sachiko hayashi
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Works in Falerum Sweden

works primarily with net art and video. Her works consistently aim at integrating use of technology and aesthetic/conceptual/social discourses. more info at
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Yoshikaze "Up-In-The-Air" Second Life Residency Presents GARRETT LYNCH

Tue Feb 08, 2011 14:00 - Mon Feb 14, 2011


Yoshikaze "Up-In-The-Air" Second Life Residency Presents
8-14 February, 2011
at HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden
Opening Hours : 8am-4pm (Weekdays)
Opening : 8 February Between 2pm-4pm
Mixed Reality Performance by the Artist at the Opening at 3pm (CET) 8th February
Performance Open to SL Audience at 6am (SLT) 8th February
Live Streaming of the Opening Performance at 3pm (CET)/6am(SLT): 
Yoshikaze Second Life Location:

"Identity is the basis of my practice in Second Life, a practice which forms a part of my larger networked practice that deals with networks as a site and context for artistic initiation, creation and discourse. …Online worlds such as Second Life however move identity beyond the codified online usernames or static visual iconography that we have until now employed." (Garrett Lynch)

Centered around his avatar as the sole subject of his ongoing research into virtual identity, Garrett Lynch represents a new generation of Second Life artists for whom the shift in focus from novelty in the virtual to a deepened sense of the virtual has come to emerge as a natural progression.  By incorporating Google Earth, Max/Msp and CamTwist into Second Life art practice, Lynch's work establishes a unique path which inquires into our confounding cognitive process of differentiating the real from the virtual.  Beneath his tech savviness that expands Second Life's boundary into several external devices lies the core of his exploration into the nature of representation in the era of virtuality, the unknown territory of multiple realities which even encompasses several layers of virtualities.

During December 2010 and January 2011 Garrett Lynch has produced a number of remarkable works at the Humlab island in Second Life as the resident Yoshikaze's "Up-In-The-Air" artist.  Yoshikaze is proud to present these works in an exhibition at HUMlab, Umeå University, between 8-14 February 2011.  In conjunction with the HUMlab exhibition, the Yoshikaze studio in Second Life will be open to the public.

For more information, please visit

Sachiko Hayashi: Yoshikaze Curator
James Barrett: SL HUMlab Sim Manager

Yoshikaze "Up-in-the-Air" Residency ( is a Second Life residency programme run by Sachiko Hayashi with James Barrett from HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden.  As part of HUMlab (, Yoshikaze supports SL artists in their pursuit of virtual art practices and researches.


Test Run of WiiSight by Sachiko Hayashi

Mon Oct 18, 2010 00:00 - Sun Oct 17, 2010



on 18th October, 2010, at 8 pm, at Fylkingen, Stockholm

in a joint concert,
Test run of WiiSight, a new moving image improvisation method using Nintendo Wii Remote and Apple's iSight in

"You Saw Me Tomorrow" (work-in-progress)
(Real-Time Audio-Visual Improvisation, 2010)

In "You Saw Me Tomorrow" Sachiko Hayashi performs what she calls "WiiSight", a real-time moving image improvisation technique she has been developing recently using Nintendo Wii remote controller and Apple's webcam iSight. All visual information in "WiiSight" is taken live through built-in iSight on her laptop and processed live via Max/Jitter. No recorded material is used in "WiiSight". The combination of "live video" and "remote controller" creates a true junction between real-time physical movements and visual manipulation in a live performance, where the two elements invoke, affect and merge in a confluence.

To Sachiko's "WiiSight" visual improvisation, Magnus Alexanderson creates EAM soundscape based on a loop technique with pre-composed sounds. The structure of the soundscape creation in real-time in relation to the "WiiSight" visual will be the focus of his performance.

MASH was formed in 1991 by the EAM composer Magnus Alexanderson and the visual artist Sachiko Hayashi. MASH's focus has been the (inter-)relation between audio and visual, which has led to experimentations in several forms such as multi-media performance, single channel videos and audio-visual interactive. "You Saw Me Tomorrow" is MASH's second audio-visual live performance work after [beyond] (audio-visual interactive, 2008). More info on MASH:


Hz #15, September 2010

Mon Sep 27, 2010 00:00 - Mon Sep 27, 2010

New Issue of Hz
Hz #15, September 2010

"Towards a Soundly Ecstatic Electronica" by Joseph Nechvatal
Artist/art theoretician Joseph Nechvatal's text deals with a phantasmagorical theorization of electronic-based sound art that places sound art in the context of the abstract unlimited-field of representation made possible by electronic communications.

"Of Ultrasound, Art and Science" by Michael Dotolo
Multimedia artist/musician Michael Dotolo discusses sound art in the context of art-science relating to ultrasound. "My intent in studying the invisible sonic spectrum is to understand the importance that these frequencies bare on the complex communicative fabric of the natural and technological aspects of our lives."

