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KIMONO ROBOTO exhibition will be held across a 10-day period in Tokyo’s Omotesando Hills. KIMONO ROBOTO celebrates the tradition of kimono-making by presenting examples from some of Japan’s most-revered makers in an exhibition that also features contributions from Björk and photographers Peter Lindbergh and Koichiro Doi.
Commissioned by Melco, the exhibition reflects the kimono’s trajectory from attire for everyday life in the late 16th century, to its status as a living work of art, and its powerful influence on 21st century fashion and popular culture.
Bespoke robot models, designed by Warren and Nick with Tom Blake and Gavin Coetzee and created by renowned animatronics builder John Nolan Studios, will wear the kimonos. The films for the exhibition will explore the dichotomy between the soft folds of the fabric and the hard, golden surface of the robots.
VFX Supervisor: Duncan Horn
VFX Producer: Hannah Ruddleston
Nuke VFX team: Duncan Horn, Adam McHale, and Stephanie Daly
Creative Director: Remi Paringaux
Original Robot Concept: Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones with Tom Blake and Gavin Coetzee
Robot Concept Production and Animatronics: John Nolan Studio
Producer: Campbell Beaton
Project Art Buyer: Catherine Mahe
Editor: Owen Oppenheimer at The Quarry
DOP: Daniel Landin
Production Designer: Joseph Bennett
Production Manager: Sam Jackson
1st AD: Marc Wilson
Gaffer: Matt Moffatt
LED Curtain Technician: Roy Naraine
Lighting Desk Op: Andy Walton