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Kyoto Experiment​ ​


This documentary follows the process of organizing the KYOTO EXPERIMENT Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival 2021 SPRING, as the festival begins to work at a rapid pace to realize its 11th year in 2021, including the appointment of a new director and the creation of a new program structure and logo. However, the world is hit by a pandemic of a new coronavirus infection. The production team is forced to make last-minute decisions and cancel or change their plans at the last minute. This film is based on the testimonies of the people involved, who are pursuing the form of a festival for the future of the performing arts and the possibility of "experimental" expression, even under the severe circumstances.

Aiko Koike

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Basic information of the work

Screening time
52 minutes

Accessibility of this work

  • Audio guide
  • Sign language
  • Barrier-free subtitles
  • Subtitles
  • Multilingual
  • Dubbing
  • Artist’s original barrier-free version
  • Non-verbal

In addition to the words being spoken and the speaker’s name, the main sound information, such as music and sound effects, are provided in both English and Japanese.
In this work, the designer was involved from the conceptualization stage of the video production. This eliminates the risk of misunderstandings and discrepancies with the content, and allows viewers to experience the content smoothly.


Focus on the information security realized through collaboration with graphic designers, which not only ensures visibility, but also emphasizes readability as design and clarity of information transmission!

Message from artist / creator

Through adding Japanese and English subtitles we created a video that can be accessed by those who are deaf or hard of hearing. We also collaborated with graphic designers throughout the documentary to not only ensure visual clarity but also readability and ease of information transmission through design. By involving the designer from the concept stage of the production, we eliminated the risk of discrepancies and misunderstandings with regard to content, and therefore allowing this content to be easily accessible to viewers.

Artist Profile

Kyoto Experiment​ ​

Kyoto Experiment is dedicated to producing experimental performing arts—both from Japan and overseas—and introducing them to a wider audience. Its aim is to bring the arts and society closer together through new forms of dialogue. Featuring experimental works that move freely between genres such as theater, dance, music, fine art, design, and architecture, the festival hopes to open up new possibilities through the creations, experiences, and ideas that emerge from such a diverse combination. This documentary film is produced by slide//show who have been directing the festival archive videos and photos since 2020. This documentary will be produced by slide // show, who will be the director of the festival’s recorded images and photographs from 2020.


Direction, Videography, Editing | Takuya Matsumi, Kim Song Gi, Yoshitaka Shimada
Assistant Videographer | So Fukuoka
Lighting | Ippei Nakamura
Sound Recording | Kim Song Gi, Yoshitaka Shimada
Still Photographer | Yuki Moriya
Sound created by | Hair Lynch
Sound Adjustment and Mixing | Toru Koda
Subtitles written by | Takumi Watanabe
Graphic design | Kentaro Nakamura
Project Managers | Hanabi Takemiya, Ruka Maeda (Kyoto Experiment), Kanako Yamasaki


Subtitle Production | Palabra Inc.
Video Production | slide//show
Planning and Production | Kyoto Experiment

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