Takeshi Ikeda (Japanese Artist)







©Takeshi Ikeda

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What kind of time is the video (and the world) filled  (2011)


When I was a high school student.

I got the CD which consists of only performances about 1 to 30 seconds “GuyaAAAAA!” and “BuwagyaAAAA!” .

So I had the question “how does this band perform in live”.

And I orderd their bootleg live video from Germany. But, they were only lazy with drinking.

And they played only 4 songs of such short duration in 30minutes show.  Surprisingly,in the first song,

They shouted “” , threw up the instruments and, finally jumped into the crowd.

On above-mentioned description, It may be able to be thought excitingly.
Actually in almost all time, The video showed me that three drunk guys were lazy in the roar of audience.

So, it was “boring”.


But, I thought there're overwhelming affirmation and surrender to “time” .
And I consider this time is very significant.

By the way, on this video (and in the world) ,“what is music?”
Time of the songs hardly played ? or Time which the drunkard is spending indolently ?

So, it (music/ world ) is filled boredom & light violent feelings

*The band's name was "AxCx"



core of bells  12 monthly performance in 2014



TAKESHI IKEDA was born in Tokyo in 1984.


He is inspired by experimental music (John Cage, Wandelweiser Group, etc.) and hardcore punk rock. These music genres prove that music is more than just sound because they stress other elements as well, such as the listening and feeling audience. Moreover, the two types of music share the characteristic that they are structured and monotonous, boring even.


Ikeda himself explores new ways to make boring compositions. Tzodom 24 (2016) for example, consists of a 24 hour loop of his performance combined with a voice-over accompanying images from the film The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, 1962), in which the artist expresses his ideas about boredom.


Boredom doesn’t have negative connotations here. Instead Ikeda considers it a significant quality of music and time. According to him, our life is not based on a series of exiting climaxes but rather on boring time. Listening to boring music invites us to think about that boring time, and learn to appreciate it more.




Education: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
2011 MFA in Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts 2008 Kyoto University Art & Design



2017  Japan Agency For Cultural Affairs Scholarship

2016 Canon Foundation Research Fellowship

2013 Asian Cultural Council Grant, United States (Film, Video, & Photography)


Residency Program: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

2016-17 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

2013 Nars Foundation, New York


Solo Exhibition: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

2013 "All Day Long" AI KOWADA GALLERY, Tokyo

2012 "fast/slow" Gendai Heights, Tokyo

2011 "666 or more malignant songs which should be forgotten immediately after they're played" AI KOWADA GALLERY, Tokyo

2007 "fastest" CAP House, Kobe
2006 "aside" CAP House, Kobe
2006 "drum dive festival" gallery 38, Kyoto


Group Exhibitions:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

2016 "Rijks Akademie Open", Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

2014 "Clever Hans" Talion Gallery, Tokyo
2014 "Immitator" Thr MART, Dublin
2013 "Garden" NARS Foundation,New York

2011 "Gallery artists' show" AI KOWADA GALLERY, Tokyo
2011 "Media practice 10- 11" Tokyo University of the Arts, Yokohama

2009 "Medai practice 09-10" BankART, Yokohama


Selected Performance: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

2014 "12 months of the monster and Mr. Boredom" core of bells,Roppongi SuperDelaxue, Tokyo


January : Did you notice?
February: Moshing maniac 2000
March: Last Days of Humanity
April: Detroit Techno Doll
May: Gravity Blast Night
June: Truth of the Rumor
July: Time is Fuckin’ on Time
August: Hell Patrol
September: Memento Comment Whisper men October: Core of bells Big Show
November: Death Mix Death
December: From Here to Eternity


2014 "Mujanhyang” "Saritote”, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

2013 "Tzodom No.3" solo performance, Asia Art Archive America, NewYork

2012 "14 Evenings" core of bells, The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo

2011 "Azumabashi DX 2011" core of bells, Asahi Art Square,Tokyo
2010 "Fuji Rock Festival 2010" core of bells, Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata

2003- As Drummer of "core of bells" , "ningen gokaku" and "Cavill". An average of 40 shows are performed for a year.



2015 “12 months of the monster and Mr. Boredom” core of bells CHAOZ CHAOS CZCZ-005

2013 "Methodelic" core of bells HEADZ,UNKNOWNMIX 22/HEADZ 177
2013 "Live in Saritote" Saritote Slub Disc
2010 "gesupiria 2" core of bells +Taku SUGIMOTO CHAOZ CHAOS,CZCS-003

2010 "BAD ADULTS" ningen gokaku CHAOZ CHAOS ,CZCS-002
2010 "Bottle Keep 2010" core of bells CHAOZ CHAOS ,CZCS-001
2005 "CD precious" core of bells CHAOZ CHAOS ,CZCS-000


Planning : ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2006- "Lesson" The study for 20 century art


Work Experience: --------------------------------------------------------------------------
2011- Game Designer (Director)