Established in 2016 as the first private art gallery in Japan that specifically explores and expands the nexus between Art & Science.
The gallery boasts a myriad of world-class exhibits, cross-talks, workshops, in addition to providing a forum for discussion on cutting-edge creativity in all art forms. The gallery aims to be at the forefront of imminent technological and socio-economic changes that would shape the way art and science converge in the age of a truly trans-disciplinary society.
After installing an app named GhostApp on your smartphone, the use of your device is reflected in the installation.
In this work the artist is exploring new media expressions that run counter to our expectations of the use and functioning of computers.
Akira Wakita (JP) is a creator of artworks intended to reinterpret this world with visualization and simulation. In recent years, he has developed an original software based on fluid dynamics and thermodynamics models, and has been focused on image expressions that cross science and art. So far, his works have been exhibited at Ars Electronica Center, WRO Art Center, SIGGRAPH, Miraikan and others.
h.o (hdoto) (JP/AT) is an artist group based in Linz, Tokyo and Osaka. Upon receiving a grand prize of Philip Morris Art Award of “Memory of Media (2000),” they began working together. Each member has a specialized field such as sensor technologies, database systems, interaction design, hardware design and robotics, and this group has unique forms of collaboration, changing team members depending on the work. h.o’s interest in works has coincided with encounters with new members and collaborators. In its early days, h.o searched for invisible and universal themes such as time and communication. They created poetic and playful interactive installations (Perfect Time and BLUE), and their focus was on communication objects (SmallConnection) by using the Internet. After new members joined who have expertise in database systems and sensor systems, h.o developed an interest in pointing out new visions in social aspects (COLORS project and CUBE). Through collaboration with an advertising agency, they proposed an antithesis to the modern advertisement (A New Cultural Advertising Project and Slogan Generator). Since 2007, the core members, Hideaki Ogawa and Emiko Ogawa, have stayed in Linz as an artist of Ars Electronica. Based in Tokyo, Osaka and Linz, they create and exhibit works all over the world. h.o contemplates and develops cultural differences in information and media technologies with equanimity, while at the same time expanding the wide range of interests to society (Klangwolke ABC)(TRIART Project) by the active discussion platform consisting of many international members. Recently, their exhibition titled Ghosts in the Digital Realm aims to create a dialogue on the future of humanity through provocative projects (Ghosthouse, Imaginative) towards robotics and AI society. Thus, they search for witty new ideas depending on current social contexts, and h.o will be realizing artistic expressions with the speed of technological progress.