. . Collaboration: Lena Imamura & Yuri Masnyj Couples, 2018 Video, wood, plastic, glue, nails, LCD screen, speaker, power supply approx. 8 x 8 x 10 inches
eye can't stop 2010 Alabaster stone, acrylic nail solution, strobe light circuit, batteries 7 x 7 x 7 inches
"A Modern Promise" Album Cover Released by Normative Records
Poster for "Special Treat" Black tie event held at Gershwin Hotel October 2008
FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS, Musician & Band
Manager, Event Producer & Controller for Company
Francis and the Lights is a band led by Francis Farewell Starlite, the artist and musician based out of New York City. Known for his post-modern, minimal-pop, rock-and-roll, soul music, legendary performances, and iconic music video, "the Top".
Recent highlights include a two month tour with the musician Drake, a song written and produced by Francis and the Lights which is Track 2 on Drake’s much anticipated album,Thank Me Later, and a Jimmy Kimmel Live performance.
Imamura worked with Starlite as the band's manager from 2008 ~ 2009, as well as a Controller for the company, Francis and the Lights LLC which was formed to manage an investment made by Normative Music, a company owned by Jakob Lodwick (blogger and Vimeo founder).
In October of 2008, Imamura produced a black tie event called, "Special Treat" as a unqiue CMJ showcase. The event was held at The Gershwin Hotel and included a string quartet cocktail hour, a performance by Francis and the Lights in the hotel's mahogony-encased smoking room, and freshly baked desserts.