the Netherlands’video pioneer from the 70's till now

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[video sparks vol.4]
the Netherlands’video pioneer from the 70's till now

Retrospective video art screening and artist talk by Madelon Hooykaas. Also she will have a short live performance by using video screening and action drawing.

Date: 1 June(sun.) 2014  19:00-21:00 (screening, performance and artist talk)
Entrance fee:1500yen with 1 drink
Venue: Sakaiki (Yotsuya sanchome/ Tokyo)
how to access to Sakaiki:click

Madelon Hooykaas
Dutch visual artist. In 1972 she started an intensive collaboration in the field of film with the Scottish artist Elsa Stansfield in London and Amsterdam.The installations and films of Hooykaas/Stansfield have been exhibited in e.g. Montreal, Sydney (Biennale), Chicago, Madrid, Reykjavik, Kassel (Documenta), the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Bremen, Hanover, Berlin, Sheffield, Washington D.C., Lucerne, London (Whitechapel Gallery), Toronto, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Stockholm, Dundee and Hafnarfjordur.
She visited Japan few times and recently she works on several projects based on the idea of Zen or Japanese Media.

presented by VCT/VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo, Mio NAKAI 
supported by Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherland

Takahiko iimura's Live Augmented Reality performance

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Takahiko iimura Live Augmented Reality performance

introduced by Julian Ross 
date: Friday May 2, 19:00-
address: 4 Charles Place, Brooklyn, NY 11211 tel:1-347-925-1433

"VIDEOs" by 5 video artists

[artist info]
5 video artists will join "VIDEOs" at Moriyu Gallery, ArtsChiyoda 3331. 

2(fri.)-11(sun.) May 2014 12:00-19:00
[close 3(sat.)--6(tue.)]
Reception; 2(fri.) May 2014 18:00-20:00
venue: Moriyu Gallery(Tokyo, ArtsChiyoda3331)
Participating artists:Kentaro TAKI, Masayuki KAWAI, Ryota HAMAZAKIShuhei NISHIYAMA, Sung Nam HAN

Kentaro Taki's performance "Farewell CRTmonitor"


11 Nov. 2013: 20:15-20:45
at Les Instant Video/ La Friche/ Cartonnerie

Kentaro Taki performed in the closing party of Les Instant Video 2013.

With three uncovered CRT monitor, Taki made wholes by pile and hammer on the CRT monitor surface, to listen to the sound of the air from the evacuated tubes as the homage piece for history of video art displayed by CRT monitor for 50 years long.

”Ecouter la voix du moniteur”(Listen to the voice of the Monitor) by Kentaro Taki


"Kikai de mirukoto" screening at ZKM

"Kikaide mirukoto"preseted by VCT, will be screened at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.

13 March- 6 April 2014
at ZKM Media lounge(1 floor)
details are here.

Kikaide mirukoto official site is


Masayuki Kawai's feedback performance
at LesInstantVideo2013

"Feedback Performance" by Masayuki Kawai

10 Nov. 2013

Les Instant Video

at La Friche/ Cartonnerie


LesInstantVideo2013 documentation

Exhibition at Les Instant Video
7-30 Nov. 2013 at Tour Panolama, Le Frich, Marseille

"Bild:Muell(image:junk)#8" video installation by Kentaro TAKI

photo middle:
"Living in the Box" by
Kentaro TAKI

The Omniazimuth Video Art of Masayuki Kawai

[video reflexive vol.1]
The Omniazimuth Video Art of Masayuki Kawai

 Retrospective video art screening event of Masayuki Kawai, who is known as video performer or event organizer, however since late 1990's, he continued to make single channel video works. This screening traces his footprints.

vol.1:: 15 December 2013  open 14:50, start 15:00-
               after screening/talk event:Masayuki Kawai x Yu Kaneko
vol.2:: 26 January 2014 open 14:50, start 15:00-
               after screening/talk event:Masayuki Kawai x Natsuko Tezuka
entrance 1500yen/ students 1000yen

details/reserve UPLINK WEBsite

screening list
vol.1 15 Dec. 2013
1.”a not = a or For Devatas Who Keep On Dancing” (2000 16min.)
2. “About a Theological Situation in the Society of Spectacle” (2001 6min.)
3. “Man’yo/Tokyo” (2004 23min.)
4. “IN/OUT” (2009, 5min.) 
all pieces with English subtitles.

vol.2   26 Jan. 2014
1.”De Visione Absentis”(2004 37min.)
2.”Who are these wanderers, even more transient than we ourselves? ” (2007 40min.)
all pieces with English subtitles.

