小花也抵擋不住疫情？村上隆公開坦承自己的 Kaikai Kiki 公司面臨「破產」並說道：「我對不起所有人！」
知名日本現代藝術家村上隆近年非常活躍，不管是藝術、音樂、影劇及潮流皆是他的涉略範疇，前陣子與 Billie Eilish 及 UNIQLO 打造的聯乘系列造成轟動，還親自執導了 Kanye West 及 Kid Cudi 的動畫片《 KIDS SEE GHOSTS 》，整體看似非常順遂，其位在東京的公司 Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. 周邊和相關店鋪也是相當火紅；不料稍早在個人 Instagram 上發布了一段 15 分鐘的影片，語重心長的說道受到肺炎疫情影響之下，不只籌備 9 年的《 Jellyfish Eyes Part 2: Mahashankh 》科幻劇必須喊停，就連公司 Kaikai Kiki 也面臨到破產危機。
在 15 分鐘的影片中，村上隆先是表示籌備多年，並投入大量資金及心血的電影《 Jellyfish Eyes Part 2: Mahashankh 》由於疫情關係，加上這並非一部「賺錢」的電影以及公司面臨破產問題，種種狀況之下必須停拍，這結果對九年來堅持不懈的他非常心碎，取而代之的是會將這些後台側拍的部分變成「紀錄片」，之為何拍成「紀錄片」型式？村上隆則開玩笑說道：「這是一個非常悲傷的故事，希望年輕的後輩能從中獲許勇氣和借鏡，因為藝術家是非常愚笨的。」隨後放映紀錄片的第一集。最後村上隆也向他的公司以及參與這部電影的夥伴致歉，也不忘呼籲大家敬請期待第二集。
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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.