1982年オープンし、慣習的方法にとらわれず呼吸し続ける場として、枠におさまらない身体的パフォーマンスを継続している地下空間。 The underground place that continues a physical performance since 1982. It is not to be seized with a genre, and space which is Live or Alternative.
plan-B presets Title: Hiroyasu Higuchi Exhibition of Pictures: How Many More Steps to the Village? Monday, December 9 – Sunday, December 15, 2019 Time: 14:00 – 19:00 Admission: 500 yen
*During the exhibition, special events will unfold in the middle of his pictures.
Tue, Dec. 10, 2019 at 19:00 (Reception opens at 18:45) Min Tanaka（Dance） *After Talk by Min Tanaka with Hiroyasu Higuchi ⇧⇧⇧It is SOLDOUT!⇧⇧⇧ The reception is closed because the seats are full. We do not have waiting for the cancellation and any day ticket. We would appreciate it if you could agree.
Wed, Dec. 11, 2019 at 19:00 (Reception opens at 18:45) Seigow Matsuoka with Hiroyasu Higuchi（Public Talk）
Sat, Dec. 14, 2019 at 18:00 (Reception opens at 17:45) Rin Ishihara（Dance）
Sun, Dec. 15, 2019 at 17:00 (Reception opens at 16:45) Tatsuya Nakamura（Drums）
Tickets (per event): 3000 yen w/ reservations, 4000 yen at door ※Prices include the admission fee to the exhibition
○On the days of the accompanying events, the exhibition closes one hour before the events begin. ○The reception for each event opens 15 minutes before the events begin. ○For our preparation for the events, we are unable to accommodate any visitors except designated open hours.
2019.12.6: Became a snotty-nosed kid (at age 80) ”You’re merely a snotty-nosed kid when in your eighties and nineties.” ―Hokusai
Selected Works 1974 Domo Arabeska and Domo Serakanto 1980 Shinsyukan Community Center in Miyashiro-cho, Saitama 1982 Kasahara Elementary School, Miyashiro-cho, Saitama 1981 Nago City Municipal Hall, Okinawa 1986 Yoga Promenade, Setagaya, Tokyo 1988 Tokyo Tama Gakuen, a facility for disabled people, Tama, Tokyo 1990 The Albert Kahn Garden, Paris, France 1993 Jomon Mawaki Hot Spring Spa, Noto, Ishikawa 1995 Hokkaido Hotel, Obihiro 1997 Yilan County Municipal Hall, Taiwan 1998 Takahashi Construction Company Building, Obihiro, Hokkaido 2004 Published a book of Atelier Zo, LOVE WITH LOCUS
Awards The Architecture Committee of Japan Award First Prize The City Planning Institute of Japan Award The Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts, Rookie of the Year
<Hiroyasu Higuchi: Personal Preference> Hates architects, loves architecture/ Hates high-rises, monumental architectures, fixed windows, air conditioners, uniforms/ Loves shacks.A complete self-contradiction/ Lovesthe 48-film series of Otoko wa tsuraiyo (It’s Tough Being a Man)/ Loves deserts, the universe, deep seas, oceans, human bodies, dinosaurs, and microorganisms/ Loves , with respect, dance by Min Tanaka and Rin Ishihara/ Loves the spot of creation, especially the moment the foundation and pillars rise up (Zo’s architectures have excessive number of pillars)/ Loves researches on and trips in Japan and Asia (small gropes of people and underpopulated villages)/ A space emerges from the place.Heuristic method and discovery of potential resources http://zoz.co.jp/
Participating Speaker and Artists:
Min Tanaka (Dancer) Began his original solo expression activities in 1974 and developed a new style called “hyper-dance” which emphasized psycho-physical unity of the body.Having made his international debut at the Louvre in 1978, he performed his avant-garde dance in many of the former-communist countries through out the 1980’s and gained international recognition. In 1985, He moved to and still lives in a village in the mountainside, in search for deeper physicality in his daily life based on farming.Since his first film appearance in 2002, he has actively performed in the field of cinema nationally and internationally.He authored Bokuwa zotto hadaka datta (My Bare Body)and co-authored Ishin Denshin (Conscious Body, Contagious Mind).Photo books include Photosynthesis MIN by Keiichi TAHARA. http://www.min-tanaka.com
