Art & Design

Artist Talk by Shun Ito

19 May 2016, London

Japanese artist Shun Ito is a multi-hyphenate artist whose career spans from performing arts to moving images. His meticulously constructed kinetic sculptures projected by light or the power of gravity, produce complex colours, shapes, and sound though dynamic energy. As a former dancer and technical director of KARAS (founded by Saburo Teshigawara), Ito’s interest in theatrical art and physical expression has seemingly played a strong role in his body of work.


With Ito’s first major UK show Cosmic Birds premiering in Birmingham this May, the Japan Foundation has invited him to give a special talk about his work and his colourful career to date, as well as the uncover the source of inspiration in the creative process of constructing these dramatic installations.




This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To book your place via Eventbrite, please click here.


This talk is organised in collaboration with DanceXchange, producer of International Dance Festival Birmingham.


The exhibition Cosmic Birds will run from 2 - 20 May 2016 at International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016. For more information, please click here.

19 May 2016, 7.00pm
October Gallery, Theatre Showroom, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL

The Japan Foundation