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Samson Sylvain

Program director, Institut fran├žais du Japon in Tokyo

Digital Choc 2013

PRESENTED ON JAN 23, 2013
IN TOKYO @ VOL 99

In 2012, the French Institute in Tokyo organized the first edition of Digital Month, a festival designed to highlight French creativity in the fields of digital cultures and new images. This event reached a wide and diverse audience by presenting all aspects of digital creation, from contemporary art to moving images, architecture to video games, and also digital publishing, contemporary music and performing arts. After the success of this first 2012 edition, the French Institute of Japan reiterates the digital experience by organizing Digital Choc, the second edition of this festival, in February 2013.

Through the theme of "digital territories," the 2013 edition would like to explore areas that digital technologies has disrupted, influenced or revolutionized. Artworks proposed in this digital arts festival are to be presented in several cities in the French cultural network in Japan (5 institutes IFJ, 4 French Alliances), and partners (concert halls, shops, cinemas, galleries, etc.)

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My Airfield, My Festival

BY BELLA RUNE
@ VOL 67 ON DEC 02, 2009

Bella Rune's magnetic personality and work drew people to a deserted airfield in Sweden for a day of filming. She describes her work as a "physical manifestation of human dreams and aspirations and the sad and touchingconsequences of when these fail to deliver. At the time this presentation was done, Bella was Artist in Residence at Tokyo WonderSite.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 6, 2013.

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Malware Art

BY ROMAN MILO
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Roman Milo is a digital artist and was one of the founding members of Harbourfront Centre. He started working with digital art when his computer got hacked by the Romanian KGB hacking school in 1995. He then started studying computer viruses and code, and created an art show inspired by the codes.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 26, 2013.

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2013 Tohoku Artist Caravan

BY D.H. ROSEN
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

In April of 2013, the Tohoku Artist Caravan project will bring artists and musicians from all over Japan to gather in Karakuwa, Kesennuma, to create public art that will help revitalize a community devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The initial installations will be completed over a three-day period, culminating in an opening party featuring a an impressive array or renowned musicians. (in English and Japanese)

"Presentation of the Day" on March 29, 2013.

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From Theatre to Digital to Digital Theatre!

BY OWEN BRIERLEY
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Owen Brierley talks about his career in theatre and digital media, starting with his beginning days in improvisation and musical theater, and moving into digital media and mashups, with collaborations between artists in different mediums, and unconventional theater experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 13, 2013.

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SuperDeluxe for June 2013

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 104 ON JUN 26, 2013

Ryu Konno of SuperDeluxe does his monthly round-up of events that were held recently at the event space that always plays home to PechaKucha Nights in Tokyo, and covers what's coming up. (in Japanese)

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While the Machine Dreams

BY SAMSON SYLVAIN
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Samson Sylvain speaks on the Institut Français' 3rd annual "Digital Choc" event, which focuses on the intersection of French and Japanese contemporary art. The event features work in interactive media, projection mapping, laser and light, film, and video art and is open from February 21 to March 23, 2014. (in Japanese)

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Hors Pistes Tokyo

BY ANTONIN GAULTIER
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Antonin Gaultier discusses a few of the films to be shown at the Hors Pistes film festival in Tokyo later this month. This year's theme is discovery, introducing a diverse selection of films from around the globe. With 36 films in 13 days and events held in 7 different venues across Tokyo, Hors Pistes sounds like an event not to be missed!

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Digital Art

BY YUKIKO SHIKOTO
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Yukiko Shikoto explores the world between art and digital technology. She talks about Japanese artists that use technology to create wonderful and beautiful digital art.

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Arts and Sports

BY JULIEN CARREL
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 25, 2016

Julien Carrel, the Director of L'Entorse Festival shares his professional inspirations via these amazing pictures.