Next Tuesday, December 10, Kazuo Kitai 1 will hold a combination photography slideshow / death metal concert at Earthdom 2 in Shin-Okubo, one of Tokyo’s best-known metal “live houses.” This is the third metal slideshow he’s held, I missed the first two but I’m planning to go next week. You can find a video of the last one on YouTube. I don’t want to post it here, partially because the quality is not great, but mostly because this probably something that you can only grasp through to experience.
It’s no secret that I really respect Kitai, but even so: at age 69, staging a performance of your work at Earthdom is very badass. I’m excited.