COPPE & azumi O E

COPPE & azumi O E

Music pioneer Coppé celebrates the release of her album Milk, performing alongside Ideal Orkestra at Ideal Glass in July 2018. Pictured here is Ideal Glass collective member and performance artist azumi O E.

Photo by Rostislav Kuznetsov.
Lighting by Kris Anton.

COPPE at Ideal Glass

COPPE at Ideal Glass

Music pioneer Coppé celebrates the release of her album Milk, performing alongside Ideal Orkestra at Ideal Glass in July 2018. Coppé, considered the "legendary Godmother of Japanese Electronica,” is a leading FM radio DJ and MTV Japan's first VJ. She established her own Mango + Sweetrice Records in 1995 and has since released over 15 full length albums.

Photo by Rostislav Kuznetsov.
Lighting by Kris Anton.

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia

Ideal Glass founder Willard Morgan performing as part of Vestiphobia, a performance, workshop and film series exploring our relationship to fashion, from the mere act of getting dressed to the fashion industry’s geopolitical, socioeconomic impact.

Click here to learn more about Vestiphobia.

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia

Performance artist Ayakamay creates fantastically constructed but intimate live experiences. Her staged, costumed worlds of studio photography and videography are combined with interactive performances. Ayakamay appears here as part of Vestiphobia, performed at Ideal Glass in June 2015.

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia, performed at Ideal Glass in June 2015.

Kid Chocolate

Kid Chocolate

The audacious, edgy, and explosive Afro-Cuban actor and playwright Jorge Enrique Caballero made his U.S. Debut at Ideal Glass in April 2018, with two performances of his monumental play Kid Chocolate.

Based on the spectacular life and career of boxer Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo, the late Cuban World Lightweight Champion, the 40-minute piece was performed in Spanish with simultaneously projected subtitles and translated narration.

In addition to Kid Chocolate, Caballero has written 3 other plays based on historical Cuban figures and has acted in numerous films.

IN FLAGRANTI x AYAKAMAY

IN FLAGRANTI x AYAKAMAY

Ayakamay celebrated the release of “Kachi Kachi” and “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE” as part of In Flagranti’s HOTFOOT series at Ideal Glass in April 2018.

The event featured a special live performance by Ayakamay with international DJ sensation unit Alex Gloor & Sasa Crnobrnja and house band Ideal Orkestra.

Photo by Aehee Kang Asano.
Lighting by Kris Anton.

The Final Chapter

The Final Chapter

The Final Chapter is an apocalyptic celebration through movement, video, music and text of ancestral rituals with elements of Butoh, 19th century circus, and contemporary dance. Pictured here is a performance taking place at Ideal Glass in February 2017.

Featuring art-wear works by Uta Bekaia, the stage is conceived as a fashion arena where costumes are the embodiment of animal instincts, dreams and desires. Digging in the unconscious’ most primal nature – violence and sexuality – the performance offers a contemplation of vileness’ hidden beauty.

Click here to view a video of The Final Chapter.

IN FLAGRANTI x AYAKAMAY

IN FLAGRANTI x AYAKAMAY

Ayakamay celebrated the release of “Kachi Kachi” and “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE” as part of In Flagranti’s HOTFOOT series at Ideal Glass in April 2018.

The event featured a special live performance by Ayakamay with international DJ sensation unit Alex Gloor & Sasa Crnobrnja and house band Ideal Orkestra.

Ayakamay created the album’s titular music video, “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE,” to depict the distance between gender, money, and the nurtural perspective point of view of being the subject while reflecting the parallel world in a minimal setting.

Performance & Concept Design: Ayakamay
Lighting Design: Kris Anton
Photography: Aehee Kang Asano

View the “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE” music video here.

IN FLAGRANTI x AYAKAMAY

IN FLAGRANTI x AYAKAMAY

Ayakamay celebrated the release of “Kachi Kachi” and “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE” as part of In Flagranti’s HOTFOOT series at Ideal Glass in April 2018.

The event featured a special live performance by Ayakamay with international DJ sensation unit Alex Gloor & Sasa Crnobrnja and house band Ideal Orkestra.

Ayakamay created the album’s titular music video, “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE,” to depict the distance between gender, money, and the nurtural perspective point of view of being the subject while reflecting the parallel world in a minimal setting.

Performance & Concept Design: Ayakamay
Lighting Design: Kris Anton
Photography: Aehee Kang Asano

View the “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE” music video here.

IN FLAGRANTI x AYAKAMAY

IN FLAGRANTI x AYAKAMAY

Ayakamay celebrated the release of “Kachi Kachi” and “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE” as part of In Flagranti’s HOTFOOT series at Ideal Glass in April 2018.