Seigow Matsuoka (Director, the Editorial Engineering Laboratory) Applying research findings from diverse fields such as Japanese culture, art, life science, and system engineering to information culture technology, he established the concept of editorial engineering.Also as one of the most prominent researchers of Japanese culture, he advocates the concept, “Japan as a methodology.”His selected works include Runateikkusu (Lunatics), Furagyairu (Fragile), Yugaku (Play-ology), Nihon toiu houhou (Japan as a Methodology) , Nihon-ryu (Japan-style),Modoki (A State of Mimicry), among many.In 2000, Matsuoka began a series of book review on his website, A thousand nights, a thousand books, and its paperback edition has been published since 2018. https://1000ya.isis.ne.jp/top/
Rin Ishihara (dancer) Born in Kagoshima, Japan.Debut with Hamlet–The Pale Cast of Thought,a music image dramaproduced by Japan’s national TV broadcasting NHK in 1994. After co-appearing with dancer Min Tanaka in the production, she began her dance training under him.Since 1996, she has performed in a number of dance performances directed by Tanaka as a member of his dance troupe. She endeavored to perform her solo works in 2006.Ever since, her solo series has continued to date, including The Showa Era—What’s the Weight of Its Body?, Dance Milieux [non-continuity], Seeking in the Wilderness, In Silence, Dance, Inside, The Blank Winds, performing multiple times in every title. http://www.min-tanaka.com
Tatsuya Nakamura (drums) Born in Toyama.Joined the Blanket Jet City in 1990 and played as the drummer till it dissolved in 2000.Began his first solo drum performance in 2014 in Sakuraba, located in Kofu, Yamanashi.Exploring ways to dismantle drums and music, he has longed to become a starting point of the origin of music going back to ancient times. http://nakamuratatsuya.jp/
Noboru Takayama Exhibition Underground Zoo: An Homage to Kazue Kobata Wednesday, September 25, 2019–Sunday, October 13, 2019 Open hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 2PM–7PM Admission: 500 yen *Please also see the detail-event schedule under. English announcement will be published at the end.
Noboru Takayama (artist) Born in Tokyo in 1944. He grew up playing with such artists as Saburo Aso and Toshiko and Iri Maruki, as Nagasaki Atelier Village was just around the corner of his house. In 1963, he enrolled at Tokyo University of the Arts’ Painting Department. In his second year in college, he traveled Hokkaido visiting coal mines, with help through Taeko Tomiyama, whose painting themed on Asia and war responsibility. Takayama studied under Kaoru Yamaguchi in his third year and continued his practice under Gyoji Nomiyama in his graduate program in the same university. In 1968, Takayama began using railroad ties and presented works including Underground Zoo, Villageseries, Nopperabou (Faceless), and Yusatsuseries in his solo exhibitions and group shows. In 1970, he exhibited Underground Zooin a group show Space Totsuka ’70 at Space Totsuka (Yokohama), and in the same year, he graduated MFA at Tokyo University of the Arts. In 1973, he participated in the 8th Paris Youth Biennale and presented Yusatsu—Headless Scenery. He participated in the P.S.1 International Studio Program (1990-1991) and presented Yusatsu—Headless Scenery. Min Tanaka presented his performance at the installation site. He participated in one of the major survey exhibition of Mono-ha, Japan 1970: Matter and Perception, Mono-ha and the Search for Fundamentals (1995-1996) and presented Yusatsu—Headless Scenery. The show toured four museums in