Final call for entries; the 8th International Mediafestival

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the 8th International Mediafestival
13th-15th march 2015, in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany)
see details on official web site!
www.medienfestival.net/en
deadline:8th january, 2015
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"AQUA WORKS 2015”

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[VideoSparks Series]
Hakudo KOBAYASHI's video performance”AQUA WORKS 2015”
(with live sound by Tsumugine)


Hakudo KOBAYASHI is one of the pioneers of videoart in Japan. This program shows his retrospective and new video perforomance with live sound. Look! Hakudo's first calligraphy of the year on video monitor!

date: 24(sat.) January 2015 start:19:00 - 21:00 (open:18:30-)
venue: Sakaiki
http://sakaiki.modalbeats.com/
access: click
entrance fee:1500yen (with 1 drink)
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[screening program] 
Kunya Kunya (1973)
Play the Video (1974)
Lapse Communication(1975)
Le Palais Ideal (1999)
Un known Land (2011)
Swim (2012)
Aqua Works (2010/ 2013)
Panorama (2010-2015) 

[live performance]
”AQUA WORKS 2015”
video performance by Hakudo KOBAYASHI
with live sound by Tsumugine


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Born in Sendai city, 1944. After graduating Tama Art University in 1968, Kobayashi presented his Hakudo Machine series at Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition and Osaka Expo 1970. In 1971 he organized communication games using Telex with Fujiko Nakaya and has worked in video media since. As well as teaching at Seian University, he has made single channel video pieces, organized a video community system in Kunitachi City in Tokyo and campaigned for CATV and Citizen Video.
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TSUMUGINE is sound performing group founded by Yasuno Miyanouchi, since year 2008. Its performing style doesn’t need music score but with voice, keyboard harmonica, and those particle of sounds become special environmental sonic effects. They won the first prize at “Experimental sound, art and performance Festival 2008” organized by Tokyo Wonder Site. They perform not only solo concert but also alternative space as a gallery, an old house and tunnel. Recently they have music workshop called as “Tsumugine Methods”http://www.tsumugine.com/news.html

produced by VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo
supported by Arts Council Tokyo

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"Kikaidemirukoto" in India

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"Kikai de Mirukoto=Eye Machine/To See by Chance -the Pioneers of Japanese Videoarts-" was showed in a symposim held in Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India.

date:18 – 19 December 2014
"Comparing Experimental Cinemas" WEB link
many thanks to: Miaca
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iimura@A Cruna Experimental Film Festival,Spain

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Festival report movie of "A Cruna", the Experimental Film Festival in Spain, tell about Takahiko iimura's film performance "White Caligraphy"(1967-2014), film works as "Kuzu/Junk"(1962) and  "AI/Love"(1962-63). (around 15minutes/ Spanish voice over)

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call for entries;Kurzfimtage Oberhausen 2015

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Call for Entries  The next edition of our Festival will take place from 30 April to 5 May 2015.  Works of all genres and formats may be submitted. International productions may not exceed a length of 35 minutes (German productions may not exceed 45 minutes). All productions must have been completed after 1 January 2014!
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"KIKAIDEMIRUKOTO"@KHM/Koeln Meidaart University

"Kikai de Mirukoto=Eye Machine/To See by Chance -the Pioneers of Japanese Videoarts-" will be screened at KHM/Koeln Mediaart University with Prof.Heide Hagebölling and video artist Aki Nakazawa who translated dialogues into German.

