My dear friends! If you were not down at Super Deluxe on Friday night, you missed a piece of history! Lucky you having someone who goes to report for you!
Remember those psychadelic Japanese posters from the roaring 60ies? Women with wavy hair, orange, purple and yellow….? That is Tanaami Keiichi, who also had a share in Yellow Submarine, as far as I was told.
Not only that these works speak for themselves, Tanaami did loads of art films and is still very active also teaching at the Kyoto College of Art. Above all he was VJing at Super Deluxe last Friday!!!!
The Japanese titan of psychedelic art who has been operating on the experimental frontline since the 1960s is still on the ball! Collaborating with next-generation artists such as Ikunishi Yasunori and Kakegawa Yasunori (imagery), Kuknacke (music), and AO (sound) they transformed Super Deluxe’s interior into some kind of projected sculpture experience. The screening of their “4-Eeyes Re-Mix 2005″ is a remarkably transformed remake of Tanaami’s 1975 classic movie.
He had some unusual set up with two ellipse shaped screens for projecting eyes and one oddly shaped one in their middle, which sometimes functioned a little like a nose or just added to the whole projection installation.
I was busy recording the best bits! Enjoy them all here (I gave them sort of silly titles, sorry, but that makes it easier for you to guess what they are about):
- 1 eyes blinking
- 2 drawing creatures
- 3 black and white
- 4 sexy!
- 5 waves
- 6 psychodelic
- 7 ear monster
- 8 scream
- 9 eye mountain
- 10 famous model whose name I forgot
- 11 gothic waves
- 12 faces
Now I’m sure you would have loved to be there yourself!