Curator: Atsuhito Sekiguchi (JP)
Aichi University of Art (AUA) is exhibiting the Media Art Study Group of JASIAS (Japan) Society of Image Arts and Sciences, in particular, works with media visuals and traditional expressions from media artists active in the Chubu region of Japan.
The theme of AUA’s exhibition is Philosophy of Drawing, showcasing artists and researchers from the area around the university. This exhibition focuses on the physical act of “drawing” and shows works that juxtapose “inner sight” and “drawing,” perceiving the physical act. This project exhibits 7 groups of works by 10 artists.
Works that show the difference between individual drawings and the concept of sets, such as DTG DM 1.0.
Works that approach the landscape in memory by AR, T.YAMAMTO Resolution of landscape.
Works that have cognitive effects on their physicality by their own vision, K.KODAKA Bodiject-oriented. The image of returning to water accesses people’s own memories, N.OSAKI Portraits.
Project that draws a new “constellation” on the ground using satellite and handmade radio wave reflector, H.SUZUKI+N.OHKI Constellations of the Earth. Analog drawing machine with wooden scale arm, A.SEKIGUCHI and I.KATAYAMA Arm Existence 2019. Using the small display makes viewer to experience like “look through the micro world”, H.ISHIKAWA RGB microscope.
Overview of projects
Atsuhito Sekiguchi (JP), Isato Kataoka (JP)
We usually write and draw pictures without doubting the length of our arms. If someone suddenly grabs your arms and they become immobile, it also feels like putting an arm in the mud. If you cannot confirm the information by eye, you will only feel the outside world from your own body reaction.
Kenri Kodaka (JP)
Bodiject-oriented is a media installation designed to give viewers an experience of “bodiject” (body as object). In this work, a single double-sided mirror vertically divides a flat display into two left and right planes; the body-image plane and the object-image plane.
Hiroshi Suzuki (JP), Masato Ohki (JP)
Constellations of the Earth is a project that draws a new “constellation” on the ground using a satellite and a handmade radio wave reflector. The earth observation satellite Daichi 2 transmits radio waves and observes the ground’s surface by registering the reflected radio waves. By arranging a radio wave reflector on the ground, we efficiently reflect the radio wave of Daichi 2 on the ground and draw a “constellation” there.
Image analysis by deep learning has improved AI drastically, but the AI does not yet understand the meaning of “cat.” DM 1.0 is an interactive drawing machine, and the intention is to experiment with an abstract concept (this time a circle) that people have. Humans draw through rotational movement of their joints, and the drawing process of DM 1.0 is a combination of two linear motions. This work will make us aware of the difference between human physicality and machine drawing.
Nobuyuki Osaki (JP)
Meditating about myself and others. About memory and perception. About the reality of all of us, living in the information society. And also meditating about politics, society and unpredictable disasters, about our future. The more I think about it, the more “this world” is flooded with vagueness and uncertainties.
Tsutomu Yamamoto (JP)
Resolution of Landscape is a work of mixed reality. Viewers can experience two spaces between the exhibition space and a landscape movie shown on the iPad. Through this experience, the viewer draws a space in their own mind. That experience expresses spatial sense and contemporary realism in virtual space.
Hina Ishikawa (JP)
This drawing system uses the characteristics of the three primary colors of light. I focused on the differences between the action of drawing and the things which were drawn. Using the small display gives the viewer an experience like “looking through the micro world.”
- Agency for Cultural Affaires, Government of Japan
Atsuhito SEKIGUCHI (JP)
Professor of Aichi University of the Arts
Born in Tokyo in 1958. Graduated master course in painting from Tokyo University of the Arts 1983. Professor at IAMAS (Institute of Media Arts and Sciences) 1998-2009. exhibited Canon Art LAB 9th [Connected Re-body] at Tokyo 1999. exhibited [Keikan] at Sendai Media Tech 2002. President of IAMAS 2009-2013. Exhibited [La Guerre] at Art LAB Aichi at Nagoya2016. Director of Art Robotics, a project of Arts & Sciences for Art Analysis Research.