27 Nov. 2014 19:00- (Aula Filzengraben 2)
information web site
cooperated by Cultural House of Japan in Koeln

"Eye Machine/To See by Chance -the Pioneers of Japanese Videoart-" Filmpräsentation auf Einladung von Prof. Heide Hagebölling und des Japanischen Kulturinstituts Köln. Mit Aki Nakazawa (Übersetzungen). Donnerstag, 27. November, 19 Uhr, Aula Filzengraben 2, 50676 Köln
web link.

official website is here

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call for entries;IN THE PLACE international film festival,Bulgaria

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from IN THE PLACE international film festival @Baltik, Bulgaria
Eligible categories: Fiction Documentary Animation Experimental & non-narrative productions, hybrid forms & formats, digital artwork  Individual and institutional entries are accepted.No Entry Fee  Dead line: 15 April 2015
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Asia- Vacuumed Cityscape


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date: 15(sat.) Nov. 2014  start19:00-
entrance fee:1500yen with 1 drink
venue: Sakaiki (Yotsuya sanchome/ Tokyo) http://sakaiki.modalbeats.com/
how to access to Sakaiki:click
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[program]
"Nostalgia"(2014 7') Nguyen Nhu Huy (Vietnam )
"KAMPUNG HAKKA" (2014 5'30" ) Andrew Stiff (Malaysia)
"Bleached Nightmare"(2013, 13')Richard Coronel (Philippines)
"MUD GAME" (2014 3'40") KOK Siew-Wai(Malaysia)
"16 x 9 Capsule" (2014 6'40") Wuttin Chansataboot (Thailand)
"CAGE" (2012 9'44") LIM Chee-Yong(Malaysia/Taiwan)
"Iqra" (2005, 3')Ari Satria Darma (Indonesia)
"MIST" (2012 3'50") WONG Eng-Leong (Malaysia)



presented by VCT/VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo
supported by Arts Council Tokyo
cooperated by KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film & Video Festival, VIDEO ART Philipinas, Zero Station/ga 0 O.K. Video Festival

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VIDEO:Collage/Montage
Kentaro Taki+Shuhei Nishiyama@UPLINK

A4taki_nishiyama_omote.jpg Chopping off videos into pieces, an experiment of the two young video artists from 2000’s,Kentaro Taki and Shuhei Nishiyama’s, will be analyzed as video collage and montage.

VIDEOREFLEXIVE Vol.3  Video : Collage / Montage 

vol.1  Kentaro TAKI  Video Collage/Puzzling
7 Nov.(fri.) 2014 start 19:30(open19:00)- 21:30 
screening and talk session with Kentaro TAKI + Masahiro HIRAMOTO(musician)   

vol.2 Shuhei NISHIYAMA Video Montage/Shredding
14 Nov.(fri.) 2014 start 19:30(open19:00)- 21:30   
screening and talk session with Shuhei NISHIYAMA + Ryo SAWAYAMA(art critic )   

venue: UPLINK 1F Factory(1F totsune build. Udagawacho Shibuya, Tokyo) TEL.03-6825-5503
fee : 1500yen, student1000yen
presented by UPLINK, VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo
supported by Arts Council Tokyo

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vol.1 Artist Profile artist-1107-taki.jpg Kentaro TAKI Born in 1973. In 1996 Completion, Master degree of fine arts of ‘Master course of Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences Musashino Art University. As dispatched artist granted by Cultural Agency of Japan(2002), POLA Art Foundation (2003) in Karlsruhe. Germany. Won "Graz BIX Media Competition" Grand Prix + Peter Cook Prize double winner(2005, Graz, Austria), Bochum Video Festival Organizer Prize(2005, Bochum, Germany).
Exhibition and screening in "Aviso Especial" installation (2009, Centro Multi Media, Mexicocity), "Nippon Connection"(2009, mousontrum, Frankfurt Germany),"Asian Art Biennial 2009 Viewpoints and Viewing Points"(2009,Taiwan National Art Museum), MJVAX:Malaysia-Japan Video Art Exhibition(2010, National Art Gallery Malaysia), "VIDEO LIFE"(2011, two men show with Ko NAKAJIMA, st.Paulst Gallery at AUT, Auckland, New Zealand)etc. http://takiscope.jp



vol.2 Artist Profile artist-1114-nishiyama.jpg Shuhei NISHIYAMA
Born in 1976, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Majored art criticism at Ritsumeikan University. Influenced from avangarde cinema and videoart and started to make video works from 1998. Works are made as not only media for representation but also tools and words tools for thought. Making single channel video, installation, performance works. Stayed in Australia from 2007 to 2008 and had an indivisual exhibition in Sydeney. Living and making works in Tokyo from 2009. The Works has been shown for many film festivals in France, Germany, America, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea. http://www.shuhei2480.net/


