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HAPPENINGText: Yoshihiro Kanematsu

In one of Mr. Ameya’s works “Public Zamen (sperm),” it actually made a sale on Ukawa’s sperm. Therefore, there was a serious talk like “I see potentials in sperm.” and a fiction talk like a one in Sumo wrestler’s house “When there is a fight, let’s souse sperm.” They made a situation on the stage where “sperm” is dead certain factor to start with. I thought that is a rare feat what these whole body performance artists can take on.

The final session was “Tokyo System Crash” with Suchadara’s ANI, Seikou Ito, Kan Takagi, and Moodman. Starting with the discussion of “FU-EI Law” that transformed drastically nights of Tokyo, they talked bunch of things and concerns, including, “why Casinos are OK, but clubs are not?” and drew a rough sketch of Club people vs Taiyo Zoku. I think they talked not only about Tokyo’s club scene but also they brought this as a case study for us to treat it as alarm bell.

Mr. Iso says that “The important thing is what comes along with dancing.” In these days, the boundary between what is legal and what is not has defined based on stereotypes, and the boundary became unclear. Each of us should have an independent identity and communicate with others that brings us a dynamic power to restore the system. The key to actualize it is “creativity” and its creations become “culture” in the future.

After all that manner, a long tough day finished. At the after party, Moodman was DJing each song with his own detailed commentary. Distracted audiences started feeling better and chilling out. Eventually, smiles returned to their faces. It seems that everyone was having good time and feeling comfortable.

As same as last year, there were sessions that would be more engaging or interesting. However, the essential quality of “Creative Now” is its panelists’ casting that fueled audiences’ unlimited expectations. When there was such a group of distinguishing panelists gathered together, there was no way that could be finished in an hour and half. Therefore, some audiences still felt unresolved and went home without calming down fire sparks in their mind. However, this makes their creativity continue to grow and it will make Tokyo’s culture scene ever more upbeat.

Tokion Creativity Now Tokyo
Date: October 23rd, 2005
Open: 12:00 – 21:00
Place: Laforet Museum
Address: 6F Laforet, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 3475 0411

Text: Yoshihiro Kanematsu
Translation: Masanori Sugiura
Photos: Kenjiro Nakano

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