AKEMI TAKEYA

LEMONISM X ACTIONISM: General Infos

LEMONISM x ACTIONISM 2015-16 | ACTIONISM 2017 | ACTIONISM *Special 2018

Japanese-Austrian choreographer Akemi Takeya gives a rhizomatic performance that addresses the body as a tangible self. 72 concepts become tokens of its metamorphosis. And the lemon becomes a metaphor for the transformation of the body. The performance is presented in the framework of “Redefining Action(ism)”, a cooperation between ImPulsTanz and mumok. This confrontaion with Actionism is the kick-off for a performance series of Lemonism, which will examine the relation between Lemonism and the existing “Isms” in our world.

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ACTIONISM 2015 -16
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Akemi Takeya sets up a battle between “Actionism” and “Lemonism”; adapts, confronts and re-enacts the strategies of Actionism. Lemonism focuses on the body as material of “the I” including 71 items in a trial of finding a new perspective to present the body…Read more >>

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ACTIONISM 2017
It all began with the Viennese Actionism: At  the beginning of the LEMONISM series, the lemon’s flesh became the bodily flesh. The body was tormented, subjected to extreme strain and ordeals. Akemi Takeya transferred these actions, transformed her own naked body into a battlefield. LEMONISM x ACTIONISM (referring to the action “ No.00 Untitled”, which was associated with the inner organs) … More read >>

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ACTIONSIM *Special 2018
Both the installation and the performance of „LEMONISM X ACTIONSIM“ will be on view from October 20, 2017 to April 15. 2018, in Mu.ZEE and at several locations in Ostend. The show is about art as a vessel and what it conveys. The Raft engages in a dialogue with Ostend, a city near the sea with a history and a particular perfume … More read >>

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