Tokyo, Japan
1993 Growthrings Plasy, Czechoslovakia
—   SMALL WORLD AND SMALL WORK, 30 international artists, Berlin, Allemagne. 
1992 NIPAF #1 (NIPON INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL), Nagano, Japan. 

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