"Lo-Vi video outlaw" video exhibition

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"Lo-Vi video outlaw" video exhibition

Masayuki Kawai, Kentaro Taki, Katsuyuki Hattori, Shuhei Nishiyama, Ryota Hamasaki, Sung Nam HAN, Naoya Ooe, Kanako Fujii, UMMMI.

30 November - 14 December 2013, 18:00-25:00
venue: grisette (Shinjyuku Golden-gai) Mon.-Sat. 
opening party:11/30(土)18:00- closing party:12/14(土)18:00-

address: Kabukicho1-1-5, Shinjyuku, Tokyo
tel 090-8175-8923

open[Mon-Sat 18:00-25:00] close[Sun]
bar charge 1000yen, drink500yen-
opening and event:30 November(Sat.)
losing and event:14 December(Sat.)
18:00- 1000yen with1drink/ 2nd drink- 500yen(order somedrinks, pls)

Kikaide Mirukoto in Les Instant Video2013

"Kikaide mirukoto --the Pioneers of Japanese Videoart" was shown in Les Instant Video 2013.

7-12 Nov. 2013, 13:00-17:00
at La Friche, Salle Seita, Video gallery

For the anniversary event of video art since 1963, documentary video about Japanese vieoart's pioneers was shown in Les Instant Video in Marseille, France, the cultural capital city of Europe 2013.

Screening and performance, 104-centrequatre, Paris France

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video performance and screening at 104-Le CENTQUATRE , Paris France

(details should be updated soon!)
Thu. 14 November at Jeune Creation 2013, 104 Paris

access: 104-Le CENTQUATRE
5 rue Curial, Paris 19th, France

16:30- video art screening "info-melting pot/ Tokyo-Paris Correspondence"
featuring artists: Kanako FUJII, Katsuyuki Hattori, Ryota HAMAZAKI, Sung Nam HAN, Shuhei NISHIYAMA, Naoya OOE, Kentaro TAKI.

18:00- "Video Feedback Performance" by Masayuki Kawai

Detail information:screening program and live performance is here--click!

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50th Aniversary Video Art in Marseille

[related artist info]
Video artists from VCTokyo, take part in Les Instant Video"2013, at LeFriche, Marseiile, France.

artist and researcher
Masayuki Kawai; video feedback demonstration /talk
Kentaro Taki installation and workshop
Kentaro Taki "kikaidemirukoto -the Pioneer of Japanese Video Arts-"screening

Hirofumi Sakamoto ; lecture
(with Michel Goldberg and festival director, Marc Mercier)

supported by Japan Foundation


"Kikaidemirukoto" on Blu-ray


-the Pioneers of Japanese Videoarts-

VCT/VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo presents a documentary
video with oral history and video pieces of early video
artists in Japan. Now it's released on Blu-ray!

Appearing Artist:Shuya ABE, Kohei ANDO, Michael GOLDBERG, Sakumi HAGIWARA, Mako IDEMITSTU, Takahiko IIMURA, Nobuhiro KAWANAKA, Hakudo KOBAYASHI, Shigeko KUBOTA, Toshio MATSUMOTO,
Keigo YAMAMOTO, Morihiro WADA

Director: Kentaro TAKI
Presented by VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo

82min Bonus interviews 70 min
Subtitle language:
Japanese, Chinese, Korean, English, German, French
price 3990yen,  Publisher: REF, Distributor: Gendaikikakushitsu, Product code ISBN978-4-7738-8034-2

You can order this here, or try to visit AMAZON


*contains 30 artists,researchers and related people
*more than 38 digests of video art pieces
*additonal interview, 75min!
*artist map in English on the lieflet

Film Independents 1964:DVD released!

