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KUBORAUM ARE MASKS DESIGNED ON THE FACE OF THOSE WHO WEAR THEM, MASKS THAT HIGHLIGHT PERSONALITY AND EMPHASIZE CHARACTER. THE MASK IS SYNONYMOUS WITH MOCKERY, WITH GAME. THE KUBORAUM MASKS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH ACCENTUATION, PROTECTION AND SHELTER. KUBORAUM ARE LIKE CUBIC ROOMS WHERE WE SHELTER OURSELVES, WHERE WE ARE FREE TO LIVE IN OUR INTIMACY, WHERE WE LIVE ALL OUR IDENTITIES AND LOOK AT THE WORLD THROUGH TWO LENSES.

KUBORAUM EYEWEAR IS NOT AN INANIMATE AND INORGANIC OBJECT, BUT OBTAINS THE POWER OF A MASK. IT CHANGES THE PERCEPTION OF SELF. THOSE WHO WEAR THE KUBORAUM MASK, COME TO LIFE AND ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO FREE THEIR IDENTITIES. THESE MASKS REPRESENT CUBIC ROOMS, A NEW DIMENSION WHERE WE CAN FEEL AT EASE, COMFORTABLE WITH OURSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND US. KUBORAUM IS NO LOGO. IT IS A MASK WITH ITS OWN LOOK AND POWER, BUT AS SOON AS YOU WEAR IT, THE MASK DOESN’T HIGHLIGHT ITSELF, BUT IT HIGHLIGHTS THE PERSONALITY AND FEATURES OF THE PERSON WEARING IT, KUBORAUM’S IDENTITY IS ABOUT THIS RELATIONSHIP.

ALL OUR MASKS ARE ENTIRELY DREAMED IN BERLIN HANDMADE IN ITALY.

DREAMED IN BERLIN

THE BRAND WAS FOUNDED IN BERLIN IN THE ROOMS OF A FORMER POST OFFICE ON THE BORDER BETWEEN EAST AND WEST BERLIN. THE SPACE THAT WAS ORIGINALLY CONVERTED INTO A GALLERY, IMMEDIATELY BECAME THE INCUBATOR FOR THE CREATION OF NEW PROJECTS.
AFTER VARIOUS METAMORPHOSES, TODAY THIS PLACE INCLUDES THE STUDIO, SHOWROOM AND THE KUBORAUM FLAGSHIP STORE. FROM DESIGN TO BRAND IDENTITY, FROM IMAGE TO COMMUNICATION, FROM PHOTO TO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, FROM INSTALLATIONS TO INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS – ALL CONTENTS IS HERE DEVELOPED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF ARTIST, SCULPTOR, DESIGNER LIVIO GRAZIOTTIN AND ANTHROPOLOGIST, BRAND DIRECTOR SERGIO EUSEBI.

MONUMENTAL,CONCRETE AND ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE, ENDLESS SPACE,BODYSCAPES, LIQUID IDENTITIES, AMAZEMENT,YUGEN, ECOLOGY OF MINDS, POWER OF MASKS, SATORI, INFINITE LANGUAGES, SHAMANIC METHOD.

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LIVIO GRAZIOTTIN & SERGIO EUSEBI KUBORAUM PROJECT

LIVIO GRAZIOTTIN AND SERGIO EUSEBI MET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BERLIN IN 2009 DURING A VERNISSAGE IN AN ART GALLERY OF A MUTUAL FRIEND.
IN 2011 THE FIRST COLLECTION OF FIVE MODELS WERE BORN, CONCEIVED IN OPPOSITION TO ALL THE DOMINANT AESTHETICS IN THE WORLD OF EYEWEAR.
KUBORAUM IS AN AFFIRMATION OF INDEPENDENCE FROM AN INDUSTRIAL LOGIC BASED ON MARKET RESEARCH, TRENDS, AESTHETIC MASSIFICATION AND THE ANNIHILATION OF INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSION.
INTRODUCING A NEW POINT OF VIEW THROUGH THE REINTERPRETATION OF AN OBJECT OF USE, THE EYEWEAR, WHICH IS BEING REINTERPRETED THROUGH THE CODES, VALUES, AND ITS OWN POWER.
KUBORAUM IS AN ETHICAL PROJECT THAT LOOKS AFTER SOLID AESTHETIC, CULTURAL AND CONCEPTUAL PRINCIPLES IN SEARCH OF AN ECSTATIC RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL THE PEOPLE WHO BECOME PART OF THE COMMUNITY.

