Time-Based Media Project

Since the invention of the gramophone, photography, and film, humanity has come to expand the possibilities of creative expressions using devices in a number of shapes and has come to have daily (pseudo) experiences of things that do not exist here and now. The new spacetime of computer networks, a space in which visual and audio creations are digitized and unified, has come to exist as a kind of second reality.
In these circumstances, what does what used to be called “art” mean to us now? In this project, we will pay particular attention to temporal art, i.e. the various “expressions” that take place in the course of time. We will take on the problem with particular attention paid to “expression that uses devices”. It is an inquiry into the relationship between “machines” and our bodies, as well as being an inquiry into the relationship between media and human existence.


Research Representative(s): Miwa Masahiro
Research Member(s): Maeda Shinjiro , Okubo Miki

Research Plan

Throughout the year students will work in groups and individually to produce works based on a set topic. As a principle, weekly meetings will be held to help find precedent cases and related research and to discuss shared problems in the process of creation. In FY2023, the sixth year of the project, the following items will be prioritized. 

  • Production and research of music, video, art, performance concerning time-based art
  • Research on “Methodicism”
  • Planning and organizing exhibitions and symposiums in museums and on campus.
  • ISMIE 2023 (The Society for the Study of Moving Image Expression, Japan Society of Imaging Science and Technology)
  • Intercollegiate Sonic Arts Festival 2023 
  • IAMAS2024 Project Results Presentation

Research Period

2018 - Present

Information from IAMAS