Skip City Sainokuni Visual Plaza - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Skip City Sainokuni Visual Plaza. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for The Future of Festivals

    The Future of Festivals

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    • Media: Video and Film - Animation - Media Arts - Performance Art
    • 2019-04-16 - 2019-09-29

    Skip City Sainokuni Visual Plaza transforms itself into a festival space, recreating the experience of classic Japanese “matsuri” events and displays with updates using the latest technologies like artificial...More »

  • poster for Play! Games Exhibitions Stage 3: Digital Gaming Millennium

    Play! Games Exhibitions Stage 3: Digital Gaming Millennium

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    • Media: Video and Film - Animation - Media Arts - Sound - Workshops
    • 2018-10-06 - 2019-04-07

    This is the third exhibition in the Play! Games series. This year the focus is on digital gaming from 1991 to 2001, particularly the launch of the first Playstation and the popularity of fighting games...More »

  • poster for MEC Award Collection 2012-2018

    MEC Award Collection 2012-2018

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    • Media: Video and Film - Animation - Media Arts - Art Competition
    • 2018-09-08 - 2018-09-28

    The MEC (Media Explorer Challenge) Award for young video artists was founded in 2012 to discover and support those taking up the challenge and discovering new ground in the video arts. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for What Do Animals See? Bio-Logging 2018

    What Do Animals See? Bio-Logging 2018

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    • Media: Video and Film - Workshops - Talks
    • 2018-04-17 - 2018-09-02

    Bio-logging is a research method in which animal behavior is recorded by the animal itself. By attaching small recorders and video cameras to wild animals, we can see environments such as parts of the...More »

  • poster for Media Explorer Challenge Award 2018 Exhibition

    Media Explorer Challenge Award 2018 Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2018-03-17 - 2018-04-08

    Skip City Sainokuni Visual Plaza has held the Media Explorer Challenge Award or MEC Award since 2012, with its mission to discover and support up and coming talent in visual expression. Once again for...More »

  • poster for Media Explorer Challenge Award 2017

    Media Explorer Challenge Award 2017

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2017-03-18 - 2017-04-09

    An explorer is a person who investigates the new or unfamiliar, an adventurer. Skip City Sainokuni Visual Plaza launched the Media Explorer Challenge (MEC) Award in 2012, creating a public forum for the...More »

  • poster for Let’s Play! Part 2: Game Centers vs. Computer Games

    Let’s Play! Part 2: Game Centers vs. Computer Games

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2016-09-10 - 2017-03-12

    The second exhibition in a three-part series about video games introduces major household games that emerged between 1983 and 1990. Highlights such as the shooting game Xevious and the industry-changing...More »

  • poster for Skip City International Digital Cinema Film Festival 2016

    Skip City International Digital Cinema Film Festival 2016

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    • Media: Prints - Video and Film
    • 2016-07-16 - 2016-07-24

    Passing the baton to the next generation of young film creators, the Skip City International Digital Cinema Film Festival focuses on digital cinema as the standard of 21st century film. Started in 2004,...More »

  • poster for Media Explorer Challenge Award 2016

    Media Explorer Challenge Award 2016

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2016-03-05 - 2016-03-27

    The MEC Media Explorer Challenge Award was first established in 2012 with the aim of uncovering the next generation of media art creators and offering active support towards the next steps in their career....More »

  • poster for Let’s Play! Part 1: The Dawn of Digital Gaming

    Let’s Play! Part 1: The Dawn of Digital Gaming

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    • Media: Product
    • 2015-10-03 - 2016-02-28

    This first show in a three-part series about video games presents machines and consoles from the late-1950s through 1982, the dawn of digital games. Explanations of the game imaging technology accompany...More »

  • poster for Skip City - Moving Image Adventurers

    Skip City - Moving Image Adventurers

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-09-05 - 2015-09-27

    Since its establishment in 2003, Skip City has dedicated much of its work towards the support of young talent in the moving image field and this exhibition celebrates the success of this initiative to...More »

  • poster for Media Explorer Challenge Award 2015

    Media Explorer Challenge Award 2015

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-03-07 - 2015-03-29

    The Media Explorer Challenge Award was created to discover new talent in the field of video art and support the creation of these works. Artists pursuing new possibilities in video can be called media...More »

  • poster for What Do Animals See? Eye-View Videos and Bio-logging

    What Do Animals See? Eye-View Videos and Bio-logging

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2015-01-08 - 2015-03-01

    Utilizing a tiny eye-view video camera, we now have the ability to view the world from the perspective of animals. Biologist Yuki Watanabe studies animal life through bio-logging, the technique of attaching...More »

  • poster for Railway × Visual

    Railway × Visual

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2014-09-06 - 2014-12-28

    This exhibition crosses railways and video art with works featuring rushing steam engines, scenery that comes alive on train routes, and more. There is also railroad equipment children can operate themselves,...More »

  • poster for Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2014

    Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2014

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    • Media: Video and Film - Performance Art
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-07-27

    Calling for submissions from across the world, the Skip City D Cinema Festival places a spotlight on the power of digital video and its new possibilities, aiming to uncover rising creative talent and connecting...More »

  • poster for “Keroro Comes to Skip City!”