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EYES ARE POWER. POINTS OF VIEW ARE PEOPLE.

THE CONCEPT OF IDENTITY IS THE FIELD OF EXPERIMENTATION, WHERE THE WHOLE PROJECT EMPHASIZES ON THE ANXIETY THAT EACH ONE OF US HAS RELATED TO THE CONTRAST BETWEEN PRESENTATION AND SELF-REPRESENTATION.

KUBORAUM USES THE GAME OF MASK AS A HYPOTHETICAL SOLUTION TO THIS ANXIETY.

CHOOSING EYEWEAR WHICH IS ALSO A MASK WHILE LOOKING IN THE MIRROR AND PERCEIVING ONE DIFFERENTLY. IN A SOCIETY THAT AIMS TO THE ANNULMENT OF DIVERSITY AND CULTURE WITH SOCIAL MASSIFICATION, HAVING TO LOOK DIFFERENT IS SOMETHING ONE HAS TO LEARN.
KUBORAUM IS A CURATORIAL PROJECT THAT INTERACTS WITH IMPORTANT ARTISTS OF THE CONTEMPORARY ART WORLD AND MUSIC TO PRODUCE AN ECSTATIC PANORAMA.
IN 2018 KUBORAUM INAUGURATED AN ART RESIDENCY UNDER THEIR ROOF FOR OFFERING SPACE AND VISIBILITY TO YOUNG TALENTED ARTISTS. IN APRIL 2019 DURING BERLINS GALLERY WEEK A VERNISSAGE WILL BE HELD WITH ONE OF THE RESIDING ARTISTS UNVEILING HIS WORKS CREATED DURING HIS STAY, SIMUTANEOUSLY TWO OTHER ESTABLISHED ARTIST WILL BE SHOWCASING IN KUBORAUMS HEADQUARTERS.

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HANDMADE IN ITALY

THE PROJECT STARTED IN FEBRUARY 2012 WITH THE ITALIAN ARTISANAL TRADITION IMPLEMENTED IN A BERLIN BASED CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT. HENCE, DREAMED IN BERLIN AND HANDMADE IN ITALY.
EACH MASK CONTAINS THE GENESIS OF THE ARTISANS WHO WORKED ON THEM, A SMALL SEGMENT OF THE VENETIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP’HISTORY.
KUBORAUM IS AN ETHICAL AND HUMANISTIC PROJECT; WITH THIS BEING THE GIVEN REASON FOR THE CARE AND DEDICATION WE PUT IN EVERY PROCEDURE WHILST ALSO PRESERVING THE KNOW-HOW AND THE EXCELLENCE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP – HANDMADE IN ITALY. OUR MASKS ARE CARVED IN THE BEST MATERIALS FINDING THEIR ORIGINS IN ITALY. A FUNDAMENTAL PART FOR OUR PROJECT IS THAT THE PRODUCTION OF OUR MASKS TAKES INTO ACCOUNT FOR PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT.

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KUBORAUM SITE-SPECIFIC MULTIMEDIA-INSTALLATION

AT KHIDI CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE, TBILISI

19TH APRIL 2019
A MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION USING SOUND, VIDEO-PROJECTIONS, EYE-COUTURE MASKS, NEW CREATIONS, ARCHIVE PIECES, LIGHTS, PRINTS ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT MATERIALS, HAND PAINTED AND BURNT PLEXIGLASS, ONE DJ, DANCING PEOPLE.

