This is an exhibition and performance by the artist collective HIxTO, in which the bugs that appear as unexpected errors are reinterpreted as an evolutionary turning point for survival. “Confronting the bugs for the sake of evolution, we attempt to create a space where we can rethink about what it means to live and experience the very act of living with others,” the collective says in its artist statement for bug. “This work faces the bugs in which we find new value and creativity, rethinks living, and creates. bug embodies the very act of living with others.”


1. Exhibition
Friday, December 24 / 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Saturday, December 25 / 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday, December 26 / 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

2. Performance
Friday, December 24 / 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 25 / 11 a.m., 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 26 / 2 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes


Kyoto City Museum of Art Annex


Open to all


1: Free
2: ¥1,000 (free for junior high school students or younger)
Advance and same-day tickets are the same price.


1) Not required

2) Required
KYOTO STEAM—International Arts × Science Festival Executive Committee
Reservation form available here
Email: info@kyoto-steam.org
Please include: 1) your full name, 2) telephone number, 3) email address, 4) number of participants, 5) date of the session.

Reservation Period:
Tuesday, November 2, 2021–Thursday, December 23, 2021

Performers & Creative Credits

Directed and Choreographed by Sho Namiki
Stage Design: Shintaku Kanako
Dancers: Iba Miho, Kawakami Shin, Kohori Manae, Nagao Nami, Kei Minoura
Dramaturge: Ishimoto Koji
Stage Manager: Sogo Yohei
Hair and Makeup & Costume Design: NaO
PR & Video Documentation: Tatsutomi Kohei
Prop Supervisor: Haruhi
Photo Documentation: Matsuda Minetaka, Utsurogi Nagusa
Production Coordinator: Toma Mei

Concept Advisor : Sinapayan Lana
In cooperation with Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto Art Center