// Japanese Media Art Now!

Just like everyone else, we are deeply saddened by the effects of the earthquake and tsunami disaster, and the current situation in the nuclear power stations in Japan. Which is why we would like to express our sympathy with the victims.

The EMAF has been collaborating with artists, universities and cultural institutions in Japan for many years, which has led to the establishment of numerous personal contacts and friendships over the years. What is more, 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of German-Japanese friendship. From this arose the idea to present the very diverse range of Japanese Media Art at this year’s EMAF. The Festival aims to conduct even more intense cultural dialogue, so as to familiarise the public with the cultural greatness of Japan.

Ryoichi Kurokawa, who was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica in 2010, will show his performance “Rheo” at this year’s festival. The title refers to the Greek word for ‘flow’ or ‘flowing’, which is why the audio and video shots of real landscapes flow into a graphical analysis. The EMAF will also be showing the performance “Braun Tube Jazz Band” by Ei Wada, in which old cathode ray tubes become musical instruments.

The film programmes will offer not only Japanese short films; the feature films “Symbol” (director: Hitoshi Matsumoto) and “Branded to Kill” (director: Seijun Suzuki) will also be screened. In addition, the EMAF will present a selection of animation films from the Japan Media Arts Festival (JMAF) in Tokyo.

Lectures by the curator professor Machiko Kusahara from Tokyo and professor and author Yvonne Spielmann at the Festival’s Congress round off the country special Japanese Media Art Now.

The complete programme of EMAF 2011 can be downloaded from our homepage.

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Hermann Noering, Alfred Rotert, Ralf Sausmikat

nordmedia - Die Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH
City of Osnabrueck
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
German Federal Foreign Office
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Kulturstiftung der Laender
Foundation of Lower Saxony
Europa foerdert Niedersachsen
European Regional Development Fund
EU/Culture Programme
Mondriaan Foundation
150 Years of Friendship Germany - Japan
University of Osnabrueck
Canadian Embassy
GrensWerte, funded by Euregio
Cybob Communications

le monde diplomatique


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