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Takashi Murakami menacé de faillite : sa déclaration sur Instagram

Extrêmement inquiet et déçu, Takashi Murakami s’est emparé d’Instagram afin d’annoncer le risque de faillite de son entreprise.

Dans une récente vidéo publiée sur Instagram, Takashi Murakami a révélé les impacts financiers qu’a eu la crise du covid-19 sur son entreprise.

Une introspection touchante dans laquelle l’artiste pop contemporain explique comment sa société tokyoïte Kaikai Kiki est menacée de faillite en raison de la crise sanitaire et économique. En effet, il aurait dû annuler de nombreux projets, dont la suite de son long métrage Jellyfish Eyes dont le tournage avait commencé dès 2012.

Une immense déception pour Takashi Murakami qui se qualifie même d' »humain stupide », déclarant à ses followers que « cela puisse avoir un effet cathartique sur [mes disciples] de voir l’histoire de l’échec de ce stupide Murakami ».

Afin de remplacer son long-métrage, l’artiste annonce son intention de produire une série qui « annoncera publiquement l’arrêt de la production du film ».

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This spring, I streamed a series of cooking show of a sort on Instagram Live. I’m sure those who watched them were utterly confused, but I was trying to buoy my own thoroughly sunken feelings through these streamings. With the sudden swoop of COVID-19 pandemic, my company faced bankruptcy and I had to give up on a number of projects, the most symbolic of which being the production of my sci-fi feature film, Jellyfish Eyes Part 2: Mahashankh. For nine long years, I had persevered! It was a film that was to realize my childish dreams! The enormous budget I poured into this project, as well as my tenacious persistence, put a constant and tremendous stress on my company’s operation for the past nine years. But at the same time, I was able to endure various hardships because I had this project. Faced with the current predicament, however, I was persuaded by both my business consultant and tax attorney that I must, simply must try and drastically reduce our business tax by filing the film’s production cost as tax-exempt expenditure. To that end, I am going to produce and release a series of videos to publicly announce the discontinuation of the film’s production. (To be clear, this is an entirely legitimate procedure—I’m not trying to evade tax!) These videos will be released against the backdrop of our struggle to avoid an economic catastrophe, but perhaps it may have a cathartic effect on the viewers/my followers to see the story of stupid Murakami’s failure. Long story short, I’m a silly human being for whom the moment of bliss is when I am thinking my truly childish sci-fi thoughts. I don’t know how many episodes the series will end up being, but a series it will be, so please come along with me on this journey for a little while.

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