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Time After Time Capsule -New York City (Canceled)

Cherish Your Kawaii Memories In A Giant Japanese-Character-Shaped Time Capsule in Midtown NYC

Time After Time Capsule -New York City (Canceled)

Cherish Your Kawaii Memories In A Giant Japanese-Character-Shaped Time Capsule in Midtown NYC

$396
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 25 2015
Last updated April 25, 2015

About

STORY of TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE 

Most of us have had a fascination with time capsules since childhood. Perhaps some of you have even made one in school or with your family. The idea is captivating: People of the future can peer into a vessel and connect to the past - a moment crystallized in time.

Contemporary artist and pioneer of Harajuku’s kawaii culture, Sebastian Masuda incorporates this near-magical phenomenon in his newest project, Time After Time Capsule. Set to take place in a number of cities across the world over the next five years, this project will place giant time capsules in each city to be filled with your personal objects. The capsules will ultimately be joined together to become one massive sculpture and displayed in Tokyo in time for the 2020 Olympic Games. 

TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE is coming to NYC May 3rd!!
 The first event was held in Miami on December 7, 2015, and we aim to make it to the Big Apple this spring. The time capsule specially made for New York City is arriving at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on the end of this April and time capsule ceremony which welcomes you all will be held on May 3rd!  Sebastian also plans to hold a workshop to create unique objects with participants’ favorite colors. Create and share your own personal take on kawaii through this special event. 

 Time After Time Capsule explores whether the concept of “kawaii” can actually effect global change. Sebastian defines kawaii as objects and feelings uniquely personalized by each individual. Kawaii is what you make of it. Bringing the sculptures together into a greater whole, as intended with this project, we hope to create a treasure trove of your cherished items and store them in these larger-than-life time capsules. 

Work-in-process! Foam model from the sculpture atelier in Japan.
Work-in-process! Foam model from the sculpture atelier in Japan.


WHO IS SEBASTIAN MASUDA

Photo by GION
Photo by GION

Sebastian Masuda (b. 1970, Chiba, Japan) is an artist and director of the Sensational Kawaii-¬‐themed concept shop 6%DOKIDOKI. He was involved in the world of contemporary art in the late 1980s, leading an avant-¬‐garde performance group. In 1995, Masuda opened 6%DOKIDOKI as a field of artistic expression in the Harajuku district of Tokyo, Japan. His vision spread not only within the shop, but also into the larger culture, first in Japan and then world-¬‐wide perhaps most notably as embraced by American Pop star Gwen Stefani. He has created campaigns and kawaii visuals for some of Japan’s top brands, designed sets for film and theater, and helped to launch the career of kawaii superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Kyary’s videos, with art direction and set design by Masuda, have received over 200 million views on YouTube. As a pioneer of "kawaii culture," Masuda speaks internationally at museums, conferences and other events proposing Japanese pop culture to the rest of the world with the message: Always hold a revolution in your own heart. He has worked as an art director for the following projects: TOWA TEI "Wordy" music video (2012), NHK "Kawaii International" TV show (2012); "WIZ ~The Wizard of Oz~", a theatrical production in Japan (2012); well as being the director for "Mou Hitotsu No Naito Rune" (The other side of Rune Naitou) art exhibit in Shibuya, Tokyo (2012); NTV "PON!" TV show (2013); "Colorful Rebellion -OCTPUS-" at CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU (2013); "Melty go-a-round TREE" at Roppongi Hills (2013); "Colorful Rebellion Seventh Nightmare at NYC and Young at Art Museum (2014) and launched long term project "Time After Time Capsule" in Wynwood, Miami (2014).



REWARDS 

For your kind support, we would like to offer you some colorful rewards!
All the supporter's name will be credit on Time After Time Capsule's website.

Goods

★ $20 or more: Love backs! Thank you card from Sebastian.


★ $50 Colorful Rebellion Can Badge Set (Small X 5pcs)


★$100 Colorful Rebellion Can Badge Set (Small X 5, M Bear and M Heart)




★ $300 Plushie Bear with Sebastian's signature and Can Badge Set (Small X 5)


Special Programs

★ $80 Exclusive Party (include one drink) To celebrate launching Time After Time Capsule in NYC, please join our exclusive party which Sebastian organizes on May 3rd PM8-10 at Lower East Side in Manhattan. *The details of place and information will be sent to the participants.  This reward is for the age over 21 years old.



★ $600 This pledge will specially support on providing SCHOOL BUSES for elementary and junior high school students who needs transportation to join Time Capsule event.  To show our gratitude, we'll send the gift from the artist.

This pledge goes straight to arrange a school bus to young students who needs transportation to attend Time After Time Capsule event.
This pledge goes straight to arrange a school bus to young students who needs transportation to attend Time After Time Capsule event.
Thank you gift will be delivered to you from Sebastian's studio.
Thank you gift will be delivered to you from Sebastian's studio.


Art Works

COLORFUL REBELLION RELIEF WORKS
Medium: Mixed media on wooden panel.

*For the theme color of this artwork, Sebastian's studio would like to interview you which color might be good for you and let's decide together.

Sebastian will make special Colorful Rebellion relief work for you.  (This is sample image. Design and color will be arranged only for you)
Sebastian will make special Colorful Rebellion relief work for you. (This is sample image. Design and color will be arranged only for you)

★ $9,000 Colorful Rebellion Relief Work  Size H1456 X W1030mm

★ $7,000 Colorful Rebellion Relief Work Size H1030 X W728mm

COLORFUL REBELION RELIEF WORKS
New art work will be delivered to you.

★ $2,500 Colorful Rebellion Relief Work Size H728 X W515mm

★$1,500 Colorful Rebellion Relief Work Size H515 X W364mm

Risks and challenges

What We Need, What You Get

In order to make this project happen, we need to raise $20,000.
This is the breakdown of all the various costs:

Time capsule production cost: $20,000
Shipping cost: $10,000
Installation fee: $10,000
Providing school buses for school friends
to attend the time capsule ceremony: $2,400

Help us cherish your memories and join this ever-growing global community.

“All of us have our own small universe made up of our favorite things or colors. I wish for you to stand up for what you love by participating at this art project. Let’s show the world how the unity of everyone’s small universe can change the view of the world.”
Sebastian Masuda

Other Ways You Can Help

If you're unable to contribute financially, we would still hugely appreciate your support in other ways.
• Come see the time capsule event on May 3rd 2015.
• Join Sebastian’s workshop (date TBD).
• Snap some pictures with the time capsule and share them with your friends
• Share this campaign page on your SNS or tell your friend about it

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