Takashi Serizawa | Guest Speaker, Talk event at the Audio-Visual Performance “at the KIWA”
Takashi Serizawa opened an alternative space named the P3 art and environment at the underground auditorium of Tochoji Temple in 1989, after his engagement in the architectural planning for the new building of the temple. He curated interdisciplinary exhibitions and cultural programs from art and science at Tochoji Temple until 1999 . Then, he has been developing and curating a variety of art and environment-related projects without specific locations. Executive director of Tokachi International Contemporary Art Exhibition “Demeter” (2002), secretary general of Asahi Art Festival (2003-16), curator of Yokohama Triennale 2005, executive director of Beppu Contemporary Art Festival “Mixed Bathing World” (2009, 2012 , 2015), director of Saitama Triennial 2016.
photographed ©Werner Penzel
A public talk was cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19 infections in 2020. Serizawa has been giving a continuous dialogue with Tomoko Mukai in the “KIWA Dialogue” on the project website since summer 2020. Currently, “KIWA Dialogue” is available only in Japanese. However, it will be planed to open a part of them to the public in English in the future.
Junji Watanabe | Guest Speaker, Talk event at the pre-event “the 1th Inclusive Picnic: Touch the KIWA”
Senior Distinguished Researcher, Human Information Science Laboratory, NTT Communication Science Laboratories, and concurrently, 2020 Epoch making project, NTT Service Evolution Laboratories. His research is focused on cognitive science and communication devices with applied perception.
A public talk was cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19 infections in 2020. Watanabe has been giving a continuous dialogue with Tomoko Mukai in the “KIWA Dialogue” on the project website since summer 2020. Currently, “KIWA Dialogue” is available only in Japanese. However, it will be planed to open a part of them to the public in English in the future.
Clea T. Waite is an intermedia artist, scholar, engineer, and experimental filmmaker whose artworks investigate the material poetics that emerge at the intersection of art, science, and technology. She creates immersive, cinematic works engaging embodied perception, dynamic composition, and sensual interfaces – as well as one inter-species collaboration with several hundred tropical spiders. Waite received her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in Media Arts + Practice, combining a background in physics and computer graphics from the MIT Media Lab with her current research in cinema, media art, and critical theory.
Waite will contribute some plans of the “KIWA Dialogue” in the future. The dialogue with Waite will also be published on the project website. Currently, “KIWA Dialogue” is available only in Japanese. However, it will be planed to open a part of them to the public in English in the future.
Tomoko Mukai | Creative Director, Spatial Projection
Tomoko Mukai engages with cultural and spatial projection through computer-generated optical landscapes. Her approach aims to provide intuitive experiences focusing on complex relationships between information, memory and bodily perception shared in social life. She has presented them at various kinds of sites as cultural and historical hubs in local communities like Tokyo National Museum, Kaneiji Temple, “Kashiwa-yu Dori” on the street, Yanaka area (Tokyo) , Hofu Shrine, Ichinosaka-gawa River (Yamaguchi), Trinitatis Church, St. Gertrud (Germany). She emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration with other different fields of professionals. In such collaborations, she fosters to stride across the boundary of platforms for expressions between different genres.
Sachiko Nagata | Percussionist, Improvisational musical performance
Sachiko Nagata came from a musical family, and she was brought up with western music. After she graduated from Percussion Department, Tokyo University of the Arts and started her career as a professional percussionist of classic music. Then, being driven by her inner desire, Nagata tried variety styles and types of music from ethnic music, creative music by iron or bamboo, improvisational music and others. The current destination after this long and wandering journey, she has found the world of my own sound when she encountered a unique musical instrument, ‘hamon’ in 1997. All kinds of music that Nagata has experienced are consolidated in it.
Prof. Dr Sven Hirsch | Speaker, Talk event at the Audio-Visual Performance “at the KIWA”
Prof. Dr Sven Hirsch is a researcher and lecturer in the field of complex biomedical systems, based in Zurich and Cologne. He graduated with a doctoral thesis in laser physics and holds a post gradual degree in audiovisual media from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). He heads the biomedical simulation research group and the ZHAW Digital Health Lab at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). He is active in future research since 2008 with the focus on quantitative foresight methods, modeling, future of technology, future of energy. As an artist (Sven Mann) he exhibited internationally at museums and media art festivals. He is the responsible science curator at the Stiftung Insel Hombroich.
Yuri Yoshida | Art Director, Concept and planning of “Inclusive Picnic”
Yuri Yoshida is an art director and graphic designer at the advertising agency based in Tokyo. She has been working for a wide range of commercial design, such as design for the advertising, design for fashion, book design and web design. Apart from commercial fields, she empathizes “the birth of communication” and has created works focusing on the atmosphere of the person making the word and temperature of the word. Grand Prix for her work “Tekotoba (Hand word)” at the 7th International Competition Nagoya Design DO! 2010, in which she struggled with pictorial and bodily beauty emerged from gestures of sign languages. She has also been engaging with workshops by using the body, such as the vibration of percussions and pantomime.
Sound Design and Engineering |Maya Araki
Programming | Ryoji Murata
Video Engineering | Hiroshi Kanechiku
Construction Plan | Taiki Tamamura, TOKYO STUDIO CO., LTD.
Videography | Kazuomi Furuya
Photography | Taisuke Yajima
Production Management / Editing | Minori Shimazaki
Production Management | Miki Osawa