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Serial Bondage 6 - (reserved listing)

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Victorian style chair tied up and harnessed in the ancient art of Japanese Shibari (rope bondage).
The chair is made with the famous "toile de Jouy" fabric. ;)

unique piece made in 2009.

piece dimensions: 96 x 46 x 42 cm
weight: 5 kg / 11 lb

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more pictures at www.dontstareatthesun.com/2009/serial-bondage-6

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// About The Series //

"Serial Bondage" is a series of large scale and miniature installations by French visual artist Kennedy James. The installations consist of French Victorian style armchairs and chairs tied up and harnessed in the ancient art of Japanese Shibari (rope bondage). The chairs, mostly of the Louis XV, Napoleon III or Voltaire styles, are chosen because of their voluptuous design and anthropomorphic qualities.

Shibari is an ancient Japanese form of erotic and aesthetic expression. It is a sophisticated, complex and technical ritual that reflects the dominative/submissive relationship found at every social level of Japanese society. As in every other Japanese ritual (like ikebana, the tea ceremony or the art of wearing a kimono), Shibari is about ancestral rules and strict aesthetic standards. These rituals illustrate a typical desire of Japanese culture: to restrain nature in order to control the wild aspect of life.

Before the popular perception of bondage as wholly erotic, Shibari was originally used by soldiers (in the pay of Samurais) to immobilize war prisoners. During the Edo period (1600-1868) it became a method of punishment and a strict code began to govern its use. The rope had different colors corresponding to the time of the year and the positioning of the prisoner corresponded directly to the time of season. During centuries the rules evolved to where the colors of the rope and the bondage pattern would reflect the profession, type of crime and social standing of the criminal.

Kennedy James is fascinated by the history of Shibari, its beginnings as a source of societal punishment and its evolution to a source of carnal pleasure. "Serial Bondage" has been featured in galleries in Paris, New York, and Tokyo and commissioned by Tokyo-Arts and the MoMa of Shanghai as a part of their permanent collection.

Serial Bondage 6 - (reserved listing)

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: rope, fabric, wood
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  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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