“At home”

duration: 7 minutes 30 seconds 
date: 27th November 2020
event: 4th LIKHANDULA International Arts exchange and collaboration 
organizer: Artist,Inc 

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“Watering in a square”

duration: 20 minutes
date: 8th November 2020
event: rooftop pafo +hot pod fun event
organizer: Maco(Mali) Scentcat

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duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
date: 24th October 2020
event: 見えない経験、組織されない身体, さいたま国際芸術祭2020  Invisible experiences, unorganized bodies , Art Sightama
organizer: Sakiko Yamaoka
photograph: 唐

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”Life As a Butterfly”

duration: 6 minutes
date: 12th September 2020
event: SIPAF Solidarity In Performance Art Festival online
organizer: Boyet De Mesa

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”As rolling down the hill” 「転がり落ちるように」

duration: 30 minutes
date: 26th July 2020
event: 休日パフォーマンス Holiday Performance
collaborated with Megumi Shimizu

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“Painting” 「絵画」

duration: 20 minutes
date: 13th June 2020
venue: Toki Art Gallery
event: Yohei Kina solo-exhibition
organizer: Yohei Kina

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“At home online” 「自宅にて by zoom」

Date: continued from 12th April to 17th May
Venue: zoom
event: At home
organizer: Seiko Kitayama

During situation of pandemic of covid-19, we did continuous performance event online. Also I did it for 24 hours.


“At home” 「自宅にて」

Date: continued from 25th January to 17th May
Venue: My home
event: At home
organizer: Seiko Kitayama

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“Play in the pass which stream flows” 「水の通り道で遊ぶ」

Date: 2nd May 2019
Venue: Oshima
event: KOUI IZEN

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”Pushing a layer”  「地層を押す」

Date: 2nd May 2019
Venue: Oshima
event: KOUI IZEN


“行為以前ー大島” KOUI IZENーOshima

Date: 29th April- 3rd May 2019
Venue: Oshima island 伊豆大島

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“Waiting a cup of hot water returns to the water”「コップ一杯のお湯が水に戻るのを待つ」

Date: 2nd-3rd Nov 2019 
Duration: About 1 hour half  ×4 times
Event: 絵画教室みたいな絵画教室展  organized by Art Maru
Venue: Gallery Hanagura ギャラリー花蔵(長野市)

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One nail「一本の釘」

Performance: 3thMarch 2019
Duration: 20mins
Event: METACTION organized by:Masaki Hirose

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I run to the wall and hit it hardly. Pushed the wall strongly using all muscles of my body in order to move it. After a while I quite to move it and turn to the audience. I turn round my head looking at audiences . My tied hair were putting down as I move. There are one nail on my back-head. After some movement, I coiled my hair to  the nail and pull my hair strongly. My hair were torn off little by little. But it was strong than I thought so I couldn’t tore it. I pull it more strongly then my hair was torn.




“To the Sunset”「夕日に向かう」

Performance: 14th Feb 2019
Duration: 20mins
Event; Ase-mizu  「あせみず」curated by Riko Takahashi

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I set one light at the 1 meter high on the box. And slowly walk toward it blewing inside the space that is holding by my hands. There are 3 silver ball inside them, and those are frying by my breathing. In front of the light I put my hands in my pockets. There are solt inside my pockets.I breath my hands and solt dropped on the floor walking backwards.





“行為以前ー上野” KOUI IZENーUeno

Date: 5th-8th Feb 2019
Duration: 24 hours
Venue: Tokyo art University gallery and Ueno Park

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“No title”

Date: 4th Nov 2018
Duration: About 1 hour half  ×4 times
Event: 絵画教室みたいな絵画教室展  organized by Art Maru
Venue:Gallery Hanagura ギャラリー花蔵(長野市)

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“Say the opposite of…”

date: 13th Sep 2018
duration: 30 mins
venue: Tomioka-town Fukushima
event:Responding: International Performance Art Festival and Meeting


わたしたちは人の役に立っている。」 言葉(抜粋):北山聖子、東秋帆

This performance had done in front of the Difficult-to-Return Zone at  Tomioka-machi Fukushima. For about 30mins I said the words opposite of the facts and let the audience to do the same as me.

"I am a man.
I have a blond hair and blue eyes.
Today is sunny, really good weather.
The things that the car brings is not specific wastes.
The place I had been lived was always safe.
I have no place that I can't go back.
I don't feel grief.
I am living here.
I have no family.
I know well about this place.
I am suffering.
I am crying.
We do something good for others."  selected words by Seiko Kitayama, Akiho Azuma

“With a string” 

Performance: 8th Sep 2019
Duration: 3 hours
Place: Iwakiyumoto, Fukushima 
Event:Responding: International Performance Art Festival and Meeting

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I coiled a white string with a needle on the nail at the store that is closing. Putting the needle onto my mouth and stretch it tight. The space I can move depends on how long the white string is. I am with the string with the tension for 3 hours.



