A TASTE OF THE SENSES SERIES 1: LAUNCH

A TASTE OF THE SENSES
SERIES I
LAUNCH
DECEMBER 4-6 2020 @ KUDAN HOUSE TOKYO

MEDIA RELEASE

Benjamin Skepper and contrapuntal are proud to launch an ongoing and exclusive series of Art Events, at heritage listed Kudan House, Tokyo.
Conceived by Art Director and Artist Benjamin Skepper, “A Taste of the Senses” is the first of a series of which will be curated seasonally in 2020-21. This opening event will feature collaborations with world-renown artists, chefs, designers and musicians curating an experience celebrating the interconnectedness of creativity and innovation through immersive art, science, culture, technology and immersive human experience.
Throughout the four floors of the labyrinth-like Kudan House mansion, you will discover sound and digital art, gastronomy, lighting and design, floral installation, and live performances, driven by the art of Benjamin Skepper.
Enjoy cocktails and food prepared by the celebrity chef Francesco Bellissimo, live performances by Noh performer Okura Shonosuke and classically trained musician Benjamin Skepper, sound installations, and the latest club sounds from DJ AMIGA, and DJ Sei. Find magic and inspiration with flower installations by Sugihara, lighting design by Mic Itaya and digital visual art by Satoshi Kanata.

Ticket price: 30,000 yen per person

ARTISTS:

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

https://kudan.house/
3D WALKTHROUGH: http://art.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.