PAISLEY PARKS “MEIKO WIRE”
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This experimental music project brings cutting-edge technology to Japanese craftsmanship to create music labels from back alley workshops. One musician is assigned to one workshop, producing hypnotic sounds and scenes of the manufacturing process.
Accolades include: Grand Prix Prize at the Tokyo Art Directors Club 2017, Golden award at the Good Design Award 2017, Cannes Lions 2017, NY ADC 2017 and Spikes Asia 2017 in overseas.
The most recent work brings visuals and sounds together from Meiko Futaba, a factory that specializes in electric wires and harnesses. The high-tech JUKE dance music comes from Chicago.
Diving into Japanese Denim
The documentary ‘Weaving Shibusa’, directed by David Leisher in 2017, explores the techniques used to make jeans in Japanese workshops.
Paris, Tokyo: Robert Compagnon
With his co-chef and talented wife, Jessica Yang, Robert Compagnon opened one of the top new restaurants in Paris: Le Rigmarole.3:31
‘Shimakage’, Dreamlike Photography
In this series of photographs, Chieko Shiraishi conveys the essence of her work: introspection and the poetic nature of black and white.
The Tattoos that Marked the Criminals of the Edo Period
Traditional tattoos were strong signifiers; murderers had head tattoos, while theft might result in an arm tattoo.
‘Shoplifters’, Imagining Love
Awarded a Palme d’or at Cannes, Hirokazu Kore-eda's film explores the art of living together in a family on the fringes of Japanese society.