ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
by Daito Manabe x Rhizomatiks Research
September 28th - December 1st, 2019
Explore ARTECHOUSE’s newest exhibition, Lucid Motion, by globally renowned Japanese artist collective Daito Manabe x Rhizomatiks Research. Opening September 28th in D.C., Lucid Motion aims to examine human motion from various standpoints using next-level technologies and expression methods to elaborate into three unique installations. Visitors will get to engage with dance performances themed on human motion, lights and shades as they experience these through multiple rooms.
“An interdisciplinary digital Renaissance man”, Rhizomatiks Research co-founder Daito Manabe is known for his innovative approaches to the human body, programming, data, computers and other uses of arts and technology. Always future centric, the Tokyo-based artist and creative technologist uses programming, sound design and interaction design to develop groundbreaking production technology for major international events and art projects, from augmented reality videos for musicians to live interactive technology driven performances for dancers.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Daito Manabe x Rhizomatiks Research
Manabe is an innovator in data analysis and data visualization. Tokyo-based artist, interaction designer, programmer, and DJ, in 2006 he launched Rhizomatiks. Rhizomatiks was founded on a passion for experimentation and research in art. Since 2015, he has served alongside Motoi Ishibashi as co-director of Rhizomatiks Research, the firm’s division dedicated to exploring new possibilities in the realms of technical and artistic expression with a focus on R&D-intensive projects. Specially-appointed professor at Keio University SFC.
Manabe’s work in design, art, and entertainment takes a new approach to everyday materials and phenomenon. However, his end goal is not simply rich, high-definition realism by recognizing and recombining these familiar elemental building blocks. Rather, his practice is informed by careful observation to discover and elucidate the essential potentialities inherent to the human body, data, programming, computers, and other phenomena, thus probing the interrelationships and boundaries delineating the analog and digital, real and virtual.
Manabe’s collaborations on dance performances with MIKIKO and ELEVENPLAY have showcased a wide array of technology including drones, robotics, machine learning, and even volumetric projection to create 3D images in the air from a massive volume of rays. Additional data-driven performances have explored innovative applications of dance data and machine learning.