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Open Space 2016: Media Conscious

May 28, 2016–March 12, 2017

Open Space 2016: Media Conscious


“Open Space 2016: Media Conscious” is an exhibition introducing works of media art and other forms of artistic expression born out of today’s media environments, to a broad audience. Literally a beginner’s guide to media art, the exhibition features leading works from the realm of media art, artworks incorporating cutting-edge technologies, works with a critical standpoint, and in addition, projects that are currently in progress at various research institutions. All of them are being displayed along with explanatory notes designed to help the visitor gain a better understanding, according to our aim to present media art in a fun and easily accessible way.
This 11th installment of “Open Space” is a “media conscious” themed exhibition focusing on the nature of media art as a vehicle for discovering new values through a conscious approach to media.
Also on the schedule during the exhibition period are a number of related programs including talk sessions, lectures, symposia and workshops with artists and experts, as well as guided tours around the exhibits with explanations by the curatorial staff.

Date: May 28, 2016–March 12, 2017
Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Hours: 11:00am–6:00pm
Closed: Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, then Tuesday), The year-end and New Year Holidays (12/29–1/4), Maintenance day (8/7, 2/12)
Admission Free
Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]


Visitors experience this work one at a time.

This work is installed in an anechoic room, which visitors experience, one at a time.

The Research & Development Corner

This corner introduces research cases in academic institutions such as universities and laboratories. Future predictions created by engineers and educational institutions are presented. The Research and Development Corner also acts as a collaborative research environment for new technology.


HIVE is the video archive of ICC. On HIVE terminals in ICC's premise, one can access to the digitalized video archive such as ICC video art collection, interviews with various artists, and wide-ranging activities of ICC since its opening in 1997 - exhibitions, symposia, artist talks, live events and workshops. Additionally, some of the above video archive are also available in the web version of HIVE ( that launched in June 2006. They are provided to the users under a Creative Commons License, which allow users to make their own creative uses with the video materials for non-profits. By this initiative, we intend to disclose our resource in an open way.

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