Sunday, June 28, 2015

Roman Araneo at Ropeday 2013 - 4/4

Roman Araneo at Ropeday 2013 - Part 4/4

Roper: Roman Araneo
Model: Alina Bloodflower
At Ropeday - event in Saint-Petersburg - Russia
23, November, 2013

Roman Araneo at Ropeday 2013 - 3/4

Roman Araneo at Ropeday 2013 - Part 3/4

Roper: Roman Araneo
Model: Alina Bloodflower
At Ropeday - event in Saint-Petersburg - Russia
23, November, 2013

Roman Araneo at Ropeday 2013 - 2/4

Roman Araneo at Ropeday 2013 - Part 2/4


Roper: Roman Araneo
Model: Alina Bloodflower
At Ropeday - event in Saint-Petersburg - Russia
23, November, 2013

Roman Araneo at Ropeday 2013 - 1/4

Roman Araneo at Ropeday 2013 - Part 1/4

Roper: Roman Araneo
Model: Alina Bloodflower
At Ropeday - event in Saint-Petersburg - Russia
23, November, 2013

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Shibari by Liya

Shibari by Liya

Ukrainian Bondage Team

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Falling Angel in S. Marcos Square

by Hikari Kesho
Model : Kristel
Soundtrack: Anonymous Venecian

"My last challenge:a shibari suspension shooting in the middle of S.Marco square in Venice, full of webcams and 200 meters away from the police station! Many thanks to the beautiful and very professional model Kristell.
I'm sorry for the bad quality, but we had to be less people than possible and so no cameraman but just the use of iPhone and a small compact camera by one of my two assistants...but I think it will be enough for those people who think that Photoshop is the only way to do create this kind of pictures! :)"
Hikari Kesho

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jennifer Evans Colours Of Bruises

Jennifer Evans Colours Of Bruises

Partially a search for playfulness with another in an awkwardly demanding and unpredictable space.

Concept, music: Jennifer Evans
Artistic direction: Dasniya Sommer, Jennifer Evans
Performance : Jennifer Evans, Emily Aoibheann
Choreography, rope installation: Dasniya Sommer
Technical rope and performance assistant: Frances d'Ath

Filmed March 2014 at Alte Kantine, Berlin.
Thanks to Alte Kantine, Alexis Volkos, Camille Boostrom, Adrien Merigeau, Anna Fiedler & Michelle Baard

First single taken from 'Works From The Dip & Foul' out in Ireland on 14th November 2014 on Delphi Label.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Hikari Kesho Performance at Vecchiato Arte Galleries

Shibari Performance in an Art Gallery by Hikari Kesho

For the first time in the World a famous "nawashi" (Japanese bondage -- "shibari"- master) did a shibari performance in an art gallery.

The event took place at Vecchiato Art galleries in Padua, Italy, on April, 17 and was attended by a selected public of Italian and international art collectors.

Ropes: Hikari Kesho
Model: Mirva Akai Hana

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Performance by Dasniya Sommer

Performance artist in Shibari and yoga Dasniya Sommer. She is from Berlin.


Friday, May 29, 2015

Shibari Experience by No-Shibar

Performance by No -Shibari.

Ropes: No Shibari
Model: Ninette Shibara
Location: Club Rosas 5

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Nawashi Kanna, maître du néo-Shibari - in Tracks ARTE

Nawashi Kanna, maître du néo-Shibari (Bondage) - Tracks ARTE

De quoi parle-t-on, au juste ? Le shibari, qui à l'origine était un art martial, consiste à encorder l'autre de manière méthodique pour l'immobiliser, et ainsi l'humilier. Un principe proche des petits jeux pratiqués dans le BDSM, le bondage tirant une partie de son inspiration du shibari.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Shibari Coreography by The Dynasties

Shibari Coreography by The Dynasties

Created and Choreographed by Preston Mui
Directed by Mike Quain
Wardrobe by Bryan and Johnny
Makeup by Nicole Niestemski

The Dynasties:
Ai Shimatsu
Angela Gacad
Cara Horibe
Cynthia Shing
Maria Wada
Nicole Niestemski
Taeko McCarroll
Tracy Takahashi

Music: Back to Black by Andre 3000 feat. Beyonce

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Nina Russ at the Flying Dutchman - May 2015

Kinbaku performance - BOUND shibari night @ The Flying Dutchman London, May 2015

Tying Nina Russ, model Sophia, editing

Nina's show at May's BOUND with a new model, Sophia, inspired by a painting by the late Ozuma Kaname. Classic artwork is a great source of inspiration since it almost invariably depeicts flattering poses. Of curse, one has to allow for artistic licence and translate the rope work into something technically and physically feasible.

