Participative Media

Artists experience the pleasure of creation as well as the agony of brainstorming, conceptualizing, realizing and constructing an artwork. I explored how new forms of artwork enable audiences to experience similar feelings of artists. No more than several decades ago, artist and audience were strictly separated. In the past, when artists made art, audiences could see those artworks in galleries, gardens or open spaces in cities. Even in the case of recent interactive art forms, the audiences can just react and enjoy the result of artworks. In order to provide the pleasure of creating artwork, an artist only makes a frame or instructions of how to participate in the projects, and then anonymous people who are interested in can actively get involved in its creation and share the artists’ feelings which were exclusively possessed by them.

  Lights in Darkness

Pictures of twinkling LEDs in dark room of participants. Encouraging participants experience the stars in their room as well as to arouse a sustainability issue of standby power, also called phantom load, or leaking electricity.

  Fountain 2006

A response project to the masterpiece "Fountain" by Marcel Duchamp. Collected videos of urinating taken by their own digital devices and provided extraordinary experience in odrdinary behavior.

  Find the Spot

Communicating only by colors without spoken and written languages, "Find The Spot" is the locative media project which explores how people percept and express colors.


After posted on my blog a picture of sign showing the distance to a toilet in a subway station, visitors of blog spontaneously sent me similar pictures. Too long (430m) or too short (2m) distance is very ridiculous.

  Cracked Glass

Inspired by the “Quantum Cloud” series by British sculptor Antony Gormley, I made two simple rules to let random audience drew their own pieces within this framework.


A 40x40 grid on entrance of my homepage. Visitors had to click one of the squares, and then the color of the square would change. The traces of visitors would make an abstract picture.