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WSD2017|Solid Traces
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers


Shizuka Hariu

Solid Traces

Selected Category: Space Design

Category: Space Design

Design Statement

Solid Traces is an installation presented at the opening of the Charleroi Dance s Festival. The concept consists in creating an interdisciplinary installation between science and scenography based on the traces of movements of Set and Reset, a choreography by Trisha Brown.
The challenge is to examine the complex motion-captured mathematic data and turn them into an architectural 3D computer based design, in order to create physical traces of the dancers' movements.

The designing steps are followings;
1: Transforming the mathematical motion capture data in a constructive architectural drawing.
2: Choosing an appropriate dance sequence for the installation in the video.
3: Establishing the dimensions of the lattice that compose the installation.
4: Applying the hanging points of each lattice in X/Y/Z data for the construction.
5: Examining and adjust the crossing parts of materials within the whole installation.
6: Designing the installation plan in the theatre space.

Shizuka Hariu

Shizuka Hariu (Ph.D) is an interdisciplinary designer and a co-director of SHSH Architecture + Scenography. She has a Master degree of Engineering in Architecture at Tokyo University of Science and trained in MA Scenography at Central Saint Martins College Art & Design before completing her PhD Scenography for Contemporary Dance at Leeds Beckett University in UK. She has been invited as a guest lecturer in UK, Belgium and Japan. Shizuka has designed for varied productions such as Akram Khan Company, Charleroi Dances, Les Ballet C de la B, New National Theatre Tokyo, Jubilee Opera, Kunstenfestivaldesarts and others. These productions have toured in venues, including Sadler s Wells, The Place, La Monnaie Opera House, Vooruit, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Centre Pompidou, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, HAU2 and many others. Her scenography works was presented at PQ 2015 and Make/Believe at V&A Museum.

She was a finalist for the World Stage Design 2013 and for Kisaku Ito Design Award 2014 and 2015. She received fellowships from Pola Art Foundation and Japanese Government Cultural Affairs.
Her exhibition design Sensing Spaces at Royal Academy of Arts received D&AD Award and German Design Award. She has also been supporting reconstruction projects after tsunami in Japan.

Email Address: info@shsh.be

Theatre Company Charleroi Danses

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-09-30

The Premiere Space of Production Charleroi Danses

Author Thierry De Mey

Director/ Choreographer Trisha Brown

Set Designer Shizuka Hariu

Lighting Designer Thierry De Mey

Costume Designer Trisha Brown Company

Sound Designer Thierry De Mey

Other Creative Collaborator/s Dancers: Marc Crousillat & Leah Ives in Set and Reset / Trisha Brown Dance C.
Film Editing: Boris Van der Avoort
Mathematical Code: Joëlle Tilmanne, Mickaël Tits
Capturing Motions: Xavier Meeus
Sound: Benoit Pelé
Technical Team: 
Xavier Meeus, François Bodeux, Frédéric Barbier, Rémy Nelissen

Material Research : Shin Hagiwara / SHSH Architecture + Scenography
Design Investigations and Drawings: Shizuka Hariu / SHSH Architecture + Scenography
Photography : Thierry De Mey