メディア・アート×土着の奇祭。Media Art x Indigenous Festival.
We will try to hold the weird festival “Virtual Currency Offering Festival” in the shopping street of Tokyo in November 2019. – portable shrine equipped with a system that can dedicate virtual currency from all over the world – The divine object using biotechnology – Shinto prayer and Kagura by robot…And so on. it integrates modern technology and many rituals that is uniquely interpreted. The virtual currency collected from all over the world influence to the portable shrine in real time. the virtual currency is redistributed for “harvest of the city”. This will be an unprecedented weird festival. I am looking forward your perticipation!
SAT 9.Nov, SUN10.Nov 2019
17:00-21:00 Japan Time Zone
会場 – Venue
Kawashima Shopping Street
Born 1988 in Aichi. Graduated in Studies of Media, Body and Image from the School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University. Has been creating artworks that interpret Japanese culture, customs and beliefs from a unique point of view, and present new, technology-based approaches. Thanks to their strong impact, these works have been introduced across a wide range of media, such as Japanese newspapers and TV programs, online media, and foreign magazines. Main works include “Sekuhara Interface,” a device featuring a seductively moaning radish; the “SRxSI system that substitutes reality with delusion” in which users can meet a fictional beautiful woman; and the “Digital Shaman Project” spending 49 days with household robots endowed with impressions of deceased people. Ichihara’s works were included in the Excellence Award at the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival, Entertainment Division in 2017, and in 2016, chosen for the INNOvation program from The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. She won Honorary Mention (Interactive Art＋) in PRIX Ars Electronica 2018 and received a STARTS Prize Nomination in the same year recently.
She has recently presented her works in exhibitions such as ‘Digital Shamanism: Japanese Funeral and Festivity’ at NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Japan Media Arts Festival. , ‘Cyber Arts Exhibition 2018’ at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.