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Yuya Tsukahara & Contact Gonzo: Watching You Surf On Beautiful Accidents

Yuya Tsukahara & Contact Gonzo: Watching You Surf On Beautiful Accidents
Library Shelf Location 18.TSUK
Publication Date 2020
Description

This catalogue is published in conjunction with the first presentation in France of work by contact Gonzo, a Japanese performance collective hailing from Osaka and founded by Yuya Tsukahara in 2006. Tsukahara’s performances are characterised by jarring physical contact, oftentimes suggestive of street fighting or butoh dance forms. Just as Hunter S. Thompson, pioneer of gonzo journalism, rejected the conventions of the written press, contact Gonzo nonchalantly transgresses the codes of contemporary dance. Starting with a presence on YouTube, where it posted raw and resolutely amateurish videos of performances in public space, the collective quickly made a name for itself.

ISBN 9782378961053
Quantity 1
Pages 52pp, 21 x 30 cm
Authors Aomi Okabe, Tsutomu Sugiura, Fabrice Hyber, Chinatsu Shimuzu, Katsura Kunieda, Yuya Tsukahara
Format Softcover
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Related Artists Yuya Tsukahara, Contact Gonzo
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Performance Art, Dance, Installation
Languages French, English

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