An exhibition Where Heaven meets Earth is being organized for FILE 2014, South America’s biggest international media arts festival, which will be taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from Monday 25 August to Sunday 5 October.
Japan Media Arts Festival Special Exhibition
“Where Heaven meets Earth”
Period：Monday, 25th August, 2014 to Sunday, 5th October, 2014
Venue：Centro Cultural FIESP- SESI Art Gallery
（Paulista Avenue 1.313São Paulo, Brazil）
Organizer：Japan Media Arts Festival
Co-organizer：FILE-Electronic Language International Festival
Planning Director：KUSUMI Kiyoshi (Art critic／Editor／Associate Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Project advisor：YOSHIOKA Hiroshi（Professor，Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University／Aesthetics and Art Theory）
MOURI Yoshitaka（Musical Creativity and the Environment, Tokyo University of the Arts／Sociology）
Theme and Plan
Imagine the clouds dripping. Dig a hole in your garden to put them in.
Yoko Ono, 1963 Spring.
In ancient times, the medium meant spiritual medium conveying words from Heaven to Earth. The medium’s role has been passed down to the present.
Media art expressions, which visually realize the formless, invisible world of non-existence, present as our physical experience an imaginary world that lies outside, or within, our perception and awareness.
It is our capacity for imagination that is required to face two worlds, whether conflicting or parallel, and accept them. If it helps to connect, move across between, and reverse Heaven and Earth, the dripping clouds will turn into water in the pond and bring clear skies again.
KUSUMI Kiyoshi, Planning Director
Art Editor／Critic／Associate Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University
KUSUMI Kiyoshi was born in 1963. He launched Comickers in 1995 and was chief editor till 1997. From1999-2000, he was deputy editor of BIJUTSUTECHO, chief editor from 2000-2004, and Affiliate Professor of Kyoto University of Art & Design from 2007-2008. He is an associate Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University.
Selected writings include ROCK NO BIJYUTUKAN (Rock Museum) (2013, Shinko Music Entertainment), Hachiya Kazuhiko OpenSky2.0 (2007, NTT Publishing), etc. He was co-curator of an exhibition KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art (2008-9) at the Vancouver Art Gallery.