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Gallery exhibition Kentaro TAKI+Shuhei NISHIAYAMA
UPLINK1F Gallery
5 (wed.)-24 (mon.) November 2014 open10:00-22:00 entrance free

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Taka iimura WS(London)+Film Performance(Amsterdam)

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Observer/Observed A video workshop with Takahiko iimura
Oct.18,(Sat) Takahiko iimura Workshop with his video "Observer/Observed" at no.w.here, London


Takahiko Iimura & Julian Ross: Films and Performance Oct.21(Tue) Takahiko iimura film:Ai/Love (12’, 1962), Kuzu/Junk (7’, 1962), On Eye Rape (10’, 1962), 24 Frames per Second (12’,1975) One Frame Duration (13’, 1977). Performance:White Calligraphy (10’). at Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam
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BEAUTIFUL MACHINE 7

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BEAUTIFUL MACHINE 7 @ Forestlimit Hatagaya

Sep. 21. 2014 (Sun)  open: 18:30 / start: 19:00 
artists:   Keiji Haino, Masayuki Kawai with Ryota Hamasaki,  LA BRUHA DESI LA, Kei Kobayashi VJ: Akiko Nakayama 

detail: http://forestlimit.com/fl/?page_id=7
https://www.facebook.com/events/710923958977689/
ticket: adv: 2700yen  door: 3200yen
access: Hatagaya KODA bldg B1 102, Hatagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
tel: 03-6276-2886
map: http://forestlimit.com/fl/?page_id=16
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oniric performance in Tokyo at Super Delux


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[related artist info.]
oniric performance in Tokyo
venue:Super Delux  date: 2014/9/22 Monday  open: 19h30   start: 20h00
advance 2000 yen / door 2500 yen (plus one drink purchase @ 700 yen)  
Dance: Kohshou NANAMI
Sounds:  David Merlo
Videoart: Shuhei Nishiyama  

ticket booking:
 Super Delux https://www.super-deluxe.com/room/3755/
tel: 03-5412-0515 / addresss: 1-25 3Nishi-azabu Minatoku Tokyo 
presented by Oniric /Diffusing Digital Art  cooperation: Institut FRANCAIS、danse sauvage, VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo


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Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo 2014

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[related artist info]
Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo 2014

date: 3+8 Nov. 2014
venue:Sakaiki
fee:ticket for 1event 2500yen with 1drink / ticket for all event 4000yen with per 1drink
web site https://www.facebook.com/events/700705010011027
Booking by email : superlinearshow@gmail.com

DAY1 About Interdisciplinary Art
 3 Nov.(mon) [Open] 18:30- [Start] 19:00-
DAY2 Performance part1
 8 Nov.(sat) [Open] 16:30- [Start] 17:00-
DAY2 Performance part2
 8 Nov.(sat)  [Open] 20:00- [Start] 20:30-

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Ko NAKAJIMA "Video Vicissitudes"

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A Taoist approach to electronic Visual Media!  In the psychedelic image of Ko Nakajima, there are memory, life and death, and all things wandering. They are filled with criticism towards the modern society, and that video landscape stimulate deep in your mind!

Video reflexive  series
Ko NAKAJIMA "Video Vicissitudes"
Vol.1  Generation and Vicissitude of Media 
10(fri.) Oct 2014 / start19:30-(open19:00) guest:Christophe CHARLES

Vol.2 5th Elements of Video Art 
17(fri.) Oct 2014 / start19:30-(open19:00) guest:Sen Uesaki
(screening and artist talk)

Venue: UPLINK 1F factory(shibuya, Tokyo)
fee: 1500yen, student 1000yen   (ticket reservation: here)
presented by UPLINK, VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo
subsidized by Arts Council Tokyo

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Commentary
Since 1960’s, Ko Nakajima has been producing works in variety of genres, such as movies, animations, and the documentaries. Video Art Center Tokyo invites an artist Ko Nakajima himself, to discuss about his works and installation through 1970’s to now, in these two special screening series.

