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As Naoko entered her installation of wind-swept furniture, I was immediately reminded of Loïe Fuller – a lone female artist carrying the original artistic idea of a twirling costume lit up by coloured lighting designs. Like in a dream, Naoko activated the stage, bringing her carefully deconstructed office space to life. The shadows of her strange objects, made of wood, paper and film, danced first in a series of solos and then as an ensemble, creating a patchwork landscape of light and dark. Quietly manipulating the set with a calm presence throughout, Naoko was an illusionist of spinning lights and shadow machines. Clockwise, and anti-clockwise, chasing the circle in its perpetual 

Naoko Tanaka: Absolute Helligkeit. 09.02.2017, Sophiensaele, Berlin

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