“SUPER DOMMUNE Prize winner Tomorro Hanzawa to perform XR LIVE with his own band”
Psychic VR Lab (headquartered in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo), which provides the VR/AR/MR creative platform STYLY (https://styly.cc), PARCO (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), and Loftwork (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), have launched a joint project called “NEWVIEW. (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), has collaborated with the live streaming studio “DOMMUNE”. In addition, in cooperation with KDDI, a monthly XR experimental program will be launched on au 5G Presents in collaboration with 5G and the latest technology. The program is titled “NEWVIEW DOMMUNE” and will be distributed for the first time on Saturday, May 15.
*XR is a generic term for technologies that provide new experiences by combining the real world with the virtual world, such as VR (vertual reality), AR (augmented reality), and MR (mixed reality).
The concept of the program is post-reality and no-normal. “A new reality” and “no-normal world.” The program will examine XR, which leads to a world of true diversity, from multiple perspectives, including technology, philosophy, art, and culture. The first program, “XR chronicle,” will trace the history of XR technology, philosophy, and expression, with guest speakers Michitaka Hirose, a leading VR researcher and professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, and Akihiko Taniguchi, a media artist who has shown the changes in reality brought about by new technologies through humor and deep reflection. We will exchange extreme and fantastic XR visions with DOMMUNE’s Naohiro Ukawa!
The LIVE event will also feature Tomoro Hanzawa, the artist behind “Displays XR”, winner of the “SUPER DOMMUNE Prize” at the NEWVEIW AWARDS 2020. He is a member of the extreme improvisation band Atouchi, and his allies PICNIC YOU and CHIBASTATION will give experimental live performances using XR.
Through “NEWVIEW DOMMUNE”, NEWVIEW aims to share the new possibilities of XR expression through repeated experiments in thought and expression.
- 1 au 5G Presents NEWVIEW DOMMUNE VOL.1「XR chronicle」
- 1.1 Michitaka HiroseProfessor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo / Service VR Project Leader, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
- 1.2 Akihiko TaniguchiArtist
- 1.3 Naohiro UkawaArtist in Residence
- 1.4 Tomoro HanzawaDesigner
- 1.5 Site
- 1.6 PICNIC YOU
- 1.7 CHIBASTATION
- 2 About STYLY
- 3 About Psychic Lab VR
au 5G Presents NEWVIEW DOMMUNE VOL.1「XR chronicle」
Date: 2021/05/15 SAT 20:00-24:00
Cast： Michitaka Hirose (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo / Service VR Project Leader, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo), Akihiko Taniguchi (Artist), Naohiro Ukawa (DOMMUNE), Tomoro Hanzawa (Designer / SUPER DOMMUNE Prize winning artist)
LIVE: Attochi, PICNIC YOU, CHIBASTATION
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo / Service VR Project Leader, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Born on May 7, 1954 in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Completed the doctoral course at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering in March 1982. Doctor of Engineering. D. in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1982, Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo in 1983, Professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering in 1999, Professor at the University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in 1999, Professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology in 2006, and Director of the Virtual Reality Education and Research Center of the University of Tokyo Cooperative Research Organization in 2008. Since April 2020, he has been in his current position. He has been in his current position since April 2020. He specializes in systems engineering, human interfaces, and virtual reality. His major publications include “Virtual Reality” (Sangyo Shobo). His many publications include “Virtual Reality” (Sangyo Shobo) and “Between Human and Machine” (Iwanami Shoten). He has received the Chairman’s Award of the Information Technology Month Promotion Council of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Tokyo Techno Forum Gold Medal Award, the Okawa Publishing Award, and others.
He has served as president of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, research coordinator of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and program coordinator of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology.
Born in 1983. Media artist. Full-time lecturer at Tama Art University, Department of Information Design, Media Art Course. He has been showing his works in various forms such as media art, net art, video, and sculpture. Major exhibitions include “[Internet Art Future] – Post-Internet Reality” (ICC, 2012), “SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016” (Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016), and the solo exhibition (GALLERY MIDORI.SO, Tokyo, 2015), “Super, Now, Here” (CALM & PUNK GALLERY, Tokyo, 2017). He is co-curator of the exhibition “In a Gamescape: Landscape, Reality, Narrative, and Ego in Video Games” (ICC, 2018-2019).
