128BPM

© 2016 Daisuke Kosugi

128BPM

 

February 2015, at Spikersuppa Lydgalleri, Oslo

 

 

With Ingvild Isaksen, Rannei Grenne and Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas

 

 

Mash-up performance of Race-walking, Namba-walking, beats and Haiku. 

In the state of distraction, the falling out of regulations or of sync presents something that is not counter culture or against the ordered system. It is an unexpected synaptic link, enabling novel thought.

 

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Race-walking is an athletic event governed by two rules: The athlete's back toe cannot leave the ground until the heel of the front foot has landed. Violation is called “loss of contact”; The supporting leg must straighten from the point of contact with the ground and remain straightened until the body passes directly over it. Violation is called “Bent-knee”. The rules also state that observation must be visible to the human eye.

 

Namba walking is a traditional Japanese walking style, which became uncommon after the westernization of Japan. It is characterized by walking with the arm and leg on the same side in synchronization for longer lasting stamina and stable posture.

 

Haiku is one of the most important forms of traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku is a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7 and 5 syllables.

 

 

Documentation of performance 128BPM, 2015