The event featured a special live performance by Ayakamay with international DJ sensation unit Alex Gloor & Sasa Crnobrnja and house band Ideal Orkestra.

Ayakamay created the album’s titular music video, “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE,” to depict the distance between gender, money, and the nurtural perspective point of view of being the subject while reflecting the parallel world in a minimal setting.

Performance & Concept Design: Ayakamay
Lighting Design: Kris Anton
Photography: Aehee Kang Asano

View the “MAKE MAKE, YOU LOSE YOU LOSE” music video here.

Kid Chocolate

Kid Chocolate

The audacious, edgy, and explosive Afro-Cuban actor and playwright Jorge Enrique Caballero made his U.S. Debut at Ideal Glass in April 2018, with two performances of his monumental play Kid Chocolate.

Based on the spectacular life and career of boxer Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo, the late Cuban World Lightweight Champion, the 40-minute piece was performed in Spanish with simultaneously projected subtitles and translated narration.

In addition to Kid Chocolate, Caballero has written 3 other plays based on historical Cuban figures and has acted in numerous films.

Kid Chocolate

Kid Chocolate

The audacious, edgy, and explosive Afro-Cuban actor and playwright Jorge Enrique Caballero made his U.S. Debut at Ideal Glass in April 2018, with two performances of his monumental play Kid Chocolate.

Based on the spectacular life and career of boxer Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo, the late Cuban World Lightweight Champion, the 40-minute piece was performed in Spanish with simultaneously projected subtitles and translated narration.

In addition to Kid Chocolate, Caballero has written 3 other plays based on historical Cuban figures and has acted in numerous films.

Kid Chocolate

Kid Chocolate

The audacious, edgy, and explosive Afro-Cuban actor and playwright Jorge Enrique Caballero made his U.S. Debut at Ideal Glass in April 2018, with two performances of his monumental play Kid Chocolate.

Based on the spectacular life and career of boxer Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo, the late Cuban World Lightweight Champion, the 40-minute piece was performed in Spanish with simultaneously projected subtitles and translated narration.

In addition to Kid Chocolate, Caballero has written 3 other plays based on historical Cuban figures and has acted in numerous films.

The Final Chapter

The Final Chapter

The Final Chapter is an apocalyptic celebration through movement, video, music and text of ancestral rituals with elements of Butoh, 19th century circus, and contemporary dance. Pictured here is a performance taking place at Ideal Glass in February 2017.

Featuring art-wear works by Uta Bekaia, the stage is conceived as a fashion arena where costumes are the embodiment of animal instincts, dreams and desires. Digging in the unconscious’ most primal nature – violence and sexuality – the performance offers a contemplation of vileness’ hidden beauty.

Click here to view a video of The Final Chapter.

The Final Chapter

The Final Chapter

The Final Chapter is an apocalyptic celebration through movement, video, music and text of ancestral rituals with elements of Butoh, 19th century circus, and contemporary dance. Pictured here is a performance taking place at Ideal Glass in February 2017.

Featuring art-wear works by Uta Bekaia, the stage is conceived as a fashion arena where costumes are the embodiment of animal instincts, dreams and desires. Digging in the unconscious’ most primal nature – violence and sexuality – the performance offers a contemplation of vileness’ hidden beauty.

Click here to view a video of The Final Chapter.

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia is a performance, workshop and film series confronting us with the contradictory nature of our clothing, exploring from the everyday act of getting dressed to the geopolitical, socioeconomic impact.

Through experimental fashion, video art, music and spoken word narrative, Vestiphobia presents the experience of clothing through time, as a necessity, a luxury, a shield, a weapon and in its cheap and disposable forms, as an opiate of the masses.

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia

Ayakamay performing as part of Vestiphobia at Ideal Glass, June 2015. Watch the Vestiphobia Sizzle Reel now.

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia at Ideal Glass, June 2015.

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia

Hirona Amamiya in Vestiphobia at Ideal Glass, June 2015.

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia

Nobuko Amemiya in Vestiphobia at Ideal Glass, June 2015.

Vestiphobia

Vestiphobia

Willard Morgan performing as part of Vestiphobia at Ideal Glass, June 2015.

Vestiphobia in Cuba

Vestiphobia in Cuba

Vestiphobia was performed at Fábrica de Arte Cubano in Cuba, February 2017.

Written by Willard Morgan, conceived and directed by Steve Fagin, the performance is a four-act extravaganza that surgically cuts and pastes from dance, fashion, performance, film, art, and Musica Cubana to explore the main character’s damaged relationship to clothing.

