Ballettikka Internettikka Nipponnikka – Seawater Training 01
Action to be performed: At the same time that two Suns simultaneously rise from the Pacific Ocean, two robots will walk/dive into the ocean, dancing an early morning Internet Ballet at the easternmost point of Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun.
Photos from the training: 25 September 2009.
Training location: Strunjan Bay, Slovenia
Minami Torishima is an isolated island in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The hottest place in Japan, it is the easternmost Japanese territory, lying some 1,848 kilometres southeast of Tokyo. It takes about 45 minutes to walk around the triangular-shaped, low-lying island which has an area of 1.2 square kilometres. The island is unusual because the closer to the coast, the higher the elevation: the central area of the island is 1 metre below sea level whilst the coast is about 5 to 8 metres above. There is an airport and a radio station on the island. The island is presently used for weather observation, but little else.