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Place Sense Media

Going to a certain place, feeling something, and thinking. Transforming that experience, expressing, and talking about it. In the space where all of these mix together, a new “place” is birthed, and our “feelings” also transform…
This project will explore new possibilities for artistic expression by rethinking the representation of “place” from multiple perspectives through sensory media such as video and sound. Artistic expressions from various fields such as visual culture studies, audio culture studies, visual anthropology, and ecocriticism will be criticized and examined. Furthermore, based on the knowledge of the artists, and researchers, the participating members each will get hints about the production.


Research Representative(s): Maebayashi Akitsugu
Research Member(s): Kobayashi Takahiro

Research Plan

In 2024, the third year of the program, we will emphasize outdoor activities and place experiences. Guests from various fields will be invited to discuss issues related to “body and environment” or “nature, culture, and technology.” As a result, we will plan and hold independent projects and exhibitions by the participating members.

[April-May 2024]
Introduction of prior activities of FY2023 / viewing of artistic works and introduction of related literature

[June 2024]
Outdoor Activities (e.g. experience the “Yoro Site of Reversible Destiny”, working with the soil, visit to Mt. Kinsho)

[July 2024]
Planning and Implementation of Open House Exhibition

[August – October 2024]
Planning and implementation of exhibitions and events

[November – December 2024]
Planning and implementation of workshops / summary and presentation of activities during the year

[January – March 2024]
Planning and implementation of the graduation exhibition / class Review

Research Period

2022 - Present