The four acts of the presentation in Cuba dealt with the pretentions of the contemporary art world, exhibiting absurdist as well as documentary contemplations on fashion, a kinetic urban fashion mosh-pit of a runway gone amok, to a primal atavistic re-birthing of the dandy joined by his glamorous Cuban dominatrix doppelganger. To finish, Francis del Rio’s epilogue revisited a song about people’s habit to borrow each other’s clothes, and a shirt he missed dearly.

Click here to view the Vestiphobia in Cuba trailer.

Vestiphobia in Cuba

Vestiphobia in Cuba

Vestiphobia was performed at Fábrica de Arte Cubano in Cuba, February 2017.

Working in collaboration with young up-and-coming Cuban designers, art director Uta Bekaia produced sculptural costumes for the four-act performance during a two week-long workshop taking place at the Taller Gorria Gallery, in Old Havana. Under his direction, Cuban designers and workshop participants created wearable art for the show and also curated their work station space as a living installation open to the general public.

Click here to see Vestiphobia’s Wearable Art Workshop.

Sweatshop Boogie

Sweatshop Boogie

Sweatshop Boogie is an evening length musical installation by Willard Morgan, reflecting on the different eras of clothing as seen through the eyes of an incurable dandy. The protagonist takes us on a personal and fantasy journey, exploring the nature of style as a shield, a weapon, an art form and a world addiction. His imagination comes alive as he travels through time, from the jester to the restoration courtier to the victorian dandy - evoking the history and geo-politics of fashion, transcending conflict through comedy.

Click here to view the Sweatshop Boogie trailer.

Silks and Satins Adorn my Bones

Silks and Satins Adorn my Bones

Silks and Satins Adorn my Bones is marked by deceived expectations and the lack of event; it explores the ritual pushed to the extreme of ridicule, a hymn to the realm of appearance and superficiality. The few events occurring are very theatrical and ceremonious: melodramatic games of seduction followed by a violent yet emotionless scene of whipping, and finally a fight over a piece of clothing. None of these social games have any ending or specific outcome thus emphasizing their triviality.

Silks and Satins Adorn my Bones is part of a larger project, Sweatshop Boogie, a series of videos and performances about fashion through the ages, as a luxury, a weapon, a shield and finally, an opiate of the people in the form of addictive cheap 'threads' as seen through the eyes of various characters.

Click here to view the Silks and Satins Adorn my Bones trailer.

Sweatshop Boogie at Bowery Poetry Club

Sweatshop Boogie at Bowery Poetry Club

Sweatshop Boogie was performed at Bowery Poetry Club, September 2015.

It is comprised of “a journey through space, time, and Will Morgan’s closet, fashion as a weapon, a shield, a seduction, and finally, as an addiction to cheap rags that enslaves the Third World and imperils the planet… An hysterical haberdasher’s tale of global dandyism in rap, spoken word, indigenous, and improvised orchestrations.”

Playwright & Composer: Willard Morgan
Art Direction & Costume Design: Uta Bekaia
Musical Arranger: John Sully
Videoscapes: Ayakamay
Producer : Marie van Eersel

Sweatshop Boogie at Bowery Poetry Club

Sweatshop Boogie at Bowery Poetry Club

Sweatshop Boogie was performed at Bowery Poetry Club, September 2015.

It is comprised of “a journey through space, time, and Will Morgan’s closet, fashion as a weapon, a shield, a seduction, and finally, as an addiction to cheap rags that enslaves the Third World and imperils the planet… An hysterical haberdasher’s tale of global dandyism in rap, spoken word, indigenous, and improvised orchestrations.”

Playwright & Composer: Willard Morgan
Art Direction & Costume Design: Uta Bekaia
Musical Arranger: John Sully
Videoscapes: Ayakamay
Producer : Marie van Eersel

Sweatshop Boogie at Bowery Poetry Club

Sweatshop Boogie at Bowery Poetry Club

Sweatshop Boogie was performed at Bowery Poetry Club, September 2015.

It is comprised of “a journey through space, time, and Will Morgan’s closet, fashion as a weapon, a shield, a seduction, and finally, as an addiction to cheap rags that enslaves the Third World and imperils the planet… An hysterical haberdasher’s tale of global dandyism in rap, spoken word, indigenous, and improvised orchestrations.”

Playwright & Composer: Willard Morgan
Art Direction & Costume Design: Uta Bekaia
Musical Arranger: John Sully
Videoscapes: Ayakamay
Producer : Marie van Eersel