Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo ( Japón)
En 2009, se fundó IAFT, como una reencarnación de la "Socialización Audiovisual del Extremo Oriente (FEAVS)", para romper la norma actual de espacios fijos y audiencias; y descubrir artistas que crean nuevos valores que van más allá de las fronteras de la práctica artística. Presentamos artistas que participan en la práctica interdisciplinaria, creando nuevos valores que conectan a las personas mediante la introducción de festivales de arte más dinámicos que reflejan la sociedad contemporánea. Nuestro propósito es proporcionar perspectivas nuevas y gratuitas que enriquezcan a las personas con inspiración, ampliando la oportunidad para que los artistas presenten sus obras, introduciendo arte experimental y vanguardista. Nuestro objetivo es que tanto los creadores como los espectadores compartan mutuamente sus comentarios: construyan la base para un nuevo arte y rejuvenezcan la escena artística presentando artistas innovadores con conceptos claros y nuevas visiones.
Curadora y Directora General del Festival: Sung Nam HAN
Sung Nam HAN, 1980 Kobe, Japón (coreano que vive en Japón)
Artista audiovisual y director del Festival de arte interdisciplinario de Tokio, Sung Nam Han realiza trabajos con un enfoque semiológico de idiomas, colores, sonidos e imágenes y, a menudo, emplea efectos visuales abruptos. La práctica de Han se expande desde trabajos de video, a instalaciones y actuaciones artísticas, explorando el código social de humano / sexo / religión. Muchos trabajos se han exhibido en festivales de cine nacionales e internacionales, como el 32º Image Forum Festival 2018 [Premio a la Excelencia], el Festival de Cine y Video Experimental en Seúl, el Festival de Nuevos Medios de Seúl [Media Artist Prize], el Festival de Música y Cine Subterráneo de Lausana, Internacional Festival de cortometrajes Detmold; actuó como la actuación inicial de Asia Anarchy Alliance en el sitio de las maravillas de Tokio; exhibido en MORI YU GALLERY, Creación del Centro de Cultura de Asia en Gwangju, y más.
Raza, familia, terremoto y Tsunami Tōhoku en 2011
Concepto de este programa:
Varias cosas sucedieron en Japón en las últimas dos décadas. Hay cosas que cambian drásticamente al mismo tiempo que nunca se cambian. Estas cosas no son solo Japón sino también otros países. Es un programa en el que puedes sentir la situación japonesa realista y el arte contemporáneo en Japón.
In 2009 IAFT was founded, as a reincarnation of “Far East Audio Visual Socialization(FEAVS),” to shatter the current norm of fixed spaces and audiences; and to discover artists who create new values going beyond the borders of artistic practice. We feature artists who engage in interdisciplinary practice, creating new values that connect people by introducing more dynamic art festivals that reflects contemporary society. Our purpose is to provide new and free perspectives that enrich people with inspiration – expanding the opportunity for the artists to present their works, by introducing experimental and avant-garde art. We aim for both creators and viewers to mutually share their feed back with each other: build the foundation for new art, and rejuvenate the art scene by featuring innovative artists with clear concepts and new visions.
Curator and General Director: Sung Nam HAN
Sung Nam HAN, 1980 Kobe, Japan (Korean living in Japan)
The 3.5th Korean resident in Japan. Audio Visual Artist and Director of the Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo, Sung Nam Han makes works with a semiological approach to languages, colors, sounds and images and often employs abrupt visual effects. Han’s practice expands from video works, to installations and art performances, exploring the social code of human/sex/religion. Many works have been shown at domestic and international film festivals such as 32nd Image Forum Festival 2018 [Award of Excellence], Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Seoul New Media Festival [Media Artist Prize], Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, International Short Film Festival Detmold; acted as the opening performance for Asia Anarchy Alliance at Tokyo wonder site; exhibited at MORI YU GALLERY, Asia Culture Center Creation in Gwangju, and more.
Race, Family and 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
Concept of this program:
Various things happened in Japan over the past two decades. There are things change drastically at the same time never be changed. These things are not only Japan but also other countries. It is a program that you can feel realistic Japanese situation and contemporary art in Japan.
37 Stories About Leaving Home de Shelly Silver, digital, 1996, USA, 52’
In this award winning documentary, Shelly Silver presents an intimate portrait of a group of Japanese women ranging in age from 15 to 82, talking about their lives, families and society. In these stories one can begin to see, from very personal and individual perspectives, the societal changes that have occurred over the last three generations for women in Japan, bringing an exciting and often conflicting array of choices and positions. This work got "Award of Excellence" 32nd Image Forum Festival 2018.
Shelly Silver is a New York based artist working with the still and moving image. Her work explores contested territories between public and private, narrative and documentary, and--increasingly in recent years--the watcher and the watched. Silver is Associate Professor and Director of Moving Image, Visual Arts Program, School of the Arts, Columbia University.
Tanglam / Kentaro Taki / digital / 3min.11sec. / 2011 / Japan
The videos from my shoots are pieces of a puzzle. I turn and combine these pieces, which were shot before and after 3.11, to form the times and perceptions I lived through.
Kentaro Taki Born Osaka, Japan in 1973. From 2002-2004, he was involved in the Overseas Study Program for Artists by the Cultural Agency of Japan, and then by the POLA Art Foundation Overseas Research Program Grant to spend time at the HFG Karlsruhe ZKM in Germany.
In addition to his art practice he currently works as a director of VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo, a lecturer in media art at the Kawaguchi Art School of Waseda University and writes about new media art.
Timeless video -areas- de Shuhei Nishiyama, digital, 2018, Japón, 2min.
The landscapes of Ishinomaki, Onagawa and Kesennuma in Tohoku areas were shot by a video camera which rotated by 360 degrees for about 30 minutes. The images are compressed to 36 seconds in time and cut by one pixel and every frame in time and space. You can watch fragments not only of time of 30 minutes but also of the 360 degrees landscapes in a frame at the same time.
Shuhei Nishiyama Born in 1976, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Majored art criticism at Ritsumeikan University. Influenced from avangarde cinema and videoart and started to make video works from 1998. Works are made as not only media for representation but also tools and words tools for thought. Making single channel video, installation, performance works. Stayed in Australia from 2007 to 2008 and had an indivisual exhibition in Sydeney. Living and making works in Tokyo from 2009. The Works has been shown for many film festivals.
Compliance Level 0 de Sung Nam HAN, digital, 2018, Japón, 23min.
A temp worker makes a complaint to the human resources department at the large company to which they have been dispatched. A moving image work that makes us think about social issues such as irregular employment, the individual and large companies, and Koreans living in Japan in regard to the “organization people” who immediately apologize mechanically and whose thoughts themselves have become automatic like weak A.I. In a present when superficial knowledge can be obtained on the Internet, without being ignorant we must resist the preconceptions we believe because they are convenient for us. A moving image social experiment that asks how we can face social issues as individuals in circumstances in which it is difficult to get people to be aware of what these issues are before talking about them.
Sung Nam HAN 1980 Kobe, Japan (Korean living in Japan) The 3.5th Korean resident in Japan.
Audio Visual Artist and Director of the Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo, Sung Nam Han makes works with a semiological approach to languages, colors, sounds and images and often employs abrupt visual effects. Han’s practice expands from video works, to installations and art performances, exploring the social code of human/sex/religion. Many works have been shown at domestic and international film festivals.