Shiro Takatani

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Shiro Takatani, born 1963, is a Japanese Artist, who began creating performances and installations in 1984 as a member of the art collective Dumb Type.

Later individual projects included visual direction for Ryuichi Sakamoto's opera LIFE in 1999, participation in the 2007 Arctic expedition of the UK-based Cape Farewell project on climate change, and a collaborative installation that same year with Sakamoto at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible...

In 2008 he created and staged the performance La Chambre Claíre at the Theater der Welt in Germany. In 2010 his installation in collaboration with Fujiko Nakaya, CLOUD FOREST, was produced at the YCAM, and in 2012 he created and staged the performance *CHROMA* at Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts.