Talk Program

Concurrent Event

Gallery Talk

Studio The Future

February 10th (sat) 13:00-14:00
Venue: OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O
Admission Free (Need MeCA ticket)

Gallery Talk

Kawita Vatanajyankur

February 10th (sat) 17:00-18:00
Venue: OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O
Admission Free (Need MeCA ticket)

Gallery Talk

Franchesca Casauay
(Co-director, WSK AXIS 2017)

February 11th (sun) 13:00-14:00
Venue: OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O
Admission Free (Need MeCA ticket)

Gallery Talk

Guillaume Marmin
(Participated Artist of TIMÉE exhibited at OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O)

February 11st (sun) 17:00-18:00
Venue: OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O
Admission Free (Need MeCA ticket)

International Symposium for Media Art Related

Talk Series “Art & Technology in Spectrum: From Music Culture, Media Art, to Cosmology in Asia”

“The Real of Liquid Asia: Locating the Asian Music Scene”

February 11st (sun) 17:00-19:00
Venue: Red Bull Studios Tokyo Free Admission
Guests: tomad (Organizer, DJ, Head of Maltine Records), KimoKal (Musician), Similarobjects (Sound artist and DJ /
Head of Buwan Buwan Collective), Meuko! Meuko! (Music producer, Singer and DJ)
Moderator: Jun Yokoyama(Photographer, Editor)
*English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available
Organizers: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

Gallery Talk

Fumi Hirota
(The Japan Foundation Asia Center)

February 12st (mon) 13:00-14:00
Venue: OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O
Admission Free (Need MeCA ticket)

Gallery Talk

Bani Haykal
(Participated Artist of necropolis for those without sleep exhibited at OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O)

February 12nd (mon) 17:00-18:00
Venue: OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O
Admission Free (Need MeCA ticket)

Camp Program Related

Screening of Documentary Film
「HEAVEN + EARTH + JOE DAVIS」

February 12nd (mon) 19:00-21:00 (Open: 18:30)
Venue:Red Bull Studios Tokyo
Admission Free (* Need a MeCA ticket), English-Japanese (Consecutive interpretation)
Guest:Joe Davis
Moderator: Georg Tremmel

Documentary Film「HEAVEN + EARTH + JOE DAVIS」

2011、85min、HD
Director + Producer / Peter Sasowsky
Co-Producer / Amy Grumbling
http://cargocollective.com/heavenearthjoedavis/Home

Synopsis (from the Vimeo On Demand Webpage)
An award winning documentary about the godfather of bioart who sends vaginal contractions into deep-space to communicate with aliens; encodes Greek poetry into transgenic organisms and travels the world exploring the inextricable connections between art, science and the physical world. Joe Davis enlists the collaboration of some of the great minds of MIT and Harvard to help us find our place in the universe. The renowned art critic James Elkins has said of him: "to my mind the most interesting living artist...” Enjoy a wild ride from laboratory to bar room and back again in this film that reminds us that anything is possible. Featuring the music of Do.Make.Say.Think.

** Today from 19:00, we were planning that Joe Davis attending at "Screening of Documentary Film and Talk Event: 'HEAVEN + EARTH + JOE DAVIS’" held at Red Bull Studios Tokyo. However, because of snowstorm-related flight cancellations, Mr. Davis will not be able to attend today’s show. We are very sorry for those who are looking forward to it. Today we will hold the event only for screening the film, and please note that the special talk of Joe Davis on the 16th will be held as scheduled. Please be kindly acknowledged and thank you for your understanding.

International Symposium for Media Art Related

Talk Series “Art & Technology in Spectrum: From Music Culture, Media Art, to Cosmology in Asia”

“The Media Art Scene in Europe and Japan: With Researchers and Artists”

February 14th (wed) 19:00-21:00
Venue: Red Bull Studios Tokyo Free Admission
Guests:Olga Drygas(International Projects’ Producer of the NOWY TEATR), Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka(Curator & project manager of WRO Art Center), Hitoshi Taguchi (Director of GREAN-MAN)
*English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available
Organizers: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

Camp Program Related

Special Talk by Ionat Zurr (SymbioticA)
「Care and Control - a living affair」

February 15th (thu) 19:00-21:00 (Open:18:30)
Venue:Red Bull Studios Tokyo
Admission Free (* Need a MeCA ticket), English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available
Guest:Ionat Zurr
Moderator: Georg Tremmel

Introducing the engagements at SymbioticA, a research laboratory located in the University of Western Australia, Ionat Zurr contemplates on life and technology today, and the past and present relation of living beings as cultural artefacts and / or natural specimens.

Camp Program Related

Special Lecture by Joe Davis
「PRE-TERRESTRIAL GARDENING AND THE LEGEND OF THE MAGI」

February 16th (fri) 19:00-21:00 (Open 18:30)
Venue:Red Bull Studio Tokyo
Admission Free (* Need a MeCA ticket), English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available
Guest:Joe Davis
Moderator: Georg Tremmel

What is “Bio Art” for Joe Davis? Suggesting that media artists and bio-artists are, in fact, “Late-breaking versions of the ancient Magi,” the artist invites us to the depths of his practice.

Camp Program Related

Public Presentation of the “BioCamp: Gardens as 'Biotechnik'”

February 17th (sat) 13:00-16:00 (Open:12:30)
Venue:Red Bull Studios Tokyo
Admission Free (* Need a MeCA ticket)
Guest:Joe Davis, Ionat Zurr, Günter Seyfried, Thomas Landrain
Moderator:BioCamp Program Directors

An exhibition of the BioCamp: Gardens as 'Biotechnik' workshop. From the intense, one- week “camp” of site visiters, lectures, and group work, how did each of the 20 participants conceptualize and realize their own “garden” as “biotechinik”? This exhibition will be held on February 18, 2018 at Laforet Museum Harajuku.

Gallery Talk

couch
(Participated Artist of TRACING SITES exhibited at Laforet Museum Harajuku)

February 17th (sat) 13:00-14:00
Venue: OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O
Admission Free (Need MeCA ticket)

Gallery Talk

Anitha Silvia
(Program Manager, Indonesian Netaudio Festival 2018)

February 17th (sat) 17:00-18:00
Venue: OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O
Admission Free (Need MeCA ticket)

International Symposium for Media Art Related

Talk Series “Art & Technology in Spectrum: From Music Culture, Media Art, to Cosmology in Asia”

“On a New Cosmology: Conversations on the Multiverse Theory and datum”

February 17th (sat) 19:00-21:00
Venue: Red Bull Studios Tokyo Free Admission
Guests: Norimichi Hirakara (Artist), Yasunori Nomura (Theoretical Physicist / Professor, University of California, Berkeley), Reiko Tsubaki (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Organizers: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

Gallery Talk

Masaki Fujihata, Masahiro Miwa

February 18th (sun) 13:00-14:00
Venue: OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O
Admission Free (Need MeCA ticket)