Guest Talk – Masaki Fujihata

We will have new media artist Masaki Fujihata in our next colloquium held on 08 Nov 2016 (Tuesday) to give a talk with the topic “Anarchive 6 Masaki Fujihata”. The talk will be started at 6:30 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 08 Nov 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: Anarchive 6 Masaki Fujihata

I will talk about my recent publication “Anarchive 6 Masaki Fujihata” which was released from edition Anarchive in Paris, France. The series of publication is focused on media artists and their art works in the form of multimedia technology, such as CD-rom based interactive application, DVD-rom, and Augmented Reality. Through the production of my book, I had to think what I had been making over 40 years, from 8m/m film to digital network. Through analyzing my own art works, I realized that making an archive of media art is also a kind of creation of a new medium.

About the Speaker:
Masaki Fujihata is one of the pioneers of Japanese new media art, beginning his career working in video and digital imaging in the early 80s. As an early practitioner of the application of new technologies to the process of artmaking, he was one of the first artists to use stereolithography, a technique in which a laser polymerizes a liquid resin as it sweeps its surface. He also created the worlds smallest sculptures by using the manufacturing techniques for integrated circuits (at 10m and 100m, these works are visible only with an electron microscope). However, he is most recognized for his sophisticated interactive network installations and his primary concern has been to employ multimedia technology in order to examine the possibilities for communication within virtual spaces. His interactive works include Removable Reality (1992), which used an infrared cordless phone, and Impressing Velocity (1994), in which he used a laptop computer equipped with GPS to digitally map Mount Fuji, making it available for viewers to explore interactively. He believes that “reality does not conflict with virtuality: it is the complementary aspect of a similar space of life.” Fujihata has exhibited extensively throughout Japan and will be participating in the upcoming Yokohama Triennale. Internationally, he has exhibited at the 1983, 1984, 1996, and 2000 Siggraph conferences (USA), Ars Electronica (Linz), DEAF (Rotterdam), “CyberForum” ( Lisbon), VEAF (Vancouver) and his work is part of the permanent collection of the ZKM (Karlsruhe).

To find out more about Masaki Fujihata, you can check out his pages.


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