日本當代藝術家村上隆（TAKASHI MURAKAMI）享負盛名，由藝術界走到時尚界也見他影跡，想不到早前才與BILLIE EILISH 和UNIQLO 進行了三方聯名的他，近日親自講起公司面臨窘境。
新冠疫情的關係，不少公司品牌也相繼倒下，結業消息耳聞不絕，原來村上隆也不例外，而為保公司重回正軌，不得不犧牲正在進行的《 JELLYFISH EYES PART 2：MAHASHANKH》巨資製作。
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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.
「I’M A SILLY HUMAN BEING。」在村上隆 INSTAGRAM 15 分鐘的影片中，村上隆親自公開表示自己的公司 KAIKAI KIKI 受疫情影響，面臨破產危機，同時謙卑的感謝各大媒體關注。「九年來，我一直努力不懈，這是一部實現自我夢想的電影！雖然我所投入的巨資為我苦苦堅持了九年的公司帶來運營壓力；但同時也因為這個項目，我才能夠忍受各種困難。」村上隆談論到《JELLYFISH EYES PART 2: MAHASHANKH》如此心碎和矛盾：「我不知道最終《JELLYFISH EYES PART 2: MAHASHANKH》能推出幾集，但他會是一部連續劇，希望大家一起耐心期待。」