MAT Talk [ Seiichi Saito × Joanie Lemercier ]
Seiichi Saito × Joanie Lemercier
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Special Collaboration : Digital Choc / Institut français du Japon – Tokyo
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Creative&Technical Director, Rhizomatiks/Media Ambition Tokyo Committee Born in Kanagawa in 1975, Mr. Saito began his career in New York in 2000 after graduating from Columbia University with a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD). Since then, he has been active in creative work at the Arnell Group, and returned to Japan upon being selected for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial event. He produces works in the commercial art field which are three-dimensional and interactive while also being based on the firm grounding in logical thought that he cultivated through architecture. Mr. Saito has won numerous international awards at the 2009-2014. He currently serves as Director of Rhizomatiks Co., Ltd., while also lecturing part-time at the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Science. 2013 D&AD “Digital Design” Jury, 2014 Cannes LIONS “Branded Content and Entertainment” jury. Milan Expo Japan pavilion theatre space director, Media Art Director at Roppongi Art Night 2015.Good Design Award 2015 Jury.
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Joanie Lemercier is a French artist primarily focused on projections of light in space and its influence on our perception. Since 2006 Lemercier has worked with projected light, and he co founded visual label AntiVJ in 2008. His work has been exhibited at the China Museum of Digital Art, (Beijing), Art Basel Miami and Sundance film festival 2013 among other venues.