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Open Salon Events by exhibiting artists of “Open Space 2013”
Artists’ Talk & Performance ucnv

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 3:30pm–


Guest: TANIGUCHI Akihiko
Performance: ucnv + OSHIRO Makoto
Moderator: HATANAKA Minoru (ICC)

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 3:30pm–
Venue: ICC 4F Special space
Capacity: 150 persons (first-come basis)
Admission free

Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]



Born 1983. Completed studies at the Graduate School of Tama Art University. Using self-built devices and software, he has been creating works in a variety of formats in the realms of media art, net art, live performance, video and sculpture among others. Together with WATANABE Tomoya, he is also active as a member of the "Omoide Yokocho Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (OAMAS)" exploring the art form of media art in theory and practice. Main exhibitions include "[Internet Art Future]: Reality in Post Internet Era" (ICC, 2012), "objects thinking too much" (Iidabashi Bunmei, 2013), "Open Space 2014" (ICC, 2014), etc.


Develops programs to intentionally generate glitches, normally an unintended program error phenomenon caused by corrupted data during the playback of still or moving images, and present the results as visual expressions of glitches. The idea is to translate the unconscious operations of playback equipment into works of art by assuming what is supposed to be unpredictable. Glitches produced this way are incorporated into live performances and music clips. Is also active as a member of the Utah Kawasaki Band Aratame ucnv Band.


Born in Okinawa, 1978. OSHIRO Makoto graduated from the Musicology Department, Osaka University of Arts. For live performances, he uses instruments and implements for playing and composing, which he makes by combining electronic devices, junk, and everyday materials. He also creates installation works using sound, light, and movement.
Main exhibitions include '- GREAT △ — INSTALLATIONS @ BAIKADO' (BAIKADO, Osaka, 2010), "Mono-beat Cinema" ("emergencies! 016" at "Open Space 2010," ICC, 2010), 'Cycles' (20202, Tokyo, 2013).

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