Molecular Biology has developed greatly and has made a great contribution to our world since the DNA genetic model was revealed to be a double helical structure in 1953. If we can express amicable but mysterious relationships between the body and the environment as “Visible Information” like DNA, we can realize same kind of revolution, then the outcome goes beyond the art world, affecting the whole society. And, we believe that we can make a revolution similar to Molecular Biology. we would like to shoulder one part of it through our Space Dance.
The essence of Space Dance is to digitize the “Amicable Relatioship between Body and Space, or between Body and Object” as the “Tacit Knowledge” using “Body-Space Model“. And, it is to visualize the “Lost Memory” which is recovered in that time as the “Image“. We design its process as various objects, spaces, and images.
As a base to return the results of its design to the society, we are planning to open “SPACE MUSEM” with the following contents and activities at several cities in the world. And, we organize “SPACE DANCE SCHOOL” in SPACE MUSEUM and through these activities we educate the “New Talented People” who will work for developing a new social system for a new era.
○“KIDS SPACE DANCE”
○“SPACE DANCE DESIGN WORKSHOP”
○“SPACE DANCE SOCIAL DESIGN WORKSHOP“
○“SPACE DANCE WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE”
○“SPACE DANCE in the TUBE”
○“SPACE DANCE in the ROBOTIC UNIVERSE“
○”SPACE DANCE SCHOOL“
○”SPACE TUBE MARKETING”
○”RESEARCH & PUBLICATION“
In the era of our information society, if we leave it, we easily forget that we are “physical presence“. We open “SPACE MUSEUM” based on the feeling as “the humans live as being existence with a body” in order to rethink the necessary themes to live better and build a new method for it.
Our wish for knowledge and creation has created art and design, and pursued science and technology, then we could develop our human’s society. So, in our today’s world what makes a wish for knowledge and creation?
Into the “Mysterious Microcosm” created by a piece of special cloth called Space Tube, we can make a floating easy. And we can experience the condition of pseudo-zero gravity and the soft cloth of Space Tube wrapping our body brakes our body balance, but soon it supports us gently. Also, since the shape of the space is decided by how we move into Space Tube, we can get a very nice “Nostalgic Feeling” as if we return back to the mother’s womb. Also, inside of Space Tube we can see a very “Beautiful Space Formation” which we have never seen before.
Such the experiences of pseudo-zero gravity and an unexpected space wake up our primitive feeling and awareness, and give us a new recognition about our body and environment. The moment when a new door of the recognition is opened is “Time of New Discovery” and it is also the moment when “Wish for Knowledge and Creation” is born.
■What is SPACE TUBE?
“SPACE DEVELOPMENT and SPACE TUBE”
Director of New Enterprise Promotion Department, Japan Aerospace Enploration Agency (JAXA)
“An era came, anyone can go to space. Space travel will begin, if we pay the money even if we are not an astronaut we will be able to go to space. The International Space Station has made it possible for the humans to live in space for a long time. The inside of Space Station is zero gravity. What kind of pictures we can creat in this space? What kind of entertainments, games and arts in the zero gravity space will be? Thinking a lot makes us excited. But, it is difficult for us to actually experience zero gravity on the earth.
Although it is not zero gravity in SPACE TUBE, it is a very unstable space, it is difficult to balance and support the body at the beginning, but if we get accustomed we can move comfortably and freely. I guess it is exactly the same as an astronaut going to space and gradually moving the body freely in a zero gravity space.In other words, through experiencing SPACE TUBE, it is possible to experience pseudo-nearly zero gravity different from the ground. I expect many people to experience SPACE TUBE and find the way to move the body with a new feeling. Because this new experience leads to the humans adapting to life in space and developing the advance into space.”
SPACE TUBE is “Soft Space” used a special elastic cloth. It is installed suspended by thr ropes at a certain height from the floor and developed for the Space Dance Performance and for general public including the kids. On April 2001 SPACE TUBE could debut at The United Nations in New York and on 2004-2006 through the collaborative reserach together with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) in Japan it could realize a social debut officially.
