"Silent Dialogue: Invisible Communication" Exhibition

NTT ICC Inter Communication Center

poster for "Silent Dialogue: Invisible Communication" Exhibition

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Nature and the environment that surrounds us are in constant change. To turn our attention to the behavior of other living things as the environment changes is to realize the effects on ourselves, living in that same environment, and that we are all linked in a single ecosystem. In other words, we are constantly receiving messages from the very environment we inhabit.

Plants and animals form closed systems that interact with the natural environment to acquire information and maintain the equilibrium of their internal environments through homeostasis. By examining the natural environment from the point of view of the plants and animals that inhabit it, we can pinpoint the environmental data they gather with the various sensors they possess. The world seen in this way may be totally different from the one we human beings perceive. By investigating how plants, animals, or insects communicate with each other, by exploring their ecologies and their behavior towards each other, we discover new perspectives on how human beings can relate to them as well.

This exhibition, then, focuses on this "invisible communication." The works presented explore our relationships with the natural environment through making it visible or audible, based on biological information, thanks to uses of biosensors. The exhibition also uses computer simulations of the natural environment in an effort to explore new conceptions of the environment these technologies reveal.

This exhibition is about questions, about making us explore. What questions does it pose? What do we sense from it? What do we know? What can we learn?

Related Events:
-Artists' Talk
Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau
Date: November 23rd (Fri.) 14:00-
Venue: ICC 4F special stage
Capacity: 250 persons (first-come basis)
Admission: free (Ticket is required to see the exhibition.)
With simultaneous interpretation

-Special lecture & talk
David Dunn with Mamoru Fujieda and Toshie Kakinuma
Date: November 24th (Sat.) 14:00-
Venue: ICC 4F special stage
Capacity: 250 persons (first-come basis)
Admission: free (Ticket is required to see the exhibition.)
With simultaneous interpretation

-Artist's Talk
Micheal Prime Concert
Michael Prime + Akio Suzuki
Date: November 25th (Sun.) 14:00-
Venue: ICC 4F special stage
Capacity: 250 persons (first-come basis)
Admission: free (Ticket is required to see the exhibition.)
With simultaneous interpretation

-Guided Tour
Date: December 1 (Sat.), 2007, January 12 (Sat.), 2008, February 9 (Sat.), 2008 14:00-15:00
Capacity: 20 persons (first-apply basis) Japanese only
Admission: free (Ticket is required to see the exhibition)

-Artists' Talk Masaki Fujihata + Yuji Dogane
Guest : Seiko Ito
Date: February 16th (Sat.), 2008 14:00-
Venue: ICC 4F special stage
Capacity: 250 persons (first-come basis)
Admission: free (Ticket is required to see the exhibition.)

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Schedule

From 2007-11-23 To 2008-02-17
Closed on Mondays, New Year holidays (December 28- January 4th), Maintenance day (February 10th)

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Gary McLeod tablog review

Silent Dialogue or Silent Cries?

The NTT ICC attempts to use interactive media art in order to give visualization to the voices that we cannot hear.

vicente: (2007-12-07 at 15:12)

Currently at the NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC] in concrete-laden Tokyo is an exhibit devoted to nature’s inter-relationships within the ecosystem we share with plants and animals.

Focusing on the interaction between plants, animals and humans, or this ‘invisible communication’ of nature which our senses might not always perceive, the works in the Silent Dialogue exhibition exhibited make those signals visual and audible through the use of biosensors as well as other algorithm-based software programs. Relying on such simulations, the works on display are a true fusion of science, design and art and provide a glimpse into the secret lives of plants while revealing more about the human effect and affect within the ecosystem we share. Investigating how plants.....

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mari_chiquitita: (2008-01-14 at 22:01)

Ha ha, mushrooms were totally rockn' rollin in Michael Prime's "Ha ha! Your Mushrooms Have Gone?" installation.
Mushrooms have such limited life time. Listening to their "silent dialogue" makes you feel alive because they must live to live.

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