Photo: YOZO Takada
© Sachiko Kodama & Minako Takeno
Born in 1970 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Graduated from the Faculty of Science at Hokkaido University. Completed both the Master's and Doctoral Program in Art and Design at the University of Tsukuba. Holds a Ph.D. in the theory and history of art. While at Tsukuba, Kodama produced installations incorporating computer and holography technology, and did research on the relationship between art and technology in the development of media art. In recent years, she has produced interactive works with digital equipment and new materials to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of media art. Principal exhibitions: works accepted for Artec '95 and Artec '97 (Nagoya City Science Museum); solo exhibition (Kobayashi Gallery, 1996); Para Para Parallax exhibit (Gallery NW House, Tokyo; organized by the artist; 1998); "Protrude, Flow" (project in collaboration with Minako Takeno begun in 2000) accepted for SIGGRAPH 2001 Art Gallery (Los Angeles Convention Center) and shown at Interaction '01 (Softopia Japan, Gifu). Kodama is currently a research associate at the University of Electro-Communications.
Born in 1969 in Tokyo, Japan. Majored in graphic design in the Faculty of Art and Design at Tama Art University. Completed the Master's Program in Art and Design at the University of Tsukuba. While at the university, Takeno began producing works based on the theme of invisible forces such as gravity and magnetism. Principal exhibitions:Shikisai no Wonderland ("Color Wonderland"; Minato Mirai 21 Yokohama Pavilion; 1995); Miracle Lab '95 permanent exhibition (Parthenon Tama); solo exhibition (Studio Kinshicho, Tokyo; 1995); Eggs of Moebius (0 Art Museum; Parthenon Tama; 1996); Scientific Art retrospective exhibition (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, 1996); work accepted for Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1998); solo exhibition "rise," (Suikatou, 1999); Katachi U Symmetry international symposium (University of Tsukuba, 1999); received the Best Presentation Award; Zone exhibition (Para GLOBE, 2001).
Protrude, Flow uses black, magnetic fluid whose three-dimensional patterns freely transform in response to the sounds and voices in the installation space by means of digital computer control. The patterns are simultaneously projected onto a screen. The fluid moves with a physical realism and formative, dynamic beauty and power unseen until now. This stunning work has opened a new realm of expression for the media arts.
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