CET 04

HAPPENINGText: Yuki Ishida

There was a place named “Moho Designer male dormitory (2)” with splendid member of Hiroshi Iguchi, Keiji ito, Naohiro Ukawa, Tsuyoshi Kusano, Tomoo Gokita, Naoki Satoh, Katsuki Tanaka, Ichiro Higashiizumi, Hiro Sugiyama and Hiroyuki Matsukage. (Unfortunately Koh Chihara was absent.)

Following with last year’s “Drawing” at TDB-CE, they held “clay exhibition” this year. On the first day, everyone worked on it hardly. The most impressive work was “Naohiro Ukawa” created by Tomoo Gokita. Things on the shoulder is a quail’s egg.

“Drive on Board 2004@Labline.tv“, an exhibition of paintings on snow boards by 13 artists was held at a gallery space in Kanda. Auction was also conducted, starting from 1 yen. How was the the highest bid…?

Legendary art unit Complesso Plasticocame back to life only during the term of CET. The title of the work was “Love and Onsen”. Even though many people came and got excited, on the last night, the installation was suddenly closed by the technical troubles. It was an attraction people can play with it. I feel pity people who couldn’t have a chance to experience it.

It is an advantage of CET in which various things are mixed and happens simultaneously. I can’t think of any other distorted project which puzzle me like “Drinking Party Live Installation” produced by m.magic.KOBAYASHI. Both movies from the days during CET and real time movies from the live installation are projected on the wall of a Izakaya-style small room. Those fascinating works took viewers into chaos. DJing, VJing, live painting and Chanco Nabe… The photo above is from live painting by “YUTOONZ” (Imai Toonz + Yutanpo Shirane).

Much of walking, seeing, drinking and eating. I thought CET was a fashionable art & design event but various kind of things was happening everywhere. It’s impossible to see all of them. I wish it had longer term and everything happened in more compact area..but just wishing is easy. CET is realised by a lot of support by people who loves this area. This situation is very dangerous. It could be a fatal issue of CET. I hope much more people know CET and join and enjoy it simply, not seriously thinking of “city regeneration” at first. Based on this, if we can look at the process in which the city is changing, it would be very precious experience. CET is a event with hidden potential triggering a new movement. Why don’t you join this event next year?

CET04 (Central East Tokyo 2004)
Date: September 18th – 26th, 2004
Place: Vacant and subway, etc. around Ochanomizu, Kanda, Akihabara, Bakurocho, Nihonbashi and Hacchobori

Text: Yuki Ishida
Translation: Naoko Fukushi
Photos: Yuki Ishida

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