Kaoru Okumura: Butoh x DeepDream
Okumura’s piece with AMI will premiere at the Seattle Butoh Festival on July 16th. In the video and in her festival performance, Okumura dances through morphing DeepDream projections by Michael Tyka. Her piece explores the contrast between Butoh’s inherent downward motion and DeepDream’s “obsessive expansion”. The two systems diverge but find harmony in the alien.