[Text by Miguel Polo]
[Photos by Hidemasa Miyake]
After the very successful first edition of the most underground arts night, Slideluck Tokyo returned with it’s second edition, this time based around the theme “Borderline/Borderless”.
Back again to the always cutting-edge gallery Galaxy Gingakei in the heart of Tokyo, this one was sure to be a night to remember.
The night was opened with a dreamy ambient music set by Dj Chiro, who brought a magical eerie vibe to the place. Leading VJs Venti Fluids joined with a colourful and dynamic visual projection set that left everyone in awe. Sapphire Slows was the first of the live performances, one of the most notable names in the Tokyo electronic scene, she surprised and established a fantastic chemistry with the audience by playing live her keyboard and synth. Visual artist Atsuhiro Ito followed playing the OPTRON, an instrument created by himself that uses light and sound in a never seen before way. The third of the performances came by Hajime Kinoko, his model Seira and crew. The world renowned kinbaku rope artist (Japanese art of bondage) mesmerized everyone with a beautifully choreographed piece created specially for the occasion. Dj Rebecca U closed the night with one of her always eclectic sets.
Photography works were selected by our curators Naoko Higashi (editor of IMA magazine), Kohei Oyama (Director of Newfave publishing house) and guest curator Shauba Chang (Director of Waterfall and dmp editions, Taiwan).
During the event everyone enjoyed delicious lager beer and ales by our unconditional sponsors: The Brooklyn Brewery and Kiuchi Brewery, supporters of young talent and fosters of excellent arts, without whose help the event wouldn’t have been possible.
Once again Slideluck Tokyo brought together the best artists of the moment and created a night full of surprises, emotions and inspiration that will be talked about for time to come.
Selected Slideluck Tokyo II photographers:
Tomas Bachot • Thomas Wunsch • Gian Marco Sanna • Rebecca U • Gerardo Filocamo • Claudio Sanna • Dora Diamant • Lena Szankay • Nozomi Teranishi • Hristina Tasheva • Adrian Lo • Kohei Kawatani • Malcolm Pate • Foster Mickley • Yujin Ju • Hiromichi Hata • Ami Inaba • Hiroyuki Yamada • Kohey Kanno • Storm Luu
Collaborators: GUP Magazine (Netherlands), MOTHER-MAGAZINE (Uk), LAR Magazine (Mexico), Contact High Zine (Japan), G/P Gallery (Japan), Newfave (Japan), Waterfall (Taiwan), DMP Editions (Taiwan), Slideluck Editorial, flotsambooks (Japan), Hitachino Nest Beer, Brooklyn Brewery, Gallery Galaxy Gingakei.