6/3-4/2022 at Umwelt gallery
Minimum Movement Catalog-Exhibition activates multiple embodied communications through optical/sensory installation, as an iteration of interdisciplinary artist Maho Ogawa's online gestural lexicon, the Minimum Movement Catalog, created in collaboration with computer programmer Katherine Chuang.
The Minimum Movement Catalog project started as research about Ogawa's Japanese-ness through body language, by archiving movements from the West and East, examining the kinetic and symbolic meaning of each movement language.
In Minimum Movement Catalog-Exhibition, audiences will be invited to participate in abstract dialogues using the movement catalog as a communication tool to reveal the power of individuality, humanity, and interpersonal connection through technological and cultural barriers.
photo by Alyssa Soethout
Minimum Movement Catalog Web app
This movement lexicon consists of 89 movement video clips in eight categories, started as research about Ogawa's Japanese-ness through body language, by archiving movements from the West and East, examining the kinetic and symbolic meaning of each movement language.
This movement lexicon is used as a movement notation, teaching method, and as process art.
2021- ongoing Maho Ogawa x Katherine Chuang
Minimum Movement Catalog- Immersive
This 3D video work aims to visualize the culminated movement memory in one's body.
Bending - Carolyn Hall, Miles Butler, Maho Ogawa, 5min, 2022 (0:00 in the video)
Dropping - Carolyn Hall, Miles Butler, Maho Ogawa, 6min, 2022 (4:21, 6:21 in the video)
Center of Gravity - Carolyn Hall, Miles Butler, Maho Ogawa + audience, 6min, 2022 (11:11, 14:57 in the video)
Production Management by jay beardsley
Live demonstration by Miles Butler, Carolyn Hall and Maho Ogawa
Video/ Photo documentation by Alyssa Soethout
Production Support by Kiyou Kamisawa and Ekaterina Petrova
Online catalog creation by Katherine Chuang
Creative language consultation by Dina Maccabee
Video/ Installation/ Choreography by Maho Ogawa
Special Thanks to Ron Nicolaysen and Julia Miller
Maho Ogawa is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary movement artist originally from Japan. She uses body movement, instructions, and computer software to discover how relationships and the environment affect individual bodies consciously and subconsciously. Her works have been shown in Asia at Raft (Tokyo), Korea & Japan Dance Festival (Seoul), Za Koenji (Tokyo), Whenever Wherever Dance Festival (Tokyo), Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Tokyo), and at various NY venues including Center for Performance Research, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Domestic Performance Agency, The Hive Art Community, WhiteBox, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and New York University Grey Gallery. As a performer, she’s been fortunate to work with Athena Kokoronis, Mina Nishimura, Andrea Haenggi, Clarinda Mac Low, Ursula Eagly, and Abigail Levine. She holds an M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College.
Upcoming performance- 10/7/2022 at Invisible Dog Art Center.
Artist website: Maho Ogawa firstname.lastname@example.org
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Minimum Movement Catalog -Donation
Artist website: Maho Ogawa
This exhibition is made possible by individual supporters.
Thank you so much for your love and passion for the arts.
Fang Yu Liu