HAPPENINGText: Jo Kazuhiro

Then, the Digista Exhibition held at the next hall. This exhibition features the winner of “Digital Stadium” which is the general invitation and examination / criticism program of the digital art under broadcast in NHK.

Yasuhiro Suzuki “Blinking Leaves”

When you set foot in the hall, you’ll meet with the works of AC-bu in the booth decorated like a festival. Next to it, two works by Yasuhiro Suzuki were exhibited. “Blinking Leaves” to which the paper was wound up in the air winks, and “Perspective of Globe Jungle” which projected the image on the rotating jungle gym. His works offer a refreshing and beautiful impression, and it is a pleasure to know about work that will be produced.

Iori Nakai “Streetscape”

“Streetscape” by Iori Nakai was exhibited in the inner side of the hall. The sound of six cities – Paris, Kyoto, Hamamatsu, Ariake, Yamaguchi and Sendai were experienced by tracing the slot on the town map. This work was selected for Ars Electronica 2003. What sound could be heard in Linz? Many winning works can be seen in the foyer .

Maywa Denki, Toshio Iwai, media artist, Yasuhiro Yoshiura, filmmaker, and Wojtek Wawszczyk, animation artist, participated and performed screenings of films or performance. Compared with Ars Electronica which has probably been influenced, it is unsatisfactory in respect of criticism or exchange. But for the person who visited DAF Tokyo, she had a good opportunity to directly experience technology and its expression.

DAF Tokyo is scheduled to be held next year. I hope it connects various viewpoints and positions, and increasingly take advantage of the different elements of Japan from Europe or the United States.

Digital Art Festival Tokyo 2003
Date: August 8th – 17th, 2003
Place: Panasonic Center
Address: 2-5-18 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 3481 7980

Text: Jo Kazuhiro
Translation: Sachiko Kurashina
Photos: Jo Kazuhiro

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