“MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014” A showcase for Japan’s most cutting-edge technological artists

A showcase for Japan’s most cutting-edge technological artists

“MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014” OPEN

February 7 (Fri) – March 30 (Sun) , 2014

 Media Ambition Tokyo
 
Feb. 7, 2014

ABOUT MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014

In February 2013, the inaugural MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO (MAT) was launched on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills. The four-day event saw over 14,000 attendees, and this year’s MAT will be even bigger. The event will occupy the entire observation deck on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills to exhibit 18 works by 16 artists that promise to offer never-before-seen technological artworks and installations designed to play off of both the incredible view from the deck and the passage of time. At night, the venue will be taken over by innovators in the creative fields with live performances involving technological art, video, music, and more. By bringing together creators, members of the creative press, and gallery owners who have had very little interaction with technological culture in the past, MAT hopes to create a wholly original social networking event that will transmit Japan’s unique technological culture from Tokyo to the rest of the world.

Media Ambition Tokyo 2014

MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014 

Connecting Tokyo to the World, the Past to the Future, and Art to Technology 

MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014: Connecting Tokyo to the World, the Past to the Future, and Art to Technology will be held from Feb. 7 to Mar. 30 on the 52nd Floor (Tokyo City View) of Roppongi Hills. Tokyo was once the center of art and technology; in February 2014, it will return to that past and turn into a showcase for technological  art where cutting-edge art, video, music, and performances will gather, collide, and explode before spreading to the rest of the world. MAT 2014 will transform Tokyo into a world leader through the power of art.


Media Ambition Tokyo Works

MAT Works  (Roppongi Venue)

– IMG SRC / NON-GRIDTitle / MAT Flipdots Wall
– Kawasaki MinamiTitle / Ikumoji
– Michihiro KurodaTitle / SEKI-EI  -Time Space Continuum-
– Kosei KomatsuTitle / Lifelog_Chandelier_2.2
– Keiichiro Shibuya + Takashi IkegamiTitle / filmachine
– SHIMURAbrosTitle / FILM WITHOUT FILM – CREATIVE GEOGRAPHY
– Yuri SuzukiTitle / The sound of the earth
– Masakatsu TakagiTitle / UTAGAKI
– teamLabTitle / Homogenizing and Transforming World
– Hiroaki TsujinoTitle / prayer series
– Hajime BabaTitle / MUJYO TYPES
– Norimichi HirakawaTitle / time slice
– Hiroyuki MoriwakiTitle / Hikari no hamon (Ripple of light)
– Shigeo YoshidaTitle / Incendiary reflection
– RHIZOMATIKSTitle / physical presence

Media Ambition Tokyo Live

MAT LIVE (Live Shows)

For two nights, the gallery will turn into an entertainment centerwhere performances by creators working in a variety of fields will mixwith the technological artworks displayed throughout the observation deck.

 

Feb.7, 2014 (Fri)  

Media Ambition Tokyo “Opening Night”

DJ:TOWA TEI / MADEMOISELLE YULIA
DJ HICO / DJ RUBY / PELI / HAZUKI
VJ:ENLIGHTENMENT
Date:Feb. 7, 2014, 8 p.m.-Midnight. Doors open at 7:30p.m.
Venue:Roppongi Hills 52nd Floor (Tokyo City View)
Admission:¥3,675 in advance; ¥4,200 at the door

 

Feb.8, 2014 (Sat)  

Produced by Keiichiro Shibuya     Media Ambition Tokyo Live Version. “Digitally Show”

LIVE:ATAK Dance Hall (Keiichiro Shibuya + evala)
Ametsub (experimental set) / Hair Stylistics a.k.a Masaya Nakahara
DJ:Daito Manabe + Setsuya Kurotaki
Fumitake Tamura (Bun)  / Diana Chiaki
VJ:YKBX / RHIZOMATIKS / KEZZARDRIX
Date:Feb. 7, 2014, 8 p.m.-Midnight. Doors open at 7:30p.m.
Venue:Roppongi Hills 52nd Floor (Tokyo City View)
Admission:¥3,675 in advance; ¥4,200 at the door

 


INTERSECT BY LEXUS

INTERSECT BY LEXUS (Aoyama Venue)

Aoyama venue INTERSECT BY LEXUS will be hosting installations created by two artists. February will see the latest work by Kosei Komatsu, who produces poetic spaces through technology that controls natural phenomena, while March will bring a light installation created by leading light artists Hiroyuki Moriwaki. Both artists will be offering talks while their installations are on display.

