Masayuki Kawai

a not = a or For Devatas Who Keep on Dancing / 2000 / 15' 30"

Tokyo, Japan


a not = a or For Devatas Who Keep on Dancing

Phenomena of the society of spectacle is deconstructed with philosophical exposition: and the image of conservative woman - equal to the symbolic landscape of it - becomes hallucination of dancing goddess in Angkor Wat to celebrate the prosperity/collapse of the kingdom.



Founded in 2001 as an association dedicated to video art and other time-based arts in Japan. The aim of VCT is to develop the situation and to form international alternative networks of these art forms. VCT is an artist-run Non Profit Organization (NPO) managed by video artists and staffs who consider it necessary to establish a critical role of the video art against the society of spectacle. Its operating funds are covered not only by earnings from the projects, but also by supports from contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Projects include: video art library, video art channel, exhibitions and showings, video artist workshop, cultural exchange, production and distribution, conferences & seminars, lectures & reports, consultancy for educational programs, and publications.

[Exhibitions Abroad]
Nov. 04 "Sight Eizo-ten 2004" at Ginza Somido Hall, Tokyo
Oct. 04 "Avicon 2004 VCT in Bandung" Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung, Indonesia
Sep. 04 "Seni" at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Jul. 04 "D'Konschtkescht" Luxemburg
Nov. 03 "City-Video-Object" at Maison de Creteil, France

[Production of Exhibitions and Video Festivals]
Apr.02 "inVex Intercultural Videoart Festival-Europe"(Tokyo/ Art Lab. GOLDENSHIT)
4/14(sun)-4/21(sun): Video showing of 90 young videoartists from 11 counties of Europe and Japan.
Jul.02 "Videoart/Network/Exhibition TELEPIDEMIC!" (Kobe/ Kobe Art Village Center)
7/24(wed)-7/28(sun): Video festival of Europe, Asian countries, U.S.A, Russia, Japan. Screening, Exhibition, Reception were held.
Dec.02 "Maurice Lemaitre Exhibition" (Tokyo, L'Institute Tokyo) Exhibition of Painting, and Screening, Artist Lecture
Jun.03- Mar.04 TELEPIDEMIC international (Jakarta, Geneva, Berlin, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris)
Dec.03 Asian Videoart Conference (Tokyo, Pola Museum Annex/ Outlounge)

[International Exchange/ Invitation of Foreign Artists]
Oct.04 "RECORDED focus on Jazz session"Ulrich Fischer(Switzerland)
Dec.03 "Asia Videoart Conference" Ade Darmawan(Indonesia), Tan Kaisyng(Singapore), Jamsen Law(Hong Kong), Jeon Hyojeong(Korea)
Dec.02 Maurice Lemaitre Exhibition (Tokyo, L'Institute Tokyo) invited Maurice Lemaitre (France)
Jul.02 Videoart/Network/Exhibition TELEPIDEMIC! (Kobe/Kobe Art Village Center) invited Tara Herbst (Germany) and Marc Plas (France)
Jun.02 VIDEOART CHANNELvol.16 (Art Lab. GOLDENSHIT) invited Urlich Fischer (Switzerland)
Dec.01 Batofar Festival (Paris/ France) Symposium
Nov.01 VIDEOART CHANNELvol.9 (Art Lab. GOLDENSHIT) invited Yves Mettler (Austria)

Aug.01 "Tokyo Video Art vol.1"(writer: Christophe Charles, Takahiko Iimura, Masayuki Kawai, Kumiko Sejima, Arima Tohru, Keigo Yamamoto, and more)
Jul. 02 "TELEPIDEMIC!" Festival Catalogue(writer: Sejima Kumiko, Masayuki Kawai, Kentaro Taki, Tara Helbst, Nikolas Siepen, Kaori Hino, Marc Plas)
Jan.03 "Tokyo Video Art vol.2"(writer: Keiji Aiuchi, Katzuyuki Hattori, Masayuki Kawai, Hiroaki Sato, Ichiro Sueoka, Yutaka Tsuchiya, and more)
Dec.03 "Asia Videoart Conference" (writer: Ade Darmawan, Fringcity)
Oct. 04 "Avicon in Bandung exhibition catalogue" (writer: Agung Hujatnikajennong, Katsuyuki Hattori, Aya Kondo, Masayuki Kawai, Kentaro Taki, Kazumi Kanemaki, Akiko Nakamura, Yu Negoro, Shuhei Nishiyama)

[Supported by]
Society for The Administration of Remuneration for Audio Home Recording (2002)/
Japan Foundation (2002)/ Pola Art Foundation (2003)/ Japan Arts Fund(2004)



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