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Double feature: Metaract + Iwakura

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Metaract - photo: Ash KG

Metaract — Manami Sakamoto & Yuri Urano

Metaract is an exploration of the duality between analog and digital. The artists' quest for meaning is revealed through the use of natural environments, employed as textures, colors and sounds in their creation, juxtaposed with digital elements.

The film features superimpositions of artificial sounds and fragments created using 3DCG (three-dimensional imaging) technology, intensifying the narrative composition. This artistic elaboration could not be achieved through the use of machines alone, but requires the combination of real and virtual world phenomena.

With Metaract, Sakamoto and Urano hope to stimulate the public's imagination and raise awareness of the joys of living in this "coexisting world".

Metaract is a project developed as part of SAT's research-creation residencies.
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Iwakura - photo: Ash KG

Iwakura — Kazuya Nagaya & Ali Mahmut Demirel & Maurice Jones

Rooted in Shinto mythology, Iwakura refers to the spirits that embody the sacred rock formations found throughout Japan. Iwakura reveals the creative strategies employed by visual artist Ali M. Demirel to critically integrate AI into his process. From super-resolution to image stitching and artificial slow motion, the prints presented illustrate the challenges, opportunities and funny accidents that AI brings to artistic activity.

By immersing the public in Demirel's organic visual material, collected in the Kumano region, cradle of Japanese spirituality, and Nagaya's meditative, ambient soundscapes, inspired by Zen-Buddhist prayer rituals, Iwakura offers a profound journey that makes us rediscover the sublime character of nature.

Iwakura was made possible by the 9th cycle of the Goethe-Institut's International Co-production Fund.
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Metaract - photo: Ash KG
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Metaract - photo: Ash KG
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Metaract - photo: Ash KG
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Metaract - photo: Ash KG
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Iwakura - photo: Ash KG
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Iwakura - photo: Ash KG
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Iwakura - photo: Ash KG
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Iwakura - photo: Ash KG
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Iwakura - photo: Ash KG

About the artists

MANAMI SAKAMOTO

Tokyo-based visual artist Manami Sakamoto started out as a VJ at festivals and nightclubs in Japan and abroad. Her style combines the organic and the random, fusing natural materials with 3D computer graphics to create a unique and expressive result.
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YURI URANO

Yuri Urano, an electronic artist from Osaka, Japan, transcends mediums with a vision for the future. Her creations include electronic recordings, vocal arrangements, audiovisual collaborations, installations and augmented reality, exploring a limitless interdisciplinary approach.
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KAZUYA NAGAYA

Kazuya Nagaya is an ambient music producer and sound artist active since 1999. He has released 11 solo albums on Japanese and international labels. Nagaya's projects range from musical collaborations with Tibetan monks in Mongolia to work with Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.
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ALI MAHMUT DEMIREL

Ali Mahmut Demirel is a Berlin-based visual artist and video maker. After studying nuclear engineering and architecture, he turned to video art in the 90s, traveling from Turkey to New York and then Berlin. His collaboration with Richie Hawtin led him to explore minimalist computer graphics, before returning to nature for inspiration.
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MAURICE JONES

Maurice Jones is a curator, producer, and critical AI researcher based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, Canada. He's a PhD student at Concordia University, Montréal, Artistic Director at Tokyo’s MUTEK.JP, and part of the Forum programming team at MUTEK Montréal.
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