Kyoto University Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability(Shishu-Kan), Art Innovation Industry-Academia Collaboration Course
- 10:00〜 Mon. 11th October
Futuristic NostalgiaNAOKO TOSA Art works(1985-2021)
Many of the cultural and artistic heritages that have endured throughout the ages are works created with the most advanced technology of the time.
This is a 4K video called Sound of Ikebana.
Colored paints representing the four seasons of Japan are placed on top of a speaker and vibrated by sound. This is captured by a high-speed camera at 2,000 frames per second. This footage is the world of living nature at 1/2,000th of a second captured by advanced technology that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
In other words, the video creates the beauty of nature using Kyoto's traditions and modern technology with the goal of creating a form of cultural art that will endure through time.
Dancing in KYOTOYusuke Takikawa
The recent harsh environment seems to have no end in sight, and the days of being forced to adapt to the circumstances look like they will continue. Youth is lost and people are becoming more and more disconnected, and I feel as if I might lose my way. However, regretting the past is not going to be of any help. For example, if this moment is perpetually repeated, and if we can strongly affirm the continuity of the one-time nature of the moment as natural, can we catch a glimpse of a new frame beyond the cyclical narrative? Using the characteristics of media art, I expressed this mental image by delegating it to the beautiful scenery of Kyoto. I sincerely hope that a peaceful everyday life will return once again.
Bond in SilenceMinori Jyonoo
The theme of this work is the connections in Kyoto.
It presents a city of silence while also showing the diverse connections among people and living things that clearly exist in the Kyoto during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kyoto is and always has been a city of connections, where people from all walks of life gather and interact to create culture.
I hope that when we get back to normal, people will come back to Kyoto and feel a sense of hope for a future overflowing with connections.
This work also introduces some of the interesting things seen on the streets of Kyoto that are usually passed over but become interesting when you take a closer look.
This is one of the interesting things about Kyoto.
There are many things that could not be listed here, so please try to find them in the city.
This was my first attempt at video production. These times are perfect for trying things out when there is a sense of stagnation.
I hope that this work will be an opportunity for someone to also think about giving something a try.