Tokyo Midtown

Tamae Hirokawa × Ema Yuasa × Akira Wakita, “XHIASMA” Tokyo Midtown Programs

5/27(Sun) 1:30 - 2:00 (Reception 30 minutes prior to start.)
Tokyo Midtown Garden Terrace B1F
* Reception: Tokyo Midtown Galleria Gate (Gaienhigashi-Avenue)
[Participation fee]
Free * First 150 arrivals
Dance New Air 2018, Scott Allen, Hananosuke Takimoto
This dance performance will share a fresh vantage point through the intersection of light with the body as it hovers in the darkness.


Tamae Hirokawa

Tamae Hirokawa established SOMA DESIGN, which works in fashion, graphics, sound, and visual design. At the same time, she also launched the brand SOMARTA and has shown in the Tokyo Collection.
She received the Shiseido Honorable Mention at the 25th Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix. In addition to her solo exhibition Tamae Hirokawa: Body Genealogy, she has also worked on a host of collaborative projects with businesses, including the Canon Neoreal Exhibition, the Toyota iQ x SOMARTA Microcosmos Exhibition, and Yamaha Motor Design 02Gen-Taurs. In 2017, SOMARTA’s signature item Skin Series created a stir when it became part of the collection at MoMa.

Ema Yuasa

Ema Yuasa became freelance after spending 11 years with the Nederlands Dans Theater, and has played Juliet in Mats Ek’s Romeo and Juliet as well as making a guest appearance in Sasha Waltz’s Körper. She collaborates with many different kinds of artists including the string quartet Kronos, the contemporary artist and pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama, and the Noh actor Noboru Yasuda, and also works as a choreographer. In addition to presiding over Opto with Rei Watanabe and Kenta Kojiri, she belongs to EASTMAN, a group led by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and performs in PLUTO and a host of other works around the world. Enchaîne, a collaboration between architect Tsuyoshi Tane and designer Tamae Hirokawa, has met with favorable reception as well.

Akira Wakita

An artist and scientist. He has worked as a professor at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University since 2014. He has developed original software based on hydrodynamics and thermodynamics, and focuses on creating video that traverses science and art. With art and science as his keywords, he creates collaborative works that include New Synergetics – Nissan Leaf x Akira Wakita (2017), which integrated video with the Nissan Leaf, as well as the Ocean General Circulation Simulation (Miraikan Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation), video of ocean currents created using a supercomputer. In 2016, he started audio-visual projects with the musician Tetsuya Komoro, receiving recognition for the 8K exhibition at the Ars Electronica Festival and their live performance MUTEK/RedBull Music Festival.