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Excellence Award

type R


Installation [Japan]

© 2002 Shibata Satoshi All rights reserved




Born in 1978 in Aichi prefecture, Japan. Entered the Department of Art at the Seian University of Art and Design in 1999. Majored in CG in Visual Broadcast class; mostly produces installation works using computers. Since April 2002, has developed works using water as an interface. Researching the interaction of locus and space. In August 2002, exhibited work at an exhibition Icon Memory at the Gallery Iteza (Kyoto Rittai Gallery Iteza). Currently producing work for a university graduation production exhibit.

( 2002 )

Award Reason

The uneven three dimensional text that emerges on the water's surface due to the upper and lower surface irradiation, is navigated by the hand's tactual senses. The visual image of light, shot from bottom up, passes through the water's surface, and creates another world on the ceiling. The screen text is in a standstill until contact with the water's surface, but the moment a finger comes in contact, the line wavers and contracts, and the page is turned. To stop the body from escaping the force of gravity, a strong relation exists between the body and directionality. The right to left or up to down directionality of the space in this work, creates a tranquil environment for the dialog of space and body as a response to viewer interaction.

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