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[exhibition review]


Possibilities for Dialogue

The 1999 ICC Biennale

Eishi Katsura

EDUARDO KAC, Uirapuru, 1999, helium blimp with camera and transmitter, blimp motion control unit, sensor/ computer interface, sound-emitting units, touchscreen kiosks, computer peripherals.

I am often put on my guard by the term 'media art'. This is partly because of institutional problems I have become aware of through my involvement with the NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] in Tokyo, but also because many media artists take an element or effect of new technology and present it superficially as a work of…

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