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K-NARF

artist in Tokyo Japan

K-NARF is an artist who pretends to be a photographer, like a kid who plays at being a fireman or a policeman.
In September 2016 he started the "Hatarakimono Project" in Tokyo, an extra-ordinary tape-o-graphic archives made of 100 triptych portraits of Japanese workers : the Hatarakimono.

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HATARAKIMONO PROJECT

BY K-NARF
@ VOL 153 ON DEC 13, 2017

"The people that I love the most are the hatarakimono..because they are the people who provide for this amazing Japan."

In HATARAKIMONO PROJECT from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 153, KNARF showcases his tape-o-graphic portrait documentary about the busy bees of Japan. Manually processing his work with packing tape (+ anything from hardware or office supply stores), KNARF applies the principles of “BRICOLAGE” to photography, a contemporary Art movement born in NYC in the early 2000’s. His works adopt a “READY MADE”, “ARTE POVERA”, “D.I.Y.” aesthetic that straddles between a recent analogue past and an extreme technological present.

 

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PAST VOL 153

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Dec 13, 2017