Future Bodies of Asia
An exhibition by Atsuhiro Ito, off-Nibroll and Fuyuki Yamakawa

20 May - 3 June 2017

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

© off-Nibroll "a quiet day” (2012)

The Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan is proud to present Future Bodies of Asia, an exhibition by Mr Atsuhiro Ito, off-Nibroll and Mr Fuyuki Yamakawa. Curated by Mr Kenji Kubota, the exhibition will not only feature works by each of the participating artist, but also a performance event by Mr Yuen Chee Wai, off-Nibroll, and Ms Yasuko Sasaki.

About the Exhibition

Since entering the 21st century, our lives have rapidly changed due to the highly-developed information and digital technology, and thus causing extensive transitions to our physical senses. This project will feature the aspect of transforming human bodies by the cause of technologies, as well as how regional cultures and human bodies can relate to each other, by investigating and exploring what physical bodies could be in Asia at this time through both exhibition and performance.

Exhibition Period

Exhibition Period:

20 May - 3 June 2017

Opening Hours:

Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Closed on Sundays & Mondays


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



About the Artists

© Ryu Itsuki

Born in 1965, Mr Atsuhiro Ito currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. He makes use of fluorescent lighting in his creation of an original musical device called "optron" to present art works and sound performances. He has unveiled his works in various museums and also performs extensively worldwide, including "Singapore Arts Festival 2010” (2010 / Supperclub) and “Hear Here” (2013 / Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Bangkok).

© off-Nibroll “what's happened at 5:57” 2009 (The Guling Street Avant-garde Theatre, Taiwan)

off-Nibroll was formed in 2005 by visual director Mr Keisuke Takahashi, and choreographer Ms Mikuni Yanaihara. Together, they explore the unlimited possibilities offered by space, body and visual images by performing not only in theatres, but also in a variety of spaces such as public spaces, museums and galleries. Their major group and solo exhibitions have been held at Mori Art Museum (2004 / Japan), Busan City Museum of Art (2009 / Korea), Yokohama Creative Center (2012 / Japan) and more. They have also participated in international festivals such as "SHANGHAI Biennial" (2004 / China) and “ECHIGO-TSUMARI Triennial" (2006 / Japan).

© Yusuke Tsuchida

Born in London, UK in 1973, Mr Fuyuki Yamakawa currently lives and works in Yokohama, Japan. He improvises musical happenings, such as picking up and amplifying the sound of his heartbeat with an electronic stethoscope. In his performance, he expresses himself through a traditional singing method of the Republic of Tuva - “Khoomei”, sound and light. This in turn creates a deep resonance to the space, as well as to the audience. His major exhibitions include "Ominilogue: Your Voice is Mine" (2013 / NUS Museum, Singapore) and “Setouchi Triennale” (2016 / Japan). His performance is highly commended worldwide.

Register for the Opening Ceremony & Performance

Opening ceremony will be open to the public, and it will also feature a joint performance between Singaporean and Japanese artists including Mr Yuen Chee Wai, off-Nibroll, and Ms Yasuko Sasaki.


Saturday, 20 May 2017


2:00pm - 3:00pm
(Registration starts 1:30pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


FREE      ※drinks will be provided

To register, please email the following details to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp with the subject Future Bodies of Asia Opening Ceremony & Performance:

1. Full Name
2. Number of persons (including yourself)
3. Organisation
4. Mobile Number

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

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Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
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