Japan as well as the Musee D’Art Moderne in Saint-Etienne in France. In 1997, he presented Kodama/Yusatsu—Headless Scenery in the 2nd Gwangju Biennale together with other artists including Noriyuki Haraguchi, Saburo Muraoka, Hotaro Koyama, and Min Tanaka. Takayama held his solo exhibition titled 300 Pieces of Railroad Ties: Breathing Spacein the Miyagi Museum of Art in 2010, and Min Tanaka performed as a part of the program. In 2011, Takayama held his solo exhibition MAKURAGI(meaning railroad ties) in the University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, commemorating his retirement from the university. Min Tanaka performed at the exhibition site. Upon receiving the Enku Grand Award in 2012, Takayama held a commemorating exhibition Yusatsuin the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu. In the same year, he had a solo exhibition Rat Trap + Underground Zoo + 3.11in Kamakura Gallery (Kanagawa) and was appointed Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University of the Arts. He was included in Japanorama: New Vision on Art since 1970, held in Centre Pompidou-Metz (Metz, France) in 2017. In 2018, Kayn Griffin Corcoran (LA) presented his solo exhibition, Noboru Takayama. Noboru Takayama Official Website: http://takayamanoboru1944.jp/
Katsuhiro Fujimura (artist) Born in Hokkaido in 1951. In 1970, he moved to Tokyo and began studying art. He held his first solo exhibition at Maki Gallery (Tokyo) in 1982, and has actively presented numerous works. Having opened the third smallest used-book store in Japan called Used Books Ofune-ya in 2016, he continues his creative practice while operating the store. His solo exhibition is scheduled to open in 2021. Photo: Ray Tohoma
田中泯（たなかみん／ダンサー） 1974年独自の活動を開始。「ハイパーダンス」と称した新たなスタイルを発展。1978年ルーブル美術館において海外デビュー。1980年代、旧共産圏で前衛パフォーマンスを多数決行。国際的に高い評価を獲得。1985年山村へ移り住み、農業を礎とした舞踊活動を現在も継続中。2002年に映画初出演。以後映像界でも国内外で活動中。著書『僕はずっと裸だった』、共著『意身伝心』、『写真集「光合成」MIN by KEIICHI TAHARA』。 www.min-tanaka.com 写真：石原淋
Min Tanaka (dancer) Began his activities in 1974 and developed his own dance style called ‘hyper-dance.’ In 1978, he made an internationally debuted in the Louvre. His avant-garde performances in several former communist countries in the ’80s were highly recognized among cultural and intellectual pioneers of the time. Tanaka moved to the countryside in 1985 and has continued his dance activity based on farming to date. Since the first film appearance in 2002, he has also continued expanding his scope of activities in moving images nationally and internationally. He is an author of Boku wa zutto hadaka datta(My Barre Body) and co-authored Ishin Denshin(Conscious Body, Conscious Mind). His photobooks include Photosynthesis MIN by Keiichi TAHARA. www.min-tanaka.com Photo: Rin Ishihara
Kuniichi Uno (Scholar of French Literature, Critic) Born in Shimane in 1948. Scholar of French Literature and critic. Focusing on the research of Antonin ArtaudandGilles Deleuze, body theories, and body philosophies, he continues his speculation and critique, expanding the realms of genre and territory. His books include Artaud Shiko to shintai(Artaud: Thoughts and Body): Hakusuisha;Eizo shintai-ron(A Discussion of Image and Body); Yoshimoto Takaaki Rengoku no saho(On Takaaki Yoshimoto: A manner in the limbo); Hijikata Tatsumi Suijakutai no shiso(Tatsumi Hijikata: Thoughts on Enfeebled Body): Tokyo: Misuzu Shobo; Duruzu: Mure to kessho(Deleuze: Huddle and Crystal): Kawade Shobo Shinsha; Seijiteki shosatsu (Political Reflection): Seidosha. His translation includes Foucault(Gilles Deleuze); Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia(Gilles Deleuze, Pierre-Félix Guattari): Kawade Shobo Shinsya; Miracle of the Rose(Jean Genet): Kobunsha; Molloyand Malone Dies (Samuel Beckett): Kawade Shobo Shinsha.
