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Yuki Anai is a Japanese artist working with sound, lighting, sensing technology. He was born in Oita, Japan, 1987. Completed Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University. He was worked at teamLab for seven years, built up art and product team. After graduated he started own company, installed lighting at NIKKO TOSHOGU shrine.

His artworks are inspired from nature's messages. For example, "A Seashore" is represents light fluctuation like a surface of a sea. “In The Rain” is rebuild potential of rain, it works as communication media of us.

He got many prizes of award: "Ah" got a Grand Prize of Asia Digital Award 2012, "ChAir" got Best Award of Smart Illumination Award 2012, teamLab Hanger got a Prize of 14th Japan Media Art Festival(as teamLab), etc.

 

Statement

Nature is simply nature. Even though it just exists, it has meaning. Its interpretation depends on the person. For example, almost all people have memories that are associated with scenes of nature like falling rain, a summer sunrise, rippling waves, etc. When one sees a similar phenomenon, it works as interactive media. In other words, nature has a message for each of us even though it simply exists. It is a medium.

I'm deeply interested in how to memorize the message that created by nature's phenomenon. Therefore, my works are always tied to the concept of nature. Especially, I am strongly desired to create a new experience that reacts to the five senses such as tactile, smell, and taste; It emergence from only visual information. Because I believe that the five senses are included in the memory with nature.

It is a very meaningful activity to evokes the memory that created by people and nature, which are present only inside of each person, that works as time machine from now to the past, it also is a message to the future. I’m certain it.

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