LIVE REPORTWHITE STAGE8/22 SUN
FINALBY( ) – EY∃(BOREDOMS) ｘ COSMIC LAB ｘ TAIKI NIIMI ｘ KANTA HORIO
Words alone cannot describe
An apology – this review will be brief and not terribly descriptive. A further apology – I will be using the first person.
I do not know how to describe what I have seen and heard. I don’t think words are appropriate for a performance like this. I believe it is beyond the expressive ability of words without the visual and the auditory here. Sorry. To give you an example, here is a short list of things that happened:
Traffic cones triggering light and white noise – Yamantaka EYE emerging from a white dome with yet another traffic cone – these cones being swung by EYE wildly for extended periods of time – live projected video of the events on stage re-rendered as bodies of white noise or psychedelic perversions of the true visual – traffic cones still lit from within placed on rotating platforms – touch sensitive colored light pads on the dome being manipulated by EYE using traffic cones…
The list could go on, but I’ll stop there. It was something to be seen and felt, all set to a mind-melting and classically EYE accompaniment of static, distortion and screaming. This is what you would experience in one of David Lynch’s nightmares.
I apologize that I cannot describe this performance any more than this. To do so would cause it to make even less sense.
I can say this with conviction, however – it was amazing.
If Yamantaka EYE is involved in a project, you should be interested. And this is one of the most inventive and crazily ambitious things he has ever done.
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