Various Artists Challenge to New Realms of Expression.
Many experimental VR works have been created at NEWVIEW and the design of new creative expressions and experiences in 3D space has been updated. In 2020, the NEWVIEW AWARDS 2020 call for entries for AR works, and NEWVIEW also created various inspirational AR works in collaboration of 8 artists: Saigo no Shudan feat. EVISBEATS, three feat. Psychic VR Lab, Ryo Takegawa from xorium, Teom Chen from OSVI, TOKIMEKI TRANSPORT, Asako Fujikura, 萌妹子-.menmeiz- × Jennykaori ,and Ono Natsuki feat. maco marets (with Discont). All of them have kept the same approach to their own work and made challenges in AR as the new field of expression. You need STYLY Mobile (APP) to Ultra-Experience the work. Click here to learn how to experience it. (2020.09.03 update)
ARTISTS & WORKS
Welcome to the bathroom from another dimensional world.
Men and women of all ages, welcome to the bath house. This bath house is blessed by the God of mountains, and open for free to anybody.
Various creatures from this side world and another gather here to take bath cure. Come sneak and peek in, enjoy your bath.
- Saigo no Shudan
A Figure that goes back and forth between the virtual and the real.
Applying tangible objects works into AR expression enebled to display the artworks in the virtual space.
It has great significance for the work utilizing the figures, and also realises what used to be physically impossible in the real world.
This artwork will let you experience unique and various AR expressions.
※This work includes two versions: the "Home version", which can be viewed anywhere, and the "PARCO Exhibition version", which will be displayed at PARCO in Shibuya.
「6.0kg AR（PARCO Exhibition ver）」
Period：2020.08.03 — End date undecided
※There is a possibility that some of the works may be taken down without notice due to other events taking place.
Venue：渋谷PARCO 5F「SHIBUYA XR SHOWCASE」
( 5F East Atrium on escalator side) SHIBUYA XR SHOWCASE
This work is aimed to visualize in augmented reality "Yaoyorozunokami"(millions of god), the various gods in whom Japanese people has believed since ancient times.
Particulary spirits "Chi" has been believed to dwell in natural objects, both animate and inanimate objects., and the appearance of their mighty power is called "Chihayaburu".
In this work, I put the QR code on the wall and the ground, which are the major elements that compose of the space, to express spirits flowing around from the objects and released from them with music.
- Ryo Takegawa from xorium
Product Designer/Artist https://xorium.jp
A moving theater Truck loaded with Taiwanese Opera Theater carries the degeneration and chaos of the traditional values.
The phrase "禮崩樂壞" is an ancient Chinese idiom that translates to "the collapse of tradition and the destruction of music". It suggests that in the chaotic situation of modern society, people no longer give importance to traditional values.
This AR work is about people's adaptability to rapidly changing values. Using the form of the traditional Taiwanese Opera, this work is about the idea when the traditional values collapse as a natural phenomenon, how can we human try to adapt this in an absurd, unbalanced and kind of chaotic way. The virtual opera truck stands around 40-50cm height. When viewers try to watch the opera, they got to bend over while they follow the moving truck.
- Teom Chen from OSVI
New Media Artist https://vimeo.com/teomchen https://www.instagram.com/teomchen
Augmented Reality as a continuation of the transportation act
We are proudly announce to conduct Tokimeki(heart-pounding) Transport rookie training. Since our establishment at the end of the Edo period, we, Tokimeki Transport, have been proposing to society our feeling of distance and time as “a transport company that transforms the gap as its into the Tokimeki.” This year’s Tokimeki Transport rookie training program will take place in Ueno, where our company was founded. The content of the training went back to the original point of our origin, “Box Carrying”. You are going to take a box at the “Inuzuka Shoten” fish store in Ameyoko, which has been around since the black market days, and walk around town reading the slip and deliver the box to it’s warehouse “Inuzuka Building”, not far from there. Please read the QR code in the box once it has been successfully delivered. Voices and memories of the city will appear in a room of the old building. If you find something exciting there, it will become an important core of your work in the future.
