TOKYO GARDEN

9. -13. September 2020

ABOUT
TOKYO GARDEN

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

TOKYO GARDEN / Exhibition

  • Live Streaming (Pre-recoded video)

Date and Time:
Sat. 12.9.2020, 14:00-14:10 (CEST), 21:00-21:10 (JST)
Sun. 13.9.2020, 0:00-0:10 (CEST), 7:00-7:10 (JST)
Sun. 13.9.2020, 9:00-9:10 (CEST), 16:00-16:10 (JST)

Lenna – Sound Installation for Personal Computer

Miyu Hosoi (JP)

Description
Designed in 22.2 channels only using the author's voice, this work encourages the listener to recognize not only the sound reproduced but also space in which the sound is echoed. Aiming to stimulate discussion and practice of listening environments, this artwork has been presented in spaces including the Anechoic Room at NTT ICC (2 channels), an open-space gallery (22.2 channels) at YCAM, and cinema (9 channels). This time, the artwork will be presented in the viewer's laptop as a small exhibition space which connects the work and the viewer.
*Viewers can also use headphones to listen to binaural processed sound sources.


Recommended Setting
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
For other devices, please wear headphones to watch the binaural version of the stream.

Date and Time:
Sat. 12.9.2020, 14:00-14:10 (CEST), 21:00-21:10 (JST)
Sun. 13.9.2020, 0:00-0:10 (CEST), 7:00-7:10 (JST)
Sun. 13.9.2020, 9:00-9:10 (CEST), 16:00-16:10 (JST)
Director’s message
I've heard it said that the sound produced by human structure, namely voice, is too different in resolution from the tens of thousands of lines of programmed, artificial sound. In this work, Lenna uses her own voice as a medium, and by designing the equipment and space with precision, it feels like an experiment in which the entire space becomes music. Although we can't invite you to experience it for yourself, we invite you to feel her creativity in creating sound from images and listening to it.

©︎ NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC] / Photo: Keizo Kioku, ©︎ YCAM, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media / Photo: Yasuhiro Tani

Inspired by the original work of:

Lenna

23rd Japan Media Arts Festival / Art Division New Face Award
Media installation

Designed in 22.2 channels only using the author's voice, this work encourages the listener to recognize not only the sound reproduced but also the space in which the sound is echoed. With the aspect of stimulating discussion and practice around the auditory environment, it will be allowed for secondary use by Creative Commons and installed in various space freeing from the artist’s hands. Based on the concept of using the same sound source and utilizing different spaces, this work was created on the premise of omnidirectional playback from the composition and recording stages and has been exhibited at Anechoic Room at NTT ICC (2 channels) and an open-space gallery (22.2 channels) at YCAM. The name of the work comes from "Lenna", a portrait of a test image used in image processing.

  • ©︎ NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC] / Photo: Keizo Kioku

  • ©︎ YCAM, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media / Photo: Yasuhiro Tani

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  • © Ken Hirose

    Miyu Hosoi (JP)

    Vocal Artist/Planner/Audio & Visual Producer
    Born in 1993 in Aichi Prefecture. Graduated from Keio University. While at university, she participated in many musical compositions and sound installations as a voice player. With her background as a musician, she acts as a bridge between musicians and technicians.
    In 2019, presented a 2-channel version of "Lenna" at Anechoic Room NTT ICC using only her own voice on 22.2 channels, and the work was shown on 22.2 channels at YCAM. In the same year, she released her first album "Orb" including "Lenna," which was presented at YCAM as a concert piece "Sound Mine" featuring Miyu Hosoi, Shun Ishiwaka and YCAM.
    Selected as SHURE24 by SHURE and Mixcloud, one of the 24 people who are pushing audio culture around the world.

Credit
Concept & Voices & Recorded: Miyu Hosoi
Composer: Uemizutaru Chikara / Mixed: Toshihiko Kasai (studio ATLIO), Misaki Hasuo / Mastered: Moe Kazama (studio ATLIO) / Recording Assisted: Akihiro Iizuka (studio ATLIO) / 3D Audio Designer: Misaki Hasuo / 3D Sound System: Jiro Kubo (Acousticfield)