Screening start from November 2013 throughout 2014 around the world!
DOTMOV is a digital film festival organized by online magazine "SHIFT", aiming to discover unknown talented creators and provide an opportunity to show their works. We had a total of 206 works from 18 countries this year, and an excellent 20 works among them were selected by guest judges. All the selected works are also presented on the website. This year's festival will take place in several cities in Japan and overseas from November 2013 throughout 2014.
In addition to the general category like before, we called for entries to the“ELEKINESIS VA”MV (music video) category in collaboration with the event“Elekinesis”organized by the Sapporo based label “SenSe” which introduces creatives such as music and art in this year.“ELEKINESIS VA”MV category videos will be appear on the screening.
Fascinating world of Uranium glass
What do you imagine upon hearing the term “glass installation?” There are many installation exhibitions in museums, but one which is composed of only glass is rare to see. Hitoshi Kakizaki’s “Shape of Light” was an ambitious exhibition which was filled with glass works at the Hongo Shin Memorial Museum of Sculpture, Sapporo. Seeing such varied experiments of expression, you will realize the many possibilities of glass and how it is able to take so many various forms.
Feel the slow passage of time created by nature through color change.
An installation titled “The White Collection” by Toshihiko Shibuya is now at the “Hayama Satellite” of Hongo Shin Memorial Museum of Sculpture, Sapporo.
“Extreme AR Image Core”
The “Extreme AR Image Core” exhibit is currently being held at Diesel Art Gallery in Shibuya, Tokyo by up and coming artist Kazuki Umezawa. He has been creating many unexpected new works by combining a vast number of motifs that he creates with countless pictures culled from the internet.
Umezawa introduced many of his new art works at this exhibit as well as inviting the AR3Bros. as a development team who do creative activities using a technology called “augmented reality” (AR). His pieces with AR embedded inside are expressed as three-dimensional pieces that can be appreciated when viewed through terminals at the venue that have been prepared and re-configured in their monitors. In conjunction with the exhibit, an interview was conducted with Kazuki Umezawa about his past activities and future developments.
Photo by Tetsuomi SUKEDA
First of all, please tell us about the circumstances under which you decided to do this “Extreme AR Image Core” exhibit at the Diesel Art Gallery and/or the points that you were focused on for this exhibit.
To create products worthy of promotion.
Advertising design company Taki Corporation sells design products such as colorful and a unique styled notebook and a rolled picture book on the website as a brand, named "Taki Products".
The young designers around twenties can relate to people's want and needs on the productrs, thus, Taki Products are created to bridge relationships between people.
#000, A Sheet Of Paper, Sometimes A Hanger (Not for selling)
Johan Jureskog is Chef Creative Director of AG, responsible for winning 2 years consecutively Best Meat Restaurant in Sweden. Not an easy task, a status that he has established thanks to pursuing his own believe. He is known as “The Butcher” on his collaboration for channel TV4 in Sweden. He plans to have his own TV show but Johan also works on a different direction with his other restaurant Rolfs Kök (Rolf’s Kitchen) where he can offer grounded rustic food. The secret for the successful formula in AG is due to two main factors: the network that Johan has concocted to be able to offer the best meat possible from different parts of the world every week. So in this spirit you will find marbled meat, entrecôte Wagyu, on the bone Clubsteak or Black Angus from Spain, Finland, Sweden, U.S, Australia or Scotland for instance. Then, the second factor is his drying aged system, a special refrigerator where they can put meat up to 80 days, giving a pungent flavor and unique touch to the meat.
"Photography allows to me to do fun things that could otherwise as ridiculous, absurd, dangerous, adventurous or forbidden."
Osma Harvilahti is a young photography based in Helsinki; he is currently making quite a big impact in the world with his name becoming well known. His clients include BBC (major British broadcaster), the world famous Marimekko brand and the other famous giant of Finland, Nokia. His background is a little different from other artists, he graduated from the University of Helsinki in Sociology and media while at the same time as making his name as a photographer. His work has been described as dreamlike and ethereal while his personality reflects a man with a lot of ambition, he is a rising star in Finland and is well on his way to becoming a rising star of the world.
Please introduce yourself and your work.
The Rising Sun Rock Festival 2013 in EZO (RSR), the largest class outdoor music festival in Japan was held from August 16th till the dawn of the 18th, 2013 at Ishikari Bay New Port near Sapporo. The Clark Gallery + SHIFT was in charge of the creative direction of the official make up booth “Miwonderland” by a make smile artist Miwa Yokoyama (aka Miwonderful).
Photo: Akira Inoue
The windows of perception.
Everyone when gets into a room on his own, first thing often is to flip the light on in order to light up the room and create volume in the space. For James Turrell the light is “the thing.” “What if light wasn’t the tool that enabled people to see something else but rather became the thing people look at?” It’s all about how you see the light and how you perceive it. His work consists in to manipulate shapes and colors in order to change the way your eye sees it. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is presenting his first major retrospective in nearly thirty years. The exhibition features approximately fifty works tracing five decades of the artist’s career. He plays with your perception, some people could walk out of the exhibition blessed… it’s like drugs.
James Turrell, Twilight Epiphany, 2012, A James Turrell Skyspace, The Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, Rice University, Houston, TX, © Florian Holzherr
A creative talent who uses creative materials.
David Bielander was born in Switzerland and lives in Munich, he studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. He is well known for using different materials and different processes for creating his work, in recent years he has won the Herbert Hofmann Prize and the Francois van den Bosch Prize. His recent exhibition in London was sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland and was located in Gallery S O London. This gallery is based in Brick Lane, a street famous for Indian restaurants, markets as well as art related venues. It aims to stimulate perceptions of contemporary art and jewellery, as well as to highlight how the creativity process works. The gallery has two different areas; a large space in the back is reserved for temporary projects and exhibitions while the front of the gallery provides a perfect platform for displaying works of art.
