International video and digital arts festival VIDEOFORMES has been held every year in Clermont-Ferrand, France since 1986. For 2016, the JAPANESE VIDEO ART PRESENCE of Art Vein Tokyo will hold a live performance, installation, video work screening with lecture, and a workshop on the traditional Japanese culture of utsushie magic lanterns.
A live performance of “Requiem Dance” by Ko Nakajima is a collaboration with local people, musicians and dancers, and the live performance by Kentaro Taki of “Come and Go” will also use the streets of Clermont-Ferrand as its stage. Japanese video art old and new will feature throughout the overall program, in addition to a light installation piece “three” by French artist Christophe Charles (who is also active in Japan), Motoka Niina and Nahoko Matsuo, and a kids’ workshop for making utsushie magic lantern-style paper lanterns.
【ART VEIN TOKYO】
We are the art and researching team from Japan, approaching to the media art from the past and future point of view, and try to vitalize the relationship between art and society.
We search the vein and fine the root of media art, and promote Japanese traditional and innovative expression at the same time.
Between 2015 and 2016, we put the focus light on the UTSUSHIE, magic lantern from the Edo era, and we hold workshop of making UTSUSHIE and introduction of works of ancient to recent media artists from Japan.
ART VEIN TOKYO
BORIS VIAN THEATRE, Clermont Ferrand, France