Film Independents 1964, DVD released!
(VCT co-worked with Taka iimura on this DVD.)

It's an origin of Japanese avant-garde cinema!

This is very first the earliest Japanese pop art film collection since Bruce Conner's "A MOVIE"(1958)!

After the discontinuance of "Yomiuri Independent" art exhibition, held by a
newspaper publisher in 1963, Takahiko iimura, Koichiro Ishizaki, Nobuhiko Ohbayashi, Yoichi Takabayashi, Kenji Kanesaka, Jyu-shin Sato and Donard Richie w started an independent film festival to show how non-commercial and non-feature film were  different from the commercial movies.

With only rule, 1 film reel =
 2 min long, it was an open call exhibition not only for film makers but all other kinds of artist, such as Genpei Akasegawa, Sho Kazakura,Yasunao Tone, Sakio Hirata.
Selection of 16 film works was dug out from hidden avant-garde film collection after 50 years! These amazing short film pieces confront the edge of amazing art works of ages.

This DVD also includes Takahiko iimura’s interview, audio-commentary, talk session with Ohbayashi. In addition to “Film Independents Manifest” and published references.
The roots of Japanese Underground Culture in 1960’s is here. Please join us and enjoy this film!

Genpei Akasegawa : HOMOLOGY /  Hiroshi Sakurabayashi : JIKEN (An Incident) /  Yasunao Tone : 2,880K=120"  /  Yoshiyuki Oka: SOUGON (An Important Statement) /  Takahiko iimura : URA TO OMOTE (Inside & Outside) /  Sho Kazakura : MUDAI (Untitled) /  Ryu Koike : TORUMARUKIYO NO KYO-EN (Banquet of Torumarukiyo) /  Toshiaki Suzuki : NAGARERU (Flow) /  Takahiko iimura : MY DOCUMENTARY /  Hideko Nagaoka : SEI-UCHU (Sexual Space) / Ryu Koike : RINNE (Samsara) /  Sakio Hirata : KATORAN -4GYOSHI- NO KENKYU (A Study of Katoran - 4 Lines Poem) /   Nobuhiko Ohbayashi : COMPLEXE -trailer- /  Katsuhiro Tomita : Untitled /  Donald Richie: JINSEI(Life)/  Mary Evans : GOMI (Garbage)

published by Takahiko iimura Film and Video Laboratory + REF
price: 3990yen(tax incl.) distributed by : Gandaikikakushitsu

order from here, please visit Lowave(EU distribution), or visit AMAZON

"Near-Constant Violence:Bar Drama"
by Sung Nan Han

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[related artist info]
"Near-Constant Violence:Bar Drama vol.2"

Sung Nan HAN directs dance performance with using video, LED lighting and theater play at Timespot, Tsurumaki, Tokyo.

time: 23 Mon. +29 Sun. 2013 open 17:30, start:18:00 1hr duration,
cast: Ayaka Horii, Taro Kimura, Jun Makime, 、Sung Nan HAN,
operation: Shuhei Nishiyama,
entrance 2000yen with 1 drink

    (need to write: name, number of people, e-mail address, name of event, date)
  • Video direction for Ensemble Nomad

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    Kentaro Taki will be charged on video direction for Ensemble NOMAD's  concert "Poliphony, overlaping voices" at Tokyo Operacity, recital hall, Hatsudai, Tokyo. He will use double movable video projectors to make images.

    date: 23 Set.(Mon.) 2013 open 16:30, start:17:00
    at Tokyo Operacity, recital hall
    ticket : ask to here

    musician: Dogen Kinowaki(Fl), Hideo Kikuchi(Cl), Chiyomi Noguchi(Vn), Wakako Hanada(Vn), Fumiko Kai(Va), Tomoya Kikuchi (Vc), Yoji Sato(Cb), Satoshi Inagaki(Pf), Noriko Miyamoto(Perc), Norio Sato(Cond)

