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11th International Symposium on Electronic Art [ISEA2002]
October 27-31, 2002
Presented by Mediaselect in co-operation with the City of Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and the Nagoya Port Authority and other parties and was endorsed by the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts. Official Partnership Project of EXPO 2005 AICHI, Japan.
The ISEA2002 conference took place at the Nagoya Harbour Hall, with the opening event at the Artopia Hall in the city center. The Art Exhibition and Performances were held at Warehouses 4 & 20 on the Garden Pier in the port of Nagoya, the Electronic Theater was held at the Assembly Hall, Nagoya Port Building and the Concerts in the Aichi arts center.
Conference October 28-31
Nagoya Harbor Hall
We had 324 entries for Paper Presentations and 117 works passed the judging. 93 works were presented. The fruits from cutting edge studies on artistic expression were presented in discussions about the theme [Orai] from various points of view.
Exhibitions October 27- 31
Warehouse No.4, Garden Pier in port of Nagoya Warehouse No.20, Garden Pier in port of Nagoya Oimatsu Park
For exhibitions at warehouse No.4 and warehouse No.20 in the port of Nagoya, we had 396 entries. From the 96 works which passed the judging, 55 works were exhibited in the site. We had many large installations, works connected to the internet, and interactive pieces using moving images which took the leading part of the show. We also had a presentation of work at Oimatsu Park in the central area of the city.
Performances October 27-31
Warehouse No.20, Garden Pier in port of Nagoya JETTY, Port of Nagoya
We had 92 entries for performances and 38 works passed the judging. 16 performances were mounted in the north room of warehouse No. 20 and in a vacant shop space in a shopping mall called JETTY.
Concerts October 28-29
Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
We had 61 entries for concerts and 17 works passed the judging. 9 works were performed with the use of computers and moving images at the two-day electronic music concert.
Electronic Theater October 26-31
Assembly Hall, Nagoya Port Building 4F
In the venue, 34 works were put on the screen out of the 40 works which passed the judging. Each work could also be seen from archives on the computer screens installed in the room.
October 27, Artopia Hall, Nadya Park 11 F
For the Opening of ISEA2002 on the first day of the symposium, we had 537 international and domestic participants including artists, scholars, and presenters. SUDA Hiroshi gave us a Guest Speech about [Orai] and the innate sphere of human behavior from various points of view. The active dialogue between Roger F. Malina and Hiroshi Yoshioka with participation of the audience, developed ideas on various realistic problems and the fruitfulness of interaction delivered from collaboration between artists and scientists. The symposium with the theme “Orai” started with enthusiasm.
- Masao Kohmura, ISEA2002 President — “Tenchi-Orai ….. Apocalypse of Media Art” (Keynote Speech)
- Hiroshi Suda, Chairman of Central Japan Railway Company — “Towards the establishing of a new country through the scope of communication” (Guest Speech)
- Roger F. Malina, Executive Editor, Journal LEONARD0 / Co-chair, ISEA International Advisory Committee & Hiroshi Yoshioka, Professor of IAMAS / Advisor of ISEA2002 — “Toward a Cultural Connectionism” (Dialogue)
Orai a Japanese word, meaning comings and goings, communication, and contact, as well as streets and traffic. About 200 years ago, a book titled Nagoya Orai was compiled and published in Nagoya and it was used as a kind of textbook for teaching and writing. Through arguments around art and its interdisciplinary studies, ISEA2002 NAGOYA [Orai] hopes to provide an opportunity to create a new text in this electronically networked society.
The sub-themes of the symposium were “the relationship between government technology and media technology”, “the relationship between civic life and security”, “the body controlled or the body removed”, and so on.
