The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, known for his highly colourful imagery that is inspired by Manga and Anime figures, brought his career as a mixed-media artist to a new level with his filmmaking debut “Jellyfish Eyes”. The film was already released in Japan last year, but will make an eight-city tour in various museums in the United States, including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Asian Art Museum in San Fransisco this summer.
The mixed live-action and animation movie shows a sci-fi fantasy story of a young boy whose family moves to an experimental community after an earthquake destroys their town. In this new city, every kid has a personal miniature monster. These little monsters are showing great similarities with the figures in Murakami’s prints and paintings.
Especially for the film premiere in the US, Pharrell Williams, friend of Takashi Murakami, remixed the song “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed)” by the Japanese artist Hatsune Miku.
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