“TWO – in transit Hara Museum”
The protagonist of this piece is Hara Museum itself. Originally a private residence built in 1938, Hara Museum opened in 1979 as a private contemporary art museum. Designed by WATANABE Hitoshi, it was considered a masterpiece of modernist architecture with a hint of Art Deco. The building itself was a work of art, as seen in the spaceship-like interior that appears at the beginning of the video. The small courtyard was loved by many dancers and has hosted numerous performances.
The building unfortunately had to close due to its aging facilities, and many artists gathered for a farewell performance.
The video was conceived and produced by MUKAIYAMA Tomoko and Renier VAN BRUMMELEN, capturing a performance by MUKAIYAMA and MORIYAMA Mirai. MUKAIYAMA is a Netherlands-based pianist, director, artist and performer. MORIYAMA is an actor and dancer who has collaborated with artists worldwide. Hara Museum itself comes alive in the video in sound and dance in the powerful presence of these performers.
The film was shot in 2020 and streamed for 10 days through the museum’s closure on January 11, 2021.
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Concept + Film: MUKAIYAMA Tomoko, Reinier VAN BRUMMELEN
Performers: MUKAIYAMA Tomoko, MORIYAMA Mirai
Filmed by: Reinier VAN BRUMMELEN
Technical Director: ENDO Yutaka
Camera Assistant: TANZAWA Yuki, MITSUZUKA Hiro
Lighting Design by: TASHIRO Hiroaki, SHINOHARA Yuki, HARA Yuta
Sound Engineer: INARIMORI Takeshi, OBAYASHI Hajime, TSUTSUMIDA Yuji
Equipment Arrangement: KUROSAWA Takashi
Post-production Assistant: Reinier ZOUTENDIJK
Instruments: KAWAI Shigeru Grand Piano SK-5L and others
Costume Cooperation: YAMAMOTO Yohji
Graphic Design: Simo TSE
Marketing Communication: Willem SCHENK
Production Manager: UEHARA Toshiko, MANABE Yayoi
Presented by: MULTUS, Tomoko Mukaiyama Foundation
Supported by: Arts Council Tokyo, Fonds Podiumkunsten
Cooperation provided by: Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Hara X), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo, Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg. Co. Ltd, LUFTZUG, Hachinohe Portal Museum hacchi
Special thanks to: KOBAYASHI Hiroyuki , EARLY AGE Co. Ltd
End date of distribution: 19/10/2023