Category Archives: Japan

Until Water Grasps Flame (words from Keiji Haino)

Ink on paper inspired after seeing Nazorani perform.

Black: Implication Flooding (words from Keiji Haino)

Ink on paper.

So, black is myself (words from Keiji Haino)

Ink on paper.  

Duidao // Tête-bêche

“The first work by Liu Yichang I read was Duidao. The title is a Chinese translation of tête-bêche, which describes stamps that are printed top to bottom facing each other. Duidao centres round the intersection of two parallel stories – of an old man and a young girl. One is about memories, the other anticipation. […]

TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA – LIGHT YEARS AHEAD

Born in 1967. Established Tokujin Yoshioka Inc. in 2000. His works, which transcend the boundaries of product design, architecture, and exhibition installation, are highly evaluated also as art. At Milano Salone 2015, Tokujin is presenting new projects in collaboration with three leading Italian brands, Kartell, Glas Italia and MOROSO.     Kartell “PLANET ” ‘ PLANET ’ […]

MONDAY MORNING MERZBOW MOOD

MONDAY MORNING MERZBOW MOOD      

Sunday Night Listening..

Fushitsusha – (Double Live) (PSF, 1989)      

BORIS_FLOOD (LIVE)

BORIS_FLOOD (LIVE) Photos I took of Boris performing Flood in Melbourne 2013, followed by a (FLAC) recording of their 2012 Tokyo performance.

ACCORDING TO NATURE

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater “I think Wright learned the most important aspect of architecture, the treatment of space, from Japanese architecture. When I visited Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, I found that same sensibility of space. But there was the additional sounds of nature that appealed to me.” -Tadao Ando      

RETURN TO FORM

The following film is from the Dior archives, when John Galliano created this breathtaking HC collection,  SS2007. Malcolm Mclaren’s Madame Butterfly opens and closes the show, evoking a sense of nostalgia, fusing past and future. William Gibson comes to mind, in particular, Pattern Recognition, where he writes “The future is there… looking back at us. Trying […]