INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR ARTS AND MEDIA YOKOHAMA 2009

HAPPENINGText: Wakana Kawahito

Head to Yokohama to see the latest film and media art!

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The CREAM International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009 is taking place for the first time in the city of Yokohama from October 31st to November 29th.
Consisting of 3 main venues and 2 satellite venues, the festival features film work exhibitions, lives, forums and workshops at the 2 main sites Shinko Pier and BankART Studio NYK, and movie screening shows and talk events held only on Saturdays and Sundays at another main site, Tokyo University of the Arts, Bashamichi Campus. At the satellite, you will be enjoying exhibitions at Nogeyama Animal Park and movies at Koganecho Area Management Center 1-1 Studio.

CREAM is a core theme of the festival and it stands for Creativity for Arts and Media. The festival aims to improve literacy and understanding of film by offering a place for audience to experience the process of film production, in addition to showcase the latest emerging works of film and media art.

One of the main venues, Shinko Pier is a huge warehouse-like space where is divided into 3 areas of entrance, exhibition space, theater space and lab space.

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Hosotani Hiromasa (Sato Lab, Tokyo University of the Arts) + Ueta Mio (euphrates) supervised by Sato Masahiko “I’m a minute”

Entering inside the entrance, you will be welcomed by an interactive clock “I’m a minute.” a work by Hosotani Hiromasa (Sato Lab, Tokyo University of the Arts) + Ueta Mio (euphrates) supervised by Sato Masahiko. You will be getting excited to experience to become a part of the clock.

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Next, you will study the history of media art. Eko Nugroho made “The Mumet (The Headache/Problem)“, a character piece made with a big mechanical device, which was inspired by the idea of shadowgraph, the origin of film. After overwhelmed by the world of “Primal Images” where a number of videos is displayed like a work by Nam June Paik, you will be then invited to enjoy works using internet.

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