Chris Chon Chan Fui
Graffiti Research Lab
Urban meme project
Edwin van der Heide
Wang Jian Wei
CREativity for Arts and Media. The festival embraces a variety of different fields, including contemporary art, media art, animation, film, photography and etc. It aims to encourage people to think about and discuss new forms of expression and new directions for our future by providing not only opportunities for people to view artworks, but also space for people to participate in image production, relax and talk to others while enjoying views of the port and the ocean around the city.
The festival embraces a variety of different fields, including contemporary art, media art, animation, film, photography and etc. It aims to encourage people to think about and discuss new forms of expression and new directions for our future by providing not only opportunities for people to view artworks, but also space for people to participate in image production, relax and talk to others while enjoying views of the port and the ocean around the city.
During the 150th anniversary year of the Yokohama port opening, the city is hosting the International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009 as part of the Creative City Yokohama initiative. The festival embraces a variety of different fields, including, but not limited to, contemporary art, media art, computer graphics, animation, film and photography. This event is not restricted to the confines of an art or film festival, but aims at becoming a new breed of festival that will push the boundaries of media and art as we know them. Approximately fifty artists in and out of Japan will participate in the festival.
Works related to moving images from a wide range of genres will be presented together in Yokohama. As an unprecedented festival of media and art culture, it will be a space not only for the artists to share their work, but also for the public to take an active role and participate in a variety of projects and conversations. In our aim to question and explore the role and direction of imagery expression in today's society, we hope the works and opportunities presented at this festival will spark forward-thinking discussion and investigation into the related themes.
Participating Artists 87 artists / groups from 16 countries
Chantal Akerman / ART LAB OVA / CHANNEL CREAM / Chris Chon Chan Fui / Fujihata Masaki / Graffiti Research Lab / Hachiya Kazuhiko / Duane Hopkins / Izumi Taro / Alfredo Jaar / Jung Yeondoo / Lim Minouk / Christian Marclay / Aernout Mik / Nomura Makoto & Nomura Yukihiro / Nakazawa Hideki / Eko Nugroho / Paulien Oltheten / Steven Pippin / Walid Raad / remo / Sato Masahiko / Shiga Lieko / SHIMURABROS. / Michael Snow / Sun Xun / Fiona Tan / Urban meme project / Pablo Valbuena / Edwin van der Heide / Wang Jian Wei / Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Yamakawa Fuyuki / Yangachi / Yasuno Taro / Artur Żmijewski
Sherif El Azma / Arai Chie / Chen Yongwei / Cheng Ran / Ian Clark / Dong Dayuan / Gim Hongsok / Ann Guest/ Max Hattler / Hamaguchi Ryusuke / Hua Peng / Ichinose Hiroco / keda Chihiro / Iwai Chikara / Jin Shan / Jun Sojung / Jung Yumi / Kim Hee-chul / Kurosaka Keita / Let Me Feel Your Finger First / Li Ming / Makino Jun / Mariko Atsushi / Matsumura Hiroyuki / Abby Manock / Steve McQueen / Katy Merrington / Mizue Mirai / Nakata Ayaka / Oi Fumio / Okamoto Masanori / Okuda Masaki / Ookawara Ryo / Orikasa Ryo / Oyama Kei / Park Chan-kyong / Pipilotti Rist / Sato Fumiro / Tim Shore & Gary Thomas in collaboration with Anaïs Bouts / Shin Jiho / Shinkai Taketo / Shiroki Saori / Tominaga Masanori / Uekusa Wataru / Wada Atsushi / Chirstinn Whyte and Jake Messenger / Dawn Woolley / Wu Junyong / Ye Linhan / Yokota Masashi / Yoo Eunju
Exhibited Works in Shinko Pier, BankART Studio NYK
There are 2 main exhibition spaces. At Bankart Studio NYK, you will see 21 artists participating with installation works. The works in the exhibition questions what we found out in the images with embodied experience and our memory. In the other venue, Shinko Pier, you will find many recorded images which give us different perspectives on our world and new practices of artists and groups of amateurs who tries to investigate the interesting way of using new technologies.
Along with the jury members who are leading figures of diverse domains, this festival’s CREAM competition program aims to propose a brand new visual expression and experience.
CREAM competition craves a new visual expression, or works that cross the borderlines between different genres of art such as contemporary art, film, performing art, music and etc., and therefore inspire and influence the future generations.
Screening Programs in Tokyo University of the Arts, Bashamichi Campus
A total of 21 programs will be screened over 11 days including the following: artists’ films including the Asian premiere of PEPPERMINTA by Pipilotti Rist; film submissions to the CREAM competition including the award-winning works; a special collection of films by young Japanese directors; films selected by artists and curators from Japan and overseas including China, Egypt, Korea and Great Britain.
CREAM Lab project
Civic project - A support crew of civic volunteers armed with video cameras has been hard at work documenting the artists at work, interviews and the AM (Art & Media) Cruise pre-event, as well as challenging themselves to production of their own programs and broadcasting during the festival.
Related events in Shinko Pier
An opening event organized by a collaboration of young Japanese artists and performers on 31 October and 2 November, joint film screenings and sound and image events are scheduled.
It is vital that we create an appropriate language for talking about media-based expression and communication of the future. This gathering of researchers and artists from Japan and overseas is an opportunity to develop the discussion on this topic.
Program: Program consists of five components; Exhibition / Screening / Forum / Event / Project / Competition.
Please look for our official website http://ifamy.jp/en/ for more details.
Contact: The Organizing Committee of the International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009
#4-B 2-8 Kaigandori Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
TEL：+81 45 212 5661
Image: Musicinema No.4 "Yokohama"
(c)Taro Yasuno, Yuji Onoda
Opening October 31st, 2009
BankArt Studio NYK
Nogeyama Zoo / Koganecho Bazaar
Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, Bashamichi Campus