media installation & dance performance | 60' | JP 2017

Soliciting both the conceptual and sensory levels of our perceptual system, 'Selfhood' explores the processes of identity recognition, the discernment of characteristics and the quality that constitutes one's individuality.


I must be the same self that I was born as, how can that not be the case?


Concept and realisation                     Michael Maurissens

Choreography & Video                       Michael Maurissens

Dance                                                      Wataru Murakami, Fumi Takenouchi, Emi Ogura,

                                                                  Kyoko Nomura, Yuki Goda, Michael Maurissens

Sound                                                      Masamitsu Araki

Light                                                        Yasuhiro Fujiwara

Model photo                                           Misuzu Furuya


Project leader                                        Mami Katsuya

Project coordinator                              Ryuichi Tani

project assistant                                    Yoshiya Yoshimitsu

Stage director                                        Nobuaki Oshika

Translator                                              Aya M. Aoshima

Photography                                          Kai Maetani


Produced by                                           Kyoto Art Center

Supported by                                         KYOTO.KÖLN, Quartier am Hafen

                                                                  Kyoto AIR Alliance Program

In cooperation with                             Goethe - Institut Villa Kamogawa

Funded by                                              Ministry of Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of

                                                                  the State of North Rhine - Westphalia

                                                                 Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the Fiscal 2016