States and Resemblances is a meditation on how things, people and experience pass away; on how it is painful and beautiful and inevitable, and on how this changing/passing itself is the is most binding aspect of our common existence.
The work is performed by actor/photograper/video artist Ryutaro Mishima, Indonesian Traditional Dance and Mask artist Restu Imasari Kusumaningrum, and choreographer/director/video artist Dean Moss. The work incorporates video, song, text and dance all set in a field of dots reminiscent of Yayoi Kusama's “infinity nets”. The work is dedicated to the memory of “Dicky”, an elderly housemate of Moss, who passed away in his arms.
Concept & Construction: Dean Moss and Ryutaro Mishima
Performed by Restu Kusumaningrum, Ryutaro Mishima and Dean Moss
Music by Caetano Veloso
Video by Ryutaro Mishima and Dean Moss
Audio and Visual Design by Dean Moss
Produced by Gametophyte Inc.