April 2015

Roppongi Art Night 2015

Roppongi Art Night 2015



Seiichi Saito named media director of Roppongi Art Night 2015.

Rhizomatiks Architecture created two interactive art truck installations – “Akebono” featuring colossal disco balls and “Hal” equipped with 800 lantern LEDs – controlled by participants.

“Akebono” stopped off at three locations – Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown, and The National Art Center – with live performances by Hifana and a cast of other prominent artists. “Hal” showcased interaction technology, collecting messages sent from participant’s smart phones and mixing with Roppongi’s public data before visualizing the result on a lantern LED array display.

Furthermore, at the iconic Roppongi Crossing, the “heart and soul” of Roppongi was visualized in the “ROPPONGI DATA OF MIND” project. In the Tokyo of five years or even decades from now, what methods will exist to use art as a medium to express the composition of this city? This experimental project combined city, art, and technology to call into question what Tokyo might become in the future.


Roppongi Art Night 2015

  • Artistic Direction: Katsuhiko Hino
  • Media Art Director: Seiichi Saito(Rhizomatiks)

  • Date: April 25th 2015 (Sat.) 10:00 through April 26th, 2015 (Sun.) 18:00

  • Venue: Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Midtown, Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, The National Art Center, Roppongi Shopping Street, additional participating facilities and public spaces in Roppongi Ward.
  • Sponsors: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Roppongi Art Night Planning Committee [The National Art Center, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Mori Art Museum, Mori Building, Roppongi Shopping Street Association (Japanese alphabetical order)]