Supporting Japan-related programs in European Capitals of Culture

Upper left: "MIRAGE" Grinder-Man / Lower left: Braun Tube Jazz Band /Upper right: "Colour Chaser" Yuri Suzuki / Lower right: European Capital of Culture Pilsen2015 bus - some performances and events will be held in the tent

Ars Electronica Festival 2014

Linz, Austria

Fine Arts

“What it takes to change” – New challenge of Ars Electronica 

Ars Electronica Festival 2014’s theme is “C… what it takes to change”. To pursue this theme, the festival itself changes the form beyond the conventional venues, dives into “the city”, such as a shopping mall, school, and bank. From all over the world, innovators of many kinds of fields (Artists, Scientists, Technicians, Designers, Social Activists, Entrepreneurs..) are invited and present and share their unique viewpoints. Moreover, Ars Electronica start collaboration with European Capital of Culture Pilsen 2015, as well as Mons 2015. We discuss about how we can “change” the identity or culture of the city, and Japanese artists are invited for their performances and talk in this framework, during the Ars Electronica Festival.

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4-8 Sep. 2014


Program related to Japan

Date Program Artist Venue
4-8 Sep. 2014 Story Weaver Maki Namekawa, Chiaki Gloessl Ishikawa, Emiko Ogawa, Naohiro Hayaishi, Tetsuro Yasunaga, Hideaki Ogawa Deep Space
4-8 Sep. 2014 MIRAGE Grinder-Man Mariendom
4-8 Sep. 2015 Fumbaro East Japan Project Takeo Saijo OK Center
4-8 Sep. 2016 SHADOWLAND Kazuhiro Goshima OK Center
4-8 Sep. 2014 Falling Record Ei Wada School
4-8 Sep. 2014 Delta-Figure John Hathway Shopping Mall
4-8 Sep. 2014 Saccade-Based Display Junji Watanabe, Hideyuki Ando city / outside
4-8 Sep. 2014 Looks Like Music Yuri Suzuki Shopping Mall
4-8 Sep. 2014 iPhone Quick-Draw System Shota Mori  School
4-8 Sep. 2014 Skeltonics Shiroku Reyes Tatsuru, Aka Tomohiro, Nakano Kenji School, city
4-8 Sep. 2014 Device Art International Exhibition Hiroo Iwata, Novmichi Tosa, Kazuhiko Hachiya, Ryota Kuwakubo, Hideyuki Ando, Masahiko Inami, Kenji Suzuki Ars Electronica Center



"iPhone Quick-Draw System" Shota Mori

"Delta-Figure" John Hathway

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