Bergborg : History of Kinbaku - Part 1
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2019-09-13 19:00:00 2019-09-15 22:00:00 Europe/Paris Bergborg : History of Kinbaku - Part 1 Reservations on : https://www.billetweb.fr/berg-borg-history-of-kinbaku-part-1 -- (Some tickets for the rope jams will be sold separately for people who would like to joins us for the evenings.)Atelier Simonet is proud to present Bergborg from Sweden who is running a blog about Japanese Kinbaku books you can find here : http://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/He already gives workshops, but also making lectures on aseries of historical presentations of the pioneers of Kinbaku, based on material presented on his blog Kinbaku Books, but also on unpublished materials. During this weekend we will follow and discuss around lectures about Itoh Seiu, Minomura Kou, Nureki Chimuo & Kinbiken.This will be a first weekend of historical presentations about those pioneers.Bergborg will return for a second Part, in spring 2020.​​​​​​​----------The program :Friday 13th September:19.00--19.30 Welcome19.30--21.30 Introductory lecture on Itoh Seiu 21.30--23.30 Rope jam Saturday 14th September: 11.00--14.30 Lecture on Minomura Kou 14.30--16.00 LUNCH 16.00--19.00 Lecture on Nureki Chimuo 19.00-- DINNER BREAK 20.30--23.30 Rope jam Sunday 15th September: 11.00--14.30 Lecture on Nureki and Kinbiken 14.30--16.00 LUNCH 16.00--17.30 Concluding Reflections, Questions & Answers17.00-- DINNER BREAK 18.30--22.00 Open space for tying----------About the presentations :ITOH SEIUThe theme for the first lecture is one of the absolute pioneers of Kinbaku: Itoh Seiu (1882--1961). In addition to some biographical storytelling, giving some context for Itoh's work, I will also make some general reflections about the uses of history in kinbaku. We will be analysing some of Itoh's images – both photography and artwork – and we will take some time to analyse the concept of "seme". Accompanying the lecture will be art-books, old dirty magazines, movie-clips, plastic toys and even some original sketches by Itoh. You will also get to hear excerpts from a number of texts translated from the Japanese.MINOMURA KOUMinomura Kou (1920–1992) is also know under his artist name "Kita Reiko". He had a direct influence for example on Nureki and Yukimura, indirectly clearly also on Naka – and, it could be argued, perhaps on all of us. In the early 1950s, Minomura was instrumental in the turn towards SM of the magazine Kitan Club. He was also the person behind both the tying and the texts in the first Kinbaku photo-book ever published. A key feature of his rope-scenes is an erotic dynamic involving contradictory feelings of embarrassment and enjoyment. We will have a look on his art-work, his writing and photos of his tying.NUREKI CHIMUO The impact of Nureki Chimuo (1930–2013) on Japanese rope culture is unique. In his role as a writer, he has also been an influential historian of this culture. Writing erotic stories in Kitan Clubalready in the early 1950s, Nureki grew close to Minomura Kou. As Minomura fell ill in 1980, Nureki took over his tying job for many magazines. For a long time, Nureki then collaborated with master photographer Sugiura Norio – together they created an original aesthetic that has come to be iconic. Incredibly active long into his old age, Nureki wrote a book entitled Kinbaku - for as long as I liveat age 78, and published a small booklet of kinbaku photos even the year of his death.KINBIKENKinbiken, "The Society of the Study of the Beauty of Rope Bondage", was a creative group of people with Nureki at its centre, that met practically every month for almost 25 years (1985–2009). They produced very much material – beautiful photos and hundreds of documentary and artistic videos, as well as more than twenty issues of an ambitious magazine. Kinbiken is also the place where Naka Akira discovered rope. We will have a look at the group's activities, listen to some translated texts, and reflect on their impact.​​​​​​​----------Cost : 150€/pers (A deposit of 75€ non refoundable is asked at booking, the balance is to pay in cash at your arrival the first day of the event. he deposit is refundable at your expense till July 31st.)Early birds (till july 15th 2019) : 135€/pers (A deposit of 75€ is asked at booking, the balance is to pay in cash at your arrival the first day of the event. The deposit is refundable at your expense till July 31st.)What is included : participation to the lectures and rope jams. Coffee, tea, soft drinks during the weekend. Some small snacks will be there, also.Not included : meals and accomodation. You can come with your food or find everything around very easily.« Rope jams only » tickets will be sold separately, later. 21 Rue Gustave Simonet, Ivry-sur-Seine, France Atelier Simonet

(Some tickets for the rope jams will be sold separately for people who would like to joins us for the evenings.)

