Yoshimasa Ishibashi (Kyupi Kyupi) / Kyoto Soseiza Extra
Erotic and kitsch talent × women of the traditional performing arts. A miracle encounter that could only happen in Kyoto!
Kyoto based video & performance group Kyupi Kyupi consists of 3 members: di rector and video ar t ist, Yoshimasa Ishibashi; sculptural artist, Mazuka Kimura; and graphic designer, Koichi Emura; and has introduced their video and installation work in Japan and overseas at places such as Center Pompidou (Paris), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), and Tate Modern (London). Their live performance Cabarotica, in which extremely manipulated video images and lighting accompanies dance and music, has succeeded in a long-run at ART COMPLEX 1928 and was well received internationally. This time, Kyupi Kyupi was commissioned to create a new piece for female artists in Japanese traditional performing arts. It is a part of “Kyoto Soseiza” program exploring the new appeal of Kyoto’ s traditional arts. It is exciting to see how such a unique talent, known for creating highly technological, erotic and kitsch work, interact with traditional performing female artists and vice-versa.
- Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza
Founder of Kyupi Kyupi / Film Director / Film Maker
1997: Feature Film Wanna Drive You Insane was made into official selection of Stockholm International Film Festival and also won “The 8th Japanese Professional New Director Movie Awards”.
1998: Founded “Kyupi Kyupi” has shown works in Japan and overseas including NY, Paris and London.
2000: Produced the unique TV program Vermilion Pleasure Night.
2002: Began producing TV series Oh! Mikey. The program was internationally well received and listed for 2005’s Nikkei Entertainment “Internationally
Acclaimed Japanese Hit Maker Best 100”.
|Direction, Concept||Yoshimasa Ishibashi (Kyupi Kyupi)|
|Cast||Dance-Nobuko Takahara, Chika Takahashi, Mayumu Minakawa, Performance (Film)- Ryoko Aoki, Nohgaku- Yoshiko Washio, Kazuko Tachibana, Hikaru Uzawa, Naoko Takahashi, Nihonbuyo- Miyako Onoe, Soko Hanayagi, Nagauta Shamisen-Katsukinji Kineya, Katsuhirona Kineya, Kosen Kineya, Kamishichiken Satoyuki, Rokyoku-Keiko Haruno, Hazuki Ipputei, Wadaiko-Yuki Tabara, Kanako Otani, Mizuho Yoda, Anri Kobayashi, Tomomi Inoue (Dadadadan Tenko)|
|Visual Design||Koichi Emura (Kyupi Kyupi)|
|Art Direction||Mazuka Kimura (Kyupi Kyupi)|
|3D image||Galaxy of Terror Co., Ltd|
|Hair Makeup||Kiyomitsu Hario|
|Special Makeup||Amazing Studio JIRO|
|Costume Design, Title Design||Aki Funabiki|
|Lighting||Wataru Kawasaki (RYU)|
|Sound Design||Masahiro Maruyama (Soei Coordination)|
|Special Effect||Masato Ii, Mitsuhide Yakushiji, Nagauta Supervisor, Katsushichiro Kineya|
|Technical Director||Hideya Seki (RYU)|
|Stage Manager||Kazuya Kushimoto (RYU)|
|Costume Production||Akiko Iwasaki, Chacott|
|Production manager||Satoko Suchi (Fish Heads), Mayumi Yamamoto (Kyoto Art Center), Mami Katsuya (Kyoto Art Center)|
|Concept||Kyoto Art Center|
|Production Managed by||Kyoto Art Center, Fish Heads|
|Co-Produced and Co-Presented by||Kyoto Experiment|
|Presented by||Kyoto City|