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A lot of nails and screws rusting on the ground
13 July 2007
Under the M74 Ski Jump / Extension Ramp

Shadowed Spaces Glasgow

Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Ikuro Takahashi

A recording session for BBC Radio Scotland under the M74 ‘Ski Jump’ extension ramp, a secion of motorway that doesn’t go anywhere, one of several such structures that populate the motorway system in the centre of Glasgow.

Shadowed Spaces
Inure Takehashi playing a snare drum among buddleia
15 July 2007
The former Abbeyhill Station

Shadowed Spaces Edinburgh

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

The site of the former Abbeyhill Station on the 1903 Leith branch of the Edinburgh and Dalkeith railway, overgrown and leading to as yet un-regenerated ‘wasteland’; taxi’s for 80 people, each instructed to take different routes between locations and; a slice of land concealed behind corporate business park branding off the Wester Approach Rd, apparently of no conceivable use and named ‘Chateaux de Scum’ by those who use it anyway.

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Denis Wood talking to an audience seen through the aperture of an orange hole
14 July 2007
The Megastructure

Shadowed Spaces Cumbernauld

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

A series of badly felted lock-ups and garages + multiple locations within the Megastructure – a purpose built town centre in one building, comprising (in the 50’s at least) of housing (never occupied), shops, apartments, a hotel, ice rink, police station and other amenities

Shadowed Spaces
Tamio Shiraishi approaches an audience among grasses and concrete forms
12 July 2007
A concrete walkway ending in mid air

Shadowed Spaces Newcastle

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

A concrete walkway ending in mid air, a ridiculously tight squeeze between three office buildings and various other sites of Labour politician and council leader T. Dan Smith’s modernist regeneration projects and ‘slum clearances’ of the 1950’s and 60’s.

Shadowed Spaces
The sun low in the sky above Easterhouse, an audience at a performance
10 July 2007
The old public library in Easterhouse

Shadowed Spaces Easterhouse

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

Location: Around and about the old public library in Easterhouse; disinvested in and left to rot by the council but which was shamelessly, hastily and superficially cleaned by them in expectation of our event.

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Inure Takehashi performing in a back corner of Dundee
8 July 2007
Bell Street Car Park

Shadowed Spaces Dundee

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

Location: between: the abandoned site of Parker House (ex-council office building) that became a student accommodation regeneration project, off the Dudhope roundabout; Bell Street Car Park entrance ramp and; the awkward (and otherwise used/ used otherwise) space left over between the back of Tesco’s and DW Sports on the Murraygate.

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Sean Meehan performing in a on a curved wall before an audience
6 July 2007
Union Terrace Gardens

Shadowed Spaces Aberdeen

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

Disused railway turning circle at east end of Union Terrace Gardens, a historically public space at the centre of a regeneration land-grab for the private gain of a local petro-chemical magnate.

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Ikuro Takahashi & Yoko Muronoi standing by a wall
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Anoyonodekigoto

Ikuro Takahashi Yoko Muronoi

A collaborative duo performance, Anoyonodekigoto sets up a sort of negotiation between a musician, a dancer, the audience and the space we’re all sharing.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Junko, Ikuro Takahashi & JO JO Hiroshige performing at MLFC 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Junko, Ikuro Takahashi & JO JO Hiroshige

Ikuro Takahashi JO JO Hiroshige Junko

Three iconic figures from the Japanese underground assembled as a trio to stand in for the advertised duo of Junko and Jerome Noetinger who was unable to attend the festival due to illness.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07