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

  • Video

Synesthasia Garden

Daisuke Yamashiro (JP)

Description
A 15-minute staged installation composed of video, moving lights, sound, musical instruments, and multiple objects. The artist added movement and light to the objects on stage to the music created by musician Manami Kakudou. The theme of the work was Synesthesia, which is the perception of external stimuli through different senses. So far, two versions of the work have been created: an installation version and a theater version. This work is a video record of these two versions.
Director’s message
Yamashiro, known for his unique ability to “implicate” various things, has created a work that involves the power of Takanabe-cho in Miyazaki Prefecture, where he created this work, and the five senses of the audience. It is a landscape, and the space itself is a piece of music, a device that allows us to feel time. Humans have been able to create various things by manipulating nature, and this is a work that could be described as a landscape that reproduces nature using different media.

© Daisuke Aochi

Inspired by the original work of:

Synesthasia Garden

23rd Japan Media Arts Festival / Art Division Jury Selections
Media installation

A staged installation composed with film, moving lights, sound, musical instruments, and multiple objects that the audience can watch as they surround a rectangular stage covered with white tiles. The artist added movement and light to the objects on the stage to the sounds created by musician Manami Kakudo. The theme was Synesthesia, the ability to perceive external stimuli with different senses.

  • © Daisuke Aochi

  • © Kenta Yamaji

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Profile
  • Daisuke Yamashiro (JP)

    Artist/Filmmaker
    Applying the concept of time within the film to spaces and projects, he creates works that depict a "time" that can only be experienced on the spot. Major works include “Time flows to everyone at the same time” (2010), a concert in a residential area of Hiroshima in which 50 boys and girls play the piano in their homes at the same time, and “Fly Me To The TIME” (2017), a concert in the port city of Nagoya in which he makes 27 promises to residents and the environment. In 2006, he founded the artist collective "Nadegata Instant Party" and has been actively showcasing his work around the country. He is a full-time lecturer at Kyoto University of Art.

Credit
Synesthasia Garden (installation version)
Production
Composition & Direction: Daisuke Yamashiro
Performance & Music: Manami Kakudo
System Engineer: Mitsuru Tokisato (TOKISATO PLAYER)
Hardware: Takuro Iwata
Lighting Advisor: Keiji Oba (RYU)
Visual Programming: Yosuke Hayashi
Constructor: Kunpei Miyata (MIYATA ART CONSTRUCTION)
Production Support: Shohei Kato (Factory Gen), Kousan Kousanji, Yoshiharu Koga, Frank Bode(focusfilm16)
Curator: Yoshinori Ishikawa
Produced by Takanabe Museum of Art
In Association with IPPONGI PRODUCTION
Synesthasia Garden (theater version)
Production
Composition & Direction: Daisuke Yamashiro
Performance & Music: Manami Kakudo
System Engineer: Mitsuru Tokisato (TOKISATO PLAYER)
Hardware: Takuro Iwata
Technical Advisor: Keiji Oba (RYU)
Visual Programming: Yosuke Hayashi
Constructor: Kazumasa Aoki (Miracle Factory)
Produced by ROHM Theatre Kyoto
In Association with IPPONGI PRODUCTION

Staff / ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Stage Director: Kawamura Takeshi
Lighting Planner: Jun Shibata
Sound Design: Masashi Doi
Stage Crew: Hiroyuki Shimamura, Masaya Ishida, Tatsuya Inoue
Lighting Crew: Izumi Hayashi, Taku Funato, Yuka, Kakeya
Sound Crew: Eisuke Toyota
Production: Kanon Matsumoto, Yukako Ogura
Technical Director: Takeshi Namekawa
Program Director: Yusuke Hashimoto