Exhibition 1999 at Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Tokyo.
Collaboration between the university's students and artists around the
world, a true linking of art and technology.
There are six sections to the exhibition:
1. Utsutsu Room A quiet space with Japanese tea in the centre of a room
with 6 computers, 6 screens, 6 sets of speakers, showing slide shows and
digital presentations of artwork from around the world.
2. Art Theatre A theatre with projected digital animations.
3. Exhibition of physical artworks sent to Japan by artists around the
world who are part of the Renaissance 2001 webring of art sites.
4. Interactive Art Communication Images of artwork are received by
email, printed and displayed. Exhibition visitors may take them home.
Also, visitors send their images (whether drawings, digital art or
photographs taken at the exhibition with a digital camera) to artists
around the world, rostered to sit by their computers, transform these
images and send them back to Japan.
5. Database showing the R2001 webring of art sites.
6. eARTh - 0 and 1 Images with the theme of zero and one flow in by
email from around the world, and also from exhibition visitors. These
are assembled into a huge artwork. The scene is broadcast on the
Internet, as well as shown on TV in Japan.
This is an exciting and ambitious venture by the R2001 (Renaissance
2001) webring and by the SFC students. International artists taking
part are from USA, Europe, a group from Taranaki in New Zealand, just
about every country you can name, from Finland to Brazil.