9. -13. September 2020


What is the benefit of an online festival?
How we can utilize this unfortunate but unique opportunity?
TOKYO GARDEN will be a place where we exhibit current Japanese artists’ works, but, will also be a chance to trace the origin of Japanese Media Art through talks, interviews and a sharing archive.
KEY: Online, 2020, TOKYO, CONTEXT, ARCHIVE, LIVE, Map the new world.

Seiichi Saito (JP)
Creative Director, Rhizomatiks
Director of TOKYO GARDEN, Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion


Yamaguchi Garden / YCAM Garden of Threads

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] (JP)

In this event we have produced two pieces of content, 1) the sound performance "sound tectonics #24 MYSTIC RHYTHM" by the Indonesian group SENYAWA and Japanese artist Kakushin Nishihara, and 2) the online sound artwork "quartets online" by musician Yoshihide Otomo and others. With this event, we aim to send a message in response to the times through a computer-synthesized art piece that combines a sound performance that achieves the intersection of traditional techniques with the latest technology or cultural context and a 'solo performance with someone in mind."

quartets online
© quartets team

  • Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] (JP)

    YCAM engages in research and development, production presentations and educational activities to open up new horizons in technology and expression through collaboration with artists and researchers. The YCAM staff repeatedly collaborates with facility users, artists, researchers and other professionals on the basis of "creating together, learning together." The facility houses a research and development organization called the "YCAM InterLab," whose mission is to explore the creativity of the unknown.

Yamaguchi Garden
Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]