About NIPAF

About NIPAF


What is Art?
What is Humanbeing?
We have arrenged this festivals as the chance for starting to think about those questions. We've understood it would be a good and a big experiment.
History had turned radicary.
We'll meet more difficult time.
Is there any possibillties?
Is there next ideas?
We have started the new thig now.
Because we already know that only the people who started new thing,can get accross more difficulties.
Art and Humanbeings are not new things.
They are the things that have abundant history,if we'll meet more difficulties,we would be in connection with yesterday's,today's and tommorrow's friends.
The we'll make freely discussions and decide our attitude. Then we starts the things to do.
What is Art?
What is Humanbeing?
There are things that we could not understand. But thinking about them gives us courage.
What is Performance Art?
It is also someting that we could not understand. But it's materials,body,meaning,time and space are similar to the materials of something we know.
This is life.
Each person have their own life. Needless to say. But our local had been waste. Our globe had been waste. Our split had been waste.
But Ary has ideas.
Humanbeing has ideas.
Let's observe their performancees and enjoy them.
it also means enjoy life.
Such luxurious things are very rare.
In that meaning, we like to say next words to the artist who came to Nagano from far away.
Thank you very much.
We believe this start is not too late start.

NIPAF Executive Committee DIrector Seiji SHIMODA
This contents quotation from prologue of 1st NIPAF.
12/22/96 NIPAF Executive Committee
12/22/96 Project N.I.T/Ryo SHIMIZU