Performance Details

The fifth FRAGMENTS was shown as part of the East London Printmakers 12th Exhibition.

The Triangle Gallery
SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 3RH

Thursday 15th July - Monday 19th July 2010

Description of the Work

FRAGMENTS is made in collaboration between Katsura Isobe, a dance artist, and Jairo Zaldua and Nicola Green, experimental printmakers. Originating from a short story, 'Diary of a Madman' by Nikolai Gogol, each artist's interpretation together creates the psycho-physical world of FRAGMENTS, which responds to the architecture of the performance space, and focuses on the experience of viewers.

This Blog

This blog has been created as part of the fifth FRAGMENTS in 2010.

The bolg is a diary of us, which attempt to establish our world by another mean, literature, which will culminate in the performance. The creative team records events and ideas from 100% first-person's point of view. How much does it communicate with you? How can you imagine what I imagine? And how do you know what is the real and what is imagination? We appreceiate your comments that would bring on two ways communication between you and us.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Codes, invitations and sound

Here are some of the invitations that Jairo and Nicola have made. Each is made from a page of a book with uique print on it. The text shown is unique to everyone, which is used as code to enter the performance space. Bernardo recoeded the voice of the viewer and manipulated and used it in the performance.

Pictures by Gigi Giannella

Pictures by Fabio

The audience feedback

FRAGMENTS at Triangle Gallery was attended by 67 people, in 13 performances, for 4 days.

Here are some of the feedback from the audience. Thanks for those who left the feedback!
An interesting way to think about the mind. Confusion and energy. Very simple and beautiful!

Is that a word play? Kind of? Cool performance.

Received internal of head, so many words - how-. The collaboration- performance- sound- prints- so excellent.

Wow! Like clothing I've even experienced! Very mysterious and mesmerising... Will leave me thinking for a while!

It feels so real. It's like all thoughts in the head put in dance. I love it.

Very interesting! Probably we are all mad at some point. With all the voices in our head. Thank you for the experience.

I think the incorporation of viewers voices is an interesting device, especially as you don't recognise your own voice, which creates a sense of disassociation that fits well with the theme of madness!

Sunday, 18 July 2010


“Look how long the man’s been dancing!”

Saturday, 17 July 2010


No eyes have ever stared the way you’ve made them stare