    Masaki Kanemaru(Jazz Vocal), Reki Shibata,(Vocal), Rei Wada(Rap), Irma osno(Peruvian Singer), Eiko Morikawa(Soprano),Hitoshi Hamada(Jazz Vibraphone)

    video direction Kentaro Taki
    sound operation: Takenori Katagiri / Kunitachi College of Music :Department of Sonology Department
    equipment supported by  toshiba lighting & technology corp, TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING CORPORATION

    Masayuki KAWAI solo-exhibition
    [Feedback : Reflexion]

    [related artist info]
    Masayuki KAWAI  solo-exhibition [Feedback : Reflexion]07(sat.)-29(sun.) Sept. 2013
    Reception; 07 Sept.2013(sat.)18:00-

    Live Performance; 13 Sept.2013(fri)20:00-

    MORI YU Gallery
    3331 Arts Chiyoda 204
    6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 101-0021,Japan
    (Metro Ginzaline, Suehirocho station)
    tel:03-6803-0864 fax:03-6803-0869

    open  p.m 0:00 - p.m 7:00   close:Monday, Tuesday, and holiday

    Paik-Abe-Video Synthesizer with Shuya ABE


    [related artist info]

    Kentaro TAKI who directed "Kikai de Mirukoto -The Pioneer of Japanese Video Arts", will join to following lecture and demonstration with Shuya ABE, an artistic engineer for Nam June PAIK on Paik-Abe-Video Synthesizer

    "Nam June Paik and Electric Ghost: Paik-Abe-Video Synthesizer with Shuya ABE"
    28 May. 2013 18:15 - 20:30

    (public tuning of video sinthesizer from 17:30)
    venue: Ohkuma Shokodo at Waseda Univ.
    free entrance

    details are here(Japanese only)

    Round Table 50years of Videoart(1963-2013)

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    19 Tue. Feb. 2013

    at Institut français du Japon – Tokyo,
    Espace Images

    Hirofumi Sakamoto (Japan/videoart historian), Kentaro Taki (Japan, artist/Videoart Center Tokyo), Ko Nakajima (Japan/artist),  Mickael Goldberg (Canada/Japon/artist) and Marc Mercier (France/artistic director, les Instant Video)

    more info

    also during the exhibition "digital shock!", special program of French video art will be held.
    20 Feb 19:00- at French Institute  "LOOK ELSEWHERE ON JAPAN"

    21 Feb 19:00- at apple store "videoart from south France"

    Masayuki Kawai with Ryota Hamasaki "Video Feedback Live Performance"

    [related artist info]
    Masayuki Kawai with Ryota Hamasaki "Video Feedback Live Performance"

    This live performance does not use any computer, any prepared image, or any instrument. Its images and sounds cannot be realized by film and digital image by computer, but only by analog video. Through this live performance audience will directly experience the aesthetic of video different from that of film and digital image.

    27 Feb.(Wed.)2013
    19:30open 20:00 start
    at Tokyo Wondersite Hongo
    TEL: 03-5689-5331

    more info

    HAN Sung Nam - Solo exhibition at Grisette

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    Experimental film and Video art in Japan: focuses on 70's

    [related event]
    At the talk session below, a brief introduction (trailer/making video) of "Kikai de mirukoto -the Pioneers of Japanese Videoarts-"will be shown and director of this documentary video, Kentaro TAKI will join to panel discussion.

    talk session: Experimental film and Video art in Japan: focuses on 70's
    data: Jan 8 (Tue.) 2013   18:00-21:00
    venue: Theatrical and Cinema Workshop room 2F build. No.36 Toyama Campus, at Waseda Univ.
    presented by Studies in Media, Images and Body
    Free Entrance / English Translation

    Panel discussion:
    chair man: Erkki Huhtamo(UCLA, curator)
    panelist: Michael Goldberg, Hakudo Kobayashi, Kohei Ando, Kentaro Taki, Rie Saito

    details on this website (Japanese only)