Amantina Jean (アマンティナ・ジーン)
マンスを続ける。パフォーミングアーツの学士号を取得し、Prins Bernhard CultuurfondsからTalent
of the Year Awardを受賞した後、ニューヨークのThe Ailey School(数々の賞を受賞し、歴史ある
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatreの一部)でさらに訓練とパフォーマンスを積み重ねた。
John van Beek (ジョン・ヴァン・ベーク)
には「Pakvis」(Grasnapolsky Festival、2019年) グループパフォーマンスには「HKU x EYE」
(Eye Museum Amsterdam、2018年)、「De Likt」(Murakami Festival Rotterdam、2018
年) グループ展示には「Multiverse」( Dutch Design Week Eindhoven、2017年)。 受賞には
「Rotterdam Music Award - Best Single」2015年、「Grote Prijs van Nederland‒ Best
CAVE-AYUMIGALERY is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition Vincent Ruijters『Cave Inside the Body of Shadows』On view from Saturday 4 March.
The project consists of a solo-exhibition and performance that are both centered around the phenomenology of (mixed) identity, relationships, and the influence that digital communication has on them. Shadow will be used as a way to express the intangibility and transformation of both one's identity as well as how someone experiences the other, when for a long period of time digital communication is the only way of social interaction. The artist Vincent Ruijters uses his personal history as his main source of inspiration. Ruijters, who has lived in Japan for over 8 years, has Chinese-Indonesian and Dutch roots. These three facets of identity—that he observes as carriers of shared cultural heritage—influence all layers of the exhibition and performance. The use of shadows is also inspired by the Indonesian shadow puppetry Wayang Kulit (which literally means "shadow" or "imagination").
Solo exhibition: Cave Inside The Body of Shadows
A kinetic light installation will be shown that transforms the space into an artificial “inverse” sundial. Light mimicking the course of the sun throughout the day, brings portraits to life through an interplay of shadow’s and reflection.
Performance: Shadow Play
In this so-called Telematic Performance through a blend of digital and physical means the performers dance with each other's shadow from the other side of the globe. The performance will be held simultaneously in Amsterdam and Tokyo. Amanantina Jean (Amsterdam) and her shadow will dance live with Daisuke Omiya’s shadow (Tokyo).
The project’s personal phenomenology constitutes an apparatus through which people are invited to reflect on the ways in which space-time distance transforms perceptions of one's identity and relational world.
Born 1988 in The Hague, The Netherlands. Ruijters is an artist who focuses on the phenomenology of intimacy and (ethnic) identity. His work explores how contemporaneity shifts and morphs these phenomena. Through his art he intends to establish new levels of understanding—and perhaps some form of ‘peacemaking’—with these morphed bonds. The context of his work is rooted in his research on ‘Aesthetics of Intimacy’. By crossing boundaries of inner space and outer public space, his goal is also to challenge notions of intimacy. Ruijters is also active as a curator and obtained a PhD in Intermedia Art at Tokyo University of the Arts.Past exhibitions include solo exhibition ‘Breathing IN/EX-terior’ (Komagome SOKO gallery, Tokyo) and group exhibitions ‘Ars Electronica 2021’, ‘1.5 Celsius’ (MSU Museum, Michigan). Curatorial activities include ‘Mimicry of Hollows’ (The 5th Floor, Tokyo, 2021) and ‘To Defeat the Purpose: Guerilla Tactics in Latin American Art’ (Aoyama Meguro Gallery, Tokyo, 2020) Awards include Japanase Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) and the Prins Berhard Culture fund Scholarship.
Since he was 18, he has been based in NY and working internationally. In 2013, he became the first Japanese artist to win the Emerging Choreographer Award at the Italian International Dance Festival. He was the winner of Jadin Wong Award in 2014. He has been a certified instructor of Sivananda Yoga since 2016. In 2017, he was the finalist at the Internationales Solo Tanz Festival in Germany. Omiya has performed in numer- ous films and videos, including “Wheelchair Dance” directed by Yasuhiro Tamura, HWLS’ “005” directed by Branden Lee, and Piller Point’s “Dreamin”directed by Jacob Krupnick.
Amantina Jean is an Amsterdam based performing artist. She started her dance training at
age 7, and continued performing on Dutch live television and multiple theaters including the
Carré Royal Theater of The Netherlands. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts and received a Talent of the Year Award from the Prins Bernhard
Cultuurfonds with which she furthered her training and performance at The Ailey School
(part of the multi award winning and historic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre) in New
John van Beek
John van Beek. Born 1992 in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. Based in The Hague.
Van Beek is a composer who focuses on the relational structure of human cognition. Van Beek obtained a Master of Music degree in electronic composition at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Past performances include ‘Pakvis’ (Grasnapolsky Festival, 2019) Group performances include ‘HKU x EYE (Eye Museum Amsterdam, 2018) and ‘De Likt’ (Murakami Festival Rotterdam, 2018) Group exhibitions include ‘Multiverse’ (Dutch Design Week Eindhoven,2017) Awards include ‘Rotterdam Music Award – Best Single’ 2015 and ‘Grote Prijs van Nederland– Best Musician’ (Amsterdam, 2013).