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Daito Manabe

Daito Manabe (born 1976, lives and works in Tokyo) is an artist, programmer and D.J. In 2006, he launched Rhizomatiks, a company specializing in web, interactive and graphic design as well as architecture. Since 2015, he has been working with Motoi Ishibashi on Rhizomatiks Research, spearheading research and development projects. In collaboration with artists from various disciplines, he also works on projects that privilege interactive design. In 2008, he presented Electric stimulus to face-test in over 30 cities all over the world. In 2011, Particles, which he created in collaboration with Ishibashi, received an Award of Distinction in the interactive art category of the Prix Ars Electronica. He also received an honorary mention for Perfume Global Site at Ars Electronica in 2013, and for Sound of Honda / Ayrton Senna 1989 in 2014. He has been the recipient of four awards at the Japan Media Arts Festival. Since 2011, he has collaborated with the dance company ELEVENPLAY for whom he designs works that make use of various technologies-computer vision, drones, robotic arms-giving birth to new forms of physical expression.

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Daito Manabe - Transphère - Fertile Landscapes
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris
The catalogue of Daito Manabe & Motoi Ishibashi's first exhibition in France. On this occasion they created an installation using LED lights and smartphones—a new work combining the real and the virtual, the seen and the unseen. This volume also gives an overall comprehension of Manabe and Ishibashi's practice: together they merge art and technology in projects that are at the cutting edge of innovation.

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