- Kiyofumi Motoyama — A few thoughts on Orai
- Masanao Katsumata — Considerations on Possibilities of Computer Art
- Fuminori Akiba — My impressions of the works of art I saw
- Bruce Mowson — ISEA Nagoya: hi-tech, low output
- Masao Kohmura, President ISEA2002 Steering Committee
- Kiyofumi Motoyama, ISEA2002 Chair
- Yoshiomi Yamaguchi, Vice Chair
- Yoshiyuki Abe (ISEA Japan)
Official Programs Staff
- Directors: Haruo Ishii, Yoshinori Tsuda, Takayuki Ikegawa & Toshinao Yoshioka
- Directors: Makoto Fujiki, Teruyoshi Kamiya
- Director: Mikako Mizuno
- Director: Yoshiomi Yamaguchi
- Directors: Hisataka Sasaki, Kyoko Umeda
- Director Kiyoka Fushimi
- Designer PH Studio
- ADI Designers Akira Segawa & Sachi Marushima
- Advisor Shozo Terada
- Director Ko Yamada
- Yeiji Yamauchi, Hisashi Usuda & Shunsuke Yoshito
International Program Committee
- Fuminori Akiba (Japan)
- Roy Ascott (UK)
- Jeebesh Bagchi (India)
- Giselle Beiguelman (Brazil)
- Peter Beyls (Belgium)
- Iba Ndiaye Diadji (Senegal)
- Sara Diamond (Canada)
- Lily Diaz (Finland)
- Diana Domingues (Brasil)
- Masaki Fujihata (Japan)
- Jean Gagnon (Canada)
- Akemi Ishijima (Japan/UK)
- Akira Iwata (Japan)
- Pamela Jennings (USA)
- Machiko Kusahara (Japan)
- Eun Sook Kwan (KOrea)
- Patrick Lichty (USA)
- Jose-Carlos Mariategui (Peru)
- Ryohei Nakatsu (Japan)
- Fumihiro Nonomura (Japan)
- Sally Jane Norman (USA)
- Julianne Pierce (Australia)
- Wim van der Plas (Netherlands)
- Soh Yeong Roh (Korea)
- Niranjan Rajah (Malaysia)
- Masato Sasaki (Japan)
- Shuddhabrata Sengupta (India)
- Rejane Spitz (Brazil)
- Stelarc (Australia)
- Atau Tanaka (Japan/France)
- Victoria Vesna (USA)
- Todd Winkler (USA)
- Kwangyun Wohn (Korea)
- Shigeki Yokoi (Japan)
- Hirashi Yoshioka (Japan)
- Danny Yung, China
With Cooperation of:
Ishijima Akemi, Ishida Tomio, Ishimatsu Takeyoshi, Itonaga Shinobu, Lnul Yoshikazu, Iwasaki Yoshifumi, Iwata Eiichi, Iwata Mutsuko, Ueshiba Tomohiro, Uemoto Hiroyasu, Donna Ann Welton, Unakaml Hiromi, Oono Akio, Okagawa Takuji, Okano Kensuke, Okamoto Takashi, Keisuke Oki, Ogura Koji, Ozekl Toshikatsu, Katsumata Masanao, Kanetake Tomoko, Kanechiku Hiroshi, Kameyama Yoko, Kawamura Yosuke, Kawarasaki Takamitsu, Kitahara Masako, Kimura Kazuo, Robert King, Kubomura Risei, Kozuka Masakazu, Marie Kozuka, Keiko Kobayashi, Itsuo Sakane, Yukiko Shikata, Tomoaki Shitara, Steven Shaw, Eiji Shimmi, Tatsuo Sugimoto, Chieko Sonobe, Akira Takaba, Ayako Takahashi, Takeda Miwako, Joe Takeba, Atau Tanaka, Tatsu Ko Tabata, Peter Chamberlain, Akiyo Tsubakihara, Hirofumi Tsubouchi, Wataru Terasawa, Michiro Tokushige, Katsuyuki Tone, Tomohiro Naito, Hiroyuki Nagao, Akira Nakashima, Hide Nakaya, Masayuki Nlshlmura, Seijiro Niwa, Fumihiro Nonomura, Kiminari Hashimoto, Tamami Hanamura, Akiko Baba, Shunkichi Baba, Yumi Hamabe, Ikumasa Hayashi, Hie1 Kazumasa, Fan Zhenning, Fukuda Kumiko, Fujimoto Shoji, Fujiwara Yukiko, Furuike Daisuke, Maebayashi Akitsugu, Matsumoto Kazuo, Matsumoto Miho, Mlzutanl Eitaro, Brenda Mitchell, Mlnaml Ryoichi, Muto Isamu, Murakami Fumiaki, Mouri Katsuhiro, Mori Shigeki, Yoshioka Hiroshi, Yonejima Tatsuo, Patrick Lichty, Wakabayashi Hisashi & Wakami Arisa.
