▲藝術領域獲得Excellence Award的作品『the blank to overcome』，利用泡沫製造出的作品，想了解作者原意以及得獎原因可參考官網。
Part of the “blank” project that the artist has been creating since 2011, the blank to overcome utilizes air pumps, power supply control circuitry, water, solution, glycerin, ethanol and electricity to produce bubbles in the air.
The theme of “blanks” denotes a space for an unsolved “inquiry” through the perspective of art, a “scale” impossible to comprehend and that is constantly changing.
For the artist, the impression that an incident was “empty” changes in time into a “blank”. the blank to overcome embodies this contemporary condition that is always changing through bubbles. It offers diverse perspectives for thinking about the post-3.11 present: How the bubbles are always shifting as a giant cluster, almost without mass or structure, and the facing up to this; and the framework since modernity that has prescribed society, and the “involved” or the “other”. From this work debate will surely emerge.
▲漫畫領域Excellence Award得獎作品『TERRARIUM IN DRAWER』，我是霧裡看花，詳情可參考官網。
After the serialization in the web literary magazine, this comic, a collection of very short one-act stories (shortest; two pages, longest; eleven pages) is KUI’s third comic anthology.
It includes 33 stories: Ryu no Gekirin, about people eating dragon cuisine in a village which has a custom of hunting dragons once a year, Kotei no Haru, which features a young man who lives in a village with long winters walking through a forest searching for spring, Kigo wo Tabe- ru, describing the process of cooking and eating “round”, “triangle” and “square”, Short Short no Shujinkou, about a world in which every person lives as the main character of a different story, Tooki Risoukyo, a discussion between junior high- school students about a fictional country, Ikinokoru tame, in which the evolution process of a certain creature is described, and many other stories. This is an ever-changing collection of short stories featuring a variety of ideas from comedy, folk tales and fables to SF, with a mixture of graphic forms such as girls’ manga and gekiga-styles.
▲漫畫的Grand Prize是眾所皆知的JOJO冒險野郎『JOJOLION ‐Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part8』所獲得，作者荒木飛呂彥的畫風辨識度超高。
This work is set in a town called “Morioh” in S City, M Prefecture. A young man who has lost his memory is found in a fault area upthrust by an earthquake, commonly called “Eyes of the Wall”. He is named as “HIGASHIKATA Johsuke” and he sets out to discover who he is, tracing various clues. He encounters many mysteries, among them the secrets and intentions of the HIGASHIKATA family, incidents which happened in the past in Morioh town, and a man called “KIRA Yoshikage” who is the key person to trace Johsuke’s identity. Together with a tightly-plotted story and exciting battles between “Stands” – supernatural powers depicted as characters in tangible form, a concept which has revolutionized manga representation – this work has further improved the suspense story and thereby attracted many readers. JOJOLION is Part 8 of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure which marks the 28th year of the series.
Ultra JUMP Publication date: June 2011 - present (still ongoing)
▲動畫Excellence Award得獎作品之一『Golden Time』，將60年代的老電視擬人化並試圖逃出垃圾場的故事，詳細可參考官網。
Golden Time is set during Japan’s 1980s economic boom years. One day, a 1960s television used for many years is thrown away at a junkyard. But the TV set won’t ac- cept that it has been discarded for good and attempts to break out of the junkyard. This short film is a life-affirming tragicomedy depicting the fate of the TV as if it is a human being. With its high caliber script, direction and character design, and by removing dialogue, the film attempts to create pure visual expression solely through a harmony of animation, sound effects and music, aspiring via classic narrative and analog animation to offer a new kind of entertainment.
▲漫畫New Face Award得獎作品之一『ALICE TO ZOUROKU』，描繪超能力少女與平凡老爺爺的故事，感覺還蠻有趣的，更多內容可參考官網。
The opposite of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this fantasy story centers on a little girl who has su- pernatural powers and got thrown into the real world.
This girl, Sana, has been locked away in a laboratory to be studied, since she has the powerful ability to turn imagination into reality. She escapes from the laboratory and sees the outside world for the first time in her life, but she is too young and immature to know how to handle her ability. She becomes hopelessly lost and meets a typical stubborn old Japa- nese man named Zouroku. This encounter with Zouroku who, without regard to her supernatural power, candidly lectures Sana about what is unacceptable behavior, profoundly changes her fate and that of the world.
▲娛樂類別Excellence Award得獎作品之一The Burning Buddha Man』，更多資訊可參考官網。
The Burning Buddha Man is made using “gekimation”, an animation technique that is primitive but nonetheless makes for free expression due to its simplicity.
Kyoto has been hit by a series of mysterious Buddha statue thefts. A Buddha is stolen from a temple that is home to high school student Beniko, and her parents are murdered. With nowhere to go, she is placed in the custody of her parents’ old friend, the monk Enju. At his temple, she encounters a hideous “Buddha man” which is half statue, half her parents. The beginning and end of the film feature live-action inserts, IGUCHI Yuca playing the heroine inviting viewers into this strange “gekima- tion” world.
The theme of the film is “fusion” and, through its fantas- tical narrative where Buddha statues are fused with people, it portrays Beniko’s development and muted love.
Though full of the grotesque, the theme song by SAKURA INAGAKI Saki cheerfully evokes Beniko’s emotions.
▲也是娛樂類別Excellence Award得獎作品之一『Fantasy captured in plastic model, A Desk Diorama』，利用電腦本身與其周邊配件組合成一個小世界，且這台電腦仍可運作！詳細說明可參考官網。
This work takes the theme of a “fantasy captured in plastic models”, utilizing and rebuilding computers and their peripheral devices with plastic models to make a diorama, creating a world about which all of us have surely once daydreamed.
With a personal computer – a “building” for preserving an individual’s memory – here becoming a fortified base for protecting those memories, and a mouse that can move around freely as a defensive “tank”, IKEUCHI’s work embodies ideas acquired from intrinsic forms and how things are used, bringing their special qualities and possibilities into sharp relief. The remodeled computers and PC accessories have been re- built as structures that stage a whole worldview, their electronic circuitry, wiring and mechanisms remaining intact so the equipment can still continue to be used.
lapillus bug is an atomic creature wandering and hovering over a breakfast plate. Leftovers are his greatest treats, just waiting for the fantastic moment. He wonders which piece to choose, with his luxurious taste. A small piece of inorganic material has become alive appealing his potentiality and vitality.
40kHz ultrasonic waves are produced from a ultrasonic phased array which is settled above the table. Styrene grains are trapped in the nodes of the standing waves caused by the ultrasonic waves which enables them to stay in mid-air.