Clear Gallery Tokyo & Projectionist Asia ร่วมจัด ARASHI NIGHT, an Exclusive Party ภายใต้คอนเซ็ปต์ "Discover & Encourage" ที่ 137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok สุขุมวิท 39 เมื่อวันที่ 9 มิถุนายน 2561 เชิญกลุ่มนักธุรกิจรุ่นใหม่ ศิลปินมีชื่อจากวงการแฟชั่น นักสะสมงานศิลปะ ผู้กำกับ โปรดิวเซอร์ภาพยนตร์ ทั้งไทยและต่างประเทศ มาพบปะสังสรรค์ แลกเปลี่ยนความคิดเพื่อสนับสนุนให้ธุรกิจด้านศิลปะในประเทศไทย และ ศิลปินไทย และเอเชียเติบโตในระดับโลก โดยไฮไลท์ภายในงานนอกจากจะมีศิลปินภาพถ่ายชื่อดังชาวญี่ปุ่นอย่าง Manabu Goga ผู้คร่ำหวอดในการถ่ายภาพใต้น้ำอันดับ 1 ของญี่ปุ่นแล้ว ยังมีคุณ นท พนายางกูร มาเป็นดีเจ รวมถึงแขกพิเศษและศิลปินอีกหลายท่าน อาทิ เช่น คุณฉัททันต์, กุญชร ณ อยุธยา รองผู้ว่าการด้านนโยบายและแผน การท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย คุณอภิชัย ตระกูลเผด็จไกร หรือ นักร้องวง Greasy Café
Projectionist ASIA Projectionist ASIA (P.A.) is contemporary Art & Culture Management, Co-Financing Platform in Asia. The company is one of the most important pillars and a subsidiary of Alternative Universe Co., Ltd. an International Social-infrastructure Development company based in Sathorn, Bangkok. Established by Patavee Viranuvat together with other young Investors, Collectors, Curators, Producers throughout Asia and Europe, P.A. in its early days has been supporting and encouraging Cinematic Arts and Visual Arts Projects in Asia including Feature Films, Short Films, Creative Documentaries, Art Projects, Artists, Art Festivals, Film Festivals, with the strong passion to "Discover & Encourage”.
The recent film project supported by Projectionist ASIA is ’10 Years Thailand’ (2018) directed by Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Siriphol, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul which selected for Special Screening Section at Cannes International Film Festival 2018.
Projectionist ASIA’s initial passion is in Cinema & Cinematic Arts. Our aim is to establish a co- financing platform in order to create a strong foundation for young filmmakers and artists in Asia. With the believe in the future of Asian Cinema & Asian Culture - the company is flexible to all experimental & creative projects.
Working as an Executive Producer and Managing Director of Projectionist ASIA, Patavee Viranuvat completed his Bachelor of Film and Television School in 2005 from Bond University where he met his first film teacher Ingo Petzke. Viranuvat then was selected for AFA 2008 mastered by Hou Hsieo Hsien, Arthur Wong, and Brillante Mendoza. In the same year his project ‘Stratosphere’ was selected for Produire Au Sud mastered by Elise Jalladeau, Emilie Georges, Miguel Machaski, together with Aditya Assarat, Soros Sukhum, Mouly Surya, and that is when Viranuvat met Tongpong Chantarangkul for his first feature ‘I Carried You Home’ before working as a Co- Producer for the film by successfully pitched the project to go to Cannes International Film Festival 2010 for the Thai Pitch Project to meet other investors and Co-Production Partners in Europe before the film had its World Premiere at Busan International Film Festival in 2012. Viranuvat completed his Master Degree from Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) from 国 際大学 International University of Japan (IUJ) in 2015 mastered with Prof. Dr. Kimeo Kase, Prof. Dr. Jay Rajasekera, Prof. Dr. Toshiro Wakayama, Prof. Dr. Hyunkoo Lee, and Prof. Ryukichi Miyabayashi
Message from Yoichi Nakamuta
"Artist, MANABU KOGA is Japan`s one and only Underwater Photographer who captures floating female model with artistically body fit underwater costume.
He started his career as a Graphic Designer, designing and branding a graphics for famous Animation (MANGA) Character, such as GUNDAM and many other character logo and titles.
