A variety of networks, such as the internet, have impacted our lives. This zone exhibits work that is inspired by network technology and technology that encourages new ways of communication and new creative expressions.
When one can communicate with multiple other people who are far away and when many distant people are interconnected on a network, what kinds of new possibilities are created? This zone explores this question through the exhibition of works that utilize networks and two-way high definition technology.
Exhibiting Works / 2artists, 2works
"Sound Pole"
When you come within a certain distance from the pole, the sound starts. The volume increases as you get closer and closer. This artwork creates an electromagnetic field around each pole that serve as an antenna, and this changes the volume when you move near the field or hold your hand over the pole.
"Project Phonethica Installation "Rondo""
ENDO Takumi + TOKUI Nao
Phonethica System leaps the barrier between languages around the world, searching out a word that is phonetically similar to the keyword and displays it together with its background information. Triggered by such an accidental coincidence, people can encounter a variety of new information associated with each word.
"Now Online: Real Time Video Streaming"
This is a net project with two-way connection established between cultural facilities, research institutes, and festival sites to launch multipoint information streaming and joint events. Usually, a high-resolution overhead view of the entrance or gallery space of each facility is transmitted in order to share the spaces at remote locations in real time. When an artist's talk or performance event takes place, cameras are installed at the venue for real time video streaming of the event. It is possible to receive questions from the satellite sites connected via the network.