TRANCEFLORA – AMY’S GLOWING SILK (2015)


Commissioned by GUCCI

Designed a Nishijin-Kimono dress, using transgenic glowing silk (created by injecting the genes of a glowing coral and jellyfish into silkworm eggs) developed by NIAS's and built a large-scale installation with 3000 transgenic silkworm cocoons. The exhibition attracted 10000 visitors in 3 weeks.

CREDITS:

Technical advisor: Hideki Sezutsu (NIAS)
Fashion & shoes designer: Masaya Kushino
Visual, film direction & logo designer: Kazunori Izumiya
Photography, film visual direction - DOP: Takashi Kamei
Nishijin Fabric: Masataka Hosoo
Space Design: Kimi Hasegawa
Soundtrack: Kissey
Production: SIGNO
CG/Edit: Wow
Model: Saila Kunikida
Make-up: Mariko Tagayashi
Hair: Eiji Kadota
Edit: Sosi Nakamura
Cocoon Photo: Takaomi Watanabe
Studio/Equipment: RYU Studio/Light Up
Photo Retouch: Ryota Kamimura/IINO Graphic Images
Special Thanks: Takahisa Yamamoto, Takashi Kameyama




installation space - courtesy of Gucci



installation space seen through orange filter
(the dress & 3000 cocoon lights show their true fluorescent protein colors)
courtesy of Gucci



installation space - courtesy of Gucci

AMY'S GLOWING SILK - SHORT TRAILER




AMY'S GLOWING SILK - PHOTOGRAPHY







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