Space Tube has been estimated as a Boundary Object. Boundary Object, this means an “Object which exists on the Bound.” Both children and adult, both general people and a specialist, both a person who belongs to scientific fields and a person who belongs to artistic fields, they can feel same interests towards Space Tube with common sense.
SPACE TUBE is also criticized as “IKEBANA in the SKY – Flower in the Sky” by the european citicism and it is floating in the air with an unique form that no one has seen yet. The characteristics of SPACE TUBE are four, “Closed Space“, “Various Postures“, “Nostalgic Feeling“, and “Unexpectedness“. And at the exhibition it is constituted by “4 Rooms” such as “Balnce and Posture“, “Light and Darkness“, “Real and Virtual“, and “Contemplation and Healing“.
■Contents & Activity per one week
[Tuesday – Sunday] 12:00-20:00
○KIDS SPACE DANCE
[Tuesday – Sunday] 12:00-14:00
○SPACE DANCE DESIGN WORKSHOP
[Tuesday – Sunday] 14:00-16:00
○SPACE DANCE SOCIAL DESIGN WORKSHOP
[Tuesday – Sunday] 16:00-18:00
○SPACE DANCE WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE
[Tuesday – Thursday] 18:00-20:00
○SPACE DANCE in the ROBOTICUNIVERSE
[Friday – Sunday] 18:00-20:00
[Tuesday – Sunday] 12:00-20:00
○SPACE DANCE SCHOOL
[Tuesday – Sunday] 12:00-20:00
○SPACE DANCE in the TUBE 7 Day’s PROGRAM
○SPACE TUBE MARKETING
○RESEARCH & PUBLICATION
for One SPACE MUSEUM per One Year
●Incomings 77,100,000 Japanese Yen (771,000 US dollars)
①Entrance Fee（250 people/day × 500 yen × 25 days/one month × 12 months） 37,500,000 yen ②Space Tube Marketing（400,000 yen/one space tube × 2/one month ×12 months） 9,600,000 yen ③”Space Dance in the Tube”（1,000,000 yen/one event × 2 events/one month × 12 months） 24,000,000 yen ④Tuition Fee from Space Dance School（100,000 yen/one year × 20 students/one class × 3 classes）6,000,000 yen
●Outgoings 66,400,000 Japanese Yen (664,000 US dollars)
①Management Expenses for a Space 2,400,000 yen ②Production and R & D Costs 20,000,000 yen ③Operation Costs 8,000,000 yen ④Production Costs for Exchange Program 4,000,000 yen ⑤Labor Costs for 5 Full-Timers 18,000,000 yen ⑥Labor Costs for Part-Times and Guest Lecturers 10,000,000 yen ⑦Office Expenses and Costs for Publicity and Publishing 4,000,000 yen
●Profit 10,700,000 Japanese Yen (107,000 US dollars)
*When we open one “SPACE MUSEUM” we need 664,000 US dollars as the opening fee and managing fee. Usually we can’t get the income on first 2 years, so we need to stock 1,328,000 US dollars from our saved money or from our sponsors.
■ Organization by “TEAM A & B & C”
For the opening and the operation of one “SPACE MUSEUM”, we form “TEAM A & B & C” consiting of the following members including full-time, part-time, guest participation and volunteers.
○Director ○Producer ○Curator ○Arts Producer ○Science Producer
○Internet Producer ○Arts Manager ○Space Tube Marketer ○Educator
○Publisher ○TV Producer ○Journalist
○Designer ○Industrial Designer ○Architect ○Brain Scientist
○Life Scientist ○Robot Developer ○Media Designer ○Media Artist
○Programmer ○Composer ○Researcher ○University
○Research Institution ○Company ○Foundation ○Government
○International Space Dance Dancer and Choreographer
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