Locus Solus – Locus Fracta

Butoh dance as protocol for visual self-representation

Authored by: Lucile Druet

The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138691094
eBook ISBN: 9781315536132
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This chapter discusses the impact of butoh performances, imagery, and writings on my practice as a visual artist and performer as an example of the impact of butoh on artists outside of Japan. My practice as a photographer and videographer developed both in France and Japan, creating and editing series of pictures alternating with video projects, interrogating the theme of self-portrait using dance, performance, makeup, kimono, ukiyo-e, black and white, superposition of lines and surfaces, framing, blurs, fades, and montage. 1

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