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About HIVE

HIVE is an ICC video archive that can be viewed in the ICC and online.
By recording and publishing the various activities that have been carried out by the ICC, we aim to make meaningful contributions to art facilities and educational institutions in Japan and around the world, and to society in the information age as a whole.

For HIVE, we have recorded and published a wide range of events since 1997, and we will continue to do so in the future. The content includes exhibitions, symposia, artists’ talks, live events, workshops, and interview series with experts. Some of the videos in the archive are provided to users under a Creative Commons license that enables them to be used as educational materials and for other creative purposes*. By doing so, we aim to make our resources available to society in an open manner.

HIVE has been realized as a result of the cooperation of those who have participated in ICC activities and have agreed to have the videos published. We would like to once again express our gratitude to those people.
We hope for as many people as possible to get to know about the ICC’s past and current activities, and we hope to create the future of the ICC together with our users.

*For the time being, the content that has been published under the Creative Commons license on the HIVE website has been available for streaming only since April 1, 2021.

How to use HIVE videos

ICC 5F HIVE corner

1: Browsing

Since the launch of HIVE in 2004, guests are able to use the HIVE devices installed at the ICC to view video artwork; interviews with artists, scientists, architects, and critics; and video records of ICC activities including exhibitions, symposia, talks, live events, and workshops held since the center opened in 1997.

In addition, some of the videos can also be viewed on the HIVE website launched in June 2006.

For information about the system requirements for viewing videos, see the “System Requirements for viewing, browsing, and apps” page on Vimeo.
Vimeo: System Requirements for viewing, browsing, and apps

2: Downloading

Some of the videos on the website can be downloaded. Click the Download button displayed on each video page and select the desired video quality.

3: Secondary use

Downloadable videos are licensed under the "Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike" license. As long as the conditions specified in this license are met, secondary use of downloaded videos is allowed without the need to obtain permission from the ICC, the copyright holder.
By enabling non-profit creative use in this way, we aim to make the records of ICC activities available to society as cultural resources in an open manner.

For more information about the Creative Commons license and the secondary use of HIVE videos, see the License page.