“Existence as humidity/ 湿度としての存在”

date:11th July 2018
event:Tokyo Performing Arts Festival   
venue:NakanoZERO Tokyo 
organizer: Koji Kawai


“Raise the humid inside the case by breathing / ケースの中の湿度を呼吸で上げる” 30min

“Wait for a cup of hot water down its temperature  / コップ一杯のお湯の熱が下がるのを待 つ”

duration:1h 30min

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” Raise the humid inside the case/ケースの中の湿度を上げる” 

duration:3 hours

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“Thinking about Inside/空間の中を考える”

date:27th May 2018
duration:2h 30min
event:座論出逢・ 亜苦庶ん-Salon der Aktion-
venue:Denchu Hirakushi House and Atelier/旧平櫛田中邸アトリ Tokyo 
organizer:  Megumi Shimizu, Seiko Kitayama



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歴史的建築である平櫛田中アトリエの引き戸、戸、引き出しなどを開け、中の匂いと空気、開くことによって変化する空間を感じる。photo by Naoki Takehisa, Megumi Shimizu, Osamu Adachi



” Playing Rock! Paper! Scissors! with Sky / 空とジャンケンする”

30minutes video 
venue:NakanoFREAK OUTgallery , 中野フリークアウト、
organizer: Shunichi Saitou



Is the sky always a friend of mine? The sky always gives us sunshine, rain and the beauty of itself…blue sky… But many fighters covers our land and bombs fallen our land from the same sky at the 70 years ago. And now also our blessed land changed to be exposed to radiation at Fukushima after the disaster of 3.11. How can we fight with the enemy not to be seen? The result that has to fear about it hurts us decisively. Can you see your enemy? Is the sky always a friend of you?




duration:40 minutes
date:18th Nov 2017
event:Nagano Cinema Lab's Open Experiment / 長野実験映像室
organizer: Nao Nakazawa


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SEIKO KITAYAMA – performance art



“Does the stones feel my breathing? / 石は息を感じるか”

duration:30 minutes
date:18th Nov 2017
organizer:Art Maru




“A stitch”

duration: 2 hours  
date:2nd Sep 2017
event: Like a dance floor summer festival  / ダンスフロア的夏祭り
organizer: Aki Mori

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@SIPAF(solidarities in Performance Art in  Phillippines) PUP University PHILLIPPINES  curation Boyet de Mesa

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This is the performance that couldn’t have done in Singapore because of the censorship. I did it at the party or festival space that was filled by many people and the little bit being excited. I ask them “Please tell me one criticism for your government”
“A leaf between you and me” one by one. The corruption and bribes of politicians killed many drug users and pushers without any judgment, they told me a lot. And I saw a stitch on their clothes, and then I saw also a stitch on my T-shirt. The amount of stitches is the number of criticisms. I will continue this project until it reaches 1000. This idea came from 1000 stitches that many women had made, praying for their husbands, father and boyfriend safety under World War II.



“Officially Licensed Performance “

duration: 3 hours
date: 2nd July 2017
event: Performance Resources Orchestra 
venue:Intersection gallery and outside SINGAPORE
organizer: Yuzuru Maeda

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わたしは、4つの案を提出した。一つはシンガポール政府を批判するもの、日本政府の法改正を批判するもの、上半身裸になるジェンダーに関するもの、そしてただ掃除をするもの。そして「この中から、シンガポール国内で行って良いパフォーマンスを選んで下さい。わたしはそれに従います。」と書き添えた。答えは「服を着るならば、3つ目のパフォーマンスをして良い。」との回答だった。それではコンセプトに反したパフォーマンスになる。必然的に4つ目のパフォーマンスになった。わたしは「Officially Licensed Performance」というTシャツを着て、ギャラリーの中からシンガポール市内を掃除して回った。人々はわたし達を掃除人と思い、わたしのバケツにゴミを放り込んだり、ここを掃除してくれと頼んできたりした。

When we do the performance in the Singapore, we must write down everything we would do in the performance. Will be naked? Or criticize government? Or about religion? It checked and sorted beforehand.
I suggested 4 ideas. One is about critic for the Singapore government, about critic for the Japanese law change, about Gender being naked of my upper body and the 4th idea is just doing cleaning inside and outside of the gallery. And I wrote “Please choose one idea I can do in your country. I will follow your suggestion.” Their answer is “If you wear your clothes, you can do the third idea.” But if I can’t be naked at that idea, it will not be my work. Consequently, I will do the 4th idea. I make the T-shirt written “Officially Licensed Performance”, wear it and started cleaning.  After finished inside the gallery, we had gone outside and had continued cleaning. Thank you for your help, Yuzuru Maeda. This performance could have done because of your big help.


