Yuya Tsukahara + Contact Gonzo - Watching You Surf On Beautiful Accidents

Yuya Tsukahara

Publisher Les Presses Du Reel

ISBN 9782378961053

Idea Code 20282

This catalogue is published in conjunction with the first presentation in France of work by contact Gonzo, a Japanese performance collective hailing from Osaka and founded by Yuya Tsukahara in 2006. Tsukahara’s performances are characterised by jarring physical contact, oftentimes suggestive of street fighting or butoh dance forms. Just as Hunter S. Thompson, pioneer of gonzo journalism, rejected the conventions of the written press, contact Gonzo nonchalantly transgresses the codes of contemporary dance. Starting with a presence on YouTube, where it posted raw and resolutely amateurish videos of performances in public space, the collective quickly made a name for itself.

52 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, French/English


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