Anne-Sophie Turion / Eric Minh Cuong Castaing
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Anne-Sophie Turion et Eric Minh Cuong Castaing

  • Japon
From 26 October 2020 to 28 December 2020
Anne-Sophie Turion and Eric Minh Cuong Castaing are Villa Kujoyama 2020 residency programme laureates.


Moving freely from visual arts to live performance Anne-Sophie Turion creates in-situ interventions, installations, performances, shows. Her work has notably presented at the Magasin CNAC Grenoble, the Kunsthal Aarhus (Denmark), the Media Arts Center (Vancouver), Centrale Fies (Italy), the Friche la Belle de mai (Marseille), the CDN of Orléans, the TCI (Paris) as part of the New Settings programme / Fondation Hermès, as part of the Actoral Festival (Marseille), at the Fondation Ricard (Paris), the Silencio x CND (Paris), the Pompidou Centre (Paris). Her company Le parc à thèmes (founded as a pair with Jeanne Moynot) is represented by the Actoral artists’ support office.

Éric Minh Cuong Castaing is a graduate of the Gobelins animation school. A choreographer and visual artist, he develops show, performances, films or installations that combine dance and image, using new technologies as much as new structures of perception. Combining professional and amateur dancers, his projects said to be In socius take shape in specific societal realities, bringing in institutions outside the field of art. He is an associate artist with the C.D.N. Comédie de Valence, and winner of the 2019-2021 edition of the Le BAL Award for Young Creation with the ADAGP 2021."


Resicency Project


HIKU is a project on hikikomori; the individuals who withdraw from society to live in complete isolation, remaining confined in their homes for years. Conceived in close collaboration with the association working to rehabilitate hikikomori New Start Kansai (Osaka), HIKU is the result of our contact with some of these reclusive individuals. Between documentary protocols and performative experience, HIKU combines material filmed in Japan (sound, video) and remote performance via mobile telepresence robots to orchestrate a dozen hikikomori. Shielded from reality, the scene becomes a zone of private and political appearance for these invisible individuals in Japanese society.

Anne Sophie Turion et Éric Minh Cuong Castaing - HIKU (février 2020) © DR