Human, Fish and the Shore

Human, Fish and the Shore

Human, Fish and the Shore



This is a work in collaboration with Arata Mino's theatrical piece "Human, Fish on the shore."
This work was created jointly with the stage actors during their rehearsal time.
On the stage, an actor playing an angler and an actor playing a fish appear, and a scene is depicted in which they attempt to communicate using shared tools (images). When developing the costumes, PUGMENT used as a medium the "Fish Print" (a fluorescent green mural by Mino) born in the scene during the play in which the angler traces an outline of the fish, and experimented with creating the clothing by way of communicating with the actors.
The motif for the clothing is a ghillie suit, used by soldiers to hide amongst vegetation and shoot without being noticed by the enemy. The clothes are constructed by attaching bunches of tacking material made into long, narrow strips to pullovers made of fishing nets.
In order to copy their own silhouettes as projected onto the surface of the wall along with the "Fish Print," the actors attached the bunches of tacking material and formed the clothes together with PUGMENT.

三野新による演劇作品「人間と魚が浜」の衣装を担当した。この作品の制作は稽古時に舞台俳優と共同で行われた。舞台では、釣り人を演じる俳優と魚を演じる俳優が登場し、両者が共通のイメージを介してコミュニケーションを試みる様子が描かれる。PUGMENTは衣装を制作するにあたり、劇中に登場する釣り人が魚の輪郭をなぞるシーンで生まれた「魚拓(三野による蛍光緑の壁画)」を媒介にし、俳優とのコミュニケーションによって衣服のシルエットを創造することを試みた。衣服は、兵士が草木に身を隠し狙撃したり敵に気づかれないようにするために使用するギリースーツがモチーフである。漁師網を素材とするプルオーバーに、短冊状にした仮縫い布の束を結びつける構造になっている。 俳優は、「魚拓」と壁面に映された自らの影の輪郭を似せる為に、PUGMENTと共同で仮縫布の束を結びつけ衣服を形成した。

June 25 - July 18, 2016
G/Pgallery Shinonome


Cast|Minami Oba, Shun Satoh, Kiichi Tachikawa, Shintaro Miyazaki, Tomoe Takizawa
Sound|Tomoe Takizawa
Stage Art|Go Ogoma
Graphic Design|Shun Ishizuka

About Arata Mino's theatrical piece "Human, Fish on the shore."
This work was created to symbolize modern society. At the same time, it also portrays the process of trying to study and find a way of communicating how humans and fish can live together and coexist.
Consisting of a vast amount of white boxes, the set design features the refrigerating styrofoam that serves as caskets for fish and here also serves as a tool of communication connecting humans and fish. Costuming that resembles ghillie suits and life jackets is patterned after modern warfare and the ensuing waves of refugees that migrate across our oceans.
Through taking the fiction surrounding humans and fish and using it to depict the specific circumstances of people living in Japan in the modern day, the work attains a distinctly realistic feel.
Ultimately, what are we? Humans or fish?
Arata Mino

Story line
Humans simply enjoys fishing. Fish, on the other hand, are simply terrified of it. The inequalities between humans and fish gradually become clear, and highlighted the underlying violence and discrimination.
At the same time, it is also demonstrated that a human and a fish are searching for a way to coexist—but this too fails. However, the attempted relationship between the two parties subtly changes—and after the humans disappear,fish reflect on existence of humans.