"Acoustics, Not Theatre" by Adrian Knight
Composer Adrian Knight: "Sound, time and space are our way of dividing a multidimensional reality into manageable subunits. Sound in time and space constitute what we call music….[O]f these three subunits, space is the most complex, and also most dependent on social and architectural necessity and availability"

"Iannis Xenakis: Form and Transformation" by JD Pirtle
"Avant-garde composer, architect and music theorist Iannis Xenakis consistently pushed the boundaries of music, mathematics, architecture and science in his work." Artist JD Pirtle examines Xenakis' hybridised and interdisciplinary practice in which Xenakis was able to "augment, transform, invert or rotate" the many ways architecture and music are related.

"James Turrell's Mendota Stoppages and Roden Crater: When the Studio and the Art Become One" by JD Pirtle
Artist JD Pirtle reviews the relation between the space and the art in the practice of James Turrell, whose early departure from the white cube tradition manifests break-down of the division "studio, non-studio, anti-studio." Two of Turrell’s pieces, Mendota Stoppages and Roden Crater are revisited.

"Teorema Ritournelle" by Chritina McPhee
Chritina McPhee: "This text came into being as I struggled to explain to myself why the idea of a witness, or wit(h)nessing could apply to the status of an object like a drawing. Teorema Ritournelle turns on some observations and flights around Pasolini's film TEOREMA, and applies them to the transposition of drawings into presences of an inordinate kind."


Hz is published by the non-profit organization Fylkingen in Stockholm. Established in 1933, Fylkingen has been known for introducing yet-to-be-established art forms throughout its history. Nam June Paik, Stockhausen, Cage, Stelarc, etc. have all been introduced to the Swedish audience through Fylkingen. Its members consist of leading composers, musicians, sound artists, dancers, performance artists and video artists in Sweden.

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Yoshikaze presents Alan Sondheim

Wed Sep 15, 2010 00:00 - Tue Sep 14, 2010



Second Life Yoshikaze "Up-in-the-Air" Residency presents

Alan Sondheim

15 -22 September, 2010
@HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden

Opening hours : 8AM-4PM (Weekdays)

Opening : 2PM-4PM, 15 September, 2010
Artist present via video link from New York

Yoshikaze "Up-in-the-Air" Residency is glad to present work by Alan Sondheim at HUMlab, Umeå University in Sweden. The exhibition runs between 15th and 22nd of September, and will show A. Sondheim's work completed during his residency at Yoshikaze on HUMlab Island in Second Life.

Yoshikaze "Up-in-the-Air" Residency is a new Second Life residency programme run by Sachiko Hayashi together with sim manager James Barrett from HUMlab, Umeå University. Alan Sondheim has been Yoshikaze's first artist-in-residence since 20 May, during which time he has produced tremendous amount of work of highest quality in Second Life. These works, which have been documented as machinimas, audio files and still images, will be shown on eleven monitors in HUMlab's brand new exhibition space at Umeå University.

Alan Sondheim:

"For the past several months, as a result of the HUMlab residency, I've been working on avatars and installations in the virtual world Second Life. My main concerns have been the relationship between narrative and architecture, the relationship between language (inscription) and a 'natural' virtual world, the creation of installations that have no referents in the physical world, and the interrelationships among body, sexuality, language, and virtuality….
The images, videos, and documents in this exhibition reflect the varied stages of the installation and performance work. I'm fascinated with the idea of creating the inconceivable, working always in dialog with the software and hardware themselves. And I'm driven, above all, by two things - a real sense of wonder about the world, and the desire to know as much as I can about its structure and phenomenology. Serious play in virtual worlds is an amazingly productive process in this regard, resulting in what I call 'ontological mashups' that seem to constitute the very substance of our being."

In conjunction with HUMlab exhibition, Yoshikaze Studio in Second Life will be open to the public. Between 15-22 September, please visit to experience Alan Sondheim's work inworld.

Yoshikaze Curator: Sachiko Hayashi
SL-HUMlab Manager: James Barrett

Yoshikaze Blog:
Yoshikaze on Vimeo:

HUMlab is an internationally established platform for the digital humanities and new media. Centered around an exciting studio environment of about 500 m2, HUMlab offers interesting technology, prominent international visitors, often several simultaneously ongoing activiites and a rich mixture of competences and interests. Over the years HUMlab has received internationally renowned guest lecturers, among them Katherine Hayles and Steina Vasulka.
More info on HUMlab > ,



Sun Sep 05, 2010 00:00

On-line journal Hz ( ) is looking for articles on New Media, Net Art, Sound Art, Electro-Acoustic Music, Virtual World/Machinima. We accept earlier published and unpublished articles in English. Please send your submissions to

Deadline: 5 September, 2010

Hz is published by the non-profit organization Fylkingen in Stockholm. Established in 1933, Fylkingen has been known for introducing yet-to-be-established art forms throughout its history. Nam June Paik, Stockhausen, Cage, Stelarc, etc. have all been introduced to the Swedish audience through Fylkingen. Its members consist of leading composers, musicians, sound artists, dancers, performance artists and video artists in Sweden.

For more information on Fylkingen, please visit or