Simon Starling: At Twilight
(After W.B. Yeats’ Noh Reincarnation)
A multimedia installation by Simon Starling to mark the centennial of W.B. Yeats’ staging of the Noh-inspired dance play ”At the Hawk’s Well”, in 1916. The project aimed to illustrate the influence of Noh on Western Modernism by pairing newly created masks, costumes and a video (from which the above stills) with Modernist works and archival material connected to Yeats and his circle.
It was on show at the Japan Society until mid January 2017.
*Title from Kino no Tabi – the Beautiful World anime series (2003)
January 6th, 2017