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Curator’s Talk MANABE Daito

Sunday, December 17, 2023, 2:00pm–

Curator’s Talk MANABE Daito


MANABE Daito (Rhizomatiks), HATANAKA Minoru (ICC)

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2023, 2:00pm–
Venue: ICC 4F Special space
Capacity: 150 persons (First-come basis. The numbered tickets will be issued at ICC from 11:00am on the day.)
Admission free
* Event will not be broadcasted on the Internet.

Organizers: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation), Abstract Engine Co., Ltd.



Photographer: ITO Akinori, Stylist: SHINICHI Miter, Hair and makeup: NEMOTO Asami

Artist, interaction designer, programmer, and DJ.

Launched Rhizomatiks in 2006. Specially-appointed professor at Keio University SFC.
MANABE’s works, which range into a variety of fields, takes a new approach to everyday materials and phenomena. However, his end goal is not simply rich, high-definition realism by recognizing and recombining these familiar elemental building blocks. Rather, his practice is informed by careful observation to discover and elucidate the essential potentialities inherent to the human body, data, programming, computers, and other phenomena, thus probing the interrelationships and boundaries delineating the analog and digital, real and virtual.

A prolific collaborator, he has worked closely with a diverse roster of artists, including SAKAMOTO Ryuichi, Björk, OK Go, Nosaj Thing, Squarepusher, Andrea BATTISTONI, NOMURA Mansai, Perfume and sakanaction. Further engagements include groundbreaking partnerships with the Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics in Manchester, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.
He is the recipient of numerous awards for his multidisciplinary contributions to advertising, design, and art. Notable recognitions include the Ars Electronica Distinction Award, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Titanium Grand Prix, D&AD Black Pencil, and the Japan Media Arts Festival Grand Prize.

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