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Mood Swings 2005 - 2007

Water Bowls 2006 - Present

Hox Zodiac 2009 - Present

NANO 2004

Water Bodies 2006 - Present

Blue Morph 2007 - Present

Quantum Tunnels 2003 - 2008

BlUE MORPH EXHIBITIONS 2007 - Present


Video Reels

EMP good bye dinner!

Can’t believe it’s been 3 almost 3 months that I am here in Japan! So much has happened and I really connected to the culture, the people the energy of this magical country. I am so grateful to Hiroo Iwata who invited me to be Visiting Professor in the Empowerment Informatics Program (EMP) and really look forward to continuing the collaborations. Marvelous dinner in a gorgeous traditional house for the farewell dinner!

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L to R seated: Enzaki, V, Hiroo, Kenji / standing: Hikaru, Aki, John, Maša, Aisen, Takeshi

BIRD SONG DIAMOND Japan documentation videos

Bird Song Diamond Japan entrance into space: WORMS from Art|Sci Center on Vimeo.

Bird Song Diamond Japan: flocking / boids from Art|Sci Center on Vimeo.

Bird Song Diamond Japan: how the birds see us from Art|Sci Center on Vimeo.

Bird Song Diamond Japan: becoming the diamond from Art|Sci Center on Vimeo.

From the dinner table to Virtual Reality to ceramics

In the same month, I held a Hox Zodiac dinner, went to Longquan to learn about Chinese jade like celadon and premiered Bird Song Diamond at the largest VR space in the world. It is not about the media, it is about being the medium for the message. If you train to be a good medium, it is not about you either, but about what humanity needs to hear. Seems like we need to listen to the animals and develop a closer relationship.
painting Hox on ceramics

Just received this on We Chat from Chen Mo — there is a 50% chance that the ceramic breaks while firing so they had me paint two plates — both survived!

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BIRD SONG DIAMOND JAPAN Premiere!!!

We started at 10am with the staff immersing themselves in the installation. It was important for me that they experience what they have been helping come to be and also to watch their response. The piece ran on the hour with the last one at 6pm and I was there every time except at 1pm when we went out for lunch. It kept getting better for me! Here is Itsuki on the wings.

Bird Song Diamond Japan 11 from Victoria Vesna on Vimeo.

Testing Bird Song Diamond Japan in Large Space

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Takashi Ikegami, physicist and sciartist testing the wings with sensors in the Large Space at the Empwerment studios, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Panel with Takashi Ikegami @ AROB: Art & Artificial Life (January 21, 2016)

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BIRD SONG DIAMOND JAPAN @ Large Space, Empowerment Studios

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Demo: Bird Song Diamond mobile @ AROB (January 21, 2016)

Room A

OS2 ART | SCI
Chair: Takashi Ikegami
Co-Chair: Charles Taylor
  • OS2-1 Art at the edge of chaos: Life, Art, Swords and Japanese Textile
  • Amy Taylor
  • OS2-2 Automated Evolutionary Production of Audio-Visual Pieces — Can we call it Art?
  • Tasuo Unemi
  • OS2-3 The Art and Science of Artificial Life
  • Victoria Vesna, Takashi Ikegami
  • OS2-4 BIRD SONG DIAMOND: Call and Response and Phase Transition work
  • Aisen Chacin, Maša Jazbec, Itsuki Doi, Mizuki Oka et al.

Lecture at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

This was a testament on how fast things move and respond in China! The day before I went to the Academy to see the excellent exhibition that was curated by Yao Dajuin and we went with students for drinks after. The next day I was already giving a talk with my daughter Gia translating!

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Here we are with her East “mom” (who brought flowers!), “sister” Annie and her friend.

Lecture: School of Creative Media, Hong Kong (Jan 14, 2016)

I love this city! Had to come here while in Asia and touch base with Central, Sai Kung and SCM. Scott Hessels was the host with the most — we had so much fun! Lecture was in a large hall and really well attended with many students (required to be there :)

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