AN EXCURSUS ON THE RELATION BETWEEN THE MASK AND THE CONCEPT OF IDENTITY, THE DANCE FLOOR AS AN INTERACTIVE AFFIRMATION OF HYBRIDIZATION AND LIQUID IDENTITY. THE CONCEPT OF IDENTITY IS THE FIELD OF EXPERIMENTATION WHERE THE WHOLE KUBORAUM PROJECT EMPHASIZES ON THE ANXIETY THAT EACH ONE OF US HAS RELATED TO THE CONTRAST BETWEEN PRESENTATION AND SELF-REPRESENTATION.
KUBORAUM USES THE GAME OF MASK AS A HYPOTHETICAL SOLUTION TO THIS ANXIETY. THE MASK AS OUR LIQUID ARCHITECTURE, OUR LIGHT BOX AND OUR DARK BOX, A LIQUID ARCHITECTURE WHERE WE EXPERIENCE OURSELVES AND ALL OUR IDENTITIES IN BETWEEN THE CITY-SCAPES. A BOX FULL OF LIGHT LIKE A DANCE FLOOR IS THE REPRESENTATION OF AN EMOTIONAL ARCHITECTURE THAT ARISES FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF A GROUP ENTITY, A LIQUID IDENTITY FORMED BY MULTIPLE INDIVIDUALS AND MULTIPLE IDENTITIES. THROUGH OUR LIQUID BOX, OUR LIQUID ARCHITECTURE WE EXPERIENCE OUR IDENTITIES, THROUGH THE DANCE FLOOR, A NEO-CONTEMPORARY ORACLE FOR THOUGHTS ABOUT OURSELVES, WE MEET, WE EXCHANGE, WE DANCE AND WE KNOW OURSELVES THROUGH DIFFERENCES WITH EACH OTHER. THE DANCE FLOOR IS A POLITICAL ENTITY, IT IS COHABITATION, IT IS THE LIBERATION OF DIFFERENCES, IT IS ENJOYING THESE DIFFERENCES, WITHOUT ANNULLING THEM. THE IDEA THAT WE ARE ALL THE SAME IS TERRIBLE, EACH OF US IS MULTIPLE AND DIFFERENT, WE MUST LEARN TO ENJOY THESE DIFFERENCES, THROUGH THE OTHER WE MUST LEARN TO KNOW OURSELVES. THE DANCE FLOOR IS A POLITICAL ENTITY THAT EDUCATES US TO ENJOY THESE DIFFERENCES BY CELEBRATING THEM IN THE ECSTATIC RITUAL OF DANCE.

THE SOUNDSCAPE DURING THE EXPERIENCE WAS CURATED BY DJ RED.


KUBORAUM SITE-SPECIFIC MULTIMEDIA-INSTALLATION

ATONAL OFF – NEVER FORGET STRANGERS
DOWNWARDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

4TH EPISODE

DURING THE FORTH EPISODE OF OUR “ATONAL OFF” EVENT SERIES, WE HAD THE HONOR TO HOST & SHARE WITH A SPECIAL CROWD A UNIQUE MOMENT FOR THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE:

THE 25TH YEAR OF THE LEGENDARY DOWNWARDS RECORDS.

THE WELL VISITED OFF JAM SESSION WAS A VERY NOTABLE AND INTIMATE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND THIS SET IS DELIVERING THE EXACT ATMOSPHERE AND VIBE THAT WAS EXPERIENCED DURING THIS EVENING.

DOWNWARDS IS A RECORD LABEL FOUNDED IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND IN 1993 BY REGIS AND FEMALE, IT HAS A FUNDAMENTAL AND INFLUENTIAL IMPACT ON THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND TECHNO PANORAMA WE KNOW TODAY SINCE ITS BEGINNING.

REGIS, LAYNE, JIM NINGUS AND JUSTIN ANASTASI CREATED AN INCREDIBLE AND INTIMATE BEAUTIFUL VIBE WITH THE MUSIC THEY CREATED.

