One festival three cities: Tokyo, Kobe and Kawasaki

After the pilot edition of TodaysArt.JP in Tokyo in 2014, the Japan team decided to host a three-city edition in Kobe, Tokyo and Kawasaki in 2015.  In all of the three cities TodaysArt.JP realized a festival with different artists, presented both Japanese as many international artists. TodaysArt.JP kicked-off with a festival in Tokyo from September 5-13. The Terrada Warehouse on Tennoz Isle as well as the surrounding spaces were the center for its eclectic program. TodaysArt.JP in Kobe took place from September 19-23 in the Kobe Arts Villages Center. The last city of TodaysArt.JP 2015 was Kawasaki with an extensive program that was presented in La Cittadella and Club Citta from November 19-23.

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Date(s)

Tokyo 5 – 13 September 2015
Kobe 19 – 23 September 2015
Kawasaki 19 – 21 September

Venue(s)

Tokyo – Terrada Warehouse | Public Spaces |
Kobe – Kobe Arts Villages Center | Public Spaces |
Kawasaki – Club Citta | Cinecitta | La Cittadella | Public Spaces |

Program

The full Tokyo program

Launch Party Tokyo - LIQUIDROOM
Akiko Kiyama | Albino Sound | BLOT! | Carl Craig feat. Mad Mike Banks | DJ DUCT | dublab DJs | Jealousguy | Keita Yano | Hair Stylistics | Masafumi Ohnishi | Onomono aka ONO |

Performances
Jeff Mills - Exhibitionist 2: The Tokyo Session - Feat. Yumiko Ohno, Kenji Hino and Gerald Mitchell | Morton Subotnick + Lillevan | NONOTAK - Late Speculation | Soichi Terada - Two Faces of Soichi Terada: Omodaka / Japanese House Origin |

Works
Chris Salter + TeZ + Ivan Franco - Ilinx | Kimchi & Chips - Light Barrier (2nd edition) | NONOTAK - DAYDREAM V.4 | Norimichi Hirakawa - the indivisible (prototype no.1) | 環ROY | Tamaki Roy - Types | Wolfgang Bittner + Lyndsey Housden + Yoko Seyama + Jeroen Uyttendaele - Plane Scape |

Symposium
DOMMUNE FUKUSHIMA! #31 | Elliot Woods + Mimi Son (Kimchi & Chips) + Daito Manabe (Rhizomatiks) - Artist Talk | Japan Media Arts Festival: 20 years of Japan Media Arts Festival |Project FUKUSHIMA!: Applesauce Summit | Symposium: Creators Discuss the Form of Delusional Urban Design |

Collaboration projects
TodaysArt.JP + dublab.jp present BEACON IN THE CITY: Silent Live (with DJ Funnel and BLOT!)| TodaysArt.JP + INGRESS - Power Cube Special Exhibition | TodaysArt.JP + Project FUKUSHIMA! present Summer Night! Bon |

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Program

The full Kobe program

Launch Party - Troopcafe
A. Matsumoto | Carl Craig feat. Mad Mike Banks | DJ KENSEI | SINKICHI | WESSUN |

Performances
Jeff Mills - Exhibitionist 2: The Kobe Session - Feat. Yumiko Ohno, Kenji Hino and Gerald Mitchell | Morton Subotnick + Lillevan | NONOTAK - Late Speculation |

Club
D connection feat. Gerald Mitchell | Daito Manabe’s Rhizomatiks Research - Kobe Session feat. Daito Manabe + Setsuya Kurotaki + Rhizomatiks Research |

Works
NONOTAK - DAYDREAM V.2 | Wolfgang Bittner + Lyndsey Housden + Yoko Seyama + Jeroen Uyttendaele - Plane Scape |

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The program

The full Kawasaki program

Performances
Children of the Light - Reflector Suits | D3 (Mark Flash + Jon Dixon + De’Sean Jones) | dublab.jp - BEACON IN THE CITY | Hiroaki Umeda - Holistic Strata | Hiroshi Watanabe aka Kaito | Kuniyuku - Live | NONOTAK - Late Speculation 2 | TeZ - pv868 | Underground Resistance presents Timeline | Yota Morimoto - matrix::ar |

Works
COCOLAB - Cycles (compositions by Julian Placencia, Shiro Schwarz, Eduardo Jiménez, Tijs Ham, Sebastian Frisch) | Daan Brinkmann - Skinstrument II |

Screenings
Bas van Koolwijk, Martijn van Boven & Tom Tlalim, Anouk De Clercq) | I Dream Of Wires | LIMA - screenings (works by The Vasulkas, Livinus & Jeep van de Bundt, Mark Bain, Semiconductor | TeZ - Plasm | TodaysArt.NL - Screenings |

Talks
Creative Music and Culture | dublab.jp talks about Rei Harakami |

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Campaign

Main Partners

TodaysArt.JP was supported for this three city edition by a wide range of main partners.

Aim Create | Amuse Museum | Asian Transports & Logistics | Banana | Creative Industry Fund NL | Color Kinetics Japan | Japan Media Arts Festival | Kingdom of the Netherlands | Knot Inc | Kobe Art Marche | Kobe Kenshi | KORG | Kosmo Media | Panasonic | Peatix | Pioneer DJ | Prism Visual Communications Service | Sanpei Co,. LTD | Shimamura Music | Shinagawa City | Studio Haru | Studio Shikumi INC | The Nippon Foundation | Tokyo FM | Troopcafe | US Embassy Japan |

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Tokyo

Kobe

Kawasaki

Video Report

Media + Press

Huffington Post: Interview Olof van Winden

Time Out Tokyo: Pushing the boundaries with TodaysArt