Kurni Asai, Shiho Azuma, Keiji Abou, Miki Ando, Akiko Iijima, Fuki Iijima, Akiko Ikeda, Masafumi Izawa, Atsumi Ishikawa, Chiharu Ishiguro, Atsuko Ishizuka, Akane Ito, Akihiko Ito, Daisuke Ito, Masato Ito, Mariko Ito, Yoshinori Ito, Reona Inagaki, Nobuyuki Inaba, Yukiko Ina, Oko Inui, Shin Ihoro, Mutsuji Imaeda, Yoko Iwasaki, Kazuyo Umezawa, Junichi Endo, Megurni Endo, Yurni Oshio, Akira Oshima, Hiroyuki Oshima, Shinsuke Oshiro, Emiko Onishi, Yuka Ohno, Yoko Ohno, Takuji Okagawa, Ryu Okazaki, So Okumura, Takashi Ozawa, Kaoru Ochiai, Etsuko Obara, Chihiro Owada, Erni Kaio, Shiori Kagawa, Na Guo, Rinako Kajino, Ayumi Katsu, Shingo Katsushima, Asami Kato, Ayumu Kato, Tornoko Kato, Natsumi Kato, Hideyuki Kato, Mayuko Kato, Miharu Kato, Yasuko Kato, Tetsuhiko Kanie, Shiho Kaneko, Chiharu Kaneko, Yoshihiro Kaneda, Sachie Kanehara, Mika Kanemitsu, Mizuho Kariya, Akiko Kawai, Kaoru Kawaguchi, Komichi Kawazoe, Rumi Kawamura, Yuka Kitazawa, Mikio Kido, Ryotaku Kito, Hayato Kinpara, Nanako Kudo, Shin Khojima, Ryota Koshiba, Masato Goto, Yukie Goto, Akiko Konagaya, Chisato Kobayashi, Chihiro Koyanagi, Naoko Koyama, Ayako Kondo, Tetsumasa Saito, Kentaro Sakai, Jun Sakai, Hajime Sakai, Etsuko Sakakibara, Kensuke Sakakibara, Aki Sakaguchi, Yu Sasaki, Yuko Sasahara, Yutaka Saji, Shingo Sadakuni, Ayaka Sato, Hitorni Sato, Makiko Sato, Yuji Shiota, Hiromichi Shiobara, Eri Shibata, Keijiro Shimada, Shu -> 1, Nao Sirahama, Kirnino Suzuki, Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Nanae Suzuki, Noriyuki Suzuki, Hiroaki Suzuki, Masaru Suzuki, Sachi Sudo, Mihoko Sumi, My Sendo, Tomomi Sojo, Aiko Takai, Naoki Takaishi, Yoshihiro Takagi, Shinichiro Takada, Takaaki Takada, Tatsuya Takamura, Natsuko Takamura, Karin Taguchi, Maki Taguchi, Saori Takekawa, Akinobu Tachi, Sachi Tanaka, Hirotoshi Taniguchi, Sousuke Taninaka, Maimi Tamiya, Shinkichi Tsukamoto, Azusa Tuji, Ayako Tsuchiya, Kazuya Tuzuki, Atsuhito Tsubota, Rina Tokura, Yoko Tomita, Yoshihiro Tomita, Yoko Toyota, Michie Nalto, Masaaki Nakae, Akira Nakashima, Yoko Nagashima, Akiko Nagata, Kei Nagata, Akira Nakatani, Yosuke Nakanishi, Yukiko Nishida, Asako Nishiyama, Syuhei Nomura, Tornohisa Hashimoto, Tornoaki Hasegawa, Natsuki Hasegawa, Kiyohide Hayashi, Hiromi Hayashi, Saeko Hara, Banno Humihito, Yurniko Higuchi, Michiyo Hida, Kunitoshi Hidaka, Tornoko Hirano, Kanako Himbayashi, Aya Hirahara, Aiko Hirota, Michiko Fukao, Hiroyuki Fukuoka, Kaori Fukuda, Hideov Fukuyama, Junpei Fujiwara, Fumie Fujiwara, Machiko Hoshiko, Mitsutaka Hori, Tornoya Maeda, Michiru Masuzawa, Yurika Matsushita, Mikito Matsubara, Eriko Mikami, Yusuke Mizuiwa, Chisato Mizukami, Tatsushi Mizutani, Yuki Mizutani, Izumi Mizuno, Katsunori Mizuno, Masanori Mizuno, Yuka Mizuno, Madoka Miyazaki, Yosuke Miyashita, HeeRa Miyamatsu, Daichi Murakami, Takuya Murakami, Jin Murata, Junko Mori,
Hirokazu Monna, Mari Yamakawa, Aya Yamada, Ayumi Yamada, Kenji Yamada, Takayasu Yamada, Hideki Yamada, Hiroyuki Yamada, Takako Yamamoto, Toshiki Yamamoto, Masayo Yamamoto, Ichiko Yamawaki, Naoto Yuasa, Naoko Yogo, Mitsuko Yoshikane, Yuri Yoshida & Shoko Yorozu
