A TASTE OF THE SENSES SERIES 1: LAUNCH
A TASTE OF THE SENSES
DECEMBER 4-6 2020 @ KUDAN HOUSE TOKYO
Ticket price: 30,000 yen per person
Benjamin Skepper Artist, Curator, Art Director
Francesco Bellissimo Travelling Chef and Food Installation Artist
Machiko Sugahara Flower arrangement and Installation Artist
VJ Satoshi Live Generative Visualisations
DJ AMIGA + DJ SEI Sound curators
Hidemi Ogata Photographer
Mic Itaya Lighting Design
Shonosuke Okura Noh Performer
ABOUT A TASTE OF THE SENSES
HARNESS THE TRANSFORMATIVE AND DISRUPTIVE POWER OF ART
The first series of A Taste of the Senses launched to a sell out audience in December 2020. Conceptually, each immersive art experience will be curated based on a specific theme driven by the intersection of art, science, culture and technology. Artists and creators will be invited to collaborate, experiment and develop new ideas, and to interrogate how each area collides and unites as unique creative manifestations. Each collaboration with Benjamin Skepper will be driven by sound.
Japan is a country full of exceptional creators and thinkers, and Benjamin Skepper will not only curate and produce these events, but also perform live at these events, to provide a new platform for, and provide higher visibility into, the kaleidoscopic and exploding Japanese creative universe, bridging Japan with the world.
ABOUT KUDAN HOUSE
Kudan House is a Spanish-style home built in 1927 and still stands today almost unchanged from its original design, blending a harmonious balance between Japanaese and Western style. The house was classified by the Japanese government as a Tangible Cultural Property in May 2018. The home was originally built for Mankichi Yamaguchi, a descendent of a samurai family from the Nagaoka Domain in Niigata prefecture. The four story mansion includes a Japanese style reception room, dance hall, roof terrace, and a large basement with living quarters for the live-in boiler serviceman. The house still includes some of the original furniture and décor, light fixtures, and coal boiler. Benjamin Skepper will herald a new era as its resident Art Director, producing creative experiences at this historical site.