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, engaged on set up art and product teams. After graduated he started his own company that focused on consulting a space design of lighting.
His inspiration for artworks come from nature's messages. For example, "A Seashore" expresses light fluctuation like a surface of a sea. “in the rain” expresses the 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 the Best Award of Smart Illumination Award 2012, teamLab Hanger got a Prize at the 14th Japan Media Art Festival(as teamLab), etc.
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.
Ah @ Fukuoka Asia Museum
Sound Gardening @ TEDxTokyo
on the ground @ Taketa Art Culture, Oita
on the ground @ Fuca/IDPW, Fukuoka
on the ground @ Saga Castle
on the ground @ Miyazaki Art Center
on the ground @ Calm & Punk Garelly, Tokyo
on the ground @ Tokushima LED Festival
Ah @ Sensors Ignition
ChAir @ Smart Illumination Award
on the ground @ MEDI-ARTz ZUSHI
a path on the ground @ NIKKO TOSHOGU
Look at Me! @ Spiral Garden,Tokyo
ChAir @ Hikarie, Shibuya
A Seashore @ Smart Illumination
Ah @ Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Ah @ Oita Prefecture Art Museum
in the rain @ Zushi Art Festival
in the rain @ Sketch, Mayfair, London, UK
in the rain @ Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo
in the rain @ Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
Kehai to Yoin @ Kizugawa Art 2018, Kyoto, Japan
Stardust Memories @ Staro Riga, Latvia
in the rain @ Klanglicht 2019, Graz, Austria
in the rain @ Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig, Germany
Signs @ Nakanojo Biennale 2019, Gunma, Japan