“Trip with…” 

duration: 1 hour
date: 27th Apr 2017
event: GUYU International Performance Art Festival 谷雨国際行為芸術祭
Xian China
organizer: Xian Xixi





“Stay with me”  

duration: 10 minutes
event:GUYU International Performance Art Festival 谷雨国際行為芸術祭 Xian China
organizer: Xian Xixi


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「Stay with me」と書いてある壁の前で観客と背を合わせ、「右手を上げて」「上を向いて」と指示をする。背中を合わせていることで、口で言わなくともお互いに動き始める。「Stay with me」という願いとその願いの享受、そして共働について。



“Needles between you and me”

duration: 30 minutes
date: Apr 2017
event:GUYU International Performance Art Festival 谷雨国際行為芸術祭 Xian China
organizer: Xian Xixi





 “A leaf between you and me-anger-“

duration: 15 minutes 
date:2nd Aug 2017
event:Nippon International Performance Art Festival Asia 2017
organizer: Seiji Shimoda

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2017.8 “A leaf between you and me, “I ask could you get angry for this leaf for me?” I ask for the audience of a woman. One woman hesitated to angry and say some words for anger with a laugh, and a woman didn’t accept it and go away. One single mother got angry with groaning, then naturally tears came from my eyes. And also the single mother of Myanmar got angry with crying and I cried with a sob and we embraced each other. After a while, she said “OK?” looked into my eyes with her sums up. I felt it really pretty and laughed. Why did I ask anger for those women audiences? I asked to cry to men audience at the next of my work. I think in the situation in our world now, women need to express anger and men need sadness. It’s the way to understand each other. This is just my romanticism.


“A leaf between you and me”

duration: 20 minutes    
date: 8th Jul 2017
event: Performance Resources Orchestra  Singapore
organizer: Yuzuru Maeda

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あなたとわたしの間にある一枚の葉について。photo by  Quin Tin


“Woman snow curving”

duration: 30 minutes 
date: 7th Feb 2017
event: The 22nd Nippon International Performance Art Festival International  Iizuna mountain seminar 
organizer: Seiji Shimoda





“Scissors between you and me”

duration: 15minutes
date: 30th Jan 2017
event: The 22nd Nippon International Performance Art Festival
venue: 3331Arts Chiyoda 
organizer: Seiji Shimoda

Scissors between you-Seiko Kitayama 2017 photo by Meba Kurata

photo by Meba Kurata  倉田めば




“Candle Face”

40 minutes video
group exhibition: “Cherry-gang-gang”
venue: Cherry Red
organizer:Shunichi Saitou

candle face Seiko Kitayama 2016




duration: 30 minutes 
date: 30th Jul 2016
event: 2nd Nagano Cinema Laboratory / 長野映像実験室 第二回公開実験 
venue: Gallery Hanozo /ギャラリー花蔵
Nao Nakazawa-movie / Seiko Kitayama-Performance
organizer: Nao Nakazawa




映画監督 中澤尚博のアメリカの養鶏場の映像、ArtMaruの笛、Judy Tenkuのギター、Shimon Katoのドラムとパフォーマンスアートのコラボレーション




duration: 30 minutes 
date: 17th Jul 2016 
event: The sight of water  / 水のある光景」
venue: .kiten
organizer: Tsuki Yomihiko

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絵画展示として 鬼頭 明稚氏の水面の表層を描いた具象とも抽象ともとらえられるタブローを、2M(正確には1.99M)四方の枠を設置し、シートで枠を覆ってプールを作った。深さは10センチ。そこにパフォーマーが水槽に身体を踏み入れ、動き始める。私も含め、20名余りがパフォーマンスした。







duration: 10 minutes   
date: 14th May 2016
event: Seiji Shimoda Performance workshop / 霜田誠二パフォーマンスアートワークショップでのショートパフォーマンス
organizer: Seiji Shimoda






“Konnyaku / 蒟蒻”

duration: 10 minutes  
date: 14th May 2016
event: NIPAF NOW  /二パフの現在
organizer: Seiji Shimoda

写真家 金村修のエッセイで「フィルムをがんもや時にはコンニャクにはさみたいという欲望を持つこと。それは多分誰にも理解も共有もされない欲望だ。」と書いてあった。アートをやる人間たるもの、そういう欲望を持たなくては!という思いを持った。



