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HIDE talks about his photobook "Mugongeki"

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on: January 16, 2018, 10:02:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gilTWY2ngBA&feature=youtu.be

Mugongeki (Pantomime)
: This title is from the lyrics of “Miscast”- "without knowing that he's pantomiming (無言劇だと知らずに)".


- table of contents -

Chap 1 : Sadist’s Melancholy (サディストの憂鬱)
Chap 2 : Dry Dance (舞枯)
Chap 3 : Buddhist (儀信仏)
Chap 4 : Twin (双生)
Chap 5 : Into the Backstage
Chap 6 : On Stage
Chap 7 : Self-centered still Life (自己中心的な静物)
Chap 8 : Purification (浄化)
Chap 9 : Key (鍵)


(voice actor)
Rock group X achieved Tokyo Dome 3 Days, the great hit of all time.
The 120,000 fans screamed and were ecstatic.
However, the announcement of the sudden stop of performance.
X was in a world or silence.
Good news arrived in such silence.
A photo album of the guitarist HIDE who created Joker and many other masterpieces is finally completed.
X’s visual director HIDE’s emotional photobook “MUGONGEKI” takes off the veil for the first time now,

MC 1 : The master of emotion, it’s our first guest today. Hide from X.
MC 2 : Hello, HIDE is X...
MC 1 : The guitarist of X.
MC 2 : Right. On December 11 last year...
MC 1 : YOSHIKI and...
MC 2 : TOSHL.
MC 1 : They performed “Say Anything”.
HIDE : I watched it.
MC 1 : Oh, did you watch that?
HIDE : Yes.
MC 1 : How was it? Visually?
HIDE : I mean, they are colleagues. 
MC 1 : You mean, your colleagues appeared?
HIDE : It’s someone else’s job.
MC 1 : Someone else’s job? X has a very visual aspect. For example, at a concert or something like that.
HIDE : Indeed. We are doing it separately. We are implicitly agreeing about it. We do what we want to do. 
MC 1 : Oh, each one of you is making your own visuals?
HIDE : Well, with implicit consent, we do as we want to do.
MC 1 : Cool! X is inactive now. But HIDE came to the studio for some reason.
MC 2 : Actually, (taking the photo book) please look at this. HIDE created an emotional photo book.
MC 1 : This is a photobook.

<< subtitle : MUGONGEKI(無言激) >>
<< subtitle : Chap 1 sadist’s melancholy (サディストの憂鬱) >>

MC 1 : Do you call it “MUGONGEKI”?
HIDE : Yes!
MC 1 : What is this title?
HIDE : This is from the song of “JEALOUSY” album. I brought it from there.
MC 1 : Cool. This is not a photobook of X, but HIDE’s.
HIDE : Right.

<< subtitle : Chap 2 dry dance (舞枯) >>

MC 1 : Why did you publish this?
HIDE : I wanted to visualize what I like more than X without implicit consent.
MC 1 : Then, Did you want to show “Actually I have this world of visuals.”?
HIDE : Well, in fact, I’m doing such things in X.
MC 1 : Good. And there are poems on the photos. Do you write poems?
HIDE : Well, I didn’t know what the photos would look like before the work. But as work has been completed more and more, I added poems about the photos. Title was the same.

<< subtitle : Chap 3 Buddhist (儀信仏) >>

MC 1 : You definitely needed a lot of budget.
MC 2 : I think you spent a lot of money.
MC 1 : It would have cost a lot more than usual photobooks.
HIDE : I didn’t care about that much.
MC 1 : I see. It will get narrower if the producer counts money.

<< subtitle : Chap 4 Twin (双生) >>

MC 2 : Photobooks of swimsuits need money just for location and swimsuit.
MC 1 : But it depends on whether you take photos in Japan or abroad. It's not such a problem.
MC 2 : The lighting of photos are great!

