Works receiving accolades from the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival is currently on exhibit in the Roppongi area of Tokyo. At the National Art Center, Tokyo, the main venue, the compositions of the prize-winners of the art, entertainment, animation and manga divisions are on display.

The installation titled “Sensing streams - invisible, inaudible,” the work of the collaboration between media artist Daito Manabe and famed musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, collected the Excellence Award for the art division. The piece, a visual representation of different spectrums of electromagnetic waves using a massive self-luminous, high-definition screen, and large speakers, was originally created for the Sapporo International Art Festival 2014.

The artwork has been updated for the exhibit in Tokyo, allowing visitors to test spectrums of electromagnetic waves existing in the Tokyo area. At times, the screen demonstrates a whirl of colors and at others, emits deep sounds as part of the process of converting electromagnetic waves into perceptible information. It provides a visual insight about our digitalized society and the role of smart devices.

More information on the awarded pieces is available on the official website:

【Exhibit Information】
18th Japan Media Arts Festival "Exhibition of Award-Winning Works"
Main venue: National Art Center, Tokyo
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open until Feb 15
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm (open until 8 pm on Fridays)
Closed: Feb 10
Free admission