Data: dal 15/06/2007 al 16/06/2007

Luogo: Alfonsine (RA)



Alfonsine (RA) June 15-16, 2007

The Shibari, better known as Kinbaku is an ancient artistic form of Japanese binding that contains in itself many styles and uses, among which we can mention: dynamic living sculpture, shared meditative practice, deep relaxation for the flexibility of body and mind , a form of exchange of power, and erotic constraint.

In the Shibari (the act of tying someone) the Nawashi (rope artist, ie the one who performs the binding) performs drawings and geometric shapes that create a wonderful contrast with the natural curves and the recesses of the female body. The consistency and tension of the strings create a visual contrast with the smooth skin. The model becomes like a canvas, and the rope is the color and the brush. In his images of Shibari, Hikari Kesho prefers the meditative, almost ascetic, aspect of practice.

It rarely yields to carnality, and for this reason it prefers the use of B / W. He uses the techniques of classical Shibari, and only rarely leaves the raw hemp cords to use colored dicotone cords. The binding draws the bodies, allows you to always create new shapes shaped by a skilful use of light, which sometimes caresses the body, other times sculpts the figure with the precision of a sharp blade.





Alfonsine (RA) June 15-16, 2007

Always looking for new expressive frontiers, Hikari Kesho devotes a cycle
of images to the comic-icon The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline, conceived and realized since the 40s by John Willie, and published in his magazine Bizarre. The comic, considered immoral and illegal by the Puritan society of the time, forced the author to clandestinity and revived the light in 1952, with a revised version and censored by Irwing Klaw (photographer and publisher known to be the “mastering” of Betty Page).

Hikari Kesho reinterprets with the suposive key reading the icon dell’adamsel in distress par excellence, giving back that connotation fresh and innocent that showed in the original comic book by John Willie, and

enriching it with a refined flavor always in balance between fetishism and eroticism, but without ever expiring in vulgarity, despite the sometimes scrappy theme of the images.

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