Subsidisers, Sponsors, Supporters
Granted by the Commemorative Association for the Japan World Exposition (1970), Pola Art Foundation, The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (TAF), The Nomura Cultural Foundation
Sponsored by Kayamori Foundation of Informational Science Advancement, Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Nagoya Airport Terminal Building Co. Ltd., The lshida Foundation, Shachihata Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation, NTT DoCoMo Tokai, lnc., NTT Data Corporation Tokai Branch, Nagoya Urban Development Corporation, Foundation for the Arts, Nagoya (Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts), ANA Hotels Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, Nagoya Urban Institute, Meitetsu Department Store, Co.,Ltd., Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Aichi Sangyo University, Space Challenge Suwa Co. Ltd, Office 21 Co. Ltd., KATO Studio Co. Ltd., CTI Co. Ltd., DAlWA Co. Ltd., TAKEDA Printing Co. Ltd., CHUBU Electric Power Co. lnc., Central Japan Railway Company, SPACIA The Urban Institute, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Alumni Association of School of Art/Design, University of Arts, Nagoya Mitsukoshi, Inc., NGK Insulators, Ltd., Noritake Co. Ltd., Matsuzakaya co. Ltd., Arakawa Printing Co. Ltd., Toho Gas Co. Ltd.
Supported by NTT DoCoMo Tokai, lnc., NTT WEST Nagoya Branch, Apple Computer, Inc., EIZO Nanao Corporation, Canon Sales Co.,lnc., GOODWILL Co.,Ltd., Compaq Computer K.K., ELMO, Barco Co. Ltd., Chubu Matsushita System’s Co. Ltd, Denken-Cotem Co. Ltd., Victor Company Of Japan, Limited, Hagiwara Electric Co. Ltd., Arimatsu-Shibori Trade And Industry Association, Seto* Mizuno Shoten Co.,Ltd., Takeo Co.,Ltd.
With cooperation of ISEA Japan, Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences (JASIAS), Japanese Society for Electronic Music JSEM), Australian Embassy, Embassy of Canada, Embassy of France, Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Portugal, Embassy of Spain, Embassy of Switzerland, Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, U.S. Consulate Nagoya / Nagoya American Center, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, The British Council, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Aichi Sangyo University, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Seian University of Art and Design, Chukyo University, Nagoya City University, Nagoya University of Arts, Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design / Nagoya Zokei Junior College of Art & Design, Nagoya University, Nihon Designer Ceijutsu Gakuin Chubu Economic Federation, Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau, Nagoya City Cultural Promotion Agency, Nagoya Urban Institute, Nagoya Port Cultural Center, Sakae Park Promotion Co., LTD, artport executive committee.
