Tighty Righty

Tighty Righty. Takahiro Yamamoto. photo: Hans Kuzmich via madhouse.org


New in town from Los Angeles and here to begin the MFA program at PNCA, Takahiro Yamamoto wastes no time and mounts the performance Tighty Righty at the @937 space (937 NW Glisan) that’s programmed by Fourteen30 and Rocksbox Fine Art. Tomorrow night, August 30 at 6 PM, 7:30 PM, and 9 PM, this half-hour dance performance and installation with music remixed by Shin Kasasaki was originally performed in Los Angeles at Pieter -performanceartspacedance in July.

Using a Canadian pianist Glenn Gould and a French writer Andre Gide as starting points, Tighty Righty mixes and remixes physical images of adrenaline with writings of rhythmical texture and obsession. The performance is presented in a thread installation that subtly yet sharply defines a performance space, along with a slideshow of 2354 portrait photographs in a rapid succession as a preface.

Originally from Shizuoka, Japan, Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist, photographer and actor based in Los Angeles. He studied physical and devised theatre extensively in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles with theatre practitioners such as Mary Overlie, Anne Bogart and SITI Company, Goat Island Performance Company, Rachel Rosenthal and Independent Shakespeare Company.

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