Neon Dance have been announced as one of the participating artists at Setouchi Triennale 2019, an international contemporary arts festival held every three years across 12 ‘art islands’ in Japan. Like many rural parts of Japan, the islands in the Seto Inland Sea have been suffering from depopulation in recent decades, while their remaining residents have been aging at a rapid pace, causing a wide range of problems. One of the festival's main goals is to counteract these trends and revitalize the region in a sustainable and creative way by bringing contemporary art and tourism onto the islands. The festival features over 150 artworks by artists from both Japan and overseas, many of whom make use of abandoned homes to host or even become their art installations, helping to reinvent the area as a haven for world-class art. More info coming soon!