Sep 9, 2016 | Publication

Interview with SONY about short film for Diesel 2016s/s collection is published on SONY’s global website.

Kangawa’s interview by SONY about THE EUGENE Studio’s new short film, “HOPE” that was produced for Diesel’s 2016 S/S collection and special installation at Shinjuku Isetan was published on SONY’s global websites(in 13 languages).
In this interview Kangawa talked about the relationship between a camera and a projector, SONY’s cutting-edge VPL-GTZ1 ultra short throw 4K SXRD laser.

 

German / French / Italian

 

 

 

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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

About the new short film, “HOPE”

 

“HOPE” was produced at the request from Diesel. This video work is a re-editing of Kangawa’s previous work, “i Emmigrant” that explores the theme of migrant. “i Emmigrant” is based upon the interviews with foreigners who left their homeland and stay Japan for a long time.

 

In the pop-up store at Isetan Shinjuku, still pictures from the sequence decorate the walls. These images are rendered from the cuts in which flowers and plants are captured with nightfall or strong light in the darkness. Besides these techniques, Kangawa’s interpretation such as a traveler wandering modern days, “EXPLORER = migrant” as a vagabond, or the seasonal setting resonate with DIesel’s theme, “DIGITAL EXPLORER” and their keyword, “MID SUMMER NIGHT DREAMER”.

 

 

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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom
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Still from “HOPE” (audio video, 2016. ©THE EUGENE Studio.) 
Written : Eugene Kangawa / Cinematography : THE EUGENE Studio / Model : Tasher Odom

 

 

 


 

 

 

About Pop-up Store

( Excerpt from the Original Website )

 

Video installation is on view at Isetan Shinjuku Store.

In the pop-up store in Isetan Shinjuku Store 2F = Center Park / The Stage#2, video installation for Diesel’s latest collection, “DIGITAL EXPLORE” by an artist Eugene Kangawa is currently on view. The compelling world depicted by Eugene Kangawa, film maker and contemporary artist is projected by SONY’s latest projector. Dynamic experience by 4K display will be provided to the audiences.
For this installation, Kangawa re-edited his previous work, “i Emmigrant” that explores the theme of migrant. Based upon an actual interview with migrant, compelling images filled with real and fantasy world, positive and negative figure, and brightness and darkness will be rendered.

 

 

Venue | Isetan Shinjuku Store 2F = Center Park / The Stage #2
Date | February 24 2016 – March 1 2016
Technical Support | SONY
February 17, 2016

 

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FEATURED BY

 

 

“DIGITAL EXPLORER” was featured by Asahi Shinbun Digital.

 

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Asahi Shinbun Digital, February 26, 2016

 

 

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“DIGITAL EXPLORER” was featured by AFPBB News.

 

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AFPBB News, February 23, 2016

 

 

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“DIGITAL EXPLORER” was featured by Fashion Headline.

 

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Fashion Headline, February 26, 2016

 

 

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“DIGITAL EXPLORER” was featured by WWD JAPAN.

 

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AFPBB News, February 23, 2016

 

 

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“DIGITAL EXPLORER” was featured by Oggi TV.

 

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Oggi TV, February 22, 2016

 

 

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“DIGITAL EXPLORER” was featured by 4K TV Life.

 

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4K TV Life, February 24, 2016

 

 

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“DIGITAL EXPLORER” was featured by ISETAN PARK NET.

 

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ISETAN PARK NET, February 24, 2016

 

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Text by Y. Nishimoto (THE EUGENE Studio)
September 9, 2016