Concept and Programming: Masaki Fujihata Sound: Kiyoshi Furukawa
Additional programming: Volker Kuchelmeister
Masaki Fujihata, born in Tokyo in 1956, lives and works in Tokyo. He studied at the Tokyo University of Arts, and in 1990 became Associate Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University, Kanagawa. His works have won several prizes, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz. In 1998 Fujihata is working as artist-in-residence at the ZKM-Institute for Visual Media. Fujihata's work is concerned with investigating virtual systems and examines concepts of information storage and communication. His interactive installation Beyond Pages is one of the highlights in the collection of the ZKM-Media Museum.
Detailed images of sections of human skin form the surface of a ball which the viewer can rotate at will by manipulating the mouse. The abstract yet physical/sensorial impression roused by the ball disturbingly raises the question of what, exactly, one is touching - mouse or image? Image or flesh?