“A SPECIAL THANKS TO KARL O’ CONNOR AKA REGIS AND TO DOWNWARDS FOR THOSE INCREDIBLE 25 YEARS. WITH YOUR SOUND, YOU HAVE DESIGNED A UNIQUE AESTHETIC WHICH DEEPLY INSPIRES ALL OF US.”


ATONAL OFF – NEVER FORGET STRANGERS <br/>DOWNWARDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

TERRAFORMA 2019

KUBORAUM INSTALLATION

THE NAME OF THIS INSTALLATION BY THE ARTIST VINICIUS AND CURATED BY KUBORAUM FOR TERRAFORMA 2019 IS A QUOTE FROM THE BOOK FREE PARTY BY FRANCESCO MACCARONE PALMIERI, 2002, MELTEMI EDITORE.
WE WANT TO REPRESENT A DANCE FLOOR THROUGH THE USE OF FLAGS, A DANCE FLOOR BEING USED AS A METAPHOR FOR A POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ENTITY, THE DANCE FLOOR AS THE IDEAL OF A SOCIETY OF INCLUSION AND COHABITATION.
THE DANCE FLOOR IS THE REPRESENTATION OF AN EMOTIONAL ARCHITECTURE THAT ARISES FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF A GROUP ENTITY, A LIQUID IDENTITY FORMED BY MULTIPLE INDIVIDUALS. THROUGH THE DANCE FLOOR, A NEO-CONTEMPORARY ORACLE FOR THOUGHTS ABOUT OURSELVES, WE MEET, WE EXCHANGE, WE DANCE AND WE KNOW OURSELVES THROUGH DIFFERENCES WITH EACH OTHER.

THE DANCE FLOOR IS A POLITICAL ENTITY, IT IS COHABITATION, IT IS THE LIBERATION OF DIFFERENCES, IT IS ENJOYING THESE DIFFERENCES, WITHOUT ANNULLING THEM.

THROUGH THE FLAGS WE RECOGNIZE OUR FELLOWMEN, THROUGH THE FLAGS WE PLACE OUR BORDERS, THROUGH THE FLAGS WE DEFINE THE OTHER, THROUGH THE FLAGS WE CREATE EXCLUSION AND DIVISION…
IS THIS PERHAPS THE MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE US UNDER A SINGLE FLAG, THE ONE OF THE HUMAN RACE? AFTER A WHOLE EXISTENCE OF STRUGGLES, WARS AND DIVISIONS, AFTER HAVING DRAINED THE PLANET OF ITS RESOURCES, A STEP AWAY FROM MAKING THIS PLANET WE CALL MOTHER EARTH, AN UNLIVABLE AND HARMFUL PLACE, THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE SHOULD RISE UNDER A SINGLE FLAG.

VINICIUS IS CURRENTLY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT KUBORAUM STUDIO IN BERLIN.


TERRAFORMA 2019

KUBORAUM’S TEMPORARY SPACE AT DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA

3RD FLOOR DSM GINZA GINZA CHUO-KU, GINZA KOMATSU WEST 6-9-5, TOKYO 104-0061, JAPAN

KUBORAUM WALL PAPER INSPIRED BY AFROFUTURISM, JUNGLE MUSIC AND LIQUID IDENTITIES.
DISPLAY WITH BURNT AND HAND-PAINTED ACRYLIC AND SEVERAL WHITE ACRYLIC PAINTED ELEPHANTS.


KUBORAUM EMILIANO MAGGI
X DSML FRIEZE OPEN HOUSE

AS PART OF DOVER STREET MARKET LONDON’S OPEN HOUSE HELD IN CELEBRATION OF THE FRIEZE ART FAIR, KUBORAUM UNVEILED A SITE-SPECIFIC DISPLAY INSTALLATION TOGETHER WITH ARTIST EMILIANO MAGGI, CONSISTING OF AN ECSTATIC CEREMONIAL BALLET OF ANTHROPO-MORPHIC MINIATURE GLAZED CERAMIC CREATURES AND EYECOUTURE PIECES, EVERYTHING IN A RITUALISTIC CONVERSATION WITH THE KUBORAUM MASKS.