INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR ARTS AND MEDIA YOKOHAMA 2009

HAPPENINGText: Wakana Kawahito

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Interactive Installation “Little Lights”

At the lab space there showcases workshops and events, which could be considered as a main place in a way as you look at it from the viewpoint of the festival theme “for talking about film as media by participating in workshops”.

While Shinko Pier plays a roll as an experimental place, one of the main venues, BankART Studio NYK showcased works by movie directors and media artists from Japan and abroad in a refined atmosphere (even though the space has an underground air because of its location).

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Christian Marclay “Video Quartet” Photo: Kioku Keizo

On the ground floor there screened “Video Quartet” a work by Christian Marclay who has received high recognition by his experimental sound performance by using sound of films as instruments. The audience will be taken into the unique world of the elegant quartet chasing around with 4 different visuals.

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Pable Valbuena “Extension Series (Yokohama)”

Going upstairs, you will see a work screened on the right wall showcasing a graphical building that changes its shape bigger or smaller little by little. It was “Extension Series (Yokohama)” by a Spanish artist Pable Valbuena. While many of media art works are explored within a screen, I think his work explored best matched with how he used media in a space and its relationship.

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