[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Haruo Ishii — Hypertouch “The Body As Media”

Artist Statement

This system is an interactive installation which enables two individuals to produce images, sounds and light when they touch each other. Under the theme of “communication between individuals through tactile perception”, this system focuses on the value of the primitive tactile perception in the computer age where image communication through pseudo-experience, such as virtual reality, is developing.

  • Haruo Ishii (Japan) creates digital art, and has participated in numerous exhibitions and festivals such as Artec 93 and 95 in Nagoya (Japan), Siggraph 93 and 94 in Anaheim (California) and the European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck (Germany).