3/1より香港のHong Kong Arts Centreにて約1ヵ月間の滞在制作（Artist in Residence）を行ないます。大垣〜上海〜名古屋と発表してきたコンサート・ピースである「Snowflakes」のインスタレーション版を作ります。展覧会のオープニングでは、ちょこっと演奏もする予定。さらには3回のワークショップとアーティスト・トークもあって結構忙しいかもですが、日本の喧噪を抜け出して、じっくり制作いたします。街自体は香港の方が騒がしいですけどね。
Snowflakes will be exhibited and performed in an installation art setting with about 30 wirelessly interconnected iPhones/ iPod Touches. It will allow visitors to join interactively through their own iPhones/ iPod Touches at the same time.
Sunset Room, Le Meridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong.
Performance: 7:30pm, 20 Mar 2009 (about 30 – 45 mins, TBC)
Exhibition: 7pm – 12am, 20 Mar – 4 Apr 2009
Based on the artist’s experience of researching and teaching for just more than a decade in one of the most influential media arts institute in Japan, IAMAS, he will talk about how he pursued his interests in this creative environment and coordinated projects, such as, The Search of the most fitting presentation technique through Dynamic Sensory Programming, as well as, The Breadboard Band. Also, from the perspective of this remote region in Japan, how he sees the media arts scene in his country and Asia.
Estimated Number of participants:
Up to 120 participants can join this seminar.
RM 1907AB, Hong Kong Art School Learning Centre (Address: 17M/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
4 – 6pm, 12 Mar 2009
In a series of 3 workshops, our AiR artist, Masayuki Akamatsu, will lead participants to realize an interactive audio/visual artwork using networking devices. At the first two days, he will introduce the basic skills and let participants have a picture of what kinds of tools and technologies will be involved in this experiment. Akamatsu will also develop a set of rules (basic mechanisms) with participants, which will be further implemented into the artwork shown at the end of the residency. These are the rules to drive the artwork and lead the audience to interact and to play with the sounds and images.
Introduction of audio/visual equipment and presentation tools for artistic creation. Participant will learn how to present multimedia contents through varied mobile or stationary electronic devices, especially iPhone.
Introduction of how interconnectivity and interactivity work in the systems of Akamatsu’s artwork. Participants will know how network-delivered/ triggered contents are bouncing around among wired or wireless devices through their “communications”.
Introduction of a distributed autonomous system as an artwork. Artist will lead participants to further explore the intelligence and intuitiveness of network environment for the creation of artwork.
Estimated Number of Participants:
The number of participants in each workshop will be around 30
RM 1702, Hong Kong Art School Learning Centre (Address: 17M/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
2:30pm – 6pm, 7, 14, 21 Mar 2009