I made massive origami head by a guardian paper. Like the Simpsons character, someone said,,,? Dancing dancing dancing My origami attempts at kin's window. An origami massive lamp shade includes Christmas LED lights.
Merry Christmas, everyone-- I will be Bangkok from tomorrow~!
I was picking up stills of Kazuko Horki and Mervyn Millar's performance "REASONS FOR LIVING SCRATCH" which was performed on last May at Battersea Art Centre. Because they need to get photos for publishing.
I was shooting videos and editing it now. I helped performance as a performer, too. (Well,, even though it was really small appearance,,!)
The performance piece was amazing. People will experience the piece of performance to lying inside of a small tent. Then we can see the lights and sounds. We can not see any actors, so we can feel abstract lights and voices. The tent itself is dark, so audience can't expect what will happen next. The play's is short, but poetic, humour and warm. Kazuko's pieces are always amazing!!!!
Well,,, I'm still editing the video, so if I finish it, I will put on Web soon.
When my brain become confusion, I often play drawing or painting. I used to do painting a lot when I was teenager, so I missed paints a lot. I love absstaction, but this time, I painted portraits. These are portraits about someone I met in my past.
Ron Arad was on i-Bum today! He said his trousers are Yoji Yamamoto. I scanned his Yojinized bum. He visited our Resonance FM booth.
Also, Japanese contemporary painter Tomoko Nagai sat on my bum chair, too. She is showing at Tomio Koyama gallery at frieze. Her paints are visually entertaining, and fun. I like her work.I got a palm read by Bob and Roberta Smith. He is doing palm read to show how much I am suitable as an artist to raise funds for Resonance. Bob is a lovely guy. I had a result, too. My palm read was not too bad??
NHK Digital Stadium(Media art program run by National Japanese TV network) I was on was on air yesterday in Japan. Japanese celebrities was on the chair scan their bums. Mainly i-Bum was focused, but at the same time, my other works, my interview was shown on NHK! Me and my work was on air more than 5 min. I was chatting on twitter when it was on air real time at Frieze Art Fair, a lot of people enjoyed the show itself.
Repeat is on NHK BS Hi 19 Oct(Sun)25:00-25:39 NHK BS Hi(Maybe on BS2,,, I didn't remember),, 23Oct Fri 11:00-11:39
Also, it would be on NHK world in worldwide. Sky(UK) has NHK world, too. The schedule hasn't decided, but it should be on NHK world sometime soon!
Frieze Art Fair started yesterday. I'm showing i-Bum and Life Tree @ Resonance FM booth. Yesterday was Private View, so a lot of VIP people were coming to look around the show. A lot of people tried to sit down on my chair, and I got a VIP bum! Grayson Perry visited our Resonance booth, then he got a photo copy of his ass!
Actually, he was on the cover of today's gurdian's Frieze special magazine with the same outfit as he was sitting down on my chair.
I had positive responses from the night, so far so good. I went to Frieze after party at Mayfair last night. That was quite posh and expensive night.
Frieze is still on until this Sunday! Come to see my work at Resonance FM booth, P12 on Frieze map-
i-Bum on 100%design at designer's block is finally finished! Nearly 300 people were scanned their bums! I could promote my work to a lot of people. I will create a blog which is focused on just bums,,,!!
Thank you for tring my pieces, and I am glad to see many smiles--!
i-Bum will be on Domus(Italy), onOffice magazine(UK) and the Sunday times. Also nearly the day of broadcasting NHK Digital studium! 16th Oct 24:00-24:40
Now, I am sitting down on my chair, and doing freelance web work and contacting to several companies for next work. Also, I will help an Music event at the Union Chapel on 23 Oct. I will run a creature workshop,,, that will be fun.
A party @ Mother ad agency held and went reall well!
Finally, my chair worked well and I could see a lot of people and my friends there. Thank you for coming to my show- A lot of people scanned, and printed thir ass. I need to thank to everyone. Before the exhibition, I maintained the chair until 2:30am,,, that was hard,, But, well, I could make it work well finally. That was brilliant. I figured out what was wrong on the chair.
I was interviewed by Creative Review HD cam, so my video interview will be on CR blog later on.
I took down everything yesterday. So my chair is now at home.(It is my first time I got the chair at my home. It used to be at Uni. )
And I found the timetable for my appearance on NHK(Japanese national TV)
NHK Digital Stadium
NHK BS2-17Oct,0:00-0:40, BS-Hi 19Oct 1:00-1:40, 23Oct 11:00-11:40(Repeat)
It might be on SKY,NHK world in UK later. I will inform that if I will find the schedule.
Please check it out if you are living in Japan. And I will be on Japanese festival @ spitalfields this weekend,, I was practicing the dance yesterday, that was fun...
I've been to ICC (Interactive art gallery run by NTT.) at Opera city, Hatsudai, Tokyo. The exhibition space and collection was quite good. It's like japanese ARS electronica center. I was excited to get into a silent room which John Cage was inspired his 4'33. The room kill every sound, and it was difficult to make conversation with friends. My friend, Ari said it was like a canadian snow mountain where she used to live. Every sound was absorbed and the space itself stands out rather than people themselves.
Mainly, in this holiday, I am meeting many friends, relatives and old bosses as much as possible. I'm going out everyday, and I am trying to talk to many people. Fortunately, most of my friends are media and art people. I met artists, designers and media directors. It was great to see them, and I was showing my latest works. I am quite lucky to have such a good friends. As same as London, creative industry in Japan is tough. Many friends are still looking for jobs. (Even though most of my friends are graduated three or two years ago. Well, I guess it is their second job since their graduation.) Job and salary cuts in big companies are common nowadays. Still I feel Japanese products are strong. A lot of original ideas which I never seen out side of the world. (Well, I often visit many countries including other south asian countries.) So still I think Japan is unique. But the most dissapointed thing is people lose their passion. I didn't see a lot of motivated people. Many people become tired and less communicative. That's real shame. I think London people are more motivative and creative. However, Japan is quite spritual country, I guess our traditonal spritual ideas are strong, and the idea should be used as a exportable product to the world. Also Japanese technologies are amazing!
Before my deperture of Japanese holiday, I was interviewed by Creative Review in their office. I visited oxford circus with a big suits case. (Just before my airbus,) And I hope I didn't say stupid things too much; Well, well. See what happens!
The issue will be out in middle week of august within 6 graduated students who picked up by CR. And I will have new exhibition at the Mother Ad agency's Lobby in London, 3-12 September which was organized by CR. Also iBum will be on FHM Germany in autum, too. ( How cool, isn't it?!)
left) iBum on LCC summer graduation Exhibition - my friend chris is on my iBum right) an audience is looking into iBum shuffle
left- my friend Tom is playing Joyster right- Joyster is working with my card!
I put my pics I took in London College of Communication on 3 July 2009. On You Tube's comments, someone doubt iBum is fake. So I need to defeat the rumor- Well, as you can see, it is actual working piece in real life! Particularly on the exhibition, iBum shuffle was working, too. I was displaying nearly 200 pictures randomly everyday on a screen beside a chair.
Also, a lot of audiences are interested in Joyster project, too. People are happy to see different colour, size and rotate speed of flowers with their cards.