Forty years after the Expo ’70 in Osaka, we are witnessing a transition toward a world culture/society that capitalizes information as opposed to material productivity. Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] will present the exhibition “CLOUD FOREST” which reconsiders and reevaluates in an information society-focused dialogue between art and science the American E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) collective’s work at the Osaka Expo’s Pepsi pavilion, and the farsighted ideas and translations of their projects.
The large-scale collaborative new production realized in-residence in YCAM’s distinctive architectural setting comprises E.A.T. member Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Sculpture, Shiro Takatani’s light installation, and softpad’s soundscapes. Making extensive use of environment sensing technology, the work operates as one entity incorporating transformations in the natural environment in and around the Center with the help of network technology. (In-residence production period: late July – early August)
Fujiko Nakaya And Shiro Takatani New Installation
Date: August 7th – October 17th, 2010
Closed: Tuesdays (the next days if it falls on holiday)
Place: Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
Address: 7-7 Nakazono-cho, Yamaguchi
Text: mariko takei