PechaKucha Presentation

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Takeshi Kanetake

Fireworks Photographer, 金武写真事務所 in Yokohama

Fireworks as an Art Form

PRESENTED ON JAN 31, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 154

「花火」と聞くと「夏」とイメージする人が多いと思いのではないでしょうか?日本では春夏冬、花火が見れます。300年以上伝承されている技と最先端の技術で、日本の花火は世界に誇れる芸術作品とも呼べるでしょう。日本の花火の美しさについて金武 武さんに話していただきます。

Fireworks bring up the imagery of summer. However, in Japan, fireworks can be seen throughout the year across the seasons. With skills dating beyond 300 years, passed down from generations to generations, in combination with state-of-the-art technology, Japanese fireworks are noteworthy artworks unrivaled in the world. Come this PechaKucha night, Kanetake Takeshi will proudly share with us this fantastical part of Japanese culture.

 

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MechaKucha boys for PechaKucha night

BY TERUO KURASAKI
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 10, 2010

Svensk Form celebrated vol #20 with an international PechaKucha during Stockholm Design Week! Presenting the chaos from Japan - one of Japan's truly creative personalities who has helped promote modern Japanese design for the last 20 years - Bring it on Kurosaki-san! Tokyo Design Flow
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Form Follows Beauty

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 01, 2009

In Form Follows Beauty from PechaKucha Night Chicago, Peter Exley talks about the relationship between art, design, architecture, lines, and sensuality as well as the feminine form. He also displays some of his artwork he created using an unconventional tool.

This was Presentation of the Day on February 17th, 2017. 

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Love Hotels of Japan

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Shinobu Machida, an art collector in Tokyo, shares his collection of photographs of the 'love hotels' across Japan. These photographs are especially valuable because many of these specialty hotels are being torn down in recent years. (in Japanese)

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How to Enjoy Photography

BY SHUNICHI AYUSAWA
@ VOL 30 ON NOV 29, 2014

Mr. Shunichi Ayuzawa is the professional photographer in Nagano. He connects Japan and foreign countries by the medium of photograph. For example, he introduces Nagano to other countries with photo of incredible scenery, visits foreign countries, and  works with members from various nations for photography.

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Curation as a Form of Editing and Research

BY VINCENT ROMAGNY
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

"I'm sorry I won't be able to talk about my passion, but I will talk about my problems with my passion."

In "Curation as a Form of Editing and Research" from PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol. 19, Vincent Romagny shares his curatorial projects in France, as well as his participation in Nuit Blanche in Kyoto.

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The Beautiful Scenery in Shanghai

BY 李懿玟I-WEN LEE
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 19, 2015

Ms. Lee used an internet photo of climbing a high wall to symbolize how tiny she felt in Shanghai. She rode a bicycle to explore the beautiful scenery in Shanghai, a design space full of geometric patterns and natural buildings, international architectural masterpieces, the locations where movies had been shot, as well as the Pavilion left by the Shanghai World Expo, have all become local museums worth exploring. Ms Lee recorded the city context and architectural features through photography, leaving with the hope to re-recognize Taipei with a new perspective.

工業設計師李懿玟以攀爬象徵網路高牆的照片,闡述她在上海時的渺小感受。她騎著腳踏車發掘上海城市中美麗的景色,像是充滿幾何圖紋的設計空間與自然建築,國際建築大師作品、電影取景地等,以及上海世界博覽會結束後留下的館場,都成為當地值得探索的美術館。她透過攝影將城市脈絡、建築特色記錄下來,也因曾經出走,期望能以全新的視角來重新認識台北。

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The Vegetable Store

BY ERICA EYRES
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Erica Eyres lives and works in Glasgow.
Eyres graduated with a MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow and the Kunsthaus, Erfurt, with selected group exhibitions including PS1, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland. 

In this presentation Erica speaks about her project The Vegetable Store at Fireworks Studio, a pottery shop that was turned into a ceramic fruit and vegetable store.

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2nd Hand Scenery

BY MATTHEW DOOLAN
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

"Can you imagine that in a school playground? It would be a wonderful thing to have. At the moment, it's sitting in a landfill."

From "2nd Hand Scenery" from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 31Matthew Doolan presents 2nd Hand Scenery, a fledgling organization based in Glasgow that aims to find creative ways to help the Scottish entertainment sector reduce the amount of scenery, props, and furniture going to landfill once a production cycle has finished. 2nd Hand Scenery's primary goal is to connect the different elements of the industry with one another, to let the school drama club see what the National Company no longer needs and to facilitate the exchange, to let amateur dramatics groups share a show and to make it as easy as possible for companies and individuals to display their used items before they run out of time and space. 

It was founded by two scenic carpenters who after many years in the industry had become dismayed a the sheer volume of useful materials that are lost due to relentless production cycles and crushing time pressures inherent across the sector. So they decided that something had to be done about it.

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How to be PARTY ANIMAL

BY DAISUKE SASAKI
@ VOL 153 ON DEC 13, 2017

クリエイティブディレクター、アートディレクター、グラフィックデザイナーとして活動する佐々木大輔さん。手がけるプロジェクトの中でも特に、日本の伝統的なおもちゃ花火を使用したプロジェクトPARTY ANIMALは最高に楽しんで取り組んでいます。 多様化されて久しい人々の生活に、無意識の中の楽しさや日本の「変な」文化を感じることができるはず。

Hailing from Shibuya, Tokyo, Daisuke Sasaki is made up of three parts: 50% art director - 40% graphic designer - 10% creative director. PARTY ANIMAL is an art project produced by Daisuke and his creative team,made using traditional Japanese Toy Fireworks.

The goal: Amidst humanity's diverse ways of navigating life Daisuke wishes PARTY ANIMAL to be a symbol of “hope” and to promote “pleasure without reason”.