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Paradise “Growth” in Zero Gravity

THU Sept. 7, 2017, 5:00 PM-5:30 PM
SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 4:30 PM-5:00 PM
MON Sept. 11, 2017, 2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Credit: Yoichiro Kawaguchi

Yoichiro Kawaguchi (JP)

Artists have long been searching for new methods of expression and performance media to embody their artistic ideas or sentiments. Whenever a new presentation method becomes available it is thoroughly tested as to whether it is adequate to express the artist’s creative ideas or sentiments.

This continuous cycle has been repeated many times, with recent developments in digital technology accelerating the process. This continuous development enables artists to verify a wide variety of new artistic methods of expression, and as a result, many new possibilities, including three-dimensional, interactive and multimodel approaches may be proposed.

In the circumstances, Yoichiro Kawaguchi proposes high-quality computer graphics with approximately 8K resolution as an artistic expressionistic method and media for presenting artworks. The 8K-resolution display system was originally developed for a new television system called ultra-high-definition television (UHDTV). The effects of its wide field of view have been verified by physiological and psychological evaluation methods. There is conclusive evidence to suggest that the UHDTV system has potential not only as a future television system but also as a new artistic form and a medium for displaying art.

Lectures by Prof. Kawaguchi

  • THU Sept. 7, 2017: Self-Organized Art
  • SUN Sept. 10, 2017: Intelligent Technology for Art
  • MON Sept. 11, 2017: Creative Cosmic Life