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Seiko Mikami (jp)
Desire of Codes

Interactive installation, 2010

In her project, Seiko Mikami addresses the relationship between human and machine agents. A matrix of sensors, small lights and surveillance cameras spans the space and follows the movements of visitors. Each movement sets off a response from a whole swarm of small surveillance units, using their lights to point at the body of the visitor. An uneasy dialogue on the ambivalent trust in surveillance systems evolves.

Seiko Mikami is supported by Japan Foundation.

About the artist

Seiko Mikami is an artist living and working in Tokyo. She has been showing large-scale installations themed on information society and the human body since the 1980s. Since the nineties most of her works have been interactive media art installations incorporating human perception, such as the eye tracking project Molecular Informatics at Canon ARTLAB, the acoustic sense and inner body sound project in ICC's permanent collection, and gravicells, on the theme of the gravity, ‘the sixth sense’, at YCAM. Her works have been exhibited at many galleries in Europe and the USA, including the Miro Museum in Spain, Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes, and Kulturhuset in Sweden. She has also exhibited work in media art festivals around the world – DEAF in Rotterdam, transmediale in Berlin, the SHARE FESTIVAL, Italy, Ars Electronica Linz, MoisMulti, Quebec, the Digital Culture Festival, UK, and many others. Mikami is currently Professor of Media Art at Tama Art University.

30 July–5 September 2010

Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity
Floor U3
44137 Dortmund

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