    “Keroro Comes to Skip City!”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-04-12 - 2014-08-31

    Keroro Gunso(Sgt. Frog) takes over Skip City with an exhibition in which you can look, touch and play, celebrating the success of the Keroro Gunso manga series which has been running since 1994 and the...More »

  • poster for off-Nibroll “There Was Once a Tall Tower”

    off-Nibroll “There Was Once a Tall Tower”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Performance Art
    • 2013-12-14 - 2014-04-06

    In their unique fusion of moving image and dance internationally renowned art unit off-Nibroll (Keisuke Takahashi / Mikuni Yanaihara) present a project which through memory and imagination recalls the...More »

  • poster for UTACOM Ultra Visual Festival 2013

    UTACOM Ultra Visual Festival 2013

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Performance Art
    • 2013-09-07 - 2013-12-08

    A new collaboration emerges from the co-directors of Hatsune Miku’s “Tell Your World” music video which attracted over 7 million views online. Fantasista Utamaro and Takcom (Takafumi Tsuchiya)come together...More »

  • poster for Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2013

    Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2013

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-07-12 - 2013-07-21

    Skip City International D-Cinema Festival, now in its 10th year, was one of the first events to focus on movies shot and edited entirely on digital formats. Since its launch, it has introduced the world...More »

  • poster for plaplax “Imaginature - The Memory of Stones”

    plaplax “Imaginature - The Memory of Stones”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2013-06-01 - 2013-09-01

    In this solo exhibition media art unit plaplax use video and media technology to call upon the spirits of stones and the strange creatures which live within them. All of us as children have at one point...More »

  • poster for MEC Award 2013 Exhibition

    MEC Award 2013 Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-04-13 - 2013-05-26

    This exhibition presents works by five artists chosen for the second annual Media Explorer Challenge Award. Started in 2012, the MEC Award fosters and showcases young talent exploring new possibilities...More »

  • poster for "Media/Idol Museum" Exhibition

    "Media/Idol Museum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2012-11-21 - 2013-04-07

    Japanese "idol culture" is said to have emerged in the 1970s. Since then, this unique phenomenon has evolved with a close relationship to the culture of the time. This exhibition examines contemporary...More »

  • poster for Tochka + Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi "Drawing Light"

    Tochka + Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi "Drawing Light"

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    • Media: Media Arts - Talks
    • 2012-07-28 - 2012-11-16

    Light continues to be a theme of video work even as times change and technology evolves. This exhibition introduces two sets of video artists (TOCHKA and Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi) and the light they...More »

  • poster for "Skip City International D-Cinema Festival"

    "Skip City International D-Cinema Festival"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2012-07-14 - 2012-07-22

    Established in 2004 and held annually, the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival focuses on works shot and produced on digital media without the use of conventional film. All works are screened using...More »

  • poster for Koji Yamamura "Muybridge's Strings: Yamamura Animation & NFB"

    Koji Yamamura "Muybridge's Strings: Yamamura Animation & NFB"

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    • Media: Graphics - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2012-06-02 - 2012-07-22

    Organized in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada, this exhibition showcases Yamamura's newest works from his series "Muybridge's Strings", a screening of 8 of his representative works,...More »

  • poster for MEC Award 2012 Exhibition

    MEC Award 2012 Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2012-04-14 - 2012-05-27

    Award-winning works in the open call Media Explorer category that explore new possibilities for the moving image.More »

  • poster for "Visual Circus" Exhibition

    "Visual Circus" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2011-12-17 - 2012-04-08

    Introduces the work of artists and groups that merge video footage with performance, two media forms that at first glance may not seem to work together harmoniously. Featured artists include off-Nibroll,...More »

  • poster for "Moving Tableau" Exhibition

    "Moving Tableau" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Video and Film
    • 2011-09-10 - 2011-12-11

    Drawing pictures is something humanity has done for tens of thousands of years, and is one of the oldest means of expression. From the simple methodology of drawing lines and adding color, came the development...More »

  • poster for Kazuhiko Hachiya "It Might Be Magic"

    Kazuhiko Hachiya "It Might Be Magic"

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2011-06-02 - 2011-09-04

    On display are three interactive installations by Kazuhiko Hachiya: "Fairy Finder", "Seeing is Believing", and "Vision Hearing Exchange Machine". See website for details on related events.More »

  • poster for "Skip City International Digital Cinema Film Festival 2009"

    "Skip City International Digital Cinema Film Festival 2009"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2009-07-10 - 2009-07-20

    SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2009, will be taking place from Friday July 10th to Monday July 20th, 2009. Feature and Short length films that have been shot and edited digitally, which can...More »

  • poster for "Imaginative Shadows" Exhibition

    "Imaginative Shadows" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2009-04-11 - 2009-07-20

