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Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018

"Mapping the Invisible"

  • Visual Art / Media Art ,
  • Exhibition / Screening

Art stimulates the viewer by making the invisible visible, generating fresh dialogues. In the meantime, photography and various projected images,born out of the evolution of optical technologies, have made not only the invisible, but also what does not really exist, visible. Due to cinema’s ability to faithfully reproduce the real world, certain early viewers saw it as something akin to witchcraft or occultism. This, however, is no longer the case in our 21st century, when projected images have come to form an integral part of everyday life. No one finds them magical or supernatural. If anything, the overabundance of images today makes it difficult to determine which representation truly corresponds to reality.
A projected image illuminates the world with its light, whilst it characteristically makes us aware of those aspects of reality which elude visualisation.
Taking this latent feature of projected images – ‘the invisible’ – as our general subject, we will consider the history of how projected images have been perceived in order to identify their future possibilities by unpacking ‘the invisible’ in the contemporary world.

*For more details, please refer to the festival’s official website.


*Admission charges may apply in some programs (Screenings, live events, Symposiums, etc.).


Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
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Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Maison franco-japonaise, The Garden Room, Center Square of Yebisu Garden Place, and related cultural facilities, galleries, etc.



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) , Nikkei Inc.