12 Days of Performance: Bo Ningen

To see out 2018 with a bang we’ve brought together some of our favorite dancers, musicians, movers, and shakers to share their genre-breaking powers in a new series of capsule performances directed by NOWNESS’ own creative director Bunny Kinney.

We’ll be releasing a new film each day for the next twelve days, holding a mirror up to the diverse creative worlds we’ve explored over the past twelve months.

Scream along with three members of noise foursome Bo Ningen—Taigen Kawabe, Yuki Tsujii and Monchan Monna—who come from different parts of Japan but coalesced in London to create the driving-beat, bass-friendly sound that’s seen them collaborate with the likes of Damo Suzuki, Faust and Savages. Their video “Slider” was directed by Nowness regular Marie Schuller and this year has seen them tearing up stages the world over, including this performance at Iceland’s Kex Hostel.

“We’re celebrating true craft and talent in a joyful way,” says Bunny Kinney about 12 Days of Performance. “Each film is a small, simple portrait of an artist or ensemble performing an improvised work. We asked everyone to just let go and do their thing, and each of them worked with us on the overall creative direction of their video—which will be brought together into one final, collaborative film”

Enjoy 12 Days of Performance then watch the full film on Christmas Day


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