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Born in Japan and the 3rd Korean resident in Japan. Sung Nam Han makes works with a semiological approach to languages, colors, sounds and images and often employs abrupt visual effects. Han' s practice expands from video works, to installations and art performances, exploring the social code of human/sex/religion.
Director of Art in Country of Tokyo (AICOT) and Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo (IAFT),Sung Nam Han makes artworks around the theme of "What watching a video is" . Her work includes interactive art installations made using blue screen editing or 'keying' , and wearable / pocketable video works utilising smartphones, small cameras or monitors. She has also created work using Augmented Reality 'AR' technology and performances focused on the concept of "super linear" which combine video, play and dance. Many works have been shown at domestic and international film festivals such as Tampere Film Festival 2019, 32nd Image Forum Festival 2018 [Award of Excellence], Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Seoul New Media Festival [Media Artist Prize], Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, International Short Film Festival Detmold; acted as the opening performance for Asia Anarchy Alliance at Tokyo wonder site; exhibited at MORI YU GALLERY, Asia Culture Center Creation in Gwangju, and more.
artist website http://www.jonart.net/
Sung Nam HAN Blue Back Hole, single channel, 2016.
Born in Wakayama, Japan in 1979, Ryota Hamasaki produces video works that incorporates numerous philosophical propositions. On top of that, he also delivers live video performances.
He has been involved in the exhibitions such as:"HORS PISTES 2012" (Centre Pompidou, Paris, FRANCE), "Atsuko Tanaka. The Art of Connecting" (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN), "Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2013" (Institut France Japon-Kansai, Kyoto, JAPAN), "TTM:IGNITION BOX 2015" (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, JAPAN), "Videos - Critical Dreams -" (MORI YU GALLERY TOKYO, Kyoto, JAPAN), and more.
Ryota HAMASAKI Zeno and Video, art object, 2020
Caesura, single channel, 2019
Masayuki Kawai was born in 1972. He creates video works in a unique style that offers radical visions of philosophy and politics from his consideration and criticism of informational society and the essence of media. His exploratory techniques and activities are unconstrained by existing genres such as film, contemporary art, and media art. His works have been shown in over 30 countries and have received numerous awards in festivals and exhibitions including Oberhausen Short Film Festival and Young Video Artists Initiative at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. They are collected by Queens Museum of Art in New York (USA) and at the National Museum of Art in Osaka (Japan).
Kawai was invited artist in residence at the Jerusalem Center for Visual Arts, ISCP (USA), and Le Cube and Cité international des arts in Paris, with support from the Jerusalem Foundation, Agency for Cultural Affairs for Japanese Government, POLA Art Foundation, Tokyo Wonder Site, City Government of Paris and Culturesfrance.
To establish a critical role for video art in the society of spectacle, Kawai as video artist, curator, and writer, directed a number of enlightening and challenging exhibitions and festivals, and published theoretical monographs delineating the field of "visual philosophy". He holds a B.A. in aesthetics and a M.A. in representation and culture from University of Tokyo.
Masayuki KAWAI Video Feedback Live Performance,2009-
Video Feedback Configuration no.1
White Box 1, 2015.
Born in Kamakura, Japan, in 1976, Shuhei Nishiyama started making video works from 1998, driven by the influence he received from avant-garde cinema and video art. He explores the possibility of altering the structure of real life framed as video, through a close study of the media itself. In his works such as single-channel video, installations and performances, he divides the real world into image and sound and then reconstructs them, through which he engages himself in reflection of the reality by the logic of video and re-presentation of it.
artist website http://www.shuhei2480.net/
Shuhei NISHIYAMA, Black Layers, RGB Layers, installation, 2018, MORIYU GALLERY, Kyoto, Japan.
Timeless Video Fluid landscape,
single channel, 2017.
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1973. He bases in Tokyo to work on collage pieces by using projected object and video. Recent exhibition, "A Land of Happiness," Treasure Hill, Taiwan Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan, 2019, "Kyoto International Film Festival," ex-Jyupu Elementary School, Kyoto, Japan, 2018, "Very Sustainable Environmental Revelation," MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China, 2017, "The 5th Cairo International Videoart Festival," Medrar, Cairo, Egypt, 2017, "Rendezvous in Syndro-polis: Open studio," Tokyo Wonder Site Berlin in Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2016, "Regeneration Rethinking Technology in the Digital Age," Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, 2016, "Les Instant Video: 50 ANS D'ARTS VIDEO," Marseille, France, 2013, "Koganecho Bazaar," Yokohama, Japan, 2011, "MJVAX: Malaysia-Japan Video Art Exhibition," National Art Gallery Malaysia, Malaysia, 2010, "Asian Art Biennial 2009 Viewpoints and Viewing Points," Taiwan National Art Museum, Taichung, Taiwan, 2009, etc.
artist website: www.takiscope.jp