[ISEA2002] Artist Statement: Masayuki Akamatsu – Time Machine!

Artist Statement

“Time Machine!” is a media device with the help of which you can time-travel, manipulating a high-quality video image. As you turn the dial left, you’ll go back to the past. And as you turn the dial right, you’ll come back to the present. Please enjoy the mysterious wonder of operating time freely. “Time Machine!” uses a Macintosh computer, DV camera, a custom controller and a video projector. A Digital video stream is just stored in the memory of the computer and the image of an arbitrary time position can be called back. A software is developed by the author using Metrowerks Codewarrior and Cyclingf74 Max/MSP.

  • Masayuki Akamatsu, Media artist, Japan. He is the professor of IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences) since 1997. He has principally produced media works concerning music and computer. He is especially interested in building environments, as if the work itself is active, but independent, even though it is interactive. He is a member of the algorithmic band “neumannpiano”, and the pure electric band “a.d.an. His main works are sound installations; “soundtronics field”, the live act “ManMade series” and lately “incubator” with 50 iMacs. His book “Trans Max Express” has been published.