Yusuke Yamatani

illegal berlin performance

Tokyo based photographer Yusuke Yamatani will temporarily transform the street in Berlin with his multi-sensory drum performance “The Doors".

12. September 2019 from 20:00 to 20:15 just across the U-Bahnhof Paradestraße - don't miss out!



The photography will be produced while him playing drums. A camera device is newly invented for the performance, and it allows vibration sensors attached to the drums to react and release the shutter when he beats the drums. During the performance, a trance state will be induced in the player's mind by playing the drums fiercely for a long time, and therefore, the performance produces portraits where consciousness and unconsciousness meet. Those images will be printed out while him playing the drums and fill up the space. In the darkness, it is so intensive or even violent in a way that an infinite number of flashlights are emitted as shutters are released. The flashlights are akin to our eyes in this informational world where truths and lies are intertwined so that it is the approaches to hidden truths.

Yamatani is touring Europe this fall with the performance "The doors", including Wroclaw, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Amsterdam, and London.