Friday, January 08, 2010

D-K Live at Fuji Television

Date:05-09 January, 2010


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from 'Sign & Display Magazine, 2010-02"


AKIRA HASEGAWA’S D-K LIVE, ON THE FAÇADE OF FUJI-TV NETWORK BUILDING,

A “KALEIDOSCOPE AT NIGHT” ON THE TOKYO SKYLINE DURING NEW YEAR’S AND FUJI-TV’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY


Tokyo, Jan. 5---Tonight media artist Akira Hasegawa’s Digital Kakejiku, D-K Live on the façade of FUJI-TV Network headquarters building in Tokyo’s Daiba waterfront area, came alive with the slowly moving, brilliantly colored, gigantic abstract images…a “Kaleidoscope at Night”. The spectacular electronic art installation projected clear, sharp, colorful images from the globe atop the architecturally distinctive building, down the façade where they were reflected on the shimmering water. D-K Live at FUJI-TV Headquarters, January 5 – 9, will entertain Tokyo residents during New Year’s and celebrate 50 years of FUJI-TV broadcasting. By selecting Akira Hasegawa, who has won many international awards for his Digital Kakejiku art installations which have been viewed by millions around the world for this event, FUJI-TV Network reinforced it’s long history of corporate support for Art and Culture which includes presenting critically acclaimed exhibitions, such as three “Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York”, and Fujisanke Communications Group’s co-sponsorship of the prestigious Praemium Impericale Award and Hakone Open-Air Museum.

“I’m honored to create D-K Live on FUJI-TV Network Headquarters during New Year’s week so that Tokyo residents can enjoy it and celebrate,” Hasegawa said while setting up his projectors for the event. Hasegawa, the inventor of a sensitizing machine which projects over 1 million abstract images he created on computer, uses electronics and cyber-graphics to update the traditional Japanese hanging scroll. The slowly moving, constantly changing images, transition gradually…they appear still, but look away and they are totally transformed. This effect is usually described as similar to dawn or the setting sun. This process incorporates science, art, nature and the Spirit into a new phenomenon, which is described in Japanese high school technology textbooks. “The building you see everyday, becomes something magical with D-K Live at night. D-K Live is based on the Spiritual, Nature and the Universe,” he said. “What you see and feel, comes from you. Each person perceives it differently…that is what brings the mystery and joy!’

These mesmerizing, enchanting images have fascinated crowds worldwide at UNESCO World Heritage sites and at many contemporary art museums, temples, shrines, monuments, historical buildings and samurai-era castles in Japan. Hasegawa celebrated his 100th D-K Live art installation since he started in 2002, in June of last year. Information about his contribution to Media Art is included in “Media Facades: History, Technology, Content” by M. Hank Haeusler, avedition (http://www2.avedition.de/en/Bucher/Katalog/290/mediadb/Innenseiten/MediaFacadesFlip/index.html/). D-K Live at San Jose City Hall, the American for the Arts, Recognition Award winning installation that was the highlight of ISEA/ZeroOne San Jose: “The Global Festival of Art on the Edge,” is featured along with a monograph explaining technical aspects.

In November, 250,000 people witnessed D-K Live at The Grand Ise Shrine for the opening of the reconstructed Uji Bridge, where it was called “a Good Luck Omen” by one of the High Priests. D-K Live was filmed there in HD by Peter H. Chang of Cinefugue Productions, as part of the feature documentary, “Children of Enlightenment” (now in production), which will present Japanese youth counter-culture to an international audience. It was also filmed in 4K HD for an experimental pilot television series that is a co-production between, Cross Media International (http://www.crossmediainternational.com) and Cinefugue (http://cinefugue.com), with footage also to be used as part of a separate HD documentary called “Lightscapes”, on Akira Hasegawa himself.

Hasegawa wants his Digital Kakejiku, D-K Live on FUJI-TV Network Headquarters, January 5 – 9, 2010, to be “a Good Luck Omen” for the New Year.

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