ENERGY, (bird)bird, and Sound & Movement with Ami Yamasaki, Debra Gladstein and Mina Nishimura
Proteus Gowanus (543 Union St., Brooklyn)

Proteus Gowanus and Reanimation Library are pleased to present three performances with Ami Yamasaki, whose Feather-Music composition is on display as part of the Migration exhibition at Proteus Gowanus. Yamasaki is a vocalist and multidisciplinary artist from Tokyo, Japan.

The evening will begin with ENERGY, a sound meditation by Yamasaki reflecting on the events of 3/11 and 9/11 (the Tokyo earthquake and the attack on the World Trade Center). The second performance, (bird) bird, will be a collaboration between Yamasaki and Deborah Gladstein, experimental movement artist. And the final performance, sound and movement, will be a collaboration between Yamasaki and Mina Nishimura, a New York-based performance artist from Japan.

Of this performance, Yamasaki says, “I think that this world of ours is like a net and we are each of meshes in that net. Wherever we may be, we are connected with everything. However, usually, we forget it. When some big thing happens, we remember and notice…It is through this connection that energy migrates. Even if separated, we are threatened by the energy, feel warmth, shed tears, feel joy and loneliness. And I think: I’m alive. I think: I’m not dead.”