PROJECTS

02/21「DIGITAL CHOC × MUTEK.JP」

DATE:
VENUE:
TIME:
2019.02.21(Thu)
WWW Shibuya
Open 18:00 / Start 19:00

OPENING LIVE 「DIGITAL CHOC × MUTEK.JP」

Student (Door) 2,500 円 / Advance 3,000円 / Door 3,500円

*Need to buy 1 drink 500 円

*Students need to present Student ID at the door

 

NSDOS (FR)

AKIKO KIYAMA & NAOTO TSUJITA (JP)

MACHÌNA & SHOHEI FUJIMOTO (KR+JP)

ALEX AUGIER (FR) _nybble_

 

The Institut francais du Japon together with MUTEK.JP invites to join for their collaborative efforts as part of the “DIGITAL CHOC” festival of new images and digital culture.

 

DIGITAL CHOC presents a wide range of French and Japanese creativity and collaboration, in order to show case recent developments in new media: from digital arts and video games, to animation, film and electronic music. The theme for this 8th edition is centered around how artists use new technological tools such as augmented and virtual reality to apprehend the world around them in new ways, to rediscover it by changing perspectives, investigating from different angles, reproducing it and changing it. This year’s theme is aimed to initiated a new sense of consciousness about the environment we live in.

 

NSDOS (FR)

After studying dance, Kirikoo Des aka NSDOS, felt the need to create his own sound in order to explore movement. This is how he started imagining a whole new sonic order, an alternative approach to music –through abstraction. NSDOS can’t restrain himself to existing technological tools and softwares, he prefers creating his own mediums: futurist instruments made of old audio converters (carte son), Gameboy emulators, pieces of metal dismantled and weld together giving form to surreal machines.

 

AKIKO KIYAMA & NAOTO TSUJITA (JP)

A seasoned live performer known for pushing the boundaries of minimal techno at international institutions from London’s Fabric to Berlin’s Panorama Bar, Kiyama premiered a new experimental live set at MUTEK Tokyo last November, which served as the inspiration for a mix recorded exclusively for The Wire. Making her MUTEK Montréal debut, Kiyama and her hardware setup will take festival patrons to mysterious places, directing a thrillingly fractured musical journey that defies all straightforward loops, moves and grooves.

Shadow and light is Naoto Tsujita’s visual expression. Based on self interpreted stories, Tsujita’s reversely constructed monochrome film overwhelms the audience’s sight through unnerving brightness and rapidly changing shapes. Meanwhile, he persists in high quality and the generative nature of his work. Tsujita is a member of Audio Visual Unit “six”, which with he co-organises parties being joined by fellow companion ZEN called UMBRA. As a VJ, he performs at different underground parties, mainly based in West Japan.

 

MACHÌNA & SHOHEI FUJIMOTO (KR+JP)

machìna is an energetic, slightly obsessive and extremely charming Korean artist working and operating out of Tokyo. Her obsessions have led her to explore the realms of sound and texture with an eclectic collection of gear. Her energy has driven her to never sit still, and to always look for something more. Her charm is in the way she can fuse abstract sounds with deeply engaging lyrical content.

Shohei Fujimoto, born in 1989. Based in Tokyo. After graduating from the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), he continued his studies at the Tama Art University Information Design Department. He explores the sensations that modularity and repetitive visual patterns can induce.

 

ALEX AUGIER (FR)

Alex Augier is an electronic musician based in Paris. His work focuses on hybrid digital aesthetics in a musical and transversal perspective, including sound and visual elements. These elements interact with the space and take mainly the form of singular audiovisual performances. He defends an overview of the creative process where design, programming and technology are an integral part of the artistic project.