What we do

Immersive experience performance "Neighbor", and create a new theatrical performing art piece.

  • Organization : GRINDER-MAN
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Long
  • Art Forms : Visual Art / Media Art

Outline of the project

【First year】
Create a new performing piece “Neighbor” that provides audience immersive experience to perform at art festivals overseas.

1.Print Screen Festival http://www.printscreenfestival.com/
-Design Museum Holon(Holon, Israel)
-June 23, 2016

2.Ars Electronica Festival 2016 http://www.aec.at/radicalatoms/en/neighbor/
-Post City(Linz, Austria)
-September 8-11, 2016

【Second year】
3 projects to be presented
1. Immersive experience display work ‘The Mirror” to be performed at the Media Art Festival in Poland.
2. Previous year’s Immersive experience performance “Neighbor” will be played at art galleries in Japan.
3. Performance of new work at theaters in Japan.

Venue:WRO Media Art Biennale(Wroclaw, Poland)
Dates:May 17 – 21, 2017
Venue:NTT Inter Communication Center [ICC](Shinjuku City, Tokyo)
Dates: November 4 & 5, 2017
Venue:Theatre Tram(Setagaya City, Tokyo)
Dates:February 9 – 11, 2018


Since 2012, neuroscientist Naotaka Fujii, performance art group GRINDER-MAN, and musician evala have been engaged in presenting interactive, immersive performance art works. Blending dance performance with virtual reality (VR), which is attracting growing attention worldwide, this series presents new possibilities for physical expression through the elaborate compositions created when virtual images become mixed with real bodies. Following on from “MIRAGE” (2012-2014) and “The Mirror” (2015-present), the group will present its third and newest work, “Neighbor” (2016).


Hitoshi Taguchi
Ikkac Inc.
5-13-4 Wind Bld. 5F Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005 Japan