Ars Electronica Garden Yamaguchi

YCAM Garden of Threads

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] (JP)

YCAM Garden of Threads is an artistic creation as a response to the Covid-19 era proposed by YCAM. Currently, we are facing a greater focus on the challenges that have been imposed on us in the past: What is the appreciation of a work of art? Who is the physical audience for art?  YCAM has been pursuing various forms of expression that are closely linked to media technology, and this time it presents two types of contents: live performance and net artworks.

YCAM Garden of Threads

This program imagines a garden full of threads as a symbol of an individual who tried to connect, independently yet organically. It is a metaphor to help picture today’s situation, which requires restrictions on human movement, heightening our longing for faraway sounds that have a deep relationship with our imagination. These sounds invite us to warp instantaneously to their source.  This ability not only allows us to enjoy art, but also gives us the power to overcome difficult situations. Indeed, we can face any reality with a strong imagination.

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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

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Artists:  Otomo Yoshihide + Norimichi Hirakawa + Yuki Kimura + Ko Ishikawa + Yoshimitsu Ichiraku + Jim O’Rourke + Kahimi Karie + Sachiko M + Axel Dörner + Martin Brandlmayr + YCAM
Sound Tectonics #24
Artists: SENYAWA /Wukir Suryadi & Rully Shabara (ID) & Kakushin Nishihara (JP)


The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, commonly known as “YCAM“, is an art center located in Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Operating around a central axis defined by the pursuit of new artistic expression incorporating media technology, the Center has been hosting a variety of events including exhibitions, performances, movie screenings, workshops for children, etc. since its opening in November 2003.

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan