About this Project

LUXUREARTH
When the EARTH feels Luxury
The sense of a new philosophy


Twentieth-century civilization was created based on a construct where science and technology were developed for us to control nature. But what we now need to do is use our instincts to reexamine our relationship with material things, and return to the fundamentals of satisfying our soul and emotions and of living together in harmony with the Earth.

How to connect with the Earth. The ties between people. Respecting diversity. A spirit of cherishing life.

How to approach the wishes, dreams, and desires we have.

The Japanese have long since known that "to live together with the Earth" and "to live as a part of this Earth" is true affluence and luxury. This approach to living can be described as a "philosophy." Taking this very philosophy, this project seeks to reconstruct the concept of luxury and spread word of it through the visual arts. Through this project, we aim to get across holistic sensibilities and values that simply cannot be taught through school education at present and which will make people aware of the boundless riches and luxuries around them every minute of every day. The people who will deliver this message are professionals active in a wide range of fields, including artists, educators, scientists, philosophers, and writers. We will join with them in our LUXUREARTH quest and form networks both over the Internet and in the physical world.

For people who are living in this new global era of the 21st century.

Please come and join us in this project.


Founder & All portrait photography - Eriko Kaniwa

Contributing Artists

Mikihiko Kyobashi -Visions
A wave isn’t a thing. It’s a living, rippling motion. What journeys from far away isn’t a waveーit’s like an invisible wind tangled in the memories of tides. All teachings are here, on our blue Earth.
http://mikihiko.com/


Yoshihiro Saijo -BGM
Playing his guitar and other instruments, produces a range of unique natural sounds. Starting with Expo 2005 in Aichi, he has made compositions for video events and websites. He has released three albums on the Optronix and Laptop Lounge labels. Sounds that call to mind the pounding of a distant sea or the breathing of a deep forest have been well received in Japan and abroad.
http://delicrecord.com/



Tatsuki Tsuboi -SoundLOGO&BGM
He loves music with all his heart. As a composer, He has produced a diverse body of work included music used in promotional videos for Nogizaka 46 and other acts, music production for foreign automobile manufacturers' websites. He is also involved in creating ambient background music for commercial facilities, user interface/experience sound design for car navigation systems and similar products. He has overseen the musical soundtracks for award-winning films screened at around a dozen film festivals in Japan and overseas, including American International Film Festival. http://tatsukitsuboi.com
Tatiana Plakhova -Graphics
The main idea is to show a new way of “infographic” drawings. Because everything we see is biological, mathematical or geological information. It can also be cultural patterns or any other thing. Complexity Graphics works are based on mathematical simplicity and harmony. I would describe them as infographic abstracts. This mathematical style helps me to illustrate everything from biological cell to the space and meditative worlds. That’s why I admire by math, because it’s everywhere and nowhere.
http://www.complexitygraphics.com/

 

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Creative Team

Curation & Direction: Eriko Kaniwa
Photography & Editing: Eriko Kaniwa
Movie editing: Kazunori Kawamura, Hideyuki GOJO Kawatani, Yu Ishihara
Sound composing: Yoshihiro Saijo
Sound logo design:Tatsuki Tsuboi
Web direction: Vitaly Dmitriev- Pikkles
Web design: Jon Yoneoka- Pikkles
Translation: ThinkSCIENCE, Tokyo Japan
Transcript management: Mayu Oishi
Project management: Eriko Kaniwa, Makoto Miyata
Produce: Eriko Kaniwa
Co-produce: Mikihiko Kyobashi
Creative Direction : Eriko Kaniwa, Mikihiko Kyobashi
Symbol logo design: Tatsuya Wada- Milestone
Courtesy of Aoyama Studio
Special thanks: Tadashi Shigenega
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Founder: Eriko Kaniwa

We and our activities have no connection whatsoever with religious foundation, political group or other organization.