In 1985 an avant-garde and innovative exhibition was mounted at Paris's Centre Pompidou, under the direction of philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, titled Les lmmatériaux. This exhibition was put together to commemorate the 30th anniversary of that earlier show. Through four genres-new media, sensorially, 30 modeling and database-it explored diverse new forms of creation and design born from the meeting and confrontation between the “material” and “immaterial” realms.
Materiality - Immateriality Design & Innovation
September 08, 2016–October 29, 2016
ddd Uzumasa, Kyoto
September 08, 2016
kyoto ddd gallery
The navigator was Murielle Hladik, who was in charge of the exhibition's curation. First, she explained that the show was organized as a tribute to the "Les Immatériaux" exhibition at Centre Pompidou in 1985, with the overall exhibition divided into four categories: new media, seasonality, 3D modeling and database. Mr. Tachikawa, who oversaw the display layout, said ihs aim was to bring coherence to the four elements as a whole, and to achieve that, he used layered screens distinguishable from the outside but no-reflective Mr. Boissier explained that "Les Immatériaux" had, on the suggestion philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, originally been titled "New Materials and Creation"; and instead of a conventional exhibition, "Les Immatériaux" had been treated as a "demonstration," and visitors participated in solitude using earphones.
October 01, 2016
Event in conjunction with Nuit Branche Kyoto
kyoto ddd gallery
Nuit Branche ("White Night") us a one-night festival staged in Paris every autumn to celebrate contemporary art. Kyoto, a sister city of Paris, holds a companion event, "Nuit Branche Kyoto," at various locations throughout the city where people can enjoy French as well as Japanese contemporary artworks, and this event at ddd, richly varied in content, was part of that program. softpad gave a really "cool " synthesizer sound performance in which the music was synchronized with an onscreen visual presentation. Meanwhile another performance was presented by Ms. Terno in which people entering ddd were captured via face recognition by an iPhone camera set up at the gallery's entrance and shown on a monitor. In addition Mr. Azambourg, who once spent time in Kyoto as a student, gave a presentation of his works. Finally, a Gallery Talk in a seminar format was held in which Mr. Tachikawa engaged in intimate discussions with the participants.
September 09, 2016
Symposium "Les Immateriaux au prisme du Japon"
Institut Français du Japon－Kansai
- Participants: Jean-Louis BOISSIER、FUJIHATA Masaki、Murielle HLADIK、YOSHIDA HIdetaka、Benoit JACQUET、Kim HYEONSUK、OSAWA Kei、OZAKI Tetsuya
- Organizer: Labex Arts-H2H
- Co-organizer: Institut français du JaponーKansai、EFEO、DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion
The first half of the symposium opened with a keynote address by Ms. Hladik on the immaterialistic aspects of the Japanese people, citing renga linked verse as an example. This was followed by presentations by Ms. Kim and Mr. Osawa respectively on the topics of Zen and intermedia tech, later joined by Mr. Jacquet for a three-way panel discussion. The second half of the symposium, moderated by Mr. Ozaki, began with an introduction to the exhibition by Mr. Boissier, followed by a presentation by Mr. Ishida on dreams and reality. Next came a live introduction by Mr. Funahashi via the internet to the Ars Electronica art festival underway in Linz, Austria.
Photographer: YOSHIDA Akihito