    "Imaginative Shadows" presents a wide array of "shadow" fantasies created by contemporary artists. Before street lights were invented, the moon, stars and fire were the sources of light, shining brighter...More »

  • poster for "The World of Ultraman" Exhibition

    "The World of Ultraman" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2008-12-20 - 2009-04-05

    "Ultraman" has won over fans of all generations for more than 40 years since it was first broadcast on TV in 1966. With its dashing action and exquisite miniature work, vivid colors and novel monsters,...More »

  • poster for "Miss Potter" Screening

    "Miss Potter" Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-08-23 - 2008-08-23

    2007/US, UK/93'/with subtitles Directed by Chris Noonan with Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor Early 20th century England, where the conservative atmosphere of the Victorian era still lingers. At a time...More »

  • "Hahabe" Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-08-09 - 2008-08-10

    2008/Japan/132'/regular version + barrier-free version Director and screenwriter: Yoji Yamada with Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsugoro Bando, and others August 9th (Sat) 10:30 (barrier-free version), 14:00...More »

  • "D-Contents Market" Presentation

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-07-25 - 2008-07-25

    At this event entitled "D-Contents Market", 8 up-and-coming film directors will aim to achieve a match between filmmakers and industry professionals as well as to realize feature film production, as giving...More »

  • "Skip City × United Cinema Cinema Plot Competition 2008 Forum -Sai-no-Kuni 100,000 Moviegoers Film Project"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-07-24 - 2008-07-24

    Skip City Sai-no-Kuni Visual Plaza has 18 rental office spaces with the goal of producing top creators, providing various types of support with new creators to start their business. United Cinema is a...More »

  • "The 5th Anniversary Special Event Creator's Meeting: The First Step for Young Creators"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-07-23 - 2008-07-23

    Celebrating the theatrical screenings of their feature films this year, two up-and-coming directors Masaya Kakei and Izuru Kumasaka, whose short films were nominated at Skip City International D-Cinema...More »

  • poster for Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2008

    Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2008

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-07-19 - 2008-07-27

    Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2008 is a unique film festival which focuses on the screenings of digitally shot and produced films. In its competition category, selected 12 full-length films...More »

  • poster for Linda Hattendorf "The Cats of Mirikitani"

    Linda Hattendorf "The Cats of Mirikitani"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-04-20 - 2008-04-20

    The Cats of Mirikitani (2006/ U.S.A/Digital Projection/English with Japanese subtitles) Director: Linda Hattendorf Documentary about artist Jimmy Mirikitani who lives in America.More »

  • poster for "Dance with Colors! Chromatic World on the Move" Exhibition

    "Dance with Colors! Chromatic World on the Move" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Product - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-04-12 - 2008-08-31

    The world of colors is entering a new era. Thanks to the development of computers, LED and display technologies, we can now freely choose colors from an infinite selection with a single switch. Colors...More »

  • poster for "Special One Coin Screening"

    "Special One Coin Screening"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-02-03 - 2008-02-03

    In celebration of its 5th anniversary, Skip City will host a one day, "one coin" film screening, which is 500 yen for adults and 100 yen for children. The film "Gegege no Kitaro" will be shown at 10:30,...More »

  • poster for "1940 and the film 'Kaabee'" Ehibition

    "1940 and the film 'Kaabee'" Ehibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2007-12-07 - 2008-02-24

    The film "Kaabee," to be released January 26th, 2008, is set in Kawaguchi in 1940. The film stars Sayuri Yoshinaga, who previously appeared in "A Town of Cupolas," also set in Kawaguchi, in 1962. This...More »

  • poster for "Director Mikio Naruse and Showa Actor Greats"

    "Director Mikio Naruse and Showa Actor Greats"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-11-22 - 2007-11-25

    Director Mikio Naruse is one of Japan's greatest filmmakers. Don’t miss the chance to watch four of his excellent works focusing on women's lives on the big screen! Films are shown in the original Japanese...More »

  • 2006(10th)Japanese Media Arts Festival in SKIP CITY

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2007-10-20 - 2007-11-25

    Japanese Media Arts Festival showcases selected works from its ten-year history. You can watch more than 30 short moving picture art works which show Japanese original cutting-edge visual images. All works...More »

  • poster for Stop-Frame Animation Workshop

    Stop-Frame Animation Workshop

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-10-20 - 2007-10-27

    This is a class for kids on stop-frame animation, held on three consecutive Saturdays. Classes are held in Japanese.More »

  • poster for "Media Explorer 2007" Exhibition

    "Media Explorer 2007" Exhibition

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    • Media: Media Arts - Talks
    • 2007-07-13 - 2007-10-14

    In the last 10 years, many universities, graduate schools and specialist schools have been established to provide high level training for the next generation in the fields of media and expressions. This...More »

  • poster for "Brain Lab" Exhibition

    "Brain Lab" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-01-19 - 2007-05-13

    The brain has to undergo surprisingly complex processes to allow you to "see and understand" each time you open your eyes. The human ability to see reaches far back into the history of our evolution, and...More »

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