A showcase for Japan’s most cutting-edge technological artists
“MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014” OPEN
February 7 (Fri) – March 30 (Sun) , 2014
|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
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.
MAT Works (Roppongi Venue)
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”
Feb.8, 2014 (Sat)
Produced by Keiichiro Shibuya Media Ambition Tokyo Live Version. “Digitally Show”
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
Mar. 10 – 30, 2014
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
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.
For more information, visit the official MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO website
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