This project will screen a fulldome visual art production at the largest planetarium in the 23 wards of Tokyo. The production, AFTER CHERENKOV, explores shifts in the ideas of “life” in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster through an immersive, 360-degree fulldome dance movie that grew out of collaboration between a visual artist and dancers. With the invisible waves of radiation permeating the air with anxiety, our physical perceptions rise to new levels of sensitivity. AFTER CHERENKOV paints that reality on a canvas of domed darkness, projecting the experience in discarnate visual entities.
Direction, visuals, and editing: Masashige Iida
Choreography: Natsuko Kuroda
Performance: Miwa Okuno, Kotaro Mizushima, Rumi Murase, Ayami Kan, and Akira Hiura
Music: Fumihiko Hayashi
Costume/body paint design: Kaori Tamura
Body painting, hair, and makeup: maity
Born in 1985, visual artist Masashige Iida obtained a master’s degree in art and design from the University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Studies. In 2011, Iida began working on fulldome films and screening his own pieces in planetariums and other domed spaces. Top Secret, which explored the concept of secrecy, debuted in 2015 at the Science Museum (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) along with Fermentation, a collaborative visual-dance piece that would go on to win the Award for Use of Innovative Production Technologies at FullDome Festival 2015 (Jena, Germany). At the 2015 Immersive Film Festival (Espinho, Portugal), Iida took home the Best of IFF ‘15 award—the highest honor possible.
1-15-6,Higashi-tateishi, Katsushika-ku,Tokyo 124-0013
Galaxcity, Multi-Taiken Dome (Adachi City, Tokyo)