Thursday, 11 January 2018

Calling the ghost of James Lee Byars.


© Eddy Gabriel ©Rocky Witzenstein
Above the two versions of stickers posted around in Japan in the summer of 2017.
Dispersed mainly in the streets of Kyoto and Kanazawa, two cities crucial in the  development of the esthetic of James Lee Byars. 
Also some stickers have been posted in Antwerp, Belgium, where Byars had a strong connection and in Kassel, Germany, where he staged a performance on the frieze of the Fridericanum during Documenta 5 in 1972.

Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto, Japan

Kanazawa, Japan ( outside the gold leaf shop )
Kanazawa, Japan

Nagoya, Japan
National Art enter, Tokyo, Japan
National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

Kassel, Germany  

Kassel, Germany
Kassel, Germany

Antwerp, A379089 
Antwerp, Wide White Space 
Antwerp, Wide White Space 


The inspiration for these stickers can be found here:
http://ubu.com/film/byars_world-question.html

And here: http://www.belgiumishappening.net/home/events/1969/event367-1969-10-05

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-james-lee-byars-1256727.html

The Ghost Of James Lee Byars. Byars in Kyoto. Byars in Kassel. Byars in Antwerp.

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