TOMOKO MUKAI | raumraum

 

Works | Biography[Japanese][English]

Spatial Projection|Moment Design|Intercultural Design and Art Education
Language:  Japanese, German, English


Tomoko Mukai engages with cultural and spatial projection through computer-generated optical landscapes. Her approach aims to provide intuitive experiences focusing on complex relationships between information, memory and bodily perception shared in social life. She has presented them at various kinds of sites as cultural and historical hubs in local communities, namely architectures as cultural heritage, a church, temples, shrines, former school, river and cultural institutions. For community projects, she works on the utilization of cultural heritage and art resources. She proposes exhibition design and organizes workshops for children from aspects of museum informatics in cooperation with museums and libraries. She emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration with other different fields of professions. In such collaborations, she fosters to stride across the boundary of platforms for expressions between different genres. She also explores bodily perceptions and mental states by using spatial projection in collaboration with professions for the field of wellness.

She engages in design and art education at many domestic and foreign Universities (See “Teaching Experience” below). She struggles with the project-based practical and theoretical teaching from aspects of creation, curation and museum informatics. She contributed to the development of international exchange workshops and projects in cooperation with foreign universities.

Educational Background

12.1996     Master of Audio-Visual Media, The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM), Germany
03.1991     Bachelor of Arts, the Department of Scenography, Display and Fashion Design at Musashino Art University (MAU), Tokyo, Japan

Grant of Arts internship and Scholarship

06/2000 – 03/2001     Grant of Arts Internship of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, at the Department of Intermedia Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
10/1993 – 09/1995     Scholarship of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

Academic and Research Positions

04/2008 – 05/2018     Associate professor, Department of Design, College of Art, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan,
04/2017 – 10/2017     Visiting researcher at the International School of Design (KISD), Faculty of Culture and Society, University of Technology, Arts, Sciences (TH), Cologne, Germany (Lectures at KISD of TH Cologne, UdK Berlin, PBSA of HSD Düsseldorf in Germany, HU Utrecht, Netherlands, KADK Copenhagen, Denmark)
10/2009     Exchange program for university professors, Lectureship, Communication University of China, Beijing and Nanjing Campus, China
04/2005 – 03/2008     Assistant professor, Communication Design Course, Department of Design, College of Art, Nihon University, Japan, Tokyo, Japan 04/2001 – 03/2007 Part-time lectureship, Department of Information Design at the Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
04/2004 – 03/2005     Assistant curator and research associate, Art Information Section, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
04/2001 – 03/2004     Curatorial associate, Art Information Section, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
10/2001 – 03/2002     Part-time lectureship, Culture as Representation, Department of Language and Culture, Undergraduate Faculty, Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan,
04/2001 – 03/2002     Part-time lectureship, Department of Media Arts, the College of Art and Design, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan
04/2000 – 03/2002     Part-time lectureship, Course of Media Zokei Major, Department of Design,  Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan

Works

2018     Public projection “open paths”|Project “Yanaka: liberated street – Kashiwa-Yu Dori”, “UENOYES BALLOON DAYS #2”, Yanaka, Tokyo
2018     Spatial projection “Distances”|Recital Hall, Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo
2017     Exhibition design for “Four Seasons Landscape Scroll by Sesshu Toyo (national treasure)”|Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2017     Public projection “para || axis”|St. Gertrud, Cologne, Germany
2017    Spatial projection “Deep into the Resonant Forest”| “Exhibiting Music – The Resonance of Forests”, sonorium, Tokyo
2017    Spatial projection “The Woods of Labyrinth”|“Exhibiting Music – The Resonance of Forests”, sonorium, Tokyo
2017    Spatial projection “In the Dim Light”|“Exhibiting Music – The Resonance of Forests”, sonorium, Tokyo
2016     Exhibition design for “Four Seasons Landscape Scroll by Sesshu Toyo (national treasure)”|Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2015     Exhibition design for “Four Seasons Landscape Scroll by Sesshu Toyo (national treasure)”|Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2015     Spatial projection “The Woods of Labyrinth”|“Exhibiting Music + Live Concert: Juxtaposition / Crossing”, Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Tokyo
2015     Spatial projection “A Silver Note of the Perfumed Moon”|“Exhibiting Music + Live Concert: Juxtaposition / Crossing”, Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Tokyo
2014     Exhibition design for “Four Seasons Landscape Scroll by Sesshu Toyo (national treasure)”|Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2014     Spatial projection “Cyan Blue”|Kameoka Jingu-Shrine, MEDI–ARTz Zushi, Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan
2014     Spatial projection “Pink Gradation” |“Parallel Crossing: Performative Architecture”, College of Art, Nihon University, Tokyo
2014     Spatial projection “Cyan Blue” |“Parallel Crossing: Performative Architecture”, College of Art, Nihon University, Tokyo
2014     Spatial projection “Notation”|“Parallel Crossing: Performative Architecture”, College of Art, Nihon University, Tokyo
2010     Public projection “Into the picture” for “Four Seasons Landscape Scroll by Sesshu Toyo (national treasure)”|Along Ichinosaka River, Yamaguchi, Japan
2009     Exhibition design “Into the picture” for “Four Seasons Landscape Scroll by Sesshu Toyo (national treasure)” |Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2007     Ichinosaka River Landscape Project “Bridging Landscape”| “Heart” Yamaguchi, Japan
2006     Public projection, “Imaginary-scape impressed by children”|Former Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly Building (Important Cultural Properties), Yamaguchi, Japan
2006     Exhibition design for “Four Seasons Landscape Scroll by Sesshu Toyo (national treasure)”|Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2004     Public projection “Only white deep white”|”Suo no Kuni Project”, Hofu Tenmangu Shrine (The oldest Tenmangu in Japan), Suo Kokubunji Temple (completion ceremony of “Large Scale Heisei Era Conservation)”, Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan
2003     Installation “Only white deep white – beyond eyes”| Summer Festival@Former Senkawa Elemental School, Tokyo
2003     Spatial projection, “Particles of a space” |50th Anniversary Memorial Convention, the Japanese Society for the Science of Design (JSSD), Sogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2002     Public projection “Only white deep white – projection for art–Link”|Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo National Museum (Main Building as Important Cultural Properties), Kanei-Ji Temple, Tokyo
1999     “Noch Weiß Schon Weiß – Zwischen Dunkel und Licht” (Only white deep white – between darkness and light) |“Digital Bauhaus: A Vision of Education and Creation for the New Century”, NTT Intercommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
1999     Museum spot “Trommelkasten” (Drum case)|“Digital Bauhaus: A Vision of Education and Creation for the New Century”, NTT Intercommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo
1998     “Noch Weiß Schon Weiß – Vorstellung eines Raumes” (A perceived space)|“milia 98”, Cannes, France
1997-1998     Installation “Noch Weiß Schon Weiß – Über das Auge” (Only white deep white – beyond eyes)|Bonner Kunstverrein, Bonn, Germany
1997     Spatial projection “Noch Weiß Schon Weiß – Zwischen Dunkel und Licht” (Only white deep white – between darkness and light) |Trinitatis Church, Cologne, Germany
1997     Artist presentation “Only white deep white” |The eighth International Symposium on Electronic Art – isea97, Chicago, USA
1996     Exhibition “Only white deep white”|“The 4th Fukui International Youth Media Art Festival”, Fukui, Japan
1996     Video “Only white deep white”|“The 4th Fukui International Youth Media Art Festival”, Fukui, Japan
1995     Museum spot (video) “Trommelkasten” (Drum case)|“Die Klappe, 17 Internationaler TV-Spot- Werbefilm – Wettbewerb und Junior Special”, Cologne, Germany
1995     Installation “Noch Weiß Schon Weiß” (Only white deep white)|Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany
1992     “The International Mobile Electronic Café”|Kassel, Germany, Nagoya and Fukui, Japan

