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Video programme Japan

Maison de la Culture, salle Chavignier, Clermont-Ferrand
17th March to 19th March, 10am to 11.30pm


Ko Nakajima is one of the pioneer Japanese artists of video art. After his beginnings in animation video, he made use of new technologies to appropriate and develop software that allowed him to create veritable visual collages in movement. Each work is the expression of a body of research, progressively unveiled in the process of discovery of a life’s work.

Seizoki (1964, 4’)
Biological cycle 1+5 (1971/82, 8’)
Shinkansen Researching Foods (1975, 10’)
Dolmen (1987, 6’)
Esprits de Sel (1993, 13’20)
My Life (1976-2014ver/ 32’)
Mount Fuji (1984, 7’)
Requiem Dance in Fukushima (2011/20’)
What is photography? (1976, 10’)

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1973. Completed his Master of fine arts in the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Musashino Art University.
From 2002-2004, he was involved in the Overseas Study Program for Artists by the Cultural Agency of Japan, and then by the POLA Art Foundation Overseas Research Program Grant to spend time at the HFG Karlsruhe ZKM in Germany.
In addition to his art practice, he currently works as a director of VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo, a lecturer in media art at the Kawaguchi Art School of Waseda University and writes about new media art. He is committed to creating alternative artist networks and innovation. Taki’s video work has been included in a compilation DVD of 7 Japanese video artists released by the VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo in 2007, and in a compilation of international video artists released by independent French DVD label Lowave in 2006.

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Come and Go (2015, documentation sur la performance, 5’)
Hymne À Xochipilli/ du Japon (2013, 2’50)