Monday, May 4, 2015

photo by Nobuyoshi Araki

Photo by the japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Atar Para Liberar

Atar Para Liberar
Arte japonés de encordamiento
With Emma Francés Quinto and Antonio Shibarita
Video directed by Pedro Vikingo
In Look and Bite video magazine

Friday, May 1, 2015

FKA twigs - Pendulum

FKA twigs - Pendulum

Video for the theme Pendulum by FKA Twigs

Thursday, April 30, 2015

sukekiyo - aftermath - IMMORTALIS (Deluxe Edition) - video

Sukekiyo - aftermath - IMMORTALIS (Deluxe Edition).

Hajime Kinoko's shibari work for Sukekiyo's music video. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Navi - Picture Perfect - Video

NAVI - Picture Perfect (Short Film)

In 2014, NAVI released the BDSM / Shibari themed music video "Picture Perfect". The video sparked the interest of the international S&m community, but was banned on Romanian television for its explicit depiction of BDSM and bondage scenes. 

Music & lyrics: NAVI / NMC. Produced by NMC @ NMC & A.G. Productions, 2014
Music video written & directed by: Marian-Ciprian Nica (NMC)
Rigging DarkShibari -

Is that you being tied up and flogged in the video?  Do you have any previous experience in BDSM before the video or was it something that you just thought would go with your song?
Navi: Yes, it is me. In each and every deliciously painful scene. I’ve been into the BDSM lifestyle for some years now and this is a part of me as much as music is. For my partner in the video, though, the singer Florin Iordache, it was the first time to try this. He’s amazing as a musician and a close friend, we’ve worked together a lot in the past, so I was comfortable putting myself in his hands. A very important member of our team was the rigger DarkShibari of , who did the actual tying. He’s a really wonderful rigger and photographer and he’s becoming a fine Shibari master, so I am very proud to have his rope work in my first video.  
How did you get involved in the BDSM lifestyle? 
Navi: I had certain fantasies ever since I was little and then, in my teenage years, I started reading all the right books (like Pauline Reage – “The Story of O”, Marquis de Sade – “Philosophy in the Bedroom” and so on) and I started to put a name to my desires and no longer feel so alone and awkward pursuing them. I also had the chance to know the right people at the right times and explore amazing experiences, as they came my way. 
I don’t like classifications, usually, but I would say I’m a… romantic masochist. 

What is it that you enjoy about being a masochist?
Navi: It’s all about getting lost in the moment, just as it happens with good music. I think way too much in day to day life, I am the kind of woman that’s in charge of every detail, her choices, her career. I’ve always had to fight hard at every step along the way, so a good scene and moments of pain & passion are a beautiful and much-needed disconnect. As a submissive and masochist, I enjoy just getting lost in the sensations, putting myself in the hands of someone I love and deeply admire, playing on a thin line, blurring the edges a little bit…
What is it that you like about Shibari?
Navi: Paradoxically, the freedom. From the first time I was tied up, I felt this incredible “floating” sensation, this release from the weight of thoughts and from the mundane. It’s like, when the body is tied up, the mind has more space to wander.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Risqué - Tie Me Up Tie Me Down

Risqué - Tie Me Up Tie Me Down

Shot in Paris March 08'. Starring Risqué , Mallory Knox and Miss Red!
Makeup by Guilaine.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Lady Gaga Flying by Robert Wilson

Lady Gaga - Robert Wilson Installation at the Louvre: Flying Portrait

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lagy Gaga - suspension

Stills from Robert Wilson's portraits of Lady Gaga have appeared online. The video is currently on display at the Louvre museum in Paris as part of Wilson's 'Living Rooms' installation.

Robert Wilson, Video Portraits of Lady Gaga, Flying, (Making off) (2013)

Lady Gaga is hanging upside down naked while a rope cuts into her skin, bending her left leg, pinning her arms behind her back and deforming her breasts. This video, by the experimental artist/director - and former Wallpaper* guest editor - Robert Wilson, shows the pop star's painful-looking initiation into the art of Japanese rope bondage. And it serves as the 'making of' for a performance-art video called Flying. The video, along with Wilson's newvideo portraits of Gaga, is currently on show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, run by Wallpaper* Design Awards 2014 judge Thaddaeus Ropac.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Moscowknot - Akira Naka & Iroha Shizuki

Moscowknot 2014 - Akira Naka & Iroha Shizuki (Japan)