Lineup of works by twelve international artists and camp participants
Showcasing diverse forms of expression made possible by programming and algorithms as a language for moving image creativity
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2024Off-site Project
Poems in Code: Generative Art Today and Programming-Generated Moving Image
Civic Creative Base Tokyo × Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2024 Collaboration Program
Date & Time: Friday, February 2 – Sunday, February 18, 2024 10:00-20:00 (Until 18:00 on the final day)
* Closed on Mondays [Please note the exhibition is open on Monday, February 12 but closed on Tuesday, February 13]
Venue: Center Square of Ebisu Garden Place Admission: Free
Planning: Civic Creative Base Tokyo
Program Directors: Seo Hyo-jung (Artist / Lecturer of “CCBT “Future Ideations Camp vol.1: Import*”), Takawo Shunsuke (Artist / Chairman of the Japan Generative Art Foundation / Program director of “Future Ideations Camp Vol.2 | setup(): Making New Rules with Blockchains”)
As a further development of one of its core programs, Future Ideations Camp, Civic Creative Base Tokyo (CCBT) is partnering with Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2024 to organize a special lineup of screenings of generative art as an off-site exhibition at the festival.
Future Ideation Camp is a series of intensive workshops hosted by CCBT, bringing together various creatives and specialists to come up with new expressive approaches through art and digital technology. The first camp in February 2023 explored the theme of computational design, followed by a second camp in September that examined blockchain technology. The two events featured some eighty guest instructors and participants from Japan and around the world.
CCBT is partnering with Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2024 to present an off-site exhibition that will further develop the issues raised in these camps, and showcase programming as a language for moving image expression through examples of generative art. This umbrella term refers to forms of art created in whole or part by algorithms and autonomous systems. Such works have gained attention recently as NFT art.
The central plaza at Yebisu Garden Place will host an approximately four-meter screen, attempting to transform digital signage in the city into a public forum for video media as forms of individual and community expression. The lineup of screenings at the plaza will feature vividly created videos generated by programming, directly connecting personal online art trends with urban space to present the rich potential for video media in society and the city.
In addition to twelve invited artists from Japan and overseas, the program will also include works that resulted from the camps, giving viewers the opportunity to explore the new possibilities that programming offers as a language for video expression, and the remarkable creativity that algorithms enable.
– Alexis André
– Joshua Davis
– Saeko Ehara
– Seo Hyo-jung
– Zach Lieberman
– mole cubed
– Casey Reas
– Alida Sun
– Takawo Shunsuke
[CCBT Future Ideation Camp participants]
– Abe Kazuki
– Oyama Takafumi
– Kobayashi Masayuki
– Tajima Takumi
– Joyce den Hertog
– Namikawa Kosaku
– Misa Haneda
– Samuel YAN