The Matsudo International Science Art Festival is a yearly celebration that takes place in the beautiful city of Matsudo in Japan. This festival brings together a diverse group of artists, scientists, and researchers from all over the world to showcase their latest and greatest projects. The festival’s aim is to connect the worlds of art, science, and nature and is held in the historic and picturesque Tojo-tei and Tojogaoka Historical Park.
In 2022, the theme of the festival was “Circular Creativity”. With so many pressing global issues like climate change, environmental destruction, energy problems, the ongoing pandemic, and international conflicts, the festival aimed to explore how we can all respectfully coexist with nature and people of different backgrounds on our one and only planet, Earth.
The festival’s theme of Circular Creativity addressed different forms of circulation, from the natural world to the transfer of knowledge across generations, and it aimed to facilitate conversations and discussions between the people of the city and visitors through a variety of special exhibitions, talks, and workshops.
During the festival, the city was bustling with creative energy as people, shops, and events proudly displayed “catalyst” badges and signs, inviting visitors to connect, collaborate, and be inspired by one another. There were many exciting exhibitions, talks, and workshops to choose from, all of which were carefully curated in partnership with Ars Electronica.
Ars Electronica Futurelab: Kyoko Kunoh, Emiko Ogawa, Hideaki Ogawa, Yoko Shimizu
International Science Art Festival, Matsudo
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From our never-ending list of ideas and concepts we have compiled a selection of works related to the topics addressed in this project. An overview of all our productions, cooperations and projects can be found in our continuously growing project archive.