OUTLANDS & FAT OUT PRESENTS: A NEW COLLAB BETWEEN PSYCHEDELIC JAPANESE BAND QUJAKU & UK VISUAL ARTISTS IMPATVINVOLVING PROJECTION MAPPED COSTUMES & AMBITIOUS SET DESIGNTOURING THE UK IN NOVEMBER 2019
A new collaboration between psychedelic Japanese band Qujaku and UK visual artists Isadora Darke and Jamie Robinson working together as IMPATV has been announced as part of the OUTLANDS touring network. This new audio-visual stage show, taking place in November, will include projection-mapped costumes, newly developed live visuals and an ambitious set design aspect to conjure an all-encompassing, spectacular experience for audiences.
The project shall be developed through a series of international residencies between Tokyo (Japan) and Salford (UK) that will enable the artists the time and space needed to collaborate, develop new work, and to share skills and practice – engendering a deep creative and cultural exchange. Qujaku will develop new music and IMPATV will develop and produce the visual aspect – more details about both below.
IMPATV and Fat Out creative director Emma Thompson, will be visiting Japan from 1st-19th June. During their time they will go on residency in Qujaku’s hometown of Hamamatsu and also connect with independent venues, art spaces, and interesting performances spaces – especially those championing experimental and alternative music.
QUJAKUFormed in 2013, QUJAKU is a Japanese heavy psychedelic rock band based in Shizuoka. Their dark and heavy psychedelia filled with rich distortion and feedback creates a unique decadent ambience which is beyond comparison. The apocalyptic sound fuels your hidden urge to release yourself from everyday surroundings, and you find there is not only a brutality but also an ephemeral beauty behind it. The delicate yet strong voice, destructive guitar with feedback, repetitive rhythmic percussion, and deep and bellowing bass build the qujaku’s unique sound and atmosphere which preoccupy your mind once you experience it.
IMPATV– IMPATV is a collaborative video and stage production project from UK artists Isadora Darke and Jamie Robinson. Using new digital technologies and live mixing methods combined with costumes and stage design they produce immersive installations, music videos, art and music productions.