Milliarden Jahre Widerhall is a performative installation that opens up imaginative spaces and raises questions about connectedness and alienation from human beings and their terrain. Tanaka's exploration of this began during research trips to the contaminated zone of Fukushima. A place where humankind's ambivalent relationship with the earth is disrupted in a catastrophic case. The radioactive material caused a fundamental reshuffling in the earth's crust that rewrote the history of the planet.
Tanaka documented her encounters with human as well as non-human protagonists on site in a diary and sketchbook. This resulted in a series of interdisciplinary works, which now, as elements of a performative exhibition, invite visitors on a sensual expedition into the impossible.
Performance, lead-stop-motion film, drawing and text, light reflections, concentrated movements and a reduced structure are brought into choreographic and architectural arrangements by Tanaka. This results in contemplative, sublime compositions that alienate and expand the dimensionality of our perception of depth and distance.
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, INSTALLATION, VIDEO, PERFORMANCE, TEXT Naoko Tanaka PERFORMANCE ASSISTANCE Isabel Garcia Espino DRAMATURGICAL CONTRIBUTION Dandan Liu LIGHT, TECHNICS Felix Grimm PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Paula Häfele
A production by Naoko Tanaka in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and PACT Zollverein. Supported by Kunststiftung NRW. Media partner: taz.