Then Manabu has been interested in Filming, He became Underwater film maker 15 years ago, With his amazing shooting and editing skills, Manabu became famous and awarded many commission works by Music and Cinema industry to film Underwater screen with Female and actresses. One of successful Japanese film called Helter Skelter, directed by Mika Ninagawa asked him to shoot Japanese actress ERIKA SAWAJIRI in the water, maybe some of you, remember this scene ?
By Tokyo Subculture connection, Artist Takashi Murakami, invited Manabu to ART BASEL MIAMI to do a VJ (Video Jockey) for a big party by pop singer, Farrell Wiliams.
This is Manabu`s fist time visit to Thailand, and first solo show out side Japan! Now you can see his recent works TITLED “ UNDER WATER KNEE HIGH GIRLS”
Yoichi Nakamuta, Founder of CLEAR GALLERY TOKYO has been actively curating and producing art exhibitions over 30 years.
His gallery in Tokyo has been working with many Japanese emerging artists , such as MADSAKI, YONEHARA, HIMAA, and many other..
can not pronounce all names tonight, but Yoichi`s interest, is not only Japanese Art, but also , he is passionately working with Asian artists.
Last year, He presented in Venice Art Biennale , from Thai artist , with Anon Pairot and Kawita Vatanajyankur from Thailand and
awarded world wide reputation for finding "EAST MEETS THE BEST" in creative industry
Yoichi is Freeman , with philosophy background, "BE A VOICE, NOT AN ECHO.”
ABOUT MANABU’S UNDERWATER KNEE SOCKS
Manabu’s photographic series: Underwater knee socks has reached a wide success in Japan namely due to the rich otaku cultural content of his work. His aesthetic is deeply inspired by the underground yet, vastly expanded network of anime and manga. Anyone remotely familiar with the otaku culture can easily grasp Manabu’s inspiration. In a sense, his pictures are so incredible because they offer a dimension of reality to the extreme and virtual world of animation. While reading manga and admiring its character, we are often faced with surreal situation, such as flying futuristic devices or underwater worlds. Manabu uses water to break gravity and create another dimension, where his underwater dolls/muses can strive. Manga fans do not expect these two-dimension fetishized woman to suddenly take a human form. While there is a clear reference to Cosplay culture, Manabu’s picture borrows the popular activity and pushes it to the extremes. It is extremely realistic, and offers the viewer the experience of having that ounce of imagination separates these imaginary characters and real woman offered to their gazes.
The culture of anime “cartoon characters” stories could appear childish at first glance. However, the root of anime culture can be traced as far back as Hokusai, deemed the father of modern manga with some of his ukiyo-e clearly indicating a story line and consisting of a brute form of manga. Moreover, the modern anime origin resides in post-world war censorship applied to Japanese society by American occupation. During the American grip on the country, war movies and explicit pornography was banned in japan, which in fact gave birth to erocom genre (erotic manga) and space robotic battle genre, championed by Gundam. A series so popular in japan that the Odaiba centre erected a real life, 18-meter-tall interactive statue of the robot during winter 2016. Manabu credibility also rest on the fact that he was involved in the making of this historical Tv-show, Gundam as a member of the creative direction of character design. In a sense, it is difficultly deniable that anime are an integral part of Japanese culture.
The Japanese culture has often been accused of being either childish or a mere reproduction of western ideals. In the same way, this radicalisation has similarly been accused of being too flat, two dimensional or to be without substance. In a sense, this quintessentially Japanese tradition can be seen as a bold move on the contemporary scene to impose Japanese value on the market as valuable and unique. The greatest example of this cultural break, is headed by Murakami who shamelessly presents the international scene, anime characters and unassuming character design with quite some success. Manabu uses his previous experience in design and essentially Japanese modernist aesthetic to create his surrealistic futuristic kawaii imaginaries, reminding one of cyber-punk.
His design uses clear references to his previous work by including robotic elements, from breathing devices to electronic limbs, effectively creating beautifully surreal android woman. He uses underwater as a background in which his characters evolve but also as mean to counter-act gravity and create this seamless floating effect. In his photographic series, he transposes the underwater picture to Harajuku streets. The effect is stunning and transforms the reality perceived by the viewer while also capturing somehow the atmosphere of this part of town. Walking down these streets and crossing the colourfully and inventively dressed up youth, one would just merely be surprised if they started gravitating as they are in Manabu’s photography.