Artist in Residence
Born in 1968 in Kagawa, Japan. He is a “present” artist. Since the end of the 1980s, he has been active in a wide range of fields, including filmmaker, graphic designer, VJ, writer, and university professor. In 2010, he opened DOMMUNE, the first live streaming studio and channel in Japan. In 2010, he personally launched DOMMUNE, Japan’s first live streaming studio and channel, which attracted attention both in Japan and abroad for its record-breaking number of viewers, and was selected as a recommended work for the 2011 Japan Media Arts Festival. In 2016, he opened a 500m wide satellite studio “DOMMUNE LINZ!” in the Train Hall of Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. in the Train Hall at Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria) in 2016, and the satellite studio “DOMMUNE SETOUCHI” at the Setouchi International Art Festival in 2019. DOMMUNE has participated in numerous international contemporary art exhibitions in London, Dortmund, Stockholm, Paris, Mumbai, Linz, Fukushima, Yamaguchi, Osaka, Kagawa, Kanazawa, Akita, Sapporo… In 2019, he will open a new studio on the 9th floor of the newly renovated Shibuya PARCO. In 2019, the studio will move to the renovated Shibuya PARCO 9F. In 2019, he will move to a new studio on the 9th floor of the renovated Shibuya PARCO, evolving into “SUPER DOMMUNE” and updating for the future with the most avant-garde technology after 5G. In 2021, he will receive the 71st Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award.
Graduated from Tohoku University of Art & Design with a degree in graphic design, and joined Takram in 2020. He has been involved in various projects as a graphic designer, and has recently expanded his activities to include music videos that make extensive use of 3DCG and the creation of VR art exhibitions. He is also a member of the extreme improvisation group “Attochi”, and his VR work “Displays XR” won both the SILVER PRIZE and SUPER DOMMUNE PRIZE at the NEWVIEW AWARDS 2020.
A head-mounted display covers almost the entire field of vision and can display apparently three-dimensional images, so it sensitively removes spatial constraints. In contrast, the images displayed by ordinary displays are flat, and the device itself is often defined by its size and distance. In this work, I took this gap as a foothold, and by daring to use the motif of a display in the VR world, I tried various experimental expressions that took advantage of its symbolic nature. We usually treat displays as if they were windows to another world, and although XR technology allows us to mix reality and unreality in a sensory way, we are still looking through the window of a display. However, as XR technology develops, there may come a day when displays will be considered an old medium, like paper books are today. At that time, however, I believe that displays will be removed from their various restrictions and will take on a new form, as depicted in this work.
Active since 2012, they call themselves an extreme improvisation group. In addition to their devastating performances based on noise/junk/scum/folk/free jazz/ethnic music, they also publish zines and organize art exhibitions. 6 EPs have been released, and a documentary film about their recent activities, “Gorilla’s Staple Food is Kappa “Gorilla’s staple food is Kappa” is available on Youtube.
PICNIC YOU is a Tokyo-based hip-hop unit made up of two people born in 1998. Formed in 2018 by art artist WAYNE-BEAU (Shuzo Tajima) and neuesachlichkeit, members of the hyper-improvised Imo group “Attochi”. Hanzawa produced the music video “REALGOLDSPIRYTUS”, which became a hot topic for its images that go back and forth between the real and the virtual.
A genuine songwriter with a legend that he was influenced by Gerogerigege and Beck when he was in elementary school and completed a scum album. His unique poetic world and appearance have earned him the nickname “Scum” (Yosui Inoue), but his live performances with a band are very delicate and captivating. He is also in charge of the guitar at the site.
NEWVIEW was launched in January 2018 as an experimental project/community that pioneers the design of new creative expressions and experiences in 3D space. Together with creators who embody culture in urban spaces such as fashion, music, video, graphics, and illustration, we will set up experiments to design the next generation of culture/lifestyle experiences that cross the border between the real and the imaginary. Through lectures and meetups in Japan and abroad, we are developing the discovery, development and exchange of the next generation of VR creators. web: https://newview.design/
Contact: NEWVIEW Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org
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