AKEMI TAKEYA . . .

LEMONISM

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In July 2017 the world premiere of the performance, LEMONISM x CUBISM | SYMBOLISM | MINIMALISM | DADAISM, and the video installation LEMONISM X ACTIONISM | JAPONISM will take place at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival.

In her rhizomatic performance Akemi Takeya confronts different “art isms” with her idea of Lemonism: In the series’ kick off performance LEMONISM x ACTIONISM she sets up a battle between the two concepts of LEMONISM and Actionism, adapts and re-enacts the strategies of the Viennese 1960s artistic movement. In Takeya’s cosmic and artistic world LEMONISM focuses on the body as material of “the I“ including 72 items. It is a trial of finding a new perspective to present the body, which aims to reconstruct the way of body definition. The presentation of this action through the 72 items re-identifies the body in a transfiguration – a multiple integration through the action. The lemon becomes a metaphor and a vessel for transforming each of the 72 items, a means of imprinting or personifying nature itself. Flesh acts as flesh, juice for blood, cut for cut.

After the kick-off of the series with the performance LEMONISM x ACTIONISM in the framework of ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2015 Takeya continues the development of her unique concept of LEMONISM: in October the performance was shown in the framework of “ORF Long Night of Museums” at mumok (Museum of Modern Art). The LEMONISM X ACTIONISM has got another turn to participate in the project of Jan Fabre, “The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely” which is also curated by him, Takeya will perform as a theatriacal version and also, present the video installation in Ostend (Belgium). The project will have its opening October 2017 and last until April 2018.

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, July 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, July 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, Oct. 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, Oct. 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, Oct. 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, Oct. 2016k

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Japonism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. Leopold Museum 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Japonism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. Leopold Museum 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Minimalism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. Leopold Museum 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Symbolism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. Leopold Museum 2016

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➔ LEMONISM *Special: The world premiere performance in the frame of the exhibition “The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely” curated by Jan Fabre and Joanna De Vos
18.10.2017–15.04.2018, at Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium

➔ Beyond habits and no habits, the transfomative power of body (Workshop/Laboratory)
05. & 06.08.2017, at Arsenal / Object 19, in the framework of ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival | www.impulstanz.com

➔ LEMONISM X DADAISM: The world premiere
01.08.2017, 19:00, at Odeon Theater Vienna

➔ LEMONISM VOL.2 : LEMONISM X MINIMALISM | CUBISM | SYMBOLISM | DADAISM (Performance) & LEMONISM X ACTIONISM | JAPONISM (video installation)
21.07.2017, 19:00, at Leopold Museum Vienna

➔ LEMONISM X JAPONISM (video installation): Lecture performance
09.06.2017, at Zokei University in Tokyo

➔ Residency: LEMONISM X CUBISM
08.-12.05.2017 at Jan Fabre | Laboratorium, Ostend, Belgium
Akemi Takeya continues the research for the performance series LEMONISM that will explore the “CUBISM” of the art movements. Successively Takeya will put various “isms” under a performative investigation.

➔ Performance: LEMONISM x ACTIONISM
10.–11.11.2016, at 20:00 SESC Consolação, São Paulo

For two performances in Brazil, LEMONISM x ACTIONISM will be presented in a new version transferring the performance created in a museum space into the black box theatre of SESC.

➔ Performance Series: LEMONISM x JAPONISM | MINIMALISM  | SYMBOLISM | ACTIONISM
Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
in the framework of ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival | www.impulstanz.com

Continuing her rhizomatic performance series Akemi Takeya enters her lemon circle one more time: following the huge success of her performance LEMONISM x ACTIONISM at mumok in 2015, she now presents three new pieces in the framework of this year’s edition of ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival at Leopold Museum. She examines historical “isms” in art: Minimalism, Symbolism and Japonism and again the Actionism. She paraphrases and re-enacts ideas and strategies of the art movements, transferring them into Takeya’s very own universe of “Lemonism”. A three-day-long Gesamtkunstwerk where the flesh of fruit and humans, ritual and ecstasy meet 20th-century art.
– LEMONISM x JAPONISM & MINIMALISM 28.07.2016; 19:00
– LEMONISM x JAPONISM & SYMBOLISM 30.07.2016; 19:30
– LEMONISM x JAPONISM & ACTIONISM 01.08.2016; 19:15 ImPulsTanz Classic

➔ Performance: LEMONISM x ACTIONISM
mumok, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 vienna
21.07.2015, 19:30
25.07.2015, 19:30 Additional Performance
03.10.2015, 19:00 | 21:00 | 23:00 | in the framework of “ORF Long Night of Museums”

www.impulstanz.com | www.mumok.at

➔ Residency: LEMONISM
29.01.2016, 19:00 at nadaLokal

live stream here on this website!
In a residency at nadaLokal Akemi Takeya continues the research for the performance series LEMONISM that will explore the “Kunstismen” – the “isms” of different art movements – in several performances. Her research will also focus on the potential of live streaming of performance art in the world wide web.

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Concept & Performance Akemi Takeya Scenery Concept & Stage Hannes Wurm Visual Environment Michael Loizenbauer Artistic Advisor Armin Anders Dramaturgical Assistant, Communication Anna Etteldorf Music Akemi Takeya Composition Noid, Sebastian Bauer Sound Sebastian Bauer Production Coordination Vladimir und Estragon Production Management das Schaufenster Cooperation ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Leopold Museum, mumok, WUK-Werkstättenbereich Supported by Wien Kultur, BKA Production IMEKA

*The performance in July 2015 was presented in the framework of “Redefining Action(ism)”, a cooperation between ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival and mumok. It is the kick-off for a performance series of Lemonism, in which Akemi Takeya will examine the relation between “Lemonism” and the existing “Isms” in our world.
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Watch the Trailer from ORF Long Night of Museums

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