Saturday, August 29, 2015

butohPhoto performance video

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Edited video of the performance which was the finale of the butohPhoto workshop (link below) held at the Gray Loft Gallery, San Francisco, California. 





butohPhoto video edit 
Gray Loft Gallery
San Francisco, CA
August 14, 2015




butohPhoto is one of several ButohDrawing projects that have been held since the first one, Action/Reaction with Audience Participation, in 1997.



Video credits:

Tom White - Director
Betty Jo Costanzo - Assistant Director
Styrous® - Sound design
Kyung Lee - Video

Performers:
Isaac Amala   
Minoo Hamzavi   
Larissa   
Kaia Self   

Moses Correntte - Lead cam

Jan Watten - Gray Loft Gallery Director



GRAY LOFT GALLERY
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, California 94601
510.499.3445




butohPhoto Workshop @ the Gray Loft Gallery   
   


TW aka bUtom


Tom White
Professor Emeritus
California College of the Arts CCA

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ButohDrawing articles

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2009
popopomo       
Butoh Drawing             
ButohDrawing ~ looking through the frame             
Simpler & Friendlier butohDrawing           
Tik-tak-toe       

2014                        
Everything S. Q.           
      
2015                        
ButohPhoto Workshop @ the Gray Loft Gallery         
ButohPhoto       
ButohDrawing projects           
butohPhoto articles            
butohPhoto performance video         
      
2016                        
psÄ“stos to show in the Gray Loft Gallery summer salon            
Boxer          



butohPhoto articles



ButohPhoto Workshop @ the Gray Loft Gallery    
ButohPhoto   
butohPhoto performance video 
















ButohDrawing projects

2015 
BUTOHPHOTO, workshop
Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, California.

2006
BUTOHDRAWING, workshops
California College of the Arts, Oakland, California
 
2005
BUTOHDRAWING, performances
California College of the Arts, Oakland, California

BUTOHDRAWING, workshops 
California College of the Arts, Oakland, California

Butoh & WINE, performance  
C. G. Di Arie Vinyard & Winery, Mt. Aukum, California
  
Butoh OVAL, performance 
California State University, Hayward, California   


2004
BUTOHDRAWING, workshops  
California College of the Arts, Oakland, California 
  
2003  
SAMSARA, performance 
Sculpture Grove, Paradise Wood, California  

ButoHDRAWING, performance 
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California 

steps, performance 
Marin Horzon School, Fairfax, California 

SHADOW DRAW, workshops
California College of Arts & Crafts, San Francisco, California 

2000
BUTOH SKIRT, workshop
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

ButoHDRAWING, workshops
The Monagri Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art,
Archangelos Monastery, Monagri, Cyprus

ButoHDRAWING, performance
Lithica, Citadella, Menorca, Spain

ButoHDRAWING, performance
Fulbright Center, Buffer Zone, Nicosia, Cyprus

ButoHDRAWING, performance
HP Gallery, Northern Nicosia, Cyprus

1999
ButoHDRAWING, performance
Timken Lecture Hall Foyer
California College of Arts & Crafts, San Francisco, CA

ACTION/REACTION: IMPETUS & RESIDUE, performance
Nahl Hall, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California

BUTOHDRAWING, performance
Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California  

1997 
ACTION/REACTION: IMPETUS & RESIDUE, performance
Dance Ground, San Francisco, California


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ButohPhoto










photos by Styrous®




butohPhoto is the name of a recent workshop:
a way of taking a photo utilizing peripheral perception combined with Butoh practice --  snapping the picture, sending it to a pod-cast that’s projected into The Gray Loft Gallery. 

The photos in this article are of the workshop.  The end-product, with it's faults in mind, will be in video form in the next article I post on here. 

Thanks for stopping by.





The following are a few words from previous workshops and classes originating in  a 1997 CCA winter-break workshop called ButohDrawing, where I was forced to find a way for the class participants to serve as Live Models for what was intended as an academically credited Life Drawing class.

 
“ButohDrawing is a recombinant culture, a nomadic umbrella whose spokes point to many disciplines: art, architecture, design, movement, performance, philosophy, psychology, and historicism.  It interfaces the Japanese discipline of Butoh* movement with investigations of contemporary drawing, writing and postmodern thought.   



The conceptual locus of ButohDrawing can be traced from the picture plane, through the mirror, to the Butoh-rhizome; a filigree of nerves beneath the skin:  Brunelleschi. Leonardo, Cezanne, Lacan, Hijikata and Deleuze/Guattari.  We suspend and elevate this filigree ---  we move it attentively, creating drawings and digital documents in peripheral vision that shift from "doxa" into paradox.  Dynamic tension is at the heart of this program”.   

Tom White © 2003  

* Butoh is a Japanese dance form, circa 1959.  













 





 








projection by Betty Jo Costanzo 





TW aka bUtom


Tom White
Professor Emeritus
California College of the Arts CCA


  
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