ACA Media Arts Festival

Last mention of REALTOKYO for the day, I promise (sorry, but I haven’t been web surfing lately)! This Media Arts Festival at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (same place that hosted the very cool LEVEL X show) looks like something I’d like to check out.

How “artistic” are these “media arts”? What were the evaluation criteria? And what about the pell-mell concept of mixing virtuosos and newcomers? Well… let’s stop asking questions and look at the festival’s selection of digital art, computer games, animation, manga, and other torch-bearing Japanese “media art.” An opportunity to see a broad range of recent works including Kuwakubo Ryota’s “Digital Gadgets” and Kawamoto Kihachiro’s distich animation project “Winter Days” free of charge, the ACA Media Arts Festival is an event definitely worth visiting. Special submissions by previous prizewinners such as Oba Yasuo or Hashimoto Mika are also promising.