David Bielander, Kraken, 2012, Candelabra, Cast Bronze, Limited ed.12
When is the right time to use gold and silver?
The book Gold & Silver, a sequel to Multicolour from the PALETTE series, was released from the Hong Kong based design publisher Victionary. It introduces a variety of design and art, including familiar items such as name cards and stationaries, advertisements, packaging and installations.
The Fondation Cartier welcomes again Ron Mueck.
This exhibition, which is already a large success, is the second one by Australian born Ron Mueck at Parisian Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, after the artist’s 2005 spectacular show in the same place.
In addition to six recent sculptures, the show includes three other pieces especially produced for the occasion. A 45 minutes film by Gautier Deblonde follows the creating process of these works, right in the heart of the artist’s London studio.
Ron Mueck began his career as a creative director and puppet creator for an Australian children's television program and for the cinema. He then opened his own company in London, concentrating on photo-realistic props and animatronics. This led him to the creation of silicone and fiberglass realistic sculptures, so meticulously detailed that they become disturbingly alive. The figures seem so real that, at first glance, they would almost be indistinguishable from an actual person, except for their surprising scale. Ron Mueck’s creatures are always smaller or bigger than life, a choice which accentuates the feeling of strangeness one feels when confronted to them.
"Now" is on top of the continuum of the past.
The colorful installations welcome us in the entrance, lobby, lounge, and guest rooms at the hotel. Each works depicted by soft colors seem to remind us nostalgic landscape, the sound of the wind and even the smells. Various landscapes in our dull memories... Here are the scenery of everyday life. Things that expressed in these works are not special, unusual things, but the familiar things around us.
A leading international contemporary art gallery comes to Asia!
Gagosian Gallery is a leading international contemporary art gallery with twelve exhibition spaces in New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Athens, Paris, Geneva and Hong Kong. Established by Larry Gagosian in 1980, Gagosian is widely considered as the most powerful international art gallery for modern and contemporary art, and in January 2011, it opened its eleventh location, and its first space in Asia, in Hong Kong.
Installation view of Damien Hirst: Forgotten Promises at Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong, 2011. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.
A comprehensive festival of Media Arts
The Japan Media Arts Festival has established itself as a fixture on the international scene and was held from February 13th to 24th.
The Festival received a record 3503 entries from 71 countries and regions around the world and gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. The Exhibition and events were held at main venue, The National Art Center as well as Cinemart Roppongi, Tokyo Midtown and Super Deluxe.
"Pendulum Choir" Cod.Act (Michel DÉCOSTERD / André DÉCOSTERD)
Nominated Designer of the Year 2012 and a young British talent.
For the past couple of years a recent Central Saint Martins graduate has made himself known in fashion circles via his incredible designs. Last month, in a bold statement, models marched out wearing very simple and roughly cut clothes with headgear made out of splintered wood. Given the opportunity to be free with his imagination, Craig Green has shown us how talented the up and coming British graduates of today are. He was also the winner of the L’Oreal Professionnel Creative Award and has been nominated for the Design Museum’s Designer of the year 2012 award. His 2012 and recent winter 2013 collections have sparked interest in fashion journalists as well as other fashion designers; he is also in demand for collaborative work which in the last three years has included brands such as Topman and Bally. For the London 2012 Olympics he collaborated with Adidas to create the David Beckham shoe.
You have had three collections in the last 12 months, how do you prepare for each collection? What do you think you have learnt between your first one and your latest one?
Promote Hokkaido under the keyword "CREATIVE".
There were many design-related events held throughout Hong Kong Design Year 2012. The final event was Creative Hokkaido Meets Hong Kong, by Creative Hokkaido, a project to promote creative culture in Hokkaido, which was held from 30th November until 16th December.
This promotion was a continuation of the 2011 project held in Shanghai. Under the keyword “Creative,” it promoted a new appreciation of Hokkaido to draw visitors from in and outside Japan. As Clark Gallery+SHIFT, SHIFT was responsible for the creative direction of the entire project.
Photo: Masayuki Yajima
Expands the Japanese art market by participating in the fair.
The NEW CITY ART FAIR was held at “Huashan 1914 Creative Park” in Taipei by H.P. France. This park used to be part of liquor factory but was renovated to make an art and culture center by the support of various artists.
This event was held in New York this March. 12 Japanese galleries joined the event in Taipei. The fashion exhibition called “roomsLINK” was a new event. The aim of this was to tie interiors, fashion and products together. This was not done in New York. ART Taipei, the art fair with the longest history in Asia, was held at the same time. Visitors were able to go to both with a free shuttle.
The following were the galleries that joined the fair.
The season of the "Snow Pallet" come again!
The latest installation show of "Snow Pallet III" by Toshihiko Shibuya who has been creating artworks aiming for a resonance to a place will be held from December 8th of 2012 to January 20th of 2013 at outside of Yuki Sekiguchi Memorial Museum, neighboring Sapporo Art Park and from January 25th to February 17th of 2013 at North Snow Land in Chitose, neighboring New Chitose Airport.
Screening start from November 2012 throughout 2013 around the world!
DOTMOV is a digital film festival organized by online magazine "SHIFT", aiming to discover unknown talented creators and provide an opportunity to show their works. We had a total of 194 works from 16 countries this year, and an excellent 13 works among them were selected by guest judges. All the selected works are also presented on the website.
This year's festival will take place in several cities in Japan and overseas from November 2012 throughout 2013.