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Born in Kumamoto City, 1941. In the 1960s, Nakajima learnt filmmaking and began making experimental animations. In 1970, he bought video camera and founded the video group Video Earth. Nakajima incorporates his unique take on video as a personal, vital and spiritual medium into his performances, documentaries and installations. Recently Nakajima had a retrospective in “Videoformes” in Clermont-ferrand, France, and has also presented large installations in New Zealand, where he also shot Rangitoto. http://www.age.cc/~ko-ko-ko/blog/



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lithograph and photo show of Ko Nakajima
at UPLINK GALLERY
1(wed.) - 20(mon.)Oct.2014, open 10:00-22:00 (entrance free)
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Ketaro TAKI “UPSTREAMING” video/tableau exhibition

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Ketaro TAKI “UPSTREAMING” video/tableau exhibition

Kentaro Taki's solo exhibition at the bar, Grisette, Shinjyuku Goldengai. His latest video piece and tableau piece by photo collage will be on it. 


at Grisette(in Shinjyuku Goldengai)
Address  1-1-5, kabukicho, shinjyuku, Tokyo Tel  090-8175-8923
URL  http://grisettegoldengai.blogspot.com/
Duration  October 4, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Hours  18:00-25:00 Admission
Fee  table charge1000yen, 1drink 500yen- Closed  Sunday, Holiday

opening party 18:00- 4 Oct. closing party 18:00- 18 Oct. 2014

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Video SPARKS!
the series of cross over event of videoart

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Video Sparks!
is a series of events about cross over genre with videoart. It's forcusing on the session and improvisation of video and other art field, as dance, music, poetry reading and theater piece, or video screening show of foreign condition of visual art.
coming up event:
"Asia - Vcuumed Cityscape" 15 Nov. 2014
"Hakudo Kobayashi - video performance" Jan. 2015

previous event:
"Madelon Hooykaas -the Netherlands’video pioneer from the 70's till now-" June 2014
"Man and Woman" Mar. 2014
"Voice and Silence" Jan. 2014

also we're providing the other video retrospective event as "Video Reflexive" focuses on Masayuki Kawai(Dec. 2013, Jan. 2014), Ko Nakajima(Oct. 2014),  Kentaro Taki+ Shuhei Nishiyama(Nov.2014)
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INSPIRATION AND TRANSFORMATION by Madelon Hooykaas
the Netherlands’video pioneer from the 70's till now

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INSPIRATION AND TRANSFORMATION by Madelon Hooykaas 
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)  http://sakaiki.modalbeats.com/
how to access to Sakaiki:click


portrait.jpgMadelon 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.
http://www.madelonhooykaas.net

presented by VCT/VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo, Mio NAKAI 
supported by Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherland
subsidy by Arts Council Tokyo
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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-
at MICROSCOPE Gallery
address: 4 Charles Place, Brooklyn, NY 11211 tel:1-347-925-1433
http://www.microscopegallery.com/?page_id=13377
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"VIDEOs" by 5 video artists

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5 video artists will join "VIDEOs" at Moriyu Gallery, ArtsChiyoda 3331. 

"VIDEOs" 
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
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Kentaro Taki's performance "Farewell CRTmonitor"

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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

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"Kikai de mirukoto" screening at ZKM

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"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
http://kikai-de-mirukoto.vctokyo.org/

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Masayuki Kawai's feedback performance
at LesInstantVideo2013

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"Feedback Performance" by Masayuki Kawai

10 Nov. 2013
22:00-23:15

Les Instant Video

at La Friche/ Cartonnerie

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LesInstantVideo2013 documentation

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7-30 Nov. 2013 at Tour Panolama, Le Frich, Marseille

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

photo middle:
"Living in the Box" by
Kentaro TAKI
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The Omniazimuth Video Art of Masayuki Kawai

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[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.


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