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BIOGRAPHY

Yoko Seyama
Multimedia artist / Scenographer

The Berlin-based Japanese scenographer and multimedia artist Yoko Seyama specializes in spaiial time-based art. Her background is architecture and performing arts. Her works combine digital elements with natural materials which she is working into mutating spaces in Public Spaces, Theaters, Museums, Galleries. Light is one of her primary materials.

Her installations have been exhibited throughout the world, Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst Unna, EVI LICHITUNGEN Hildesheim, ACUD Berlin (DE), LUMINA Festival of Light (Cascais, PT), Lighting Guerrilla festival (Ljubljana, SL), Vilnius Light Festival (Vilnius, LT), Wood Street Galleries (Pittsburgh, US), Visual Art Week (Buenos Aires, AR), Scopiton Festival (Nantes, FR), STRP, TodaysArt, SonicActsXIII (NL), Pola museum annex, Todays Art (JP), Bangkok Citycity Gallery, MAIIAM (TH) and many others.

Her scenographic works often include light and kinetic sculptures. She has collaborated with various choreographers, directors, and composers: Jiri Kylian ('Mémoires d’Oubliettes' by the Nederlands Dans Theater), Dirk P Haubrich, Jean-Philippe Dury (‘The Nutcracker’ by Leipzig Ballet DE), Giorgio Madia ('Die Fledermaus' by Grand Theatre Łódź PL), Gentian Doda (Berlin Staatsballet DE), Fernando Melo (Norrdans SE, National Dance Company Wales UK), Megumi Nakamura(New National Ballet of Japan), Armen Hakobyan and Denis Untila (Aalto Ballet Essen DE), Lesley Telford, Roberto Scafati, Jitti Chompee, Sebastian Matthias, Pedro Goucha, Benjamin Staern.

She holds an MA in ArtScience from the Royal Academy of Art / Royal Conservatoire The Hague, and a BA in Architecture from Musashino Art University, Tokyo. Her collaboration work ‘Plane Scape’ has received the prize Filmhuis Works Space 10 (NL), and a grand from Pola Art Foundation (JP).

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COLLABORATORS

Dirk P Haubrich / composer
Wolf Bittner / artist
Lyndsey Housden / artist
Jeroen Uyttendaele / artist

Choreographers (alphabetical):
Jitti Chompee /18 Monkeys Dance Theater
Gentian Doda / Staatsballet Berlin
Pedro Goucha Gomes
Jean-Philippe Dury / EBB Dance Company
Armen Hakobyan and Denis Untila / Aalto Ballet Essen
Frankie Ho / Hook Dance Theater
Kenta Kojiri
Jiri Kylian  / NDT
Giorgio Madia / Grand Theatre, Łódź
Sebastian Matthias
Fernando Melo
Lesley Telford
Megumi Nakamura

Composers (alphabetical):
Dirk P Haubrich
Yasuhiro Morinaga
Benjamin Staern
Daniel Schorno