- European Premiere
- European Premiere
Human avatars, their bodies, whispers, dreams, and nightmares fill the virtual space that visitors of the Incubation Pod can explore with VR glasses. Only a few fragments of the ancient tragedy ‘Prometheus Unbound’ have survived. Whether Prometheus is reconciled with Zeus, whether and how he is eventually freed, remains uncertain. In Part Two of his Prometheus Trilogy, artist Meiro Koizumi reconceives these ancient fragments into an interactive performance for the pandemic present. We hear the voices of young migrant workers who were stuck in Japan during the Covid19 pandemic, trapped in the unknown. It is these present-day human paradoxes that ‘Prometheus Unbound’ enables us to experience as an “unfettered dream” in virtual and physical space.
On July 8 at 7:00 PM, BvdS, Meiro Koizumi and Saeborg will meet in a Scenographic Salon Talk at Museum Angewandte Kunst.
“Prometheus Unbound” is part of the curated art program “Incubation Pod. Dreaming worlds” at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, which gathers different artistic ideas, spaces and worlds in the form of interactive installations, virtual realities and performances. The whole program and tickets are available here.
See all parts of the Prometheus trilogy by Meiro Koizumi at Theater der Welt:
Part 1: Prometheus Bound
Part 2: Prometheus Unbound
Part 3: Prometheus The Fire-Bringer
©VR installation at Ulsan Art Museum, 2021
Photo: Meiro Koizumi, Annet Gelink Gallery (Amsterdam), MUJIN-TO Production (Tokyo), and Arts Commons Tokyo
Videotrailer via Youtube.
About the Artist(s)
Meiro Koizumi was born in Gunma and creates experimental video and performance works that explore the relationships between fact and fiction, between the state, the community, and the individual, and between human bodies and emotions. His installation works are represented in numerous public collections around the world. He has received solo exhibitions at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2021, Koizumi won the Artes Mundi 9 Prize in Cardiff and the Grand Prize in the Artistic Division of the Japan Media Arts Festival for ‘Prometheus Bound’.