W+K Tokyo

07 DAYS TIL OYKOT : HYBRID FACES

OYKOTまであと7日間!
We’re creating a video installation that depicts an ever changing face that “samples” facial parts from various people in the agency that forms a “hybrid” face. The piece represents the individuals that collectively make up the greater whole. But that’s only the beginning, because we want YOU to be a part of the experience…

いま、WKのスタッフの様々な顔の一部が一つの顔を形成するビデオインスタレーションを制作しています。ただ、これはまだサンプルで、来場者の方にこの作品の一部になっていただきたいと思います。

Visitors who come to GGG can snap a photo of themselves using the iMac we have set up. Everyday we’ll be adding new faces to this perpetually changing video installation for the duration of the show.

来場者の皆さんにはiMacで顔写真をとっていただき、OYKOT開催中は絶え間なく変化するビデオインスタレーションに追加されていきます。

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08 DAYS TIL OYKOT : B1 PROJECTION

OYKOTOまであと8日!
The clock is ticking and the opening is looming before us. With less than 8 days left til D-day, we’re hard at work editing an array of audiovisual projections, in which 5 screens will surround your senses 180º, showcasing our work like never before. Here is a sketch visualising our plans for the massive wall-size projections, complete with 16 tatami mats.

もうGGG展示会まであと少し!!ワイデンスタッフはGGGの地下1階で行われる映像プロジェクションの編集を休みも無く行っています。このプロジェクションは5つのスクリーンを使用して、180度ぐるりとW+K東京の過去10年間の作品を投影します。中心には、16枚の畳が敷かれてこれまでにない形で映像を楽しんでいただけます。

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WOOG tag representin’ 1998, the year W+K TYO was born on da JP hizhouse, gettin’ ready to bomb yo! Thunda! Thunda! Thundakatz. Hooooo!

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Gino Woo (アーティスト名WOOG)がW+K東京が生まれた1998年を代表してGGG の外壁を飾りますよ!

09 DAYS TIL OYKOT : W+K TOKYO HEADS – THE PEEP SHOW

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I wish we could say that we run our very own spa centre in the evenings here at W+K Tokyo, but actually Michiyo and Kumiko are making face casts of all the W+K staff. They made a huge mess in both the conference room and the lounge, leaving traces of white dusty plaster throughout the office, but they did do a great job on the face casts.

ワイデンでは六本木の真ん中で銭湯を開いているわけではなく、みちよと久美子がワイデンのスタッフの顔型をとっているのです。この作業で会議室は真っ白に!でも、出来上がりはなかなかのものです。

This is for our W+K Tokyo Heads project in the Oykot exhibition, featuring the brilliant minds of the individuals that make up the office. The idea is to be able to “peek” inside someone’s head broadcasting their memories, dreams and what they’re made of.

これは展示会ーOykotの展示品の一つで「W+K Tokyo Heads」。ワイデンを創り上げるスタッフの一人一人の個性を題材にしたものです。
「ワイデンの人の頭の中ってどうなっているの?」と日頃の疑問に思っているかた。この頭の彫刻の中身をみると、一人一人の思い出、夢、その人を形成しているものが何か、のぞくことができますよ。

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10 days before GGG : The Oykot Wall GGGまで後10日!

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With 10 days left before our Oykot exhibition at GGG opens, we are going to do a little countdown as a means to reminds us how little time we have left, but also as an opportunity to share with people some of the work in progress that goes into making this exhibition.

私たちのGGGでの展示「Oykot」まであと10日!展示の開催までの間、制作の進捗をこちらのブログでレポートしたいと思います。

One of the many things we are trying to finish before Dec 2nd opening is what we are calling the OYKOT WALL. Originally it was suppose to be composed of 3 monitors streaming live footage from our office in Roppongi inside the GGG exhibition but we decided to go a very different route and that is to make a mural that talks about our Oykot philosophy.

12月2日のオープニングまでに完成をさせなくてはいけないのが、OYKOT WALLといわれているものです。これは、今回の展示、Oykotの考え方を表す壁画になります。

A few days ago three brave souls (Shuhei, Gino, and Marek) tried to redesign the mural and finish it before 9am insertion, with on going discussions about whether the mural should be redrawn by hand at full size at GGG using white charcoal, or printing it full size if we can make the 9am insertion. Long story short, we’re still working on it. Here are a few photos from that long long night.

ちょうど2、3日まえ、Shuhei,Gino Woo、Mark Okonが午前9時の入稿締め切りに間に合わせようと必死になっている様子です。まだ白いチョークで実際に描画するか、このサイズで印刷するか議論をしながら、更に作業。これは、長い長い夜の作業の風景。

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Gino testing how the letters will look projected on his head. He’s been thinking about a tattoo. Looks good to us. Let us know what you all think.

More babies!

Two more bundles of joy joined the W+K family, a bit earlier than expected.

Naoki welcomed baby girl Keina into the world on November 9th, and after a short stay in the hospital, she’s now happily at home with mom & dad.

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Phil is the proud papa of a new baby boy, born on November 16th. Although this sweet little guy still doesn’t have a name given his surprise early arrival, Phil already has him training on Galaga.

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Congrats to Naoki and Danielle and Phil and Keiko!