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Published on 29 Jul 2008
'Fragments' is made in collaboration between Katsura Isobe, a dance artist, and Jairo Zaldua and Nicola Green, experimental printmakers. Originating from two short stories: 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and 'The Diary of a Madman' by Nikolai Gogol, Jairo and Nicola have created a series of prints that are variations and developments from a single picture of a girl. These are viewed as slide projections during the performance and also as a print out on a large transparent sheet. The artists have also played with the actual text from the stories, which have been taken apart and now deviate away from their original meanings. This is visible on the prints on the cylinder -shaped paper curtain as well as the paper strips worn by the performer. Katsura, the performer, is an inhabitant of the psycho-physical world created by Jairo and Nicola. The performance is about the journey towards an untouchable place, where the viewer sees only fragmentary things.