Atelier Simonet is proud to present 
Bergborg from Sweden who is running a blog about Japanese Kinbaku books you can find here : 
http://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/

He already gives workshops, but also making lectures on a
series of historical presentations of the pioneers of Kinbaku, based on material presented on his blog Kinbaku Books, but also on unpublished materials. 

During this weekend we will follow and discuss around lectures about Itoh Seiu, Minomura Kou, Nureki Chimuo & Kinbiken.

This will be a first weekend of historical presentations about those pioneers.
Bergborg will return for a second Part, in spring 2020.​​​​​​​

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The program :

Friday 13th September:

19.00--19.30 Welcome

19.30--21.30 Introductory lecture on Itoh Seiu 

21.30--23.30 Rope jam 


Saturday 14th September: 

11.00--14.30 Lecture on Minomura Kou 

14.30--16.00 LUNCH 

16.00--19.00 Lecture on Nureki Chimuo 

19.00-- DINNER BREAK 

20.30--23.30 Rope jam 


Sunday 15th September: 

11.00--14.30 Lecture on Nureki and Kinbiken 

14.30--16.00 LUNCH 

16.00--17.30 Concluding Reflections, Questions & Answers

17.00-- DINNER BREAK 

18.30--22.00 Open space for tying

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About the presentations :

ITOH SEIU

The theme for the first lecture is one of the absolute pioneers of Kinbaku: Itoh Seiu (1882--1961). In addition to some biographical storytelling, giving some context for Itoh's work, I will also make some general reflections about the uses of history in kinbaku. We will be analysing some of Itoh's images – both photography and artwork – and we will take some time to analyse the concept of "seme". Accompanying the lecture will be art-books, old dirty magazines, movie-clips, plastic toys and even some original sketches by Itoh. You will also get to hear excerpts from a number of texts translated from the Japanese.


MINOMURA KOU

Minomura Kou (1920–1992) is also know under his artist name "Kita Reiko". He had a direct influence for example on Nureki and Yukimura, indirectly clearly also on Naka – and, it could be argued, perhaps on all of us. In the early 1950s, Minomura was instrumental in the turn towards SM of the magazine Kitan Club. He was also the person behind both the tying and the texts in the first Kinbaku photo-book ever published. A key feature of his rope-scenes is an erotic dynamic involving contradictory feelings of embarrassment and enjoyment. We will have a look on his art-work, his writing and photos of his tying.


NUREKI CHIMUO 

The impact of Nureki Chimuo (1930–2013) on Japanese rope culture is unique. In his role as a writer, he has also been an influential historian of this culture. Writing erotic stories in Kitan Clubalready in the early 1950s, Nureki grew close to Minomura Kou. As Minomura fell ill in 1980, Nureki took over his tying job for many magazines. For a long time, Nureki then collaborated with master photographer Sugiura Norio – together they created an original aesthetic that has come to be iconic. Incredibly active long into his old age, Nureki wrote a book entitled Kinbaku - for as long as I liveat age 78, and published a small booklet of kinbaku photos even the year of his death.


KINBIKEN

Kinbiken, "The Society of the Study of the Beauty of Rope Bondage", was a creative group of people with Nureki at its centre, that met practically every month for almost 25 years (1985–2009). They produced very much material – beautiful photos and hundreds of documentary and artistic videos, as well as more than twenty issues of an ambitious magazine. Kinbiken is also the place where Naka Akira discovered rope. We will have a look at the group's activities, listen to some translated texts, and reflect on their impact.

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Cost : 150€/pers (A deposit of 75€ non refoundable is asked at booking, the balance is to pay in cash at your arrival the first day of the event. he deposit is refundable at your expense till July 31st.)


Early birds (till july 15th 2019) : 135€/pers (A deposit of 75€ is asked at booking, the balance is to pay in cash at your arrival the first day of the event. The deposit is refundable at your expense till July 31st.)


What is included : participation to the lectures and rope jams. Coffee, tea, soft drinks during the weekend. Some small snacks will be there, also.

Not included : meals and accomodation. You can come with your food or find everything around very easily.


« Rope jams only » tickets will be sold separately, later.

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