Celebrating its 10th Anniversary the Japanese Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) is hosting an international competition called LIFE by MEDIA. In this public competition the organizers call for proposals exploring possible future ways of life and lifestyles that, with such concepts as “shared”, “nomadic” or “mobile”, keep changing in recent years.
This competition is open to all ages and nationalities regardless of career or background.
A single prize of 1,000,000 Yen (more than 8300 Euro) will be awarded to the best proposal. An exhibition is also scheduled as a part of the YCAM 10th Anniversary Program.
LIFE by MEDIA International Competition — Proposing New Forms of Life and Living with Media
The 2011 earthquake in Japan generated a striking diversity in terms of information acquisition and editing skills, and at the same time, inspired us to question ways of forging direct relationships with society and local communities as bases for living. How can media and information communication work organically in the local communities of tomorrow? Take this opportunity to realize in the Yamaguchi community ideas to work as continuous platforms for seeking in the concepts of media and information possible answers to fundamental investigations into life and lifestyle that have recently come under review.
The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) opened in November 2003 as a platform for creating novel forms of artistic expression dealing with media technology and the human body, YCAM and its unique production system centered around the YCAM InterLab team has become a hub for creation and communication, expanding the realm of art/media/body expression, and connecting the region to the world.
Further details about the LIFE by MEDIA competition are available through the official website.