°»dialogue between science and art°… series #3 (*)
°»Mapping Sound Installation°…
Period: 9 August (Wed.) - 9 October (Mon./national holiday), 2006
°  * Note: Closed Tuesdays°ň
Time: 10:00 - 20:00° Studio B 12:00 - 20:00°ň
Venue: Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media - Studio B, Foyer, Courtyard etc.
Admission: free

 

°»Mapping Sound Installation°… is an art project, in which the space of YCAM (both studio space and public space) is regarded as a place for installing sound-art, and the site-specific and public-oriented sound designs are mapped spatially. At each mapping spot, aesthetic meaning and social function of the three-dimensional spatial extent is unconventionally designed through sound-art so that visitors and users can perceive and actually go through new experiences. In this project, both artists and visitors pursue the entire building as a range of living and moving spaces, while the horizontally circulatory feature of the YCAM architecture is highlighted, and delicate linkage between public art and human senses is activated.

*Note: °»dialogue between science and art°… series:
In this series of events, scientific, analytical results and artistic expressions are combined through the most advanced technologies to produce a work that visitors can enjoy experiencing. The series was launched in 2004, and this is its third event.

 

The exhibition is composed of two main programs described below.

  • Keiichiro Shibuya + Takashi Ikegami °»filmachine°… ° a new sound installation °ň
  • YCAM Inter-University Consortium
    Public space and sound project °› °»autonomic sound sphere°…
For the main artists, Keiichiro Shibuya, a musician, and Takashi Ikegami, an associate professor of the University of Tokyo, are the author of °»filmachine,°… a new sound installation, and the supervisor for the public sound-art project of °»autonomic sound sphere°… by YCAM Inter-University Consortium.

°»YCAM Inter-University Consortium°… that YCAM presents as a new program, is a new-style collaboration in which selected graduate students of information art and design major from four universities, IAMAS°őInstitute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences / International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences°Ō, Tama Art University, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, and Yamaguchi University, work together with YCAM involved as a mediator. Participating members make research and further development based on the theme °»public space and sound°… during a six-month workshop, and the results of their collaboration will be shown at different places in YCAM. Thus, the possibilities of communication design in public space are to be explored from different aspects.


Organizer: Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
Support: Yamaguchi City, the Board of Education of Yamaguchi City
Co-production: YCAM InterLab
Produced by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media° YCAM°ň
Project Curator: Kazunao Abe (YCAM)
Special support: The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of General Systems Studies, Ikegami lab., ATAK
Cooperation: IAMAS°őInstitute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences / International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences°Ō, Tama Art University, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Yamaguchi University
Co-sponsor: Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Sponsor: OTARITEC corporation, Musetex/Orbit Ltd, CAMEO INTERACTIVE, LTD., Timelord ltd.,
Color Kinetics Japan Incorporated., MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED