Folklore Sphere is an attempt to rediscover regional values in both the city and nature, which have been evolving organically in a timeless way, and to present the values as the following multiple work of digital media for the civic pride of the future generation.
360° frontier provides experiences in discovering regional values on site through the interaction with spherical video contents. This work uses spherical display on balloons that allow participants to change and choose perspectives interactively using 3D controller. The video contents are created from scenes of local fine spot and festival, by means of aerial film making with UAV.
Lighting at night in the city indicates people's intent of refusing darkness in their life. Patterns revealed from the contrast of light and dark, can be interpreted as "code" hidden in the city. In this work, night cityscape recorded by video camera is analyzed multilaterally and converted into sound, which symbolizes the city as sonic memory.
"Irises" Folding-Screen Painting that expresses rhythmical design has often been praised for its "musical beauty". What would it be like actually to convert the painting into music? From our musical conversion we can acquire a sense of the outstanding innovativeness of Ogata Korin (1658-1716), who was an early pioneer of using painting to express abstract ideas.
Osaka-zu Byobu, the Japanese folding screen created in the mid-17th century, has been embedded for the next 300 years in the wall of "Japanese Cabinet" at Schloss Eggenberg in Graz, Austria. This interactive content is an outcome of a joint research between institutions in Austria and Japan, and introduces the past Osaka Castle and other landmarks painted on the screen, associating them with the present cityscape.