28.03. – 20.05.2015
For his much acclaimed cycle 'Breath', the photographer Tomohide Ikeya submerged himself in deep water tanks together with Japanese dancers. The results are reminiscent of 'Butoh' a Japanese dance form which was developed after the second world war - sometimes dramatic but always aesthetic, elegant and highly expressive.
The concept behind Ikeya's 'Breath' is that of water as an element which gives life and strength but can also conceal danger and death. Only when a human can no longer breathe does it become apparent how little control he has over the functions crucial to life. The photographs by Tomohide Ikeya radiate an extraordinary intensity but also possess a morbid and frightening atmosphere.