Knappe Berührung

In German, “Knappe Berührung” means “close touching”, which implies closeness and distance. The pianist plays keyboards on the critical point of touching or not touching, at the same time her body parts are cut upped on the situation of desperate existence. Our communication tools seemed to be developed to close to each other by telework or screen new deal, however, those technologies provoke another kind of divisions among us all over the world. This music composition tries to the potency of the pianist’s resistance force on both of her minimal, maximum levels.
A video piece by an artist, Kentaro Taki collaborated with a pianist, Rei Nakamura, and a composer, Yukiko Watanabe between Germany and Japan during the COVID19 periods.

  • Kentaro Taki
  • Rei Nakamura
    Key Cast
  • Yukiko Nakamura
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Contemporary music
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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Director Biography - Kentaro Taki

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1973. Recent exhibition and project as "Asian Art Biennial 2009 Viewpoints and Viewing Points," Taiwan National Art Museum, Taichung, Taiwan, 2009, “Video Life,” st Paul st. Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2011, “Koganecho Bazaar,” Yokohama, Japan 2011, "Les Instant Video:50 ANS D'ARTS VIDEO," Marseille, France, 2013, "Videoart Promenade in Asagaya,” Asagaya, Tokyo, 2015, "Regeneration Rethinking Technology in the Digital Age,” Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, 2016, "Rendezvous in Syndro-polis: Open studio,” Tokyo Wonder Site Berlin in Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2016, "The 5th Cairo International Videoart Festival," Medrar, Cairo, Egypt, 2017, “Very Sustainable Environmental Revelation,” MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China, 2017, "Kyoto International Film Festival," ex-Jyupu Elementary School, Kyoto, Japan, 2018, "A Land of Happiness," Treasure Hill, Taiwan Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan, 2019, “Scopophilia Machines,” solo show, MORIYU GALLERY, Kyoto, 2020, etc. Artist website, 

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