project supported by the EU-Japan Fest Committee
Three performers wearing iPads on their faces photograph with these devices faces of the people on the streets and display them on the screen. Photographed people give their faces to the performers who replace them as soon as they take another photograph of someone else’s face. The iPad is the icon of the Internet, a communication space in which we can appear and express ourselves anonymously. Yamada Taro is the Japanese John Smith, the most polpular and at the same time the anonymous name.
Katsuki Nogami (JP) is a student of Musashino Art University in Tokyo, he also studied at Olafur Eliasson’s Institut für Raumexperimente in Berlin. 2014 he performed at FILE festival in Sao Paulo and at the Sapporo International Art Festival, and he was nominated for several prizes, including the Yahoo!JAPAN Internet Creative Award and the MONOCafe prize of the Kitakyushu Digital Creator Contest. He was awarded the first prize at the Toride International Video Projection Contest (2014) and, for his YamadaTaroProject he got the Capmus Genius Award (2015), a Japanese prize for art students.