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As our project, Chim↑Pom will open our own shop, centered around the themes of goods/art works, value, etc.—through display and sale, Chim↑Pom pioneer a new kind of commercial space. Includes new work using Ellie's tears and garbage, T-shirts, books, pottery, masterpieces that we thought nobody will probably buy but ended up making anyway, and public production of site-specific work using rain leakage, smoking area, and CCTV cameras.
At the same time, Chim↑Pom will establish their first office. The plan is to invite friends, researchers, and members of the media by appointment; so watch this space. We're hoping it could be a chance for a more independent, artist-centered way of doing things (which you don't see so much in Japan) to take root in Tokyo.
*What's "KITAKORE Building"?
KITAKORE Building, located in Kōenji Kitanaka shopping street, was originally built before World War II. This culture spot was built up from scratch using a D.I.Y philosophy and, belying its barrack-like outside appearance, the interior renovated by cutting-edge fashion designers. Other than culturally-sensitive youths, its diverse visitors include researchers looking at squatting, and foreign cultural icons such as Swoon, Jeremy Scott, and Pharrell Williams. It made news when Lady Gaga wore two brand items from the building. Furthermore, there is a bar ran by "Shirouto No Ran" which hosts political events, and drinking holes from back in the old days, all coexisting in this, the most chaotic building in Tokyo. Introduced by Hikaru Yamashita, Chim↑Pom kind of knows the owners of "Garter" and "Hayatochiri," original inhabitants of the building before the establishment of Kita-Kore building.
We'd like to cordially invite all of you to come on down and please heat up this new spot, Chim↑Pom's HQ!
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