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ICC 20th Anniversary Event
FUJII Naotaka + GRINDER-MAN + evala “Neighbor”

November 4 and 5, 2017

ICC 20th Anniversary Event
FUJII Naotaka + GRINDER-MAN + evala “Neighbor”



Executive Producer: FUJII Naotaka
Producer / Director / Visual Creator: TAGUCHI Hitoshi (GRINDER-MAN)
Choreographer: IZU Makiko (GRINDER-MAN)
Composer / Sound Designer: evala
Dancers: KYOGOKU Tomohiko, HANASHIMA Rei
Lighint Design: FUJIWARA Yasuhiro
System Development: HAMAJO Takamitsu
Costume Design: NAKAMURA Miki

Date: November 4 and 5, 2017
12:00–13:30 / 15:00–16:30 / 17:30–19:00 on each day
Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] Gallery A
Experience capacity for each day: 27 men and 27 women (The numbered tickets will be issued at ICC entrance lobby from 11:00am on each day.)
Target participants of experience: 18 years old and above
Admission free
* Non-participant observers are welcome.

Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Grant: Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)


FUJII Naotaka

Born 1965. Graduated from the Tohoku University School of Medicine in 1991, and received his M.D., Ph.D. from the same university’s graduate school in 1997. Representative Director of Hacosco Inc. Main subjects of his studies are adaptive intelligence and social brain function. He had been working as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1998 until 2004, and leading the RIKEN Brain Science Institute’s Laboratory for Adaptive Intelligence as Laboratory Head from 2008 until 2017.


Art performance group dedicated to performing arts and other forms of physical expression incorporating aspects of the “here and now.” Central members, director TAGUCHI Hitoshi and choreographer/dancer IZU Makiko are based in Tokyo, but have been staging their works at theaters, museums, or on the street at exhibitions, festivals, and various other occasions across Japan and abroad.


Musician and sound artist, born 1976. Has been releasing edgy works of electronic music, and showing installations and live concerts in Japan and abroad. His compositions that introduce a new acoustic experience the artist refers to as “seeing by the ears” include “Otocyon megalotis” (2013–14) and “hearing things #Metronome” (2016). He applies his prismatic sound production skills using cutting-edge technology also in stage productions, movies, public spaces and other fields, and has recently composed music for “Rhizomatiks Research x ELEVENPLAY phosphere” (2017, Gallery AaMo), and for the “NHK Special” TV program.

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