Ayako Rokkaku: About us
Opening on Saturday May 15th @ 15:00h., Gallery Delaive, Spiegelgracht 23, Amsterdam.
It’s just too simple to call the unique collaboration between the Japanese artist Ayako Rokkaku and Kentar? Kawaguchi, front man of the world famous band 54-71, ‘an animation film with Japanese pop music and colorful figures’. With the realization of this unique project the dream of Rokkaku becomes reality by means of one of the most loved Japanese art form; the Anime. The realization of this project has been made possible with the expertise and creativity of leading figures in the Japanese music world.
The bright, painterly style with which Rokkaku paints her adolescent girl figures remains intact in this animated film. About Us, a story about a girl who connects past and future, lacks a computer controlled graphical perfection, which enables us to see a world not yet seen before in Japanese Anime.
Paintings Ayako Rokkaku
Music Makiko Naka
Script Kentar? Kawaguchi
Direction/ animator Michinori “Mitch” Saigo
During the opening on Saturday May 15th at Gallery Delaive, Ayako Rokkaku will perform ‘live painting’ on the house from the Anime About Us. In addition, there will be 50 works on paper exhibited. These 50 works are painted scenes from the animated movie. Rokkaku painted these selected scenes on white LP sleeves, which also serve as a DVD jacket for the limited edition of 50.
For more information please contact Nico Delaive or Marlies Bolhoven at telephone number 020-6221295 or send an email to email@example.com .
live broadcast of the performance