M a n a b u K o g a / Artist Born in Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki pref in 1972. Based on Tokyo now. From 1993~1996, first published "PEPPER SHOP" as independent magazine. Working as designer for comics, magazines, animation movie, videogame, toy, and model kits. Especially related with Gundam and Kamen rider. Underwater movie work started in 2002. Serial publishment works "Underwater Knee-high Girls" has published from 2013. Music video, movie, TV commercial and VJ on music event. Also self publishment works, magazine, solo-exhibition and group exhibition are continuously held. In 2018, JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL Entertainment Division examiner prize. Started with Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2018 exhibition, some more exhibitions around Asia will be scheduled as a tour.
[Manabu Koga (artist/graphic designer) Born in Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki pref in 1972.
Based on Tokyo now.
From 1993~1996, first published "PEPPER SHOP" as independent magazine. Working as designer for comics, magazines, animation movie, videogame, toy, and model kits. Especially related with Gundam and Kamen rider.
Underwater movie work started in 2002. Serial publishment works "Underwater Knee-high Girls" has published from 2013. music video,movie, TVcommercial and VJ on music event. Also self publishment works, magazine, solo-exhibition and group exhibition are continuously held. In 2018, JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL Entertainment Division examiner prize.
【WORKS for Water】 [Selected Exhibitions] “Underwater Knee-high Girls” PATER’S Shop and Gallery, 2013, Tokyo “Underwater Knee-high Girls Plus” PATER’S Shop and Gallery, 2014, Tokyo “Underwater Knee-high Girls Exhibition at Kyoto” Division, 2015, Kyoto “Underwater Knee-high Girls3” PATER’S Shop and Gallery, 2015, Tokyo “Underwater Knee-high Girls3 Exhibition at Kyoto” Division, 2015, Kyoto “Ultra Kaiju Underwater Knee-high Girls Project” PATER’S Shop and Gallery, 2016, Tokyo “LOVE LOVE SHOW The Second” Aomori Museum of Art, 2017, Aomori
“Underwater Knee-high Girls” 2013, Pot Pub. “Underwater Knee-high Girls Plus” 2014, Pot Pub. “Underwater Knee-high Girls3” 2015, Pepper Shop. “Ultra Kaiju Underwater Knee-high Girls Project” 2016, KADOKAWA. “Monthly Underwater Knee-high Girls R” 2017~, Pepper Shop. [Honors and Awards] 21st (2018) Japan Media Arts Festival Entertainment Division Jury Critiques "Harajuku Diving""
【Other Creations】 [Design Works] Takashi Murakami's Art Works & Ad Design, 1993-1997 Mobilefortune Gundam (Gundam Uranai) Character Design, 2001 Mdedarot Navi (Gameboy Advance Soft) Design Produce, 2001 Kamen Rider Double (TV Program) CD Package, 2009 Kamen Rider OOO (TV Program) CD Package, 2010 Kamen Rider Fourze (TV Program) CD Package, 2011 Gundam Build Fighters (TV Animation) Title Logo, 2013 Gundam Build Fighters Try (TV Animation) Title Logo, 2014 Gundam Build Divers (TV Animation) Title Logo, 2018
[Video Works] STAYIN' ALIVE / DCPRG Music Video, 2004 Fury / THE JETZEJOHNSON Music Video, 2010 Helter Skelter / Mika Ninagawa Underwater Camera, 2012 Hey!! Nyan / Sayonara Ponytail Music Video, 2013 One Piece Shinju / Urbangarde Music Video, 2014 Exist Archive (PlayStation 4 Soft) TV Ad, 2015"
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GO DIVE by Manabu Koga
"The girl in the water is loved, sad, fleeting. Once she comes out of the water, she is no longer the girl who was in the water. In the short time that she held her breath or the time she was breathing air from the scuba tank, she was a girl who could only exist in the water. Whether this is reality or fantasy, I dive in to meet them.
水の中の女の子は愛しく切なく儚いのです。水の外に出てしまうと彼女たちは水の 中の女の子ではなくなります。息をとめているわずかな時間、もしくはスクーバタン クの空気を呼吸している時間、水の中でしか存在できない女の子なのです。それは 現実なのか空想なのか。彼女たちに出会うためにダイブするのです。"