Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Report on d-k live installation in a ski resort mountain hill

On 14th of August, I went to a winter-ski resort located in the northern Japan Alpen, called "Tsugaike Ski Resort" located in the northern part of the Japan Alps.

There, thousands of young Japanese people were canping in the hill side of Tsugaike.


They were staying for few days in the camping place as they were enjoying on the music of international techno and trans music. The globally known festival, called "Mother S.O.S 2007" where a lot of world-famous techno-trans musicians were performing their arts.


In the evening of 14th August, I did participate this festival and had observed the d-k live installation on the hill side of Tsugaike.


As I am not so familir with trans-techno music, I could not realy enjoy with the music that I could get there.


However, I recognized very quickly that the d-k live installation in that mountain hill side was very different from that was already done at the place of temples and shrines as the d-k should be exposed against the real nature of the mountain foot and and the hill.


What was my first discovery of d-k performance that really impressed me was that its lighting effect on the road leads to the north direction.


Because the d-k lights spread on the real surface of an asphalt made road of the clour grey that refleccts on the d-k light, it looks like a real silver-screen in the theater that reflex on the light thru film.


On this road where d-k light were reflected on, I met young couple. The girl were all dressed in white and the light were reflected on the dress brilliantlly.




Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Akira Hasegawa's D-K Live Art Installation on Sannomiya Shrine, Motomachi,Kobe on 21st August 2007

After his installation on Monday, 20th of August 2007 at Hyogo Prefectural Hall, Akira Hasegawa did perform his Digital Kakejiku (D-K) art at one of the oldest Shintoism Shrine, Sannomiya Shrine located in the downtown of Kobe Harbour city.

[Picture: Sannomiya Shrine, 2-4 Sannomiya-machi,Chuo-ku, Kobe city]

The d-k light projection was executed on both front and rear surface of the shrine. As I was walking down the road to the shrine from north to the south after I had arrived the JR Motomachi station, I found very quickly the lights of d-k projected on the rear surface of the shrine.




The Shrine is located in the very middle of Motomachi are, the downtown of Kobe Hourbour city.This oldeste Shrine, Sannomiya is one of the eight branch shrines of the famous IKUTA Shrine in Sannomiya town. The Sannomiya shrine is contributed to the
naval pilot's fortune and for the marchands success, the god for ocean's trip and commerce.


As I have fishined taking photographs of the rear surfaces of the shirine, I have moved to the front side of it.



It was standing alone looking dazed in front of the shrine, the transient pictures of d-k really had been fascinated me. I lost my mind and I have no words to talk with anybody there. Then I started again to take pictures and videos.






Al the audiennce were amazed in front of d-k live performance and they were quite inspired of the changing surface of the shrine that they are all familiar with in the day light.

> From:
> Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 23:19:52 EDT
> Subject: Akira Hasegawa's D-K Live Art Installation on Hyogo Prefectural Hall Tonight

> Dear Ms. Yatabe,
> Media Artist, Akira Hasegawa's D-K Live art installation at 22 hrs. tonight and tomorrow on the Hyogo Prefectural Hall, the Kokan Building, in Kobe would give you a brilliant photo opportunity of a new phenomenon that incorporates art, science and the spiritual. He will use the sensitizing device he created and calls, Digital Kakejiku, to project slowly moving abstract images in vibrant colors and patterns onto the ornate government building. The awe inspiring installation, which has captured the imaginations of audiences around the world, is sponsored by 2007 Kobe Biennale to announce its prestigious art exhibition, October 6 to November 25. Hasegawa's D-K Live installation will light up the Kobe night and serve as the symbol of the Biennale throughout theart shows' run.
> Please contact:
> Akira Hasegawa
> Best regards,
> Carol Speed
> Shern, Thompson& Block P.R.
> 3 East 66th Street, Suite 9A
> New York, NY 10065
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