 ”My Japanese Flag”    

duration: 30minutes    
date: 17th Jul 2015
event: METACTION~Art as Action and Transform /METACTION-行為と変容のアート
venue: Shiroto-no- ran store12/素人の乱12号店
organizer: Masaki Hirose, Seiko Kitayama      

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 “Red river”

duration: 20minutes 
date: 9th Jun 2015
event: Tokyo Performing Arts Festival/東京創造芸術祭 
venue: NakanoZERO 
organizer: Koji Kawai







duration: 30minutes
date: 29th May 2015
event: Tokyo Performing Arts Festival Pre-event / 東京創造芸術祭 プレイベント
venue: NakanoZERO 
organiser: Koji Kawai


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photo: Mamoru Kimura



Collaboration Performance with Katie Cercone(Go!PushPops!) and Notura Verage

duration: 30minutes
date: 29th May 2015   
event: Tokyo Performing Arts Festival Pre-event / 東京創造芸術祭 
venue: NakanoZERO 
organizer: Koji Kawai

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photo by Mamoru Kimura 木村護

わたしは彼女たちにアメリカの服を着せられる。わたしは彼女たちに日本の浴衣を着せる。彼女たちは音楽と証明に合わせて踊る。手には日の丸をくりぬいた国旗がある。彼女は女性器の位置に日の丸を押し当てる。わたしは「God Bless America!!」とパフォーマンスの間叫び続ける。



duration: 15 minutes
date: 30th Apr 2015 
event: パン屋会 / Bakery Meeting
organizer: Shohei Nomoto



duration: 30 min
date: 23rd September 2014
event: 秋分祭
venue: 金峰山長谷寺
organizer: 秋分祭実行委員会
photo: Art Maru

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"funeral" 「弔い」
duration: 15 min
date: June 2014
event: 夏の夕べの音を聞く会
organizer: Izumi Sekiya

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“Blue coral”

duration: 30 min
date: 17th June 2014
event: Miami International Performance Art Festival 
organizer: Charo Quit




duration: 30 minutes
date: 4th Nov 2013
venue: Academia de San Carlos,Mexico City 
organizer: Pancho Lopez 


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”no title ”

duration: 30 minutes  
date: 23rd Sep 2013
event: Hase-temple Festival vol.3「長谷寺秋分祭」
venue: 金峯山長谷寺




duration: 20 minutes
date: 17th Aug 2013
event:「In-Paf vol1」
venue: Instant42 ,Taiwan





“For my friend”

duration: 20minutes
date: 13th July 2013 
event: 風の音が聞こえない
venue: 三田の家 Mita House
organizer: Izumi Sekiya

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duration: 20minutes
date: 21st April 2013 
event: To the wide sunny sky /広く晴れた空へ
venue: organic cafe&gallery Sorairomizutama , Nagoya
organizer: Masaki Hirose, Harumi Terao

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duration: 10 minutes 
date: 17th May 2012
venue: Nakano
event: 夜の散歩
organizer: Izumi Sekiya

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duration: 20 minutes 
date: 24th Nov 2011
event: 夜の散歩
venue: Yumenoshima park 夢の島
organizer: Izumi Sekiya

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“Pray” 「祈り」

duration: 10 minutes 
date: 28th July 2011
event: ニパフの現在vol.16
venue: Kid Ailack Art Hall
organizer: Seiji Shimoda

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“flea” 「ノミ」

duration: 10 minutes 
date: June 2011
event: ニパフの現在vol.15
venue: Kid Ailack Art Hall
organizer: Seiji Shimoda

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“River between you and me”

duration: 30 minutes 
date: 9th Nov 2010
venue: The art college of Chittagong, Bangladesh
organizer: Seiji Shimoda



duration: 10 minutes 
date: January 2011
event: ニパフの現在vol.14
venue: Kid Ailack Art Hall
organizer: Seiji Shimoda

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duration: 10 minutes 
date: January 2011
event: ニパフの現在vol.14
venue: Kid Ailack Art Hall
organizer: Seiji Shimoda

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duration: 15 minutes
date: 8th May 2009   
event: The 16th Nippon International Performance Art Festival
venue: Neon Hall Nagano  長野ネオンホール
organizer: Seiji Shimoda


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duration: 10 minutes
date: January 2009   
event: The 16th Nippon International Performance Art Festival
venue: 横浜ザイム
organizer: Seiji Shimoda

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duration: 20 minutes
date: November 2008   
event: Seiko Kitayama solo exhibition
venue: masuii.R.D.R gallery+shop
written and dorected by Hoichi Okamoto
puppet and costume by Seiko Kitayama


My first performance work was collaboration with puppeteer Hoichi Okamoto.

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