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April 20, 2007

NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC)


10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary Session Series: Established on April 1997 to promote dialogue between science and the arts around the core theme of "communication," NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. In the past decade, information technology has undergone dramatic change. Above all, penetration of the digital network environment has enabled people to send out or share information beyond the limitations of space. Given these circumstances of today, the significance and possibilities of arts and media technology need to be re-defined in relation to society and culture. To that end, ICC is launching the "10th Anniversary Session Series," which offers various events throughout this year as opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue on a variety of themes. As the first event of the series, we are holding a special two-day symposium, "The Future of Media and Art" in April (to be broadcast live online).

2) ICC 10th Anniversary Session Series Vol. 1: Special Symposium "The Future of Media x Art"

Date : April 21(Sat.) , April 22(Sun.) 2:00pm-5:00pm
Venue : ICC Gallery A
Capacity : 250 persons(first-come basis)
Admission : Free * English/Japanese translation
*Live on the Internet

As the information environment is constantly updated, the realms of art and creation associated with media have been diversifying on an unprecedented scale. Creation in today's world is related to social trends of culture, science and technology, while simultaneously highlighting these facets from unique perspectives, opening the way for wider participation of, and communication between, people. This symposium invites key players in the media culture from Japan and abroad, who have spearheaded the formulation and development of media culture by providing creative inspiration via media technology and art, to talk about the creative possibilities of the future, in consideration of the circumstances and changes over the past decade from multiple perspectives.

April 21(sat):
Alex ADRIAANSENS(Director, V2, The Netherlands)
Soh-Yeong Roh(Director, art center nabi, Korea)
FUJIHATA Masaki(Media Artist/ Dean, Graduate School
of Film and New Media, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) MIKAMI Seiko(Artist/Associate Prof. Tama Art University) moderated by HATANAKA Minoru(ICC)

April 22(sun):
ABE Kazunao(Artistic Director, YCAM, Yamaguchi)
Alessandro LUDOVICO(Executive Editor, neural, Italy)
Casey REAS(Co-founder of "processing"/Associate Prof. UCLA) TAKATANI Shiro(Artist/dumb type) moderated by SHIKATA Yukiko(ICC)

3) ICC Chronology

"ICC Chronology : 1997-2006", a special exhibition commemorating ICC's 10th anniversary, presents its 10 years of activities through posters,chronologies, images, and videos of the decade.

Date : April 19(Thu.)-June 24(Sun.),2007
Venue : ICC Gallery A
Hours : 10:00am-6:00pm
Admission : Free

4) Open Space 2007

ICC Open Space is a community space that is free of charge and open throughout the year. It utilizes part of the gallery, library, mini theater and lounge and is organized around this year's concept, "Open!" As an accumulation of the core activities at ICC, about ten works are presented free of charge at the following ICC Zones and Corners: Art & Technology, Research & Development, Network, and Archive. It is also possible to further research the activity history of ICC through various reference materials and visual recordings. With a completely functional cafe, shop, and lounge, ICC aims to create an environment where one encounters and engages with the progressive experimental activities derived from the dialogue between technology and art. Exhibitions are planned to change annually.

Date : April 19(Thu.)-March 9(Sun.), 2008

Posted by jo at April 20, 2007 11:46 AM