OTOMO Yoshihide (musician) Born in 1959. Guitarist and turntable player. He bases his music on experimental music such as noise and improvisation while creating a ton of music for films and TV. He has performed extensively not just in Japan but in Europe and Asia. His innovative approach has led him to create installation-based artworks crossing a border between visual art and music. As a producer, he has also extended his career, producing numerous music works and public projects. In 2012, He was awarded the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts in the category of Promotion for his initiative in his hometown Fukushima after the Great Tohoku Earthquake. In the following year, he received the Japan Record Awards for Best Composition for his music created for Amachan, a TV drama series whose story is based in Fukushima. In 2017, he served as Artistic Director for the Sapporo International Art Festival. He creates music for Idaten, current series of Taiga drama on NHK. As a long-term project, he has been working to develop a network among musicians in Asian countries. http://otomoyoshihide.com Photo: Peter Gannushkin
Shiro Murakami (musician) Born in 1989. Drumming for Bon Odori summer dance festival at the age of four was his first inspiration for music. He studied music composition at Tokyo University of the Arts Department of Musical Creativity and the Environment. He began field recording throughout Japan in search of the sound of ancient times. In 2010, he was awarded the Motus prize for The Contemporary Computer Music Concert (CCMC). He released two soundscape albums Kumano Gensoand Sanga Gensoin 2013, collaborating his piano with surround-recorded nature sounds by Mick Sawaguchi, one of the world’s leading proponents of surround sound. Murakami participated in Dance Hakushu 2008 and the Final Dance Hakushu 2019, an annual dance and art festival which Tanaka organized for 26 years in a remote village in Yamanashi, and that has led Murakami to take part in as sound performer for a number of dance performances Min Tanaka directed.
English event calender
The huge typhoon is gone! We will resume the exhibition and event today. Oct 13th, the final day of exhibition!!（update as of Oct 13, 2019）
We are terribly sorry...the bathroom at plan-B has not been working due to the typhoon. Please prepare yourself before arriving the venue. Thank you.
Sep 25 (Wed) 17:00–19:00 Opening (Greetings by Noboru Takayama)
Sep 26 (Thu) 15:00–19:00 Vegetable Shop YAOMIN
Sep 27 (Fri) At 19:00 Talk Event: Noboru Takayama + Min Tanaka Tickets: 3,000 yen
Sep 28 (Sat) At 18:00 Performance: Min Tanaka (dance) Tickets: 2,500 yen
Sep 29 (Sun) At 18:00 Performance: Min Tanaka (dance) Tickets: 2,500 yen
Sep 30 (Mon) CLOSED Oct 1 (Tue) CLOSED
Oct 2 (Wed) 15:00–19:00 Vegetable Shop YAOMIN
Oct 3 (Thu) At 19:00 Performance: Shiro Murakami (sound) Tickets: 2,000 yen Oct 3 (Thu) At 15:00–19:00 Vegetable Shop YAOMIN
Oct 4 (Fri) At 19:00 Performance: Shiro Murakami (sound) Tickets: 2,000 yen
Oct 5 (Sat) At 18:00 Straight-Up Conversation: Noboru Takayama + Katsuhiro Fujimura (MC) Where to, with the railroad ties on your shoulder! Part 1: Works from 1968 to 2010 Free of charge
Oct 6 (Sun) At 18:00 Straight-Up Conversation: Noboru Takayama + Katsuhiro Fujimura (MC) Where to, with the railroad ties on your shoulder! Part 2: Works from 2011 to 2019 Free of charge
Oct 7 (Mon) CLOSED Oct 8 (Tue) CLOSED
Oct 9 (Wed) 15:00–19:00 Vegetable Shop YAOMIN
Oct 10 (Thu) 15:00–19:00 Vegetable Shop YAOMIN
Oct 11 (Fri) At 19:00 Performance: OTOMO Yoshihide (sound) Tickets: 2,500 yen
We are sorry that the following event has been CANCELLED due to the weather. Oct 12 (Sat) At 18:00 Talk Event: Noboru Takayama + Kuniichi Uno What Does Object Mean for Beckett, or for Art? *There will be a recitation of Samuel Beckett's The Unnamable, newly translated by Kuniichi Uno Tickets: 3,000 yen
SOLDOUT！ Oct 13 (Sun) / Final Day At 18:00 Performance: Min Tanaka (dance) + OTOMO Yoshihide (sound) Tickets: 3,000 yen
<Note on Events> ●Some of the events charge a separate fee from the admission fee of the exhibition. ●On each day of the talks and performances, the exhibition closes two hours prior to the events. Please be informed of the limited viewing time following the event schedule. ●Door will reopen 15 minutes before the starting time of the events. Due to our preparation, no guests are allowed to enter the venue prior to the reopening.