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Performance stage by contact Gonzo “my binta, your binta // lol ~ roars from the skinland ~”

2024.03.01(Fri), 2024.03.02(Sat), 2024.03.03(Sun)
HILLSIDE PLAZA (29-10, Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya ward, Tokyo)
Date & Time
March 1 (Fri) 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm), March 2 (Sat) 3:30 pm (Doors open at 3:00 pm), March 3 (Sun) 3:30 pm (Doors open at 3:00 pm) 
HILLSIDE PLAZA (29-10, Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya ward, Tokyo)
100 each ※Reservation required, First-come, first-served basis
Application Period
January 30, 2024 –
Accessibility and Support
Please let us know if you may require any accessibility needs.

*This project is produced as part of the “Art Incubation Program,” an artist fellowship program of the Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT].

A new performance by 2023 CCBT artist fellow contact Gonzo! Based on the group’s extensive research on the theme of skin, the performance enables vicarious experiences of physical contact. Performers and audiences share sensations through the interface of the skin.

Binta, entrance to the skinland,
Pain pulls everyone in.

My binta, your binta// lol—roars from the skinland is the project contact Gonzo is developing as one of the 2023 CCBT artist fellows, exploring how the skin works from a wide range of perspectives to create a new performance.

In the project, contact Gonzo, whose unique performance-oriented practice investigates the nature of physical contact and responses generated by instances of contact, has undertaken research into skin, with a focus on its function as a sensory organ that capable of receiving minute amounts of external information, and as an interface that sends out information.

The project seeks to connect these skin functions to a performance in which audiences not only watch the sensations of pain and physical contact felt by the members of contact Gonzo, but also experience (and thus, share) them in a contactless way through their own skin.

The performers wear specially produced devices that convert data from physical contact and speed and pressure into electrical signals. This hyper-amplifies the sensations and physical experience that the contact Gonzo members receive and send through their skin. These are then diffused as sound pressure by eight massive woofers in the venue, appealing to audiences not only visually but also physically.

Enjoy a literally tingly, stinging experience with your whole body of contact Gonzo’s unique interpretation of shared sensation.


Dates: Friday, March 1, 2024 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm) 
Saturday, March 2, 2024 3:30 pm (Doors open at 3:00 pm) 
Sunday, March 3, 2024 3:30 pm (Doors open at 3:00 pm) 
※Performance will last approximately 60 minutes.
Venue: HILLSIDE PLAZA (29-10, Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya ward, Tokyo)
Admission: Free
Capacity: 100 each ※Reservation required, First-come, first-served basis

Ticket reservation:
Apply using the application form (Peatix) below.
Application period:Tuesday, January 30 ~

Audience Warning

– The performance features continual loud, low-frequency sound exceeding 100 decibels from eight woofers. This is a similar volume to the sound of a car horn under an overpass. The low-frequency sounds also produce vibrations akin to being in close proximity to a performance by Japanese taiko drums. As such, the performance is not recommended for those with heart conditions, anyone with a pacemaker, pregnant women, young children, or others concerned about the performance’s effect on their body.

-The performance will be filmed and photographed, which may include members of the audience. Photographs and video footage of the performance will be used by the organizers as a record of the event and for publicity purposes. In addition, they may appear on the websites and social media of contact Gonzo as well as of media organizations covering the event.


HILLSIDE PLAZA (29-10, Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya ward, Tokyo)

– 3 minutes walk from Daikanyama Station on Tokyu Toyoko Line
– 7 minutes walk from Nakameguro Station on Tokyu Toyoko Line, Hibiya Subway Line
– 10 minutes walk from Ebisu Station on JR Yamanote Line, JR Saikyo Line, Hibiya Subway Line

Credit Title

Performers, Concept building: contact Gonzo (Tsukahara Yuya, Mikajiri Keigo, Matsumi Takuya, NAZE)
Concept building support: Tsuda Kazutoshi
Stage director: Kawachi Takashi
Acoustic design: Nishikawa Bunsho
Acoustic operating: Mizoguchi Hiromi (Nancy)
Device design: Inafuku Takanobu
Lighting design: contact Gonzo
Technical support: Ito Takayuki (CCBT)
Visual design, Costume: Aiko Koike
Drawing archive: NAZE
Production: Hayashi Keiichi, Iwanaka Kanako, Shimada Mei (CCBT)
Cooperation: happy freak

About my binta, your binta // lol ~ roars from the skinland ~

The skin is the organ that covers our body and controls our sense of touch as well as forming a barrier and interface with others. Freshly exploring how skin works from a wide range of perspectives, this project will create a new performance work. Along with presenting the performance, it will hold an archival exhibition of research and experiments, plus public lectures with invited specialist speakers. It aspires to make a sharable contact-communication performance by developing a device that recreates tactility. Asking what it means to feel pain when we hit something, the project endeavors to understand and share the information contained in the act of coming into contact.

CCBT Art Incubation Program

One of CCBT’s core programs, the Art Incubation Program provides opportunities for creative talent to undertake new projects and makes those processes accessible to the public, facilitating forms of artistic expression, exploration, and action that change our city for the better. Selected through an open call, five artist fellows will act as CCBT partners, developing their projects, making the creative process public, exhibiting the results, and holding workshops and talks.
Details: CCBT Art Incubation Program

Photo by Lieko Shiga

contact Gonzo

performance group

contact Gonzo stages improvised performances in various urban spaces, and creates moving image and photography works. Since participating in the Yoshihara Jiro Award Memorial Art Project in 2007, it has attracted attention in the field of contemporary art and taken part in many international exhibitions and art festivals. It currently comprises four members: NAZE, Matsumi Yakuya, Mikajiri Keigo, and Tsukahara Yuya. The group’s wide-ranging practice encompasses performances, installations, publishing magazines, selling works online, and holding the irregular Avalanche Festival performance event to test out random ideas.

contact Gonzo
Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT]