PRESS EVENT / TOKYO
Future Design Institute - Kanazawa Institute of Technology / KIT, 14.02.2005
video still - Barbara Doser © parallel media
|In the frame of the press event Hofstetter Kurt (concept and media artist, Director of the Sunpendulum project) handed over his Facing Time-Eye artwork to Prof. Yukio Hori, Vice-President of the Kanazawa Institute of Technology / KIT (right); Prof. Azby Brown, Director of the Future Design Institute / KIT Tokyo - moderator of the press event (left)|
On the occasion of the permanent installation of the Time-Eye of Tokyo at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology / Future Design Institute - KIT Tokyo the University organized a press event.
The press event was held in English & Japanese (simultaneous interpretation was provided) and took approximately 1 hour.
Following the press conference journalists, prominent art-critics, -experts and -curators attended the opening of the Sunpendulum parallel media exhibition at FDI / KIT - Tokyo, where in-depth presentations in particular regarding the Time-Eye of Tokyo were provided. The KIT held a reception supported by the Austrian Embassy Tokyo and Imperial Hotel Vienna, which allowed us to build on our relations with the University as well as the Art-scene of Tokyo at the highest level.
|Welcoming words by Prof. Azby Brown, Director Future Design Institute - KIT Tokyo; he moderated the press event.|
|The opening statement by Prof. Yukio Hori, Vice-President of the KIT; pointing out the importance of interdisciplinary Arts and Science projects in particular the international Sunpendulum project with its world wide dimension.|
|Mag. Arnold Obermayr, Director of the Austrian Art Forum at the Austrian Embassy Tokyo focused on Austrian activities in the field of culture.|
|Hofstetter Kurt presenting his international media art project Sunpendulum - thanking everyone involved in the realisation of the Sunpendulum Time-Eye of Tokyo|
|Dipl. Ing. Dr. Christoph Traxler, representative of the Vienna University of Technology (VUT), highlighting the role of Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, which has developed the Sunpendulum software.|
Prof. Azby Brown, Prof. Yukio Hori, Mag. Arnold Obermayr, Hofstetter Kurt, Christoph Traxler
|leading journalists, prominent art-critics, -experts and -curators attended the press event|
Itsuo Sakane, Emeritus President IAMAS, prominent media art expert and art critic attended the press event as well as the Sunpendulum parallel media exhibition
|Mag. Michael Otter from the Austrian Embassy Tokyo / Commercial Section; he built up personal contact to Prof. Tosiyasu Kunii and the FDI / KIT to realize the installation of the Sunpendulum Time-Eye of Tokyo.|
|Prof. Tosiyasu L. Kunii, Director of the IT institute / KIT Tokyo, he initiated the KIT collaboration within the Sunpendulum project.|
the press event:
Hofstetter Kurt (right) talking to leading KIT - representatives (left to right): Nobumasa Iwashita, Akihiro Kakimoto / KIT - Office of Research Development, Vice- President Yukio Hori
|Hofstetter Kurt talking in-depth to Itsuo Sakane about the Sunpendulum project.|
Sugiura, Miyake Issey Foundation
The Time-Eye of Tokyo is a media art installation by Hofstetter Kurt realized in close cooperation with the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms / Vienna University of Technology and the Kanazawa Institute of Technology, KIT.
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