Shoko Tamai danced and choreographed live on Zoom in New York City Nov. 1, 2020, 10 pm EST, together with painter Pedro Cuni and live streaming musical accompaniment from Hideo Sekino on shakuhachi, simultaneously, in Japan.
This live painting project took place at home and was broadcast to visitors from around the world, as a call for artists to keep making art during the pandemic.
From Shoko Tamai:
"This was a live painting choreography I created together with painter Pedro Cuni, and live music accompaniment from shakuhachi player Hideo Sekino, streaming from Japan. As he painted red onto white, the colors ran together, turning into pink. The effect of the artist on the dancer, the dancer on the music, all the elements synthesized into one individual expression.
At what point does art end and begin? The past reaches into the future, and the greens become reds. Blues appear, then disappear. The colors reveal ourselves, how our relationships change. How art reflects art."