Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2nd Open Studio- Yuri and Affice opening

I spent open day working on a new zine- I'll post images of both zines in next entry.

After open studio we all headed over to Clear Editions to the opening of a collaboration between Åbäke and Yuri Suzuki- SUZUKI ÅFFICE.

The installation plays on the difficulty of finding locations in Tokyo, especially when you first arrive and are just looking for somewhere to eat or drink- they all seem to be down a narrow flight of stairs or a shop or business is upstairs- more likely up a tiny elevator- a kind of secret city.

From the street you see a small office with a sliver of a dark bar and disco ball. When you turn the corner and enter the gallery, it’s an‘empty’ white room with a small cupboard in the corner- which is the entry to the narrow, low, dark bar- playing good music- although I can’t remember what…

Part of the work is a series of multiples- including a printed glass- more for Glenn Barkley's collection!

More photos- post booze on flickr

From the street.

The gallery starts to fill up, Kajsa wearing an apron on the left.

Going in.

Yuri and Maki man the bar.

Kajsa at pouring beers at the end of the night.

Yuri coming out of the bar at the end of the night, Miwa on the right.


  1. Tokyo is so cool, but they are in the closet about it.

  2. Alice in Wonderful. Wardrobey goodness :)

  3. yes Maki and Kajsa also talked about the wardrobe to Narnia. The uncanniness was heighted with no one near. i'll post a picture of that to Flickr soon