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Avatars of Virtual Worlds

Japanese Interactive Artists

Machiko Kusahara

KAZUHIKO HACHIYA, InterDisCommunication Machine, 1993-, interactive multimedia installation, dimensions variable.

In the field of contemporary art interactive art is considered a particularly international phenomenon. The artists whose works engage audiences in emotional, intellectual and physical interactions or ‘dialogues’ often seem very cosmopolitan, travelling and working in Japan, Europe and the United States. Information about their work is spread internationally by word-of-mouth or via the Internet. Such artists have become well-known figures, at least in media and techno circles. The established art world seems to…

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