 

Feb. 8 – 20, 2014

Artist:Kosei Komatsu
Title:Lifelog_Glider, Secret Garden
Duration:Feb.8-20, 2014. 9 a.m.- 11 p.m. Closed irregularly.
Venue:INTERSECT BY LEXUS 1F GARAGE
Admission:Free

Mar. 10 – 30, 2014

Artist:Hiroyuki Moriwaki
Title:atto car, Ripple of light
Duration:Mar.10-30, 2014. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Closed irregularly.
Venue:INTERSECT BY LEXUS 1F GARAGE
Admission:Free

Media Ambition Tokyo WOW "Ophelia has Dream"

MAT Special Exhibition (Roppongi Venue)

“Ophelia  has  a  Dream,” a collaborative  project  between  designer MIHARA YASUHIRO, visual design studio WOW, and photographer Paolo Roversi that was presented at the Louvre during the 2011 Paris Fashion Week will be on display for just two weeks during the event. WOW created the installation from Roversi’s photographic homage to John Everett Millais’ 19th century painting “Ophelia.” On display from Feb. 10 – 25 at the main venue.

 

Feb.10 – 25, 2014

Artist:WOW
Title:Ophelia has a Dream
Duration:Feb. 10 – 25, 2014
Venue:Roppongi Hills 52nd Floor (Tokyo City View)
Admission:¥1,500 (Includes access to all works displayed at the main venue.)

MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO: OUR AMBITION 

MEDIA  AMBITION  TOKYO (MAT) is a technological cultural event by the public for the public. It is not just a showcase for the intellectually curious, but also an opportunity for multi-genre creators and artists as well as developers and art buyers from around the world to gather in the real Tokyo and experience today’s most cutting-edge forms of expression. Through experimental displays that incorporate technological art into everyday spaces, a visitor attraction system with an original focus, and presentations designed to boost demand for featured works, MAT intends to become an entirely new kind of communication program, one that can develop a new arts market through direct person-to-person interactions. Our goal is to create a strong impression of Japan as a center for technological art and to promote that view around the world. MAT is a completely new type of cultural event with an entirely unique perspective that will trigger and accelerate the spread of technological culture, through a kind of creative synergy never seen before.


OrganizerMAT Commission (Roppongi Hills / JTQ Inc. / RHIZOMATIKS)
Partners INTERSECT BY LEXUS / Café NESCAFÉ
Special Cooperation Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media / CG-ARTS
DatesFeb. 7, 2014 – Mar. 30, 2014
Roppongi VenueRoppongi Hills 52nd Floor
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Phone: +81 3 6406 6652)
Aoyama VenueINTERSECT BY LEXUS
4-21-26 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Phone: +81 3 6447 1540)
ExhibitionFeb. 7, 2014 – Mar. 30, 2014    Roppongi Hills 52nd Floor
Admission: ¥1,500
 (Hours: Weekdays, Sundays and holidays: 10 a.m.- 11 p.m.;

Fridays, Saturdays, days before holidays: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.)

Live ShowsFeb.7, 7:30 p.m. – Midnight      Roppongi Hills 52nd Floor
Admission: ¥3,675 in advance; ¥4,200 at the door
Feb.8, 7:30 p.m. – Midnight      Roppongi Hills 52nd Floor (Tokyo City View)
Admission: ¥3,675 in advance; ¥4,200 at the door

For more information, visit the official MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO website

MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mediaambitiontokyo

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