High Island Reservoir ft. Wilson Chik
Although Butoh avoids definition, it loosely involves a rejection of modern life and the alienation it brings, seeking a return to a more simple organic life. Butoh originated in post-war Japan and this series sees the performer pass through different phases in this rites of passage from the horror of the man-made concrete environment to rebirth in the cool natural waters of the pool, finishing in the life-affirming greenery of the natural world. Shot in the no-mans land between High Island Reservoir and the sea, nature has found a way to return in this concrete and rubble wasteland.
Wilson Chik is a seasoned Butoh performer and choreographer