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「B1(ultra) safe」は、東京を拠点に活動するアーティスト、Charli Tapp、noise、Quentin Chambry、Valentin Dommangetによるグループ展である。

 

僕たちはスマートフォンのスクリーンの周りに集まって、周囲に表示される拡張現実の犬と遊んでいた。

それは心地良かったが、非現実的だった。 心地の良い非現実。

しかし、それからすぐに、本当は現実を拡張したいのではなく、縮小したいのではないかということに気がついた。

だから僕たちは、安全な場所を探した。 どこか隠された場所を。

アナグラは「それ」だった。明らかに。

そこは僕たちが地下から都市に潜入し、そこで広がってゆくことを可能にするだろう。

下水道でネズミとピザを食べたっていい。

どこかの地下(B1)、それは極端(ultra)な現実が安全(safe)に起こる可能性を秘めている場所。

Charli Tapp

Visual artist and composer, Charli Tapp, born in 1991, is a European artist, currently based in Japan. Active through intimate, obscure, and scattered in-situ performances, movies, and context-based installations, his work behaves as a wandering in cultural interpolation and transposition with a para-political attitude. Utilizing a diverse set of tools and techniques, it explores crevices, rather than utilizing a topic-based perspective, focusing on paradigm shifts, cracks, and disconnect in the fabric of each situation, most recently he holding a show at MONO Lisboa (Portgual). His works periodically crosses paths with Space Caviar through collaborations among which organizing an experimental composition residency reclaiming a local crater in Italy, producing generative sound design for Biennale du Design de Saint Etienne (France), and scoring for the movie Blockchain screened at the museums such as the Vitra Museum & the Mudac (Switzerland), the MAAT (Portugal), and the The Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA).

 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/charlitapp/ 

 

HP : http://charlitapp.net/

noise

noise started his activities around 2000 and has produced his own works freely with numerous artworks. In 2013, he became a city designer for the fantasy city «Fellas in Town». By becoming an urban designer, he began to work on designs that were particular about not only abstract touches but also details. Although slow, Mr. noise’s style of gradually outputting his life to the work is a «natural» pop touch rather than an «original» style, which always makes everyone feel at home.

 

2000年頃より活動を始め、数々のアートワークを自由気ままに自身の作品を産出してきた。2013年に空想都市「Fellas in Town」の都市デザイナーに就任。都市デザイナーに就任したことにより抽象的なタッチのみならず、さらに細部までこだわったデザインを手掛けるようになった。ゆっくりではあるが、自身の過ごす生活を作品に徐々にアウトプットしていくnoise氏のスタイルは「オリジナル」というよりは「天然な」Popタッチであり、いつもみんなをにんまりさせてくれる。

Text by まーくん(ELMO)

 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/y_noise

Quentin Chambry

Quentin Chambry is born in 1989 in Colombes, France and grew up in Rennes, where he started skateboarding and got involved in the local scene by producing visuals for videos and publishing zines. This interests lead him then to study graphic design. After graduating, he had the opportunity to move into a large house with friends, where they set up their studios and started developing their work in a playful atmosphere. They later decided to transform their garage into a proper exhibition space and organized during 5 years more than 30 events there by welcoming as many young french and international artists. This project known as Galerie 126, born from the simple desire to meet artists they admired through short residencies, generated intense exchanges that educated and enriched Quentin’s own artistic practice. His work is mainly focused on drawing, which he disseminates in particular through publications and zines, whether they are self-produced or released by publishers such as Éditions Peinture, Super-Structure, FP&CF or Nieves. His practice also extends to other mediums since painting, installation and volume work broaden his creative register. His work has been presented in personal or group exhibitions in different places in Europe and also Canada, Australia, Brazil or Japan where he currently resides. 

1989年フランス コロンブス生まれ。レンヌで育ち、スケートボードを始め、地元でビデオのビジュアル制作、雑誌の出版などを行う。これらの活動から興味を持ったことをきっかけに学校ではグラフィックデザインを学ぶ。卒業後、友人とともに大きな家に引っ越し、スタジオを構え、遊び心に溢れる環境で働き始める。その後、家のガレージ部分を展示スペースに変え、多くの若いフランス人・海外アーティストを迎えながら、5年間で30以上のイベントを開催。Galerie126として知られるこのプロジェクトは、短いレジデンスを通して憧れるアーティストたちに会いたいという単純な願望から生まれ、Quentin自身の作家活動を養い豊かにする厚い交流をもたらした。彼の作品は絵画を主とし、また、自主出版や<Éditions Peinture>, , 、< Nieves>などといったパブリッシャーとともに出版物やzineを広く発表している。絵画、インスタレーション以外にも様々なメディウムを用いた制作をし、彼の作品の幅を広げている。作品はこれまでにヨーロッパ各地、カナダ、オーストラリア、ブラジル、現在拠点とする日本など様々な場所での個展、グループ展にて発表されてきた。

 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/quentinchambry

HP :  https://www.quentinchambry.com

Valentin Dommanget

Valentin Dommanget, born in 1988 in Champagne, is a multidisciplinary French artist currently based in Tokyo. He works in between France, Germany and Japan. Valentin Dommanget obtained a degree in Fashion Design, Textile and Environment at the National School of Applied Art and Craft of Paris then completed his cursus with a Master degree in Fine Art at the Central Saint Martins, University of the Art of London in 2014. Upon completion of his studies, he became professionally represented on the international art scene by the Parisian gallery Lily Robert, meanwhile being co-director of the artist-run space State of the Art, in Berlin. Valentin’s pieces of work have been exhibited all around Europe in renown art galleries, international art fairs, public and private collections and museums. Valentin Dommanget’s work is hybrid, however his research is mainly focused on painting, installation and digital art, especially via virtual reality tools. His plastic and conceptual practice unites digital techniques with traditional artistic techniques in order to create pieces linking ancestral gestures to the internet culture’s aesthetic. His work is perceived as reflections on the creative capacity of artificial intelligence in the field of contemporary art, a concrete and positive opening on the fields of the cybernetics and robotics’ capacities merging with the sensitive realm of feelings. His concepts, in between Present, Near Future and Science-fiction were inspired by the theories of Transhumanism, the Animism and to be linked with research initiated particularly by the artistic movement Supports/Surface or Expressionism.

 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/valentindommanget/

HP : http://www.vdommanget.com