Art × Science IN Kyoto City ZooWhat do chimpanzees feel in arts ?


Progression of experiment with Eye Tracker

Do chimpanzees perceive moving images the same way as we do when watching TV and movies? This project commissioned four artists to make video works for chimpanzees, the closest animals to human being. By using the cutting-edge sensor technology of eye tracker, researchers analyse chimpanzee’s perception of the videos. In this presentation, the video works, the content of the experiment, and the analysed result will be discussed by researchers and artists, so that we get closer to the unknown sphere of chimpanzees.

*Japanese version only (PDF : 2.2MB)

Date and Hours
3.23 (Sat) 13:30~15:30 (Doors open at 13:00.)
Venue
Kyoto City Zoo, Lecture Room
Performance
Fumihiro Kano (Program-specific Associate Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study), Yumi Yamanashi (Principal Researcher, Center for Research and Education of Wildlife, Kyoto City Zoo), Hidefusa Sakamoto (Vice Director, Kyoto City Zoo/Chief Director,KYOTO STEAM -International Arts × Science Festival-), Wataru Kawashima (Japanese-style painter, Kyoto City University of Arts, Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) Course, Professor), Yuriko Sasaoka (Contemporary artist), Kazuki Hitoosa (Artist), Mirai Mizue (Animator), Yukiko Motomura (Editor,Science & Environment News Dept.THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS)
Target audience
Open to all
Admission
Free (Admission fee for the zoo is needed.)
Registration
Reservation is required and is made on a first-come first-serve basis.
Apply to
TEL: 075-752-2212
E-mail: info@kyoto-steam.orgPlease contact Executive Committee of KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Festival for reservation Please provide your name, telephone number, and the number of accompanying persons (if any)
Application period
3.1 (Fri)~3.20 (Wed)
Seats
80
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Experiment documentary extract

  • Videographer: Kenta Kobayashi

Video works shown to the chimpanzees / Profile of the artists

  • Nobuaki Itoh

    Artist

    “Living/Dead (2018.11/Kyoto City Zoo)digest Ver.”
    KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Festival
    Special permission is obtained from Kyoto City Zoo for filming.
  • Yuriko Sasaoka × Wataru Kawashima

    Yuriko Sasaoka: Contemporary artist / Wataru Kawashima: Japanese-style painter, Kyoto City University of Arts, Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) Course, Professor

    “My friends are a bit strange. no.1”
    KYOTO STEAM – International Arts × Science Festival
    Special permission is obtained from Kyoto City Zoo for filming.
  • Kazuki Hitoosa

    Artist

    “Voyant – Chimpanzee”
    Material provided by: Yumi Yamanashi (Kyoto City Zoo)
  • Mirai Mizue

    Animator

    “THE DAWN OF APE”
    Animation: Mirai Mizue / Music: Twoth