Eye of Tree - Butoh Performance

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library has invited Eye of Tree to present their approach to Japanese Butoh Dance, and through this also explore the cultural exchange between Norway and Japan. The performance is part of the program for the EAJRS-conference and is open to the general public. Welcome!

About Eye of Tree

Eye of Tree is an artistic group consisting of the artists Kyuja Bae (NO/KO) and Katarina Skår Lisa (NO). From the perspective of multicultural openness and from an ethical, ecological perspective Eye of Tree creates networks with artists, organizations, institutions and festivals from around the world who have collective consciousness of a harmonious meeting between art, nature and spirituality.

Eye of Tree has presented their performance art works in Norway, Denmark, Japan and in Korea on several occasions, as well as leading workshops and attending seminars. Their first project “Birth-Way” is still an ongoing artistic research which allows observation and activation of the life journey processes we have as beings, so that we can travel from our ego to our divine selves. Eye of Tree has recently also shared lectures for master students of Design at HIOA (College of Design/ Kjeller) in 2016 and 2017.

About the event

Eye of Tree will give a performance that reflects their approach to Japanese Butoh-dance.
For their performance outside Professorboligen they are inspired by the poem that also led to the name of their company:

                                                                EYE OF TREE

                                                 Trees are poems the earth writes

                                                 upon the sky, We fell them down

                                                 and turn them into paper, in order

                                                 to record our emptiness.

                                                               - Kahlil Gibran -

The performance is part of the program for the EAJRS (European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists), a conference that is organised this year by the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. The conference EAJRS is an association of international character, formed with the purpose of promoting and fostering, by every available means, the development and dissemination of information and resources on Japan in Europe. To fulfil these aims the EAJRS holds an annual conference, and perform, support and promote other related activities.


  • Free entrance and family friendly
  • The event is open to the general public

Where: Go to Universitetsplassen across from Nationaltheatret, and enter the garden behind Domus Biblioteca (the Law Library).




Published Aug. 25, 2017 2:07 PM - Last modified Aug. 25, 2017 2:07 PM