You can experience this AR work only during the exhibition period. Please check the following URL for the dates and details of our rookie training. https://note.com/tokimeki_unso/n/nc332c1afadb6
- TOKIMEKI TRANSPORT
An object appeared in a vacant land, what is happening behind the ground.
There is a vacant land in town. Land for sale, land to be built on, land that is just vacant all the time and has only bare foundations and weeds. You have a ticket to call an individual to occupy the space on the land you like. Stand in the middle of the vacant land and bring out the AR individual. A vacant land, may or may not have an explicitly declared "vacant" period of time, is the existance buried in the city for those who do not own it and make it a destination. In the mere empty spaces between solid buildings, there are layers that we do not usually perceive and things may be happening. Contacting the expanse of space, free from human-centered time and spatial perception. Humans live in a city that is finely divided. Buildings and vacant lands also have their owners, the human body is inaccessible, but the virtual space does not yet belong to anyone.
- Asako Fujikura
TOKYO GIRLs from the 80s to the 00s come to the AR world!
The project "menmeiz", which creates kawaii beyond generations and countries, and the illustrator JennyKaori, who draws girls' inner strength in a fashionable way, have collaborated to create the Tokyo Girls of the 80s and 00s in the AR world.
Girls from each era dressed in unique fashions such as Lolita, Gal and ”Crow tribe” appear in your room.
You can also learn about the history and literature of fashion and culture!
Please take a look at the depth of the world of "kawaii".
kawaii go beyond project http://instagram.com/menmeiz/
The era of the CD album has moved away, and music is now easily available for online streaming.
It has become more convenient, but in the days when CD albums were the main source of music, it was possible to physically touch and understand the artist's own sensibilities.
In this work, based on maco marets 3rd album "Circles", a new space was created by superimposing the "Laundromat", the worldview of the album, on the real world using AR technology.
This work was created by hearing the maco marets' own favorite color scheme and specifications.
I believe that AR technology can shorten the sense of distance between you and the artist by making you feel closer to the world of the album.
I would like to propose this work as a new approach to CD album promotion.
Ono Natsuki / USB human
Her VR work “ne.mui” won both the Silver and PARCO prize at the NEWIVIEW AWARDS 2019. Exhibition of the AR works will be held at SICF21 in September.
website : http://ononatsuki.net
maco marets / Rapper
Debuted in 2016 with solo album “Orang.Pendek”. His latest works, Waterslide III, will be released at the end of August.
Discont / XR Artist
Discont won the NEWVIEW AWARDS 2018 PARCO prize. In 2019, he will exhibit his AR work “World’s end supernova” in the renewal Shibuya PARCO. Also he is the current leader of the NEWVIEW CYPHER project.
STYLY Mobile is a smartphone application that allows you to experience AR scenes delivered to STYLY by loading markers called “STYLY markers” in STYLY Mobile. In the future, users will be able to experience VR scenes delivered to STYLY on STYLY Mobile.
STYLY is a VR/AR/MR creative platform of space expressions for artists, allowing them to create conceptual shop spaces, installations, galleries and other spaces that express the artist’s imagination in unlimited ways. It is also possible to share experiences that have never been possible in reality to the world of the Internet through this space.
You can create xR space using only a web browser, and it is compatible with Mac and Windows, and it can be used on any PC even on non-VR-compatible PCs. In addition, since it is linked with 3D software such as MAYA and Blender, as well as services such as Youtube and SoundCloud, it is possible to import various materials and utilize them for space creation without complicated operations.
The NEWVIEW AWARDS 2020 aims to discover and present the next generation of creators who will pursue new expressions, cultures and lifestyles and lead “ULTRA EXPERIENCE” in the near future, when all creators will have access to three-dimensional spatial expressions.
We had 219 entries from 7 countries in 2018 and 254 entries from 8 countries in 2019. This year’s as third edition of the awards will include AR content in addition to VR, and call for entries from domestic and international creators working in a variety of fields.
Application Period：August 3, 2020 (Monday), 12:00PM (noon)-November 2, 2020 (Monday), 12:00PM (noon)(Japan time).
Initial screening results announcement(About 25 finalists will be selected)：Mid-November, 2020
Finalist works exhibition・Award ceremony：Scheduled for December 2020
Final Result Announcement：Scheduled for December 2020