Social Events and Venues
October 28, 17:OO-19:00. Warehouse No.20, Garden Pier in port of Nagoya
Drum and Fife Bandby by Kobato Nursery School
Eye Catch Communication by Kobato Nursery School + Project member
“Bon Odori” Dance by Women’s Association of Nishitsukiji-gakku
Port in old times Photograph show of Nagoya Tamasen by Inhabitants of Nishitsukiji-gakku
Memorial cake by Cafe Staff, etc
Shiho Azuma, Yoshinori It0, Yoko Iwasaki, Takuji Okagawa,
Etsuko Obara, Natsumi Kato, Chiharu Kaneko, Mika Kanemitsu,
Rumi Kawamura, Akira Nakashima, Natsuki Hasecawa,
Hiromi Hayashi, Saeko Hara, Fumie Fujiwara, Ichiko Yamawaki, Shu->1
Director: Akiyo Tsubakihara (Artist/President, Slipped Disk-Art Pop Home)
In front of No.20 warehouse, the venue of exhibitions, MEDIASELECT with local citizens and the parties of Nagoya port welcomed and associated with international and domestic artists participating in ISEA2002. The vice president of Nagoya Port Authority, Mr.Someya gave a greeting speech and treat all of us Japanese sake called “Nagoyakou (Nagoya port)”. Representing the local community, Nishi Tsukiji District Council, Mr. Oono also gave a greeting speech. We deepened our friendship and enjoyed hand made sweets by our project staff, snacks prepared by local citizens and dance by the local women’s society. Children from Kobato Nursery School lived up the party as a lovely marching band and performers of Eye Catch Communication which was planned by an artist.
No, but It’s all right!
October 27, Minatobashi-hiroba Park
- Emotional Awa: Azusa Minamino violin, Takehiko Tanimura guitar
- Rokurobyoe Fujita, General master Fujita school of Noh flute
- Takeyoshi Ishimatsu, Artist
Director: Ayako Takahashi, Lecturer, Nagoya University of Arts
Planner: Hirofumi Tsubouchi
Support: Nishi Tsukiji Women’s Society
In the space of the installation for the public participation art project “Are you OK?” (artport), we had an open-air concert with musicians representing Nagoya. The venue, “Minatobashi-hiroba Park” was formerly a canal of the city. The installation which attempted to revive “the remembrance of the water” had the pier to lead you to ISEA2002 venue. At the finale of the performance, we let ladies dressed in kimonos from the local women’s society cross the pier. The jaunty rhythm of the violin and guitar relaxed you thoroughly and then the sublime sound of Noh flute echoed throughout the port area. The half an hour performance became a condensed moment of “Orai” from ancient to present, the east to the west, and music to arts.
October 27-31, Warehouse No.20, Garden Pier in port of Nagoya
Director/Manager: Oko Inui
The gallery introduced material of international and domestic media art for the purpose of association among ISEA2002 participants. Not only seeing exhibitions, many people came and touched various media with their hands and felt familiar with them.
October 27-31, Warehouse No.20, Garden Pier in port of Nagoya
Staff: Tomoko Kato, Yuko Sasahara, Michiyo Hida, Machiko Hoshiko, Ayumi Yamada, Takako Yamamoto & Mitsuko Yoshikane.
The cafe [en-gawa] was ran by young local artists during the symposium at the north side of No.20 warehouse. Coffee, tea, hand made sweets and variety of daily menu were made and served by the staff. Many artists and participants visited the cafe everyday. The chairs used for en-gawa cafe were made by the cafe staff. They were designed and presented by Column cafe. ‘HIT0 – BAGs’ were performed by the local artist Michiyo Hida and her friends. They worked for the cafe as its mascots.
October 29, Arimatsu Shibori (tie-dyed cotton cloth) Tour
October 30, Tokoname Pottery Path, Climbing Kiln Square Tour
October 31, Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, Noritake Garden Tour
We offered 3 different excursion trips for ISEA2002 participants especially from overseas countries, for the purpose of letting them get to know the traditional and modern local industries. 10 participants joined the program. The program was appreciated also through the association with foreign artists working in the Nagoya area.
Conductor: Risei Kubomura
With cooperation of the Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau