Japan Media Arts Festival  

Art Division

Jury Selections


Media installation

SHIMIZU Jio [Japan]

© Jio Shimizu Courtesy of MISA SHIN GALLERY Photo: Kensuke Hashimoto


In this work, which monitors Twitter in real time on a global scale, luminescent panels emit light the instant that two key words that have been programmed are tweeted. The big data that expresses the movement of thoughts appear as flickering lights. The size and structure of the light-guiding panel imitate the triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Renaissance painter Hieronymus BOSCH, who lived in northern Europe. 

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