It’s been announced that there will be an exhibition for Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami’s collaboration music video for the American pop star’s song, “You Should See Me In A Crown”. The exhibition will be held between July 10 through July 23 from noon to 7pm at Animanga Zingaro, a venue located in Nakano.
The animated music video was produced by Takashi Murakami in collaboration with Studio PONCOTAN for teen musician Billie Eilish’s single,”You Should See Me In A Crown”. The exhibition will show you the details of the making of the music video. You’ll be able to look at the original sketches and plans for the animations in the music video, as well as exclusive figures that were produced in order to promote the single in the US when it was first released. Billie Eilish mentioned in an interview that she had to wear a 3D tracking suit during the creation of the video, so I wonder if we’ll be able to see behind-the-scenes photos of that. In addition to the exhibition, there will also be original goods for sale that have been created by the brand Girls Don’t Cry and VERDY in collaboration with remake brand READYMADE.
Billie Eilish is debatably one of the most watched musicians in the USA right now. With her consistently on-point fashion and teen antics, she’s provides more entertainment and personality than your average pop artist. Takashi Murakami is pretty notorious for his vibrant and fever-dream style of art and animation. More controversially so, he’s also known for having taken over Nakano Broadway, working from a biometric security-protected office deep inside the labyrinth-like shopping center. This is where I’m guessing the music video initially came into fruition. Because of this, it makes sense that the 2-week exhibition will take place in none other than Nakano city. A lot of people were surprised at the unlikely collaboration between an American teen pop star and an avant-garde Japanese artist, but as we can see, the result is still making waves.