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  • Photo: KIOKU Keizo
    Photo courtesy: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]

Excellence Award

Exhibition Transform Yourself

SATO Masahiko Lab. + KIRIYAMA Takashi Lab. / EUPHRATES

Exhibition [Japan]

An exhibition held at the NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC], as part of the ICC Kids Program 2008, suitable for both children and adults. The program presented works such as ‘Dot Man, Line Man’, which dismantled and reconstructed human body movements in the form of dots and lines, and ‘The Extending Arm’, which tricks the senses with a visual image; they conveyed straightforwardly the potential media art has for amusement through interaction with the human senses.

© SATO Masahiko / KIRIYAMA Takashi / SAITO Tatsuya / YASUMOTO Masasuke / IDAKA Kumiko / KATSUME Yuichiro / EUPHRATES / TOPICS

Profile

SATO Masahiko

Japan

Born in 1954. Professor, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts.

( 2020 )

SATO Masahiko Lab.

Japan

Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. A project team for "Exhibition Transform Yourself" was formed for the exhibition, consisting of two university laboratories. Joined members: Professor SATO Masahiko, Associate Professor KIRIYAMA Takashi, SAITO Tatsuya, YASUMOTO Masasuke, IDAKA Kumiko, KATSUME Yuichiro.

( 2008 )

KIRIYAMA Takashi

Japan

( 2008 )

KIRIYAMA Takashi Lab.

Japan

( 2008 )

EUPHRATES

Japan

A creative group formed by graduates of SATO Masahiko Laboratory in Keio University."Exhibition Transform Yourself" is their first media art work.

( 2008 )

Award Reason

This exhibition was praised almost as highly as TENORI-ON, so much so that the opinion of the jury was split in two throughout the screening sessions. The best thing about this work is that people from children to adults can simply enjoy experiencing the world of Media Art, even if in the more narrow and esoteric sense. In fact, some of the jurors who had not been to the actual exhibition actually expressed remorse at having missed it. The titles of each piece, such as Micro Craftsman Training or 21st Century Nyoi-Bo, are named without recourse to the words media or digital, which was also received favorably. It is remarkable that this exhibition and Wii Fit, both of them dealing with the human body, have both been awarded Excellence Prizes. When someone can see their own body transformed, that is when they realize that the mind itself is transformable, which could be thought a goal of art in the broad sense.

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