Project Management and Curation

2011, 2013 – 2017     International Design Workshop, planning and interpretation| Department of Design, College of Art, Nihon University and International School of Design (KISD), Faculty of Culture and Society, University of Technology, Arts, Sciences (TH), Cologne, Germany
2014     Intersection Project, project representative|Program for the Promotion of Culture and Art by Utilizing University for the fiscal year 2014, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Nihon University, Tokyo
2013     Intersection Project, project representative, art directior|Program for the Promotion of Culture and Art by Utilizing University for the fiscal year 2014, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
2012     Exhibition “Nichigei Artists meet Zushi”, curation|A&D Gallery, College of Art, Nihon University, Tokyo
2006     Workshops, pre-event for “The Art Exhibition of the 21st. National Cultural Festival in Yamaguchi”, general art direction|Saiko–Tei, creative space “C.S. Red Bricks”, Odono Community Center, The Yamaguchi Furusato Heritage Center and others, Yamaguchi city, Yamaguchi
2005     Lecture series “Representation – Vorstellung”, planning and interpretation | “Deutschland in Japan” (Germany in Japan)”, College of Art, Nihon University, Tokyo
2005     Geidai Collection Exhibition “Constellation of Masterpieces and Art Materials” chief curation|The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2003     Exhibition “KOGEI – A View of a Century of Modern Japanese Crafts”, management and texts for the catalogue|The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2002     Exhibition “ ‘Masterpieces from dem Kunsthistorischen Museum, Vienne’ From the Renaissance to the Barock – Art Treasures of Habsburg”, texts for the catalogue|The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2001     Exhibition “Reading Oil Paintings – From Yuichi Takahashi to Seiki Kuroda – Analyzed Masterworks of the Meiji Era –”, texts for the catalogue |The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2001     Exhibition “Design Spirit of Japan”, management |The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2000     “Identity Art Competition”, management and interpretation | Department of Intermedia Art, Toride, Ibaraki
1997     the stand of Mercedes Benz|Tokyo Motor Show, assistant art direction and interpretation | Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan
1993     Exhibition “Andreas M. Kaufmann” management and interpretation|The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama and Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo

Workshops

2018     Workshop “Streets in Yanaka” |Project “Yanaka: liberated street – Kashiwa-Yu Dori”, “UENOYES BALLOON DAYS #2”, Yanaka, Tokyo
2018     Workshop “In the light of projection: yoga and meditation exercise”|&moment, Tokyo
2017     Workshop “Spatial projection: Designing intercultural places”|KISD, Cologne, Germany
2016     Workshop “Let’s make animation”|College of Art, Nihon University, Saitama, Japan
2013     Projection for the workshop “Zushi map”|Zushi Civic Center, Zushi Media Art Festival 2013, Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan
2013     Workshop “Zushi map”|Zushi Hisagi Elemental School, Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan
2013     Workshop “Zushi map”|Zushi Civic Center, Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan
2010     Workshop “Play the character in the story of scroll picture”|Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2006     Exhibition for the workshop’s series|”the 21st. National Cultural Festival in Yamaguchi”, Former Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly Building (Important Cultural Properties), Yamaguchi, Japan
2006     Workshop “Model de Yamaguchi”|Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2006     Workshop “Let’s print Kawara-Ban Newspaper by eraser !”|Yamaguchi Prefectural Library, The Yamaguchi Furusato Heritage Center, Yamaguchi, Japan
2004     Workshop “Let’s join Suo no Kuni Project !”|Hofu City Regional Exchange Center, Aspirante, Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan

 

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