東京からのニュース

Shibuya: Underground Streams is now underway in Tokyo. The project will be documented here as it unfolds. You can also read Ping Magazine’s reporting of the events in English or 日本語.

The Set Up
Keitai Mizu
Hidden River
Tetrapak Lanterns

The Set Up

Once, a river flowed through Shibuya. Through urban development, the river was forced underground. The Shibuya: Underground streams project will work to rediscover that river, and to trace its path and its history.

A shipping container to house the art was set up in central Shibuya.

Then it was time for the official opening ceremony and related fun times.

The first major event was Keitai Mizu.

This part of the Shibuya: Underground Streams was a treasure hunt for art that invited audience to ‘capture’ art on their mobile phones.

Here are some of the pieces ‘collected’ by the art hunters.

See a video of the audience reaction to the Keitai Mizu Project.

Meanwhile, the word began to spread about Shibuya: Underground Streams on the Streets of Tokyo . . . .

The next event was Hidden River, a collaborative work between Dominic Redfern, Philip Samartzis and Christophe Charles. This piece was projected on the shipping container in Shibuya

See footage of the event.

In the Tetrapak Lantern Workshop, lanterns were made out of old milk cartons. These were then lit at dusk, reinventing the Japanese custom of floating lanterns on the river to send of the spirits of the dead, this time on the path of the hidden, underground Shibuya river.

This page is also available in 英語.