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Monster Cabaret

17 - 22 April 2018
Teatro Gerolamo
Piazza Ceasare Beccaria 8, Milan

Tsukumogami Collection by Yabu Pushelberg

Then Shiin is the silent one, Uro-uro is the one who would like to roam without noise and Jiro-Jiro watch viewers intently.

Bio

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, ontario natives met in 1972 and a few years later they founded the Yabu Pushelberg design firm and became partners in business and in life. Their firm’s multidisciplinary approach has evolved to encompass all aspects of design, including many product collaborations; each new venture reflects an edited approach that continuously shifts between the rational and the intuitive. But what they fear?

Not all monsters have to be scary with claws and fangs - that was the first idea behind the Tsukumogami monsters. There are old belief in Japanese folklore – tsukumogami. It says that if object serves you 100 years, it will acquire a soul. The names correspond to the nature of the holder. “Not only are the words themselves fun and have creepy/curious meanings, but we like the idea that they each personify the object,” said the authors. Then Shiin is the silent one, Uro-uro is the one who would like to roam without noise and Jiro-Jiro watch viewers intently.

My monsters

What was the monster you were afraid of in your childhood?

GP: My earliest memories of fearing monsters are closely intertwined with memories of walking in the night and looking at the shadows of trees and ambient light shifting and changing as it was cast into the room.

What are the most frightening monsters of today?

GY: It depends on culture within which we are raised. Stories and folklore feed an innate skepticism or apprehension and as we grow they become part of our social awareness.

Find your monsters

Teatro Gerolamo

Piazza Cesare Becaria 8, Milan

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