“WEEKEND”, 2020 [Exhibition]

Photo by Shu Nakagawa


core of bells, which was formed in Fujisawa City as a Hardcore punk band in 2003, has been conducting experimental music activities. As they have kept on collaborating with artists and performers regardless of genres they became to recognize “the sharing time” with audience as music. Today, they play not only instruments but also performances which is sometimes provocative or boring when making the audience participate, and the method is becoming more and more diverse.
They can no longer be described as a genre of music called only Hardcore punk band. However, the works they produce can certainly be experienced as a new kind of music that expands into everyday space rather than on stage.
For core of bells, this exhibition will be the first presentation in the form as an exhibition. It took two years for them to produce a project “WEEKEND” with video works and installations.
Since 2011, the themes of their works have been “ghost”, “sign”, and “boredom”. This time, they show people in the near future who continue to re-enact the memories of the past after the world had gradually collapsed. The boredom of each character replaying in various ways reflects our current daily life. And the beholders will be able to feel the “sign” and “ghost” by synchronizing the installation arranged as if left behind from the video and the image and see the whole work.

Fujisawa City Art Space (Kanagawa/Japan)
10 Oct – 20 Dec 2020

URL: https://www.city.fujisawa.kanagawa.jp/bunka/FAS/exhibition/ex040/index.html