© 2018 Yuki Kobayashi

New Gender Bending Strawberry :

 

is the project aims to express the futuristic indistinguishable creature that is characterised as a similar visuality to be camouflaged in the society. Kobayashi represents mixed media installation which is integrated with the performance to reflect on the earthly condition and reveal the ironic situation to have both freedom and equality as well as how the world will conceive the future between the brightness of utopia and the apocalyptic death of humanity. The equality that people demand is represented by red and silver sculptures being synchronised as a figure, the freedom is represented by objectified with the performance. The investigation of fairness and privilege of people were represented by Kobayashi’s creation of human existentialism as NGBS since 2012.

Materials :

Paints, Canvas, Fabric (Silk, Fur), Masking tape

The Factory of Universe 

 

is never-completing installation by integrating with multimedia works in cooperation with New Gender Bending Strawberry since 2014. It is a place for developing his idea of creating a unidentified being to unify non-racial community and sexual fairness to spend time on the same space to feel the love equally from a silver skin, hairy red head. 

"The Subject is Love" at 18th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh / Performance / 2018

Photo credits : Mohosin Kabir

"The Subject is Love" Video Documentation

https://vimeo.com/309718466

 

New Gender Bending Strawberry (NGBS) from the trailer of Yokohama Paratriennale 2017 / Performance / 2017

Photo credits : Mito Ikeda

"Fairy of the cedar" at Yokohama Paratriennale 2017 in collaboration with Atelier Cedar HINOKI / Performance, Mixed Media / 2017

Photo credits : Ayumi Kobayashi

New Gender Bending Strawberry (NGBS) at Slick Art Fair 2015, Paris / Performance, Mixed Media / 2015

New Gender Bending Strawberry (NGBS) at Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels / Performance, Mixed Media / 2015

"New Gender Bending Strawberry" Video Documentation

https://vimeo.com/126302964

 

"New Gender Bending Strawberry" Video Documentation

https://vimeo.com/124888632

 

 

New Gender Bending Strawberry (NGBS) at the degree show in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK / Performance, Mixed Media / 2014

"Mr/Miss Universe of the strawberry" at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design / Performance, Video / 2014

"Mr/Miss Universe of the strawberry"  Video Documentation

https://vimeo.com/195783942

 

 

 

"Speech" at “II THREE FOUR” EPISODIC, DURATIONAL and ROAMING, 1 Granary Square, London / Performance, Video / 2013

"Speech" Video Documentation

https://vimeo.com/194649678

 

 

 

"Maybe I am a strawberry" Video Documentation

https://vimeo.com/194651234

 

 

 

 

"Maybe I am a strawberry", London / Performance, Video / 2012