New-Style Bar "All Alone"

Shiro Masuyama

Considering that Parky Party* took place in a flame of an art
exhibition, New-Style Bar "All Alone" will be conducted an experiment
to see how the same installation will function in a public space.
This project actually will go into business as a bar.
I plan to make this experiment as a sequel and apply this proto-type
in various areas, cultures and countries.

*Parky Party
Art exhibitions are inseparable from opening parties that actually
exist as social places for people in the art field. Many visitors often
come to these openings just to drink and mingle without seriously
looking at the work. Park Party is an anti-socialization bar that
contrasts with such ironic customs around the art world. The main
concept in this project is to prevent visitors from communicating with
each other.
Masuyama created a bar setting in which each booth is separated from
the others so that visitors will be prevented from meeting other
people. There are 9 booths, and each one has a curtain. The guests are
not allowed to talk to the bartender. The only thing they are able to
do is check the menu. Each drinking glass is also chained to the booths
so that they are not able to take it out. Here, at the opening party,
visitors will be forced to do nothing but drink in solitude.