<< subtitle : Chap 7 Self-centered still life (自己中心的な静物) >>

MC 1 : Did you change the concept on the field gradually?
HIDE : Right. On the spot, we did “Hey! Let’s do it”, “Let’s change it”, “Let’s keep it”. We changed it little by little.
MC 1 : In that sense, it’s unlimited.
HIDE : Well, yes.

<< subtitle ; Chap 8 Purification (浄化) >>

MC 1 : So, what do you want people to feel from this photobook the most?
HIDE : Well, I don’t care what they feel. It’s OK even though they feel bad.
MC 1 : Wow, this is something amazing. What is the material?
HIDE : This is a pipe-like outfit.
MC 1 : Oh, what did you try to express?
HIDE : Well, the perfect ultimate body?
MC 1 : Ultimate body!
HIDE : Something picturesque?

<< subtitle : Key (鍵) >>

MC 1 : Good! Have you considered all of these titles by yourself? This is the key. Why is this a key theme?
HIDE : I put the poem from the story later.
MC 1 : Ah, you didn’t take photos as a theme of key, but you titled “key” later. This is not a mere photo book. I feel that every photo is art.
HIDE : Thank you. 
​MC 2 : There are many genres that transcend the borders, and it really feels like a masterpiece.
MC 1 : Don’t you draw a picture?
HIDE : I do. But something like children’s pictures.
MC 2 : You dress like this, and say you draw children’s pictures.
​HIDE : I can’t say I draw pictures.
MC 1 : How long have you been interested in the visuals?
​HIDE : I’ve been thinking about it since I started the band.
MC 1 : That’s what is shown to people.
​HIDE : X itself is a band that has been claiming “Visual Shock” since the indies days. 
MC 1 : In the past, you were originally hair...
HIDE : I was a hairdresser.​
MC 1 : You were a hairdresser. ​
HIDE : Yes.
MC 1 : That’s a pretty big element. In terms of the visual.
HIDE : It was just a way to live when I was not sold yet. 
MC 2 : I think you had creative ideas as a hairdresser.
MC 1 : It means creating something to show people. It’s the same in that respect.
MC 2 : Right. (taking the photobook) Um, the photobook “MUGONGEKI” is being released from March 7th. And they say the costume that you wore in the photobook will be displayed. What is it? 
HIDE : From March 24th to March 27th, there will be solo exhibition of Hideo Kanno(菅野秀夫), who took photos, at Yamano Musical Instrument(山野楽器) in Ginza(銀座).
MC 1 : Cool. 
​MC 2 : It’s in hall of the seventh floor. 
​HIDE : Oh, it’s the seventh floor. Yes, Thank you.
​MC 1 : People who think their emotion is dull need to see more of these things and wipe their sensibilities.
MC 2 : Right.
​MC 1 : Well, thank you today. 
​MC 2 : Thank you.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 10:49:27 AM by lakeisle »



Offline matsumoto

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Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 11:36:00 AM
Thanks a lot for this!

I really like that video. Hide keeps making some sort of funny faces that make me wonder whether he's awkward being on TV or if he's just to keep his glasses from slipping down his nose. Either way, he's always a pretty interesting subject to watch.

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Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 11:41:23 AM
Do many of you have this book? Is it worth it, price wise?

Sometimes our tears blinded the love
We lost out dreams along the way
But I never thought you'd trade your soul to the fates
Never thought you'd leave me alone


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Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 09:45:22 PM
Do many of you have this book? Is it worth it, price wise?
LEMONedMe I think it's worth it... even if probably it's possible to find every single photo online...

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Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 10:18:16 PM
Do many of you have this book? Is it worth it, price wise?
LEMONedMe I think it's worth it... even if probably it's possible to find every single photo online...

I think it's worth it, too.  I will get it, eventually.   ;D

Sometimes our tears blinded the love
We lost out dreams along the way
But I never thought you'd trade your soul to the fates
Never thought you'd leave me alone