疫情打碎了村上隆的電影夢! 在IG親自揭露藝術團隊和畫廊 Kaikai Kiki 正面臨破產
by Kammy kam | 03 Jul 2020

今次的疫情除了打亂時裝界的日程外,藝術界也難逃一劫,早前村上隆透過在IG長約 15 分鐘的影片裡,親自揭露他的藝術團隊 Kaikai Kiki 現正面臨破產的困境,其中一部元將推出的科幻劇集《Jellyfish Eyes Part 2: Mahashankh》就因此宣告製作終止,將此項目由長片改為短片發佈。

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這位藝術界大師表示,肺炎疫情嚴重打擊 Kaikai Kiki 的業務,由於財政問題,正在進行的一些創作項目亦要終止,村上隆先生更指岀:「這部電影已經製作 9 年,他也不知道最終《Jellyfish Eyes Part 2: Mahashankh》會推出幾集,但是是一部連續性的劇集的形式,昐望各位請耐心的跟我一起前進。」Artnet 報道更指岀,村上隆的作品在藝術市場數量過多,可能導致市場對其興趣減弱,希望疫情能盡快受控,讓各界回復最初的面貌!

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This spring, I streamed a series of cooking show of a sort on Instagram Live. I’m sure those who watched them were utterly confused, but I was trying to buoy my own thoroughly sunken feelings through these streamings. With the sudden swoop of COVID-19 pandemic, my company faced bankruptcy and I had to give up on a number of projects, the most symbolic of which being the production of my sci-fi feature film, Jellyfish Eyes Part 2: Mahashankh. For nine long years, I had persevered! It was a film that was to realize my childish dreams! The enormous budget I poured into this project, as well as my tenacious persistence, put a constant and tremendous stress on my company’s operation for the past nine years. But at the same time, I was able to endure various hardships because I had this project. Faced with the current predicament, however, I was persuaded by both my business consultant and tax attorney that I must, simply must try and drastically reduce our business tax by filing the film’s production cost as tax-exempt expenditure. To that end, I am going to produce and release a series of videos to publicly announce the discontinuation of the film’s production. (To be clear, this is an entirely legitimate procedure—I’m not trying to evade tax!) These videos will be released against the backdrop of our struggle to avoid an economic catastrophe, but perhaps it may have a cathartic effect on the viewers/my followers to see the story of stupid Murakami’s failure. Long story short, I’m a silly human being for whom the moment of bliss is when I am thinking my truly childish sci-fi thoughts. I don’t know how many episodes the series will end up being, but a series it will be, so please come along with me on this journey for a little while.

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Source:artnet