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SCARTS×SIAF Lab Exhibition for Winter 2022
City, Nature, Data, and Forms

SCARTS×SIAF Lab Exhibition for Winter 2022
City, Nature, Data, and Forms


The Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center SCARTS and SIAF Lab have been constantly working on a project to discover new winter attractions and creativity by re-examining the cold climate of the snowy city of Sapporo, and urban functions unique to the northern regions, such as snow clearance, from the perspectives of information technology and art. In the three years since 2018, we have focused on collecting environmental data related to the removal of snow, and have explored ways to utilize this information as well as the possibilities for the creation of art based on gathered data.

Our project, which is based on the idea of R&D (research and development), where we engage in hands-on investigation of the unknown and try to create something that has not previously existed, is an attempt to explore Sapporo’s unique creativity beyond the boundaries of individual specialized fields. It can be positioned as an art project itself.

In this exhibition, the fourth of its kind, we will feature an ultra-wide print, which consists of approximately 70,000 fixed-point, time-lapse photographs of snow dumping sites collected during the winter of 2020. These prints will be arranged in a way that corresponds with the earth’s orbital path that generates the seasonal cycle. It will also feature our experiment visualizing the locational information provided by the onboard GPS systems of more than 500 snowplows, and an installation that superimposes data related to the city and natural environment of Sapporo, from weather satellite observations, to data on the flow of people in the Sapporo underground passage. Through these experimental prototypes, we will explore the state of Sapporo’s city and environment, art works of various forms using data as a material, and the new relationships and existence they create.

Special website: https://siaflab.jp/wex2022/en/

Date and time
February 5 (Sat.) - 20(Sun.), 2022
10:00 - 19:00
– Excluding February 9 (Wed.)
Venue
Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center SCARTS SCARTS Court SCARTS Mall A SCARTS Mall B 
Related event
*Advance reservations are not required. Free of charge.

◎ Gallery Tour
5 (Sat.): 15:00 – 16:00
– Participants should gather in front of the SCARTS COURT before the tour.

◎ TALK EVENT: City, Nature, and R&D
13 (Sun.)
Venue: SCARTS MALL A/B

Session 1: Winter in Sapporo and New Expressions
14:00 – 15:30

Session 2: “S.I.D.E” Project
16:00 – 17:30

– Streaming on YouTube is scheduled.
Organizer
Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center SCARTS (Sapporo Cultural Arts Foundation), Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee, City of Sapporo
Plan and Development: SCARTS x SIAF Lab
Cooperation: Snow Management Office, Sapporo Municipal Library and Information Center
Support: The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2021
Preventing the spread of infection
As part of our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. there may be changes to details such as exhibition hours and admission methods. Please confirm the latest information before visiting. We request that all visitors wear a facemask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Price
Admission free
Contact for inquiries
Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center SCARTS TEL: 011-271-1955
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