Expressing the “past” and “future” of Tokyo in a new media art exhibition opens on July 7th at the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal



Culture Authority presents “CULTURE GATE to JAPAN”

TOKYO, July 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – A July 7, 2021, The Agency for Cultural Affairs is part of its “CULTRE GATE to.” open a new art exhibition at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal JAPAN“Initiative. Six artists working in the field of media art will be exhibited in the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal and on the Internet with the aim of promoting the appeal of Japanese culture and sharing it with the world.

Tokyo International Cruise Terminal

The theme of the exhibition at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal is “Back TOKYO Forth “. Six artists who work in the field of media arts (art, entertainment, animation and manga) are participating in this project and are exhibiting their works at the venue, the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal. The concept” Back TOKYO Forth “is a coined phrase made up of back and forth combined with Tokyo in the middle. It will express the possibility of new media arts for the world Tokyoreflect on the issues facing today’s society between past culture (Back) and the direction of the future (Forth). In addition, the website offers the charm of Japanese culture through content that introduces the artists’ research and their production process through to the exhibition of their works, as well as the works exhibited on the website.

The works of 6 artists can be seen in the Tokyo Cruise Terminal

The works of 6 artists can be seen in the Tokyo Cruise Terminal

  • Period: exhibitions open on July 7, 2021

  • Location: Tokyo International Cruise Terminal
    (Open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
    * Due to immediate measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, please note that the facilities and works of art may be closed irregularly or temporarily restricted. Please check our official website and the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal website for the most up-to-date information before visiting.

  • Entry: Free

  • Subject: Back TOKYO Further

  • Director: SAITO Seiichi (Chairman Panoramatiks (formerly Rhizomatiks Architecture)

  • Curator: HATANAKA Minoru (chief curator at the NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC])

  • Artists (in alphabetical order):

Middle stone by FUJIKURA Asako

The exhibited work is based on the motif of Japanese gardens.

Completed master’s degree at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, in 2018. It brings together scenes that free people from the continuation of time and the rampant in a modern city. With images generated by 3DCG, she is involved in images, installations and AR. Her solo exhibitions include “Colony Highway Broadcast” (emergencies! 035) (NTT Inter Communication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan, 2018). Her group exhibitions include “Close to Nature, Next to Humanity” (Taitung Art Museum, Taitung, Taiwan in 2020).

empty clocks by IGUCHI Kota

The exhibited work is based on the motif of the perception of time.

Born 1984. He founded TYMOTE in 2008 while studying at the Science of Design, College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University and then founded the creative association CEKAI Corp in 2013 from graphics to real video images with an emphasis on dynamic design, he excels in team building based creative direction. Awards he won include the Tokyo TDC Award 2014, the D&AD Yellow Pencil Award 2015, and the NY ADC Gold Award 2015. Visiting professor at the Kyoto University of the Arts.

Synesthesia X1 – 2.44 by Synaesthesia Laboratory feat. evala (see in your ears)

The exhibited work is based on the motif of Zen.

The Synesthesia Lab is an experimental research and development laboratory focused on synesthesia and the architecture of other multisensory experiences. In 2019, Enhance and Rhizomatiks teamed up to develop the “Synästhesia X1 – 2.44” – an immersive synaesthetic experience device with two speakers and 44 actuators that envelops you in a world of sound, haptics and light. At the Media Ambition Tokyo 2019 (MAT) another collaboration with the sound artist evala with the title “Synesthesia X1 – 2.44 feat. evala (See by Your Ears) ”. For “back” TOKYO Forth “, evala (See by Your Ears) returns to participate in their newly designed synaesthetic experience with Enhance and Flowplateaux.

* The work is currently being adjusted. After the final adjustments have been made, the opening dates for the work will be announced on our website.

* Up to this point, pre-recorded video footage of the work at the venue will be shown.

Behavior in Tokyo by TSUDA Michiko

The exhibited work is based on the theme of the Showa era lifestyle.

Born in 1980 in Kanagawa Prefecture. Ph.D. Studied Film and New Media at the Graduate School Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. Stayed in new York as a fellow of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) in 2019. Tsuda focuses on creative work based on the properties of video. The most recent group exhibitions include “Inter + Play: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition Part 1” (Towada Art Center, Aomori) in 2020, “Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y / Our Passion” (Aichi), “Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions “(Mori Art Museum, Tokyo). Solo exhibitions include “Trilogue” (TARO NASU, Tokyo) in 2020, “Observing Forest” (Zarya Contemporary Art Center, Vladivostok) in 2017.

AUN by UENO Senzo

The exhibited work is based on the motif of the bonsai.

Born in Kagoshima Prefecture 1982. He focuses on films, commercials, and music videos. In 2011 he started his own business as a cameraman and also works as a filmmaker. For his work in commercials and music videos in particular, he has won many awards, including not just three major industry awards, namely the Cannes Lions Award, The One Show and the Clio Award, as well as the D&AD Award, New York Festivals Award, ACC Award and Grand Prize, Gold Award and Best Cinematography in competitions such as the Japan Media Arts Festival.

Liquidity structures by UMEZAWA Hideki + SATO Koichi

The exhibited work is based on the motif of Japan Port cities.

UMEZAWA Hideki / Born in Gunma Prefecture 1986. He completed his Masters at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. He produces his works based on the prelinguistic feeling one perceives in the circumstances and an interest in the complexity of natural phenomena. He has participated in exhibitions in Paris and Dublin and worked in a national electronic music studio called EMS during his stay Stockholm. One of the awards that he won in particular was the Prix Presque Rien 2015 at the Luc Ferrari International Competition.

SATO Koichi / Born in Tokyo In 1990 he completed his master’s degree at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Out of his interest in geography, ecology and gender, he produces the installations that combine images and non-visual media such as sound and smells in a complex manner. multiple smells. One of his most important solo exhibitions in 2018 is “Crepuscular Gardens / Hankaika-no-niwa” in the Shiseido Gallery.

As of February 2021, the Office for Cultural Affairs will become the Government of Japan starts an innovative culture promotion project called “CULTURE GATE to JAPAN“Held at seven airports around the world Japan and at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal, media art artists and creatives will exhibit artwork inspired by the unique culture of each area with the aim of conveying the broader appeal of Japanese culture.

The global impact of the novel coronavirus has made it difficult to meet new people and experience new cultures in person. However, this should not interrupt the exchange of art, ideas and culture. Through this project, we hope to continue providing people around the world with the same sense of wonder and joy that one feels when encountering a new culture.

Organizer: Office for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Official website:
Exhibition at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal:

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