A decades-long disciple of Haruki Murakami, Brock Van Wey, better known as bvdub, has more than once melded the ideas of Murakami’s magical realism and its underlying teachings on loneliness, isolation, and the human condition into the fabric of his own work.
In a time, place, and set of circumstances that saw the hallucinatory set of events in Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore overlap Van Wey’s own already oft-chimerical “reality,” art and life traversed beyond imitation, their lines disappearing altogether. A time when life spun cruelly and beautifully out of control. A chaos which demanded as much stoic apathy as righteous, magnificent wrath.
This is the story of that time